Location Zaandam
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitve + Annual Bonus and LTIP
Reference BBBH11118_1595578701

AholdDelhaize is one of the world's largest food retail groups, a leader in supermarkets and e-commerce, and a company at the forefront of sustainable retailing.

Acre are excited to be working with Ahold Delhaize to source a new Health and Sustainability Business and Innovation Partner, reporting directly into the VP of Sustainable Retailing and into the CEO of Europe & Indonesia.

This brand-new position will accelerate the health and sustainability agenda for household brands such as Albert Heijn, AB Vassilopoulos, Delhaize, Maxi and Mega Image across Europe and Indonesia.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide functional and professional leadership on health & sustainability in Europe and Indonesia. Champion the agenda with the Brand Presidents and ensure brand plans are integrated and aligned with the global/EU & Indonesian roadmap

  • Develop cross-brand collaborations to share best practices and scale up innovative solutions in Europe and Indonesia.

  • Build visibility of Ahold Delhaize's health and sustainability ambitions and performance, working closely with a wide range of stakeholders internally and externally

The successful candidate will bring senior leadership and a humble approach to Ahold Delhaize, with the confidence to question and challenge the status quo, listen to diverse perspectives and embed constructive feedback.

Key Requirements:

  • Significant experience in health and sustainability for international company. Expert knowledge in and passion for health, sustainability, and food. Demonstrated interest in driving societal impacts through more sustainable business practice

  • Ability to build strong relationships for the business with NGOs, governmental authorities, and other companies across countries and cultures

  • Strategic thinking, ability to set ambitious strategic direction for international company, with strong buy-in from leadership across the brand

  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal communication skills in English, with the ability to support the CEO in virtual and live speaking engagements on health and sustainability topics

Click here to learn more about the role or to download our Canidate Information Pack. Otherwise, click the apply button below to learn more about this excellent opportunity to join one of the world's leading retail groups, who are deeply committed to moving the dial on consumer health, product transparency and eliminating waste.


Diversity drives innovation and accelerates businesses and enterprises towards their missions. As such we are wholly committed to partnering with clients and candidates alike to foster a more inclusive, sustainable future for generations to come.

Acre is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining a progressive and inclusive workplace, both for ourselves and for the organisations we support. It is important to us that we offer equal opportunities in the recruitment  processes that we run. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or whether or not they have a disability.

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