Marketing & Communications Director

The FSSC Foundation is an organization with a mission: to give confidence and make an impact in the consumer goods industry.

FSSC 22000 is our food safety certification program, and more than 30,000 organizations worldwide are FSSC 22000 certified, including premium A brands and retailers. In addition, our sustainability Scheme, FSSC 24000, was published last year. This Scheme contributes to FSSC’s vision to create a better world. FSSC employs approximately 40 professionals, some of whom work from the Netherlands, the rest from other locations worldwide.

The Marketing & Communications Director is a new position and will report to the FSSC COO, Guido Dinjens.

The responsibilities of the Marketing & Communications Director at FSSC include overall strategic planning, and driving continual improvement to ensure building trust and impact through the FSSC Brand with internal and external stakeholders. You will manage a team of 5.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

Strategy & Management

  • Develop and maintain the FSSC Brand, Marketing & Communication strategies aligned with the Foundation’s global strategy, including setting and deploying key initiatives, risk analysis, and contingency planning for the department.
  • Implement strategy, including the setting and deployment of annual objectives and annual plans.
  • Responsible for the Marketing & Communication department’s overall management, including staff and collaboration with stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Ensure effective and proactive resource and knowledge management.


  • Oversee developing and maintaining all branding, marketing, and communication activities.
  • Support the Market Development team in its representation activities.
  • Ensure alignment with especially the Technical and Integrity Program department.
  • Facilitate knowledge and support management for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Actively engage, cultivate, and manage news media and external relations.
  • Measure awareness by market research to strengthen the FSSC brand and standards, focusing on increasing visibility.

Ideal Marketing & Communications Director

  • Senior experience in management, marketing & communication in an international environment.
  • Ability to implement business vision/mission through strategic plans.
  • Ability to demonstrate impact on business results, value creation of products/services, organization, and complex projects.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Intercultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • High proficiency level in English and additional languages are valuable.

What We Offer

The Foundation offers a healthy work-life balance in an international environment through agile working. They ensure excellent work is recognized and rewarded, and additional benefits are:

  • Provision of resources and support for personal training and development in line with our core values of Transparency, Integrity, Ambition, Engagement, and Care.
  • Open and diverse culture within a flexible organization since you get to choose where you want to work most of the time.
  • Attractive salary allowances with benefits that match responsibilities and experience.

Please Note: For this position, you must be a Netherlands resident. FSSC will only be processing applications from candidates who live and have the right to work in the European Union.

If this opportunity interests you, or you would like more information, please head directly to our partner recruitment agency ICT Career.

ICT Career is responsible for the initial recruitment procedure for the vacancy of Marketing & Communications Director at FSSC. The complete procedure consists of a video call with ICT Career and two rounds of interviews with FSSC. If it comes to an agreement and contract, you will be employed by Foundation FSSC directly.