The Global Language of Business

Marketplace Programme Development Senior Manager

Job type: Employee
Time type: Full-time
Location: Brussels (Hybrid)
Post date: 06 May 2024

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

Today, products are sold through multiple channels including on rapidly growing marketplaces such as Amazon,, Google and Cdiscount. These e-commerce platforms often use GS1 GTINs and the barcode as part of their seller listing and catalogue processes to better serve the end-consumer. 

GS1 is now looking for a profile to proactively support additional marketplace processes and needs with GS1 standards and services (this could be supply chain, fulfillment, product certifications or other areas to be defined).
This resource’s responsibility will be to understand the topics, create the plans and execute against them. They will also be responsible for identifying additional development topics and prioritise the overall development work based on Marketplace needs, potential and impact.



Developing the adoption of GS1 standards and services by marketplaces in additional processes
•    Identify new opportunities to develop the adoption of GS1 standards and services within additional processes for marketplace and their potential (could be fulfilment, certifications, services needs…) 
•    Make a plan with the support of the GS1 Member organization and industry community to prioritise and organise the work ahead with milestones and KPIs and execute against the plan. Work effort could be standards, services, awareness or other as needed by marketplaces.
•    If needed conduct market research to better understand the new processes to assess added value of standards and priorities

Developing the awareness and adoption of GS1 standards and services by additional stakeholders from the marketplace ecosystem

•    Identify key stakeholders to develop awareness/adoption of our standards. Could be service providers, integrators, e-commerce trade associations…
•    If needed conduct market research to better understand these new stakeholders and their appetite for GS1 standards
•    Develop relevant value propositions for these stakeholders.
•    Make an engagement plan to work on awareness and execute against the plan


•    University degree  
•    Minimum 8 years’ experience 
•    Experience in an e-commerce/Marketplace/IT business development/product development role
•    Familiarity with technology, e.g. APIs, FTP, Product architecture and infrastructure, large datasets
•    Project Management experience (PM certification is a plus)
•    Experience working with globally distributed and diverse teams
•    Proficient in Power Point and good knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook 

Skills required:

•    Fluent English is a must, oral and written – other languages an asset
•    Strong organisational, analytical, verbal, and written communication skills.
•    Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
•    Customer-focused and results-oriented.

Additional Information:

Travel: This job may require up to 10% global travel.

GS1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will never unlawfully discriminate on the grounds of race, religion, belief, ethnic 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.