Sustainable Development Expert: Communication

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Sustainable Development Expert: Communication

We’re looking for a Sustainable Development Communication Expert to join Decathlon in the Netherlands. At Decathlon we look for entrepreneurial mindsets and teammates who love to innovate, think big and deliver. This is a great opportunity for a sport minded professional with a passion for sustainability. For someone who wants to be part of the biggest sportretailer in the world, which put sustainability as one of the most important priorities! 

Interested? Read on!

Full-time · Amsterdam

Sustainable Development Expert: Communication

Decathlon unveiled at the end of 2022 its new long-term ambition aimed at allowing people, throughout the world, to benefit from the physical, emotional and societal benefits of sport. Building on Decathlon’s values of Vitality, Generosity, Responsibility and Authenticity, it symbolizes the mission of the Group’s 105,000 teammates worldwide. Because the practice of sport is universal, Decathlon aims at allowing people to practice sport on their own terms, whatever their level of practice, their physical condition or their objectives, and enjoy its benefits.

This ambition will be sustained in the coming years by 5 strategic pillars aimed at:

  • Becoming a leading force for a sustainable future with the emergence of new circular models and decarbonization of the Group’s activities, with a goal to contribute to carbon neutrality by 2050;
  • Increasing the value proposition, by offering customers a whole new end-to-end experience;
  • Building a state-of-the-art omni value chain;
  • Growing products excellence and accelerating Decathlon’s development in certain geographies;
  • Fostering and accompanying teammates' development.

The Role 

The Sustainable Development (SD) Communication Expert is responsible for giving our teammates and customers the right tools and information to make a conscious/sustainable choice.

  • Accompany the national Marketing & Communication team with integration of the correct & compliant sustainable information in all marketing & communication visible expressions (internally and externally);
  • Integrate SD Storytelling into the customer journey to enable customers to make more conscious/sustainable decisions;
  • Increasing the internal knowledge and awareness of SD by facilitating a training program and awareness activities around these topics;
  • Works within the national SD Team and national SD Network; priorities set per year based on international Sustainable Development Strategies and national strategy; Collaborate closely with the Marketing & Communication, CX, Online, Legal, Partner and HR Team of Decathlon Netherlands and with the Decathlon United SD Communication Team; 

What do we ask from you?

Talents & Competencies

  • Self starter mindset 
  • Project management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Stakeholder management
  • Agile mindset
  • Persuasion skills and ability to activate people


  • You love sports!

  • You are passionate about Sustainability

  • You have a Master or Bachelor degree in a relevant area, e.g. Communications, Journalism, Public Relations; 

  • You have a minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in communications, digital and social media, public relations; experience in social or environmental science fields is a bonus;
  • You successfully planned and managed a national social and/or environmental projects in previous role(s);
  • Excellent communication skills in both Dutch and English;


  1. A great sports culture and a lot of sportive colleagues who want to sport with you
  2. Flexible hours
  3. 24 vacation days
  4. 20% discount on our own brands
  5. Decathlon academy training sessions
  6. Shareholder plan
  7. Travel Allowance
  8. Pension plan

Joining Decathlon means;

  • Being part of a global community, united by a love of sport, shared values and a passion for technologies.
  • Joining an international French tech company that has succeeded in keeping the values of a family business while expanding in over 60 countries to provide sports products and services to 400+ million sport passionates worldwide.
  • Being able to share your passion thanks to our Decathlon discount programs, an annual voucher for your sports activities, a gym access, and our sport communities and events. Whether you are a beginner or a high-level athlete, Decathlonians will love to introduce you to new activities.
  • Joining a group that has a sustainable and respectful vision of sport. Without a healthy playground, there is no sport. Access to equipment must be done with relevance in context, by renting or buying second-hand when possible.
  • Whatever your favorite sport, your gender, or your religion, Decathlonians all share the same purpose.

Decathlon is committed to inclusion and non-discrimination, and thus acts daily in favour of disabilities, seniors, social mixing and equality between men and women. Above all, we recruit personalities and diversity within our teams is a major challenge because it is a source of innovation and performance.

What does the application process look like?

  • Application by means of your CV and motivation letter

  • Introduction by telephone (Room for your questions!)
  • First interview
  • Second interview
  • Contract proposal
  • Welcome to Decathlon!

Do you have any questions about this role before you apply? Please get in touch with

We welcome feedback on our recruitment process, if you have any suggestions please feel free to let us know.