Global Communications Manager

Corporate & Government Affairs Amsterdam Full-time Netherlands

Job Description

We are on the lookout for an experienced communications professional to join one of the most dynamic teams within the organisation.

Reporting to the Global Corporate Affairs Director, as a member of the Corporate & Government Affairs team, you will play a key role in bringing to life major company and brand milestones around the world. One day you are working with the sustainability team to launch a new water quality project in Vietnam, the next you are shooting the latest internal film back in Amsterdam with a member of the Executive Committee.

Your key responsibilities will include

  • Partners with other team members on the development of strong communication programs that enhance the corporate story and brand reputation;
  • Translates sustainability initiatives into meaningful and compelling communications;
  • Focuses on Sustainability Communications, DE&I Comms, Digital communications and External communications
  • Responsible for managing JDE Peet’s Corporate Communications Channels (e.g. corporate websites and LinkedIn) and Digital Communication Platforms (e.g. Workplace and MS Teams);
  • Partners with selected global functions to upscale their functional communication agenda and create compelling communication materials that supports their strategy;
  • Participates in the early detection and resolution of corporate issues and crises;
  • Identifies opportunities for leaders to communicate their strategy and progress towards relevant internal and external audiences; 
  • Coaches senior leaders to become better company ambassadors;
  • Supports the creation of JDE Peet’s corporate communications drumbeat, bringing together internal and external communication opportunities to create a robust annual communications calendar together with the global team, other central functions and local market champions;
  • Identifies opportunities to celebrate success/ best practice sharing and translate these into compelling content.

The Corporate Affairs team at JDE

The team is responsible for enhancing JDE’s corporate reputation in over 143 countries, ensures the companies drumbeat is in sync with its strategy and is always on the lookout for new ways to engage and inspire a growing population of 19000+ associates around the world. The, small, young and dynamic team isn’t afraid to think outside the box or challenge the status quo to the deliver on the companies vision: “A coffee or tea for every cup''.


If you have the courage and confidence to venture into new cultures & territories, and you're brimming with an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in at JDE. We roll up our sleeves, pitch in, and get our hands dirty to break new ground. Committed to playing at our best, we think bigger and move faster, always rising to the challenge that matters most and celebrating the wins that count.

For this role as a Global Communications Manager, we’re looking for someone who has the following skills and experience:

  • A degree qualified Communications professional with more than 5 years commercial experience in Public Relations, Corporate Communications or Sustainability;
  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • Broad understanding of MS Office and digital communication platforms;
  • The ability to tell a compelling fact based story, that links back to a broader strategy;
  • Demonstrated experience working on the front line with media or internally as an on camera moderator;
  • A passion for all things digital and a natural ability to leverage technology to your advantage;
  • The ability to influence senior peers without direct authority, driving fast actions that generate business value.

Additional Information

Your application at JDE
If you are interested in this career opportunity at JDE, hit the “I’m interested” button and upload your application. After receiving your application we will do our utmost to give you quick feedback. Part of the recruitment procedure at JDE will be an online assessment, followed by interviews. A pre-employment check can be part of the recruitment process.

 The future of work is hybrid, with both office and home playing an important role. At JDE, we value meeting colleagues in the office to unleash the possibilities of coffee and tea together and we enjoy our focus time when working from home. Join us and you will experience both. Because it’s amazing what happens over a cup of coffee.

For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We are fuelled by our purpose of unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea to create a better future. Today, our coffee & tea portfolio is available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets, through a portfolio of over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household names such as L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, Old Town, Super, Pickwick and Moccona. 

JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands.

What’s it like to work at JDE?

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JDE: A coffee & tea for every cup.

At JDE, we're Made to Stand Out. Every day we are progressive in outlook, ambitious in nature, resourceful in action and decisive in approach, bringing coffee and tea moments to everyone around the world.