Communications Manager Leadership & Strategy

Marketing, Format & Communication
NLD-Zaandam, Provincialeweg 11
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Do you have experience in high caliber internal and/or external communications? Do you want to take a leading role in the coordination of communications strategies and contribute to the company’s strategy, Leading Together, while focusing on delivering its purpose - Eat Well. Save Time. Live Better? You might be our future Communications Manager Leadership & Strategy Communications.


Hi, we are Ahold Delhaize, a global family of caring brands
Helping people eat well, save time, and live better. That is what Ahold Delhaize (54m weekly customers, 410k colleagues) stands for. As one of the world’s largest and most forward-thinking food retail groups, our global family of local brands creates inspiring  shopping experiences. Whether people shop at brick-and-mortars, prefer quick pick-ups, or opt for the convenience of ordering online, Ahold Delhaize delivers. 

We are growing our business quickly but responsibly. We advocate and accelerate sustainable retailing, responsible sourcing, supporting local communities, and helping customers make healthier choices in a world in transition. That requires the courage and wholeheartedness to have convictions and stand up for what we believe in. It also takes a growth-hacking mindset: tomorrow’s opportunities call for tomorrow’s skills. But most of all, it requires us to be there for the people and communities we serve. #daretocare,


Dive wholeheartedly into these key responsibilities        

  •     Supporting Ahold Delhaize to deliver the Leading Together strategy through strategic communications planning.
  •     Providing advice, coaching and expertise to internal (Executive and Functional Leadership) stakeholders to ensure all communication activities are aligned.
  •     Serving as Business Partner in specified area.


As Communications Manager Leadership & Strategy Communications, you assume end-to-end responsibility for coordinating communications strategies for Ahold Delhaize at Group level and supporting the businesses in delivering their objectives. This role serves senior functional and executive management. The role largely boils down to a mix of managing communication strategies and projects and serving as a business partner, trusted communications advisor, and key point of contact for a few corporate function areas (Finance, Legal and Technology). You need to manage relationships with brands and their communications’ teams to ensure story flow and development, seeking out and pursuing strategy proof points and other interesting and compelling content and stories from across the group.


The Ahold Delhaize Global Communications team is focused on building an excellent reputation of Ahold Delhaize in the food retailing industry, building trust and enthusiasm for our brands and ultimately giving customers more reasons to shop with us. Everything we do is supportive of our business’ objectives and in line with our values.  The company’s strategy, Leading Together, focuses on delivering its purpose - Eat Well. Save Time. Live Better -  through its portfolio of great local brands. The Ahold Delhaize Communications team supports the local brands and the Group in reaching both brand-specific and Group-wide goals. We work together to define the best communications approach and we continuously look for innovative ways to increase the value of the organization.

What do we offer?


This is how you keep growing 

Ahold Delhaize is growing enthusiastically, but sustainably.  If we can grow while having a more positive impact on people or our planet, we’re going for it. We encourage all of our 410,000 colleagues to share this attitude on a personal level, so opportunities to master new skills and expand your capabilities are a given. And because we’re a global family of brands, finding your next challenge comes (almost) as naturally as calling an actual relative. We #daretocare for our people at all levels. What that translates to in this role?

  •    A gross annual salary up to € 99k if you work fulltime
  •    Attractive bonuses, plus a first-rate pension plan with a personal contribution of just 6.2%
  •    The development and career prospects you associate with a global player: best-in-class coaching, well-constructed growth paths and international, cross-brand career options
  •    20 vacation days, supplemented by a personal budget: take an additional 12.5 days off, opt for discounts, or simply take the cash
  •    Flexible working hours, we have a hybrid work environment which means the option to work from home (yes, post-pandemic as well) with a minimum of 1 day at the office.
  •    A powerful laptop and a smartphone
  •    Travel allowance, discounts on health insurance and groceries 
  •    The chance to drive meaningful change – healthy, affordable, sustainably produced food matters – on a truly global scale 
  •    Membership in a lively and diverse community that wholeheartedly embraces courage, inspires growth, and dares to care 


We welcome caring colleagues who

  • Combine at least a Bachelor’s degree in with experience in high caliber internal and/or external communications
  • Have at least 5 - 9 years of external and/or internal communications experience in a leading multinational or in an agency environment.
  • Have excellent knowledge, understanding of and insight in the international business media landscape; and/or track record in delivering leadership and strategy communications programs.
  • Have knowledge of brand and reputation management in an international environment.
  • Have a successful track record of partnering with senior management to support internal and/or external communication programs.
  • Native English speaker with Dutch comprehension. Or a near native English speaker with proficiency in Dutch.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to create cogent arguments and simple messages and produce good first drafts (of responses, statements, CEO communications, etc.).
  • Are as caring, courageous and growth-minded as your colleagues, and are happy to embrace and advocate the #daretocare philosophy

Dare to care and grow with us?

We look forward to teaming up! Hopefully soon at your home away from home: our vibrant HQ, right next to Zaandam station. Want to know more before you hit the Apply button? Marie Lont, Talent Acquisition Partner will gladly talk you through the position at

Michel Spiering

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