Vacancy: International Communications Specialist

Referencecode JRQ$486-21008


(Fulltime 38 hrs/week)

Location: Zwaagdijk-Oost

In the role as Communications Specialist you develop, plan and execute the organization’s internal and external communication activities, all focused on building and enhancing Action’s reputation.


You will proactively contribute to the strengthening of the communication both internally and externally to support Action’s values and proposition. You will advise, on request or at own initiative, (senior) management, other departments and the Action stores on communications issues. The communication department is growing, which means there is always room to improve or redesign the communication processes. You are challenged to create communication plans and activities in line with the overall communication strategy. And more than important in this role is to ensure and oversee the execution of the plans, and to ensure the realisation of the objectives. You will manage external agencies and other (international) suppliers. You will respond to media inquiries, but also initiate media attention, develop press statements, press events, prepare interviews and Q&A’s and guide Action representatives in media interviews. You will also support and advise colleagues with regards to communication. And write content for internal and external tools e.g. speeches, newsletters, websites, magazines.


You are a customer oriented individual who continuously strives for the best results. You are able to work well independently, as well as in a team, and you have the ability to make the best of your leadership and people management skills.

  • A Bachelor’s or University Degree in Communications, Journalism or another relevant area (e.g. Economics, Business)
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant international  working experience in a broad communication position within a similar working environment
  • Excellent comprehension of the English language, both oral and written
  • Good  knowledge of the French and/or German language and culture


You will join a small and enthusiastic team of communications professionals working in an exciting international retail environment. Action has over 850 stores in 6 European countries. Action opens a number of new stores every week. This rapid growth makes us a successful organization, continuously expanding in scale. Your responsibilities on an international basis will increase accordingly. Not only Action is growing, but you as well will have numerous possibilities to grow and develop yourself at our company.

Employment conditions

  • A competitive salary (based on 38 hrs/wk.) with bonus
  • A company-provided laptop and phone
  • 15% employee discount for purchases at Action

Personal Growth Opportunities

As Action is evolving and expanding rapidly throughout Europe, our teams are growing at the same pace and there are multiple opportunities for personal growth in the future.


Do you want to help build the future of one of the best and fastest growing non-food retailers in Europe? Apply now by uploading your CV and letter of motivation, via our online application form*. We are more than happy to invite you for an interview!

For questions about the role in itself please contact Yvette Moll (Director Communications). For more information about the application process please contact Folkert van den Beld (Senior Corporate Recruiter). Both can be reached via + 31 228-565080.