The Global Language of Business

Global Migration to 2D Programme Analyst

Job type: Employee
Time type: Full-time
Location: Ewing (New Jersey) (Hybrid)
Post date: 17 August 2023

Position Summary:

GS1 Overview
GS1 develops and maintains the most widely used supply chain 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”. Five 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 healthcare, retail omni-channel and e-commerce, transport and logistics, food service, technical industries and humanitarian logistics. Our scale and reach – local Member Organisations (MO) in 116 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.

Global Migration to 2D Programme
The Global Migration to 2D programme is working toward a near future in which 2D barcodes supersede the well-known 1D barcode, starting with use case prioritised by industry. As with all GS1 activities, global interoperability is paramount throughout. The programme teams will develop a migration path for Industry and Solution Partners to move systematically to an interoperable 2D barcode future.

The key to success of this programme will be choreographing and enabling this change across the various stakeholders around the world. Industry will need to be convinced that the use cases and capabilities enabled by 2D are not only compelling but are mission critical to serving the needs of consumers in the digital world. Solution Providers will need to be confident that there will be adequate demand by industry to justify the development investments that will be required. GS1 Member Organisations will need to be able to engage with their constituents with clarity and confidence. Finally, there will need to be clear communication and measurement on the migration as it begins to signal progress, to justify Solution Partner investment and to motivate all constituents to make the changes needed to meet the needs of the digital consumer.


Working as a part of the GS1 Registries & 2D Programme Team, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a range of activities relating to helping drive awareness, support implementation and track GS1 community/MO and industry progress towards the migration to 2D Barcodes, leveraging GS1 standards, across the industry sectors in which GS1 engages. 

The Analyst will undertake a variety of tasks including project planning and management, building communication collateral, gathering and analysing data, communicating findings, recognising areas of opportunity, assisting in the development of recommendations, and working with the community to implement solutions.

Working with stakeholders from across various GS1 teams, including matrixed team members, is a key element of the role, as is engagement with stakeholders from GS1 Member Organisation staff from 116 countries.

Responsibilities include the following: 


  • Collaborate with team members and the community to engage with and align our industry stakeholders to drive uptake of GS1 standards and 2D barcodes.
  • Track implementation progress, report on this and provide guidance to ensure an orderly and coordinated global migration to 2D.
  • Work with a range of GS1 cross-functional teams (e.g., Training, Marketing, etc) to influence and support delivery of resources.

Planning and management:

  • Following the GS1 Project Management Methodology, manage annual programme planning activities. 
  • Monitor progress against agreed programme objectives.


  • Maintain regular communication with stakeholders, providing updates on project status, milestones, and potential roadblocks.

Data analysis and reporting:

  • Develop methodologies to analyse and share data about 2D migration implementation, trends and developments.  
  • Provide senior management reporting, including KPI monitoring.

Build strong relationships:

  • Both within GS1 Global Office and within the GS1 MOs to become a trusted support for 2D migration activities. 
  • Be a strong voice for GS1 at forums, conferences and public engagements.

Other tasks as deemed necessary.


  • Mandatory: undergraduate or master’s degree in a business- or an analytical-related discipline 
  • Experience with the following is required:

- Planning and developing / writing materials and templates
- Successful communication with executives
- Working to strict timelines with absolute attention to detail 
- Providing reporting and analysis related to detailed content

  • Experience with the following is preferred:

- Knowledge of the GS1 standards
- Working in a multicultural environment
- Use of PowerBI or other analytics tools

Skills required:

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

Additional Information:

Travel Requirements
This job may require up to 5% global travel.

Equal Opportunities
We will never unlawfully discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, colour, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, age, disability, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity or political opinions.

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.