Director, GS1 Standards Development


Brussels OR Princeton


Standards Development

Reports to: 

Vice President of Standards Development

Post date: 

10 July 2019

Position Summary: 

  • Manage and facilitate the development of user driven, consensus based global standard development work groups. 
  • This includes managing and overseeing the functioning of diverse groups of user companies and GS1 Member Organisations, providing expert input on: the Global Standards Management Process (GSMP), pertinent business practices and the GS1 system.


  • Facilitate and ensure that GS1 standards are developed according to the process as defined in the GSMP Manual. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Manage and facilitate work groups to: develop, define and drive the group’s scope and strategy to deliver GS1 standards and implementation guidelines.
    • Ensure consistency in ‘process and compliance’ to anti-trust and Intellectual Property (IP) requirements during meetings, phone calls, emails, etc.
    • Set up and actively facilitate work group meetings and conference calls for any group defined within the GSMP. 
    • Work with group Chairs to prepare for meetings.
    • Administration of GSMP work groups such as: post agendas, meeting minutes and other supporting material in a timely manner to the work group’s Community Room.
    • Is the internal “owner” of the work effort materials as they pass through to publication.
    • Participate in daily operations of the GSMP Process.
    • Escalates issues as defined in the GSMP Manual.
  • Collaborate with all GS1 organisational teams to:
    • Identify potential chairs for any new Mission Specific Work Group (MSWG) or existing Standards Management Group (SMG).
    • Identify upcoming standards work.
    • Develop work effort proposals which go to the GS1 Steering Committees.

Skills required: 

  • A working knowledge of the GS1 system is required in order to ensure that decisions made by the user groups are in conformance/compliance with and maintain the integrity of the GS1 system.
  • Strong in the following skill sets: Project management (PMP or Agile Certification a plus), Communication, Team Management, Facilitation, Presentation, Problem Solving, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution.
  • Ability to work in an international, multilingual and multicultural environment.
  • Fluent in speaking and writing in English. Other languages a plus.

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.

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