The Global Language of Business

Automatic Identification and Data Carrier (AIDC) Senior Manager/Director (Consultant)

Job type: Consultant
Time type: Full-time
Location: Any country
Post date: 07 January 2022

Position Summary:

GS1 Overview

GS1 develops and maintains the most widely used identification standards that are fundamental to numerous enterprises around the world. The best-known symbol of GS1 standards is the barcode, named by the BBC as one of “the 50 things that made the world economy”. Four decades ago, we started by helping food retailers do business more efficiently and reduce consumer prices. Today, GS1 standards improve the efficiency, safety and visibility of supply chains across physical and digital channels in 25 sectors, including retail, marketplaces, healthcare, transport and logistics, food service, technical industries and humanitarian logistics. Our scale and reach – local Member Organisations (MOs) in 115 countries, 2 million user companies and 6 billion transactions every day – help ensure that GS1 standards create a common language that supports systems and processes across the globe.

Role Summary

A Subject Matter Expert for the AIDC Team supporting the various efforts of the team as well as the GSMP (Global Standards Management Process) in the development of user driven, consensus based global standards. Provide subject matter expertise on GS1 standards and their application in business processes. Act as lead analyst and lead editor in the development of new standards and guidelines and the maintenance of existing content. This includes analysis of Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) data carriers, creating and sharing visibility event data via Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS), and other GS1 standards. This role supports GS1 Global Office’s valuable user organizations.


  • Lead analyst / Subject Matter Expert and editor for AIDC standards / guidelines/ supporting collateral, including:
    • GS1 General Specifications
    • EPCIS event data analysis 
    • GPC (Global Product Classification) grouping analysis 
    • Knowledge transfer activities 
  • Is involved in the development and realization of AIDC GS1 Business Plan
  • Active involvement in supporting cross-functional teams within GS1 Global Office (ex.: Community Engagement, Solutions & Innovation, Data In/Out Systems, etc.). 
  • Influence product development within the solution provider community to ensure GS1 AIDC solutions are deployed and supported within new product releases.
  • GS1 community team support for:
    • coordination of external technical groups and GS1 Member Organisations (MO) technical teams
    • collection & mgmt. of development materials supporting multiple efforts
    • Helpdesk and Training departments (focus on SME topics)
  • GS1 representative to external standards-based communities (ISO/IEC JTC1 / SC31)
    • Creation of Liaison reporting & updates to SME Team Lead
  • Support Pilot / Prototype of standards including: reporting, document coordination, project mgmt., etc.
  • Develop communication materials on SME team developments for GS1 & external audiences


•    Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university as well as 2 years related experience and contact with: Trading Partners, Solution Providers or 3rd Party Logistics Providers in one or more of the following areas: Transport & Logistics, Retail, Healthcare and/or printing, packaging.
•    Familiarity with barcode and RFID technologies as they are currently being implemented in the marketplace. 
•    A working knowledge of the GS1 system is required to ensure that decisions made are in conformance with and maintain the integrity of the GS1 system. 
•    Excellent communication, presentation, and facilitation skills; problem solving and negotiation skills; conflict resolution skills. 
•    Knowledge of data analytics, skilled in the use of MS Excel, SQL, business intelligence tools such as Power BI.

Skills required:

•    Fluent in English, oral and written is mandatory 
•    Demonstrates passion, energy, and drive in his/her work
•    Ability to work with globally distributed team
•    Organizational, analytical, verbal and written communication skills
•    Hands-on experience with Microsoft PowerPoint, Teams, Excel, Outlook, Word, Zoom.
•    Ability to effectively communicate with both highly technical and non-technical persons seamlessly
•    Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
•    Excellent time management skills
•    Client-focused and results-oriented
•    Ability to effectively cope with change and comfortably handle risk and uncertainty
•    Mature political sensitivity to work across a diverse community of interests and cultures
•    Effective relationship builder – one on one, one to many, internally and externally, small and large organisations
•    Boundary Spanning Effectiveness - can get things done across multi-functional areas; works well within a matrix organization
•    Generates innovative solutions in work situations
•    Operates in a manner that demonstrates honesty; keeps promises and honours commitments (“walks the talk”); behaves in a consistent manner

Additional Information:

This job may require up to 20% global travel.

How to apply:

Send your application with CV to:

  • Blue Tower, Avenue Louise 326, bte 10
  • B-1050 Brussels, Belgium 
  • Tel: + 32 2 788 78 00 
  • E-mail: 

Responses will be treated quickly and with strict confidentiality.