Communications & CSR Manager a.i. (32-40 hrs)

Hungry for an awesome Communications and CSR challenge in the global bakery business?

Founded in 1900 and still headquartered in Zierikzee, Zeelandia has become a global player in the bakery ingredients business. Today, over 3,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to develop products and services tailored to local tastes and needs – with operations in over 30 countries and sales in about 100 countries.

Together with our customers we explore the world of bakery. Finding inventive ways to create bakery success. Constantly searching for new opportunities and new ingredients to improve products and processes.

To strengthen and lead our Corporate Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ambition we are looking for an enthusiastic, driven and experienced corporate communication and CSR manager

Communications & CSR Manager a.i. (32-40 hrs)

Job responsibilities:

Collaborate intensively with the corporate business functions and country teams to:

  1. Develop, align and execute the corporate communication plan to energize and grow a cohesive brand and reputation.
  2. Develop, align and execute the corporate CSR strategy.


In this job you are responsible for the following:

  • Embed, anchor and support new brand positioning consistently worldwide;
  • Further professionalize global corporate and internal communications, through strategies, policies, guidance, tools and advice, and stimulate best practice & content sharing across borders;
  • Develop and implement the annual corporate and internal communications plan;
  • Serve as both strategic and executional communications counselor and sparring partner to the Executive Board and leadership team;
  • Act as corporate spokesperson and handle media relations;
  • Organize internal and external events;
  • Roll out and refine corporate CSR strategy, coordinate execution with all functions (e.g. Operations, HR, R&D, Purchase) worldwide, inform and engage internal and external stakeholders;
  • Share and implement Zeelandia Purpose internally and externally.


In this role you will report to the corporate marketing director.


The ideal candidate brings the following: 

  • Ability to drive with impact, through strong collaboration with leaders and colleagues across borders, functions and segments.
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing comprehensive strategic communications, media relations, and marketing program to advance the organization's mission and goals
  • Experience in building, mentoring and coaching local communication executives with a mixed geographical and cultural background
  • Proven track record in both strategic as executional communications & CSR excellence including outstanding editorial and organization skills
  • University Degree / MBA
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience, ideally in a B2B and/or FMCG environment
  • Inventive, ambitious and courageous team player
  • High proficiency in English. Dutch and/or other language knowledge


What do we offer?

We offer a challenging role on an interim basis in an international and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to make a difference.

You will be based in Zierikzee, Netherlands

For more information about this role, please contact Anouk Harmsen or Ronald Panis: 0111-419000.

Interested? If this sounds like you, please send your application to Anouk Harmsen ( or Ronald Panis (

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