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Overall purpose:

To assume a key role in the Standards & Consulting team, enabling our members in their successful deployment of GS1 UK standards and solutions, and to assist in the development and maintenance of these standards and GS1 UK products and services.

Key responsibilities:


  • To be the technical expert in one or more areas of the GS1 UK system.
  • Take a technical lead role in GS1 UK projects and on-going activities based on the key deliverables of the GS1 UK strategic and operational plans.
  • Participate in research, keep up-to date with business practices in GS1 target markets and new technologies/solutions.
  • Provide 2nd line technical support to the GS1 UK membership.
  • Provide technical expertise to the development and management of GS1 UK's products & services via GS1 UK projects.
  • Provide technical expertise into the Global Standards Management Process (GSMP) and GS1 UK projects.
  • To develop application based implementation guidelines and other documentation in relation to specific projects and industry deployments.
  • To facilitate working groups and liaise with other relevant organisations inc GSMP.
  • To liaise with and (where appropriate) leverage the work of the global GS1 UK organisation, GS1 UK member organisations, other standards and industry bodies and solution providers.
  • Support GS1 UK’s Training Business – providing content and supporting delivery.
  • Facilitation of industry workshops supporting the GS1 delivery.
  • Provides education and evangelism of services offerings both internally and externally. Include attending and presenting at conferences, industry forums and workshops.
  • Demonstrated expertise in understanding customer requirements and proposing compelling solutions.
  • To carry out other duties as agreed with the Head of Standards and Consulting.


  • Represent GS1 UK in interactions with our members, Global Office and other Member Organisations.

Person specification:


  • Substantial experience working in the Retail and/or Healthcare sector
  • Inherent logical analytical skills and an aptitude for absorbing and using technical knowledge
  • Experience with master data management and/or GS1 standards
  • Customer focused with the ability to form working relationships with GS1 UK members, industry representatives and key stakeholders
  • Customer facing – Pre-Sales, Project Scope, Proposal Negotiation, Resource Management, etc
  • Demonstrated expertise in understanding customer requirements and proposing compelling solutions
  • Experience in managing relationships in order to understand requirements and to deliver solutions via people, processes and technology
  • Effective negotiator; able to stand up and work closely with strong personalities and manage strategic partner relationships involving many diverse parties and personalities
  • Flexible approach to working enviorment and location with the ability to work on own initiative or cooperatively in teams
  • Excellent planning, time management and organisational skills and the ability to set deadlines and targets and meet them
  • Strong presentation skills with demonstrated ability to deliver charismatic and compelling presentations
  • Highly motivated and innovative individual, tackles assignments with enthusiasm and commitment
  • Strives to obtain further learning and relevant qualifications to support personal aspirations and work objectives
  • An understanding of the GS1 UK system
  • Experience in managing relationships in order to understand requirements and to deliver solutions via people, processes and technology
  • Project leadership/management experience
  • Excellent skills in organising, chairing meetings and workshops


  • Evidence of sound technical and commercial judgement
  • Educated to degree or equivalent level
  • Experience in the delivery of training courses and/or presentations

Personal skills and style:

  • Excellence - Strive to deliver beyond expectations
  • Professional - Ethical, honest and respectful
  • Collaborative - Building partnerships through open communications
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Please note: We are sorry but we cannot always respond to applicants. If you do not hear from us by 19 January 2018, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We appreciate your interest in working with us at GS1 UK.