The Global Language of Business

SME Specialist (AIDC/EPC/RFID/EPCIS)

Job type:

Consultant

Time type:

Full-time

Location:

Ewing, NJ (US), Europe, Remote

Reports to:

Senior Director, AIDC

Post date:

22 October 2021

Position Summary:

Develop user driven, consensus-based global standards and support deployment of these standards by users and their solution providers. This includes:

  • analysis of Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) data carriers with a focus on EPC/RFID,
  • creating and sharing visibility event data via Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS),
  • development and maintenance of other GS1 standards. 

Managing/overseeing AIDC lab work and working with diverse groups of solution providers and user companies, providing fact-based input on both the pertinent business practices and the GS1 system are all with in scope of this role. This role supports GS1 Global Office’s valuable user organizations.

Responsibilities:

  • Support “Subject Matter Experts” for Work Requests (document of record for new standards or changes to existing standards) as it passes through to publication such as:
    • Analyst and editor for AIDC standards/guidelines, including the GS1 General Specifications
    • EPCIS event data analysis and collateral editorial support
    • Management of sub-teams as created by GS1 to address specific Work Requests
  • Support cross-functional teams within Global Office like Community Engagement, Solutions & Innovation, Data Systems, Helpdesk, Training with a focus on AIDC, EPCIS, knowledge transfer
  • Support for assigned strategic work with coordination and preparing documents/collateral
    • Co-ordination of Knowledge Transfer deliverables
    • AIDC related programmes (e.g., EPC Modernisation, Global Migration to 2D)
  • Involved in the development and realisation of AIDC and EPCIS GS1 Strategy
  • Liasion to external subcontracted/outsourced development of GS1 tools (e.g., EPCIS workbench, AIDC translator library…)
  • Software solution support for GS1’s library of tools
  • Influence product development within the solution provider community to ensure GS1 solutions are deployed and supported within new product releases.
  • Ongoing support for AIDC Test Lab:
    • management of Test Lab resources, outside consultants, etc.
    • project management for testing, creation of findings reports, etc.
  • Support Pilot/Prototype of standards including reporting, document coordination, project management, etc.
  • Develop communication materials on SME team developments for GS1 & external audiences

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) and 2 years related experience and contact with: Trading Partners, Solution Providers or 3rd Party Logistics Providers in one or more of the following areas: Retail, Healthcare, Transport & Logistics and/or printing, packaging.
  • Familiarity with barcode and RFID technologies as they are currently being implemented in the marketplace.
  • Basic knowledge of the GS1 system to help ensure that decisions made are in conformance with and maintain the integrity of the GS1 system.
  • Familiarity with web-based data exchange methods such as: JSON and JSON-LD, Rest API, Linked Data, data ontologies.

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
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and facilitation skills; problem solving and negotiation skills; conflict resolution skills.
  • Organizational, analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with both highly technical and non-technical persons
  • 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

Additional Information:

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

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.

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: jobs@gs1.org 

Responses will be treated quickly and with strict confidentiality.