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Ahold Delhaize

Director Transfer Pricing & Tax Technology | Zaandam

Tax Department

The Global Tax Department manages all tax affairs of the company and its subsidiaries located in the US and Europe. It is a global department with staff located in various states in the US, Belgium and the Netherlands. The Global Tax Department sets the tax strategy and at the same time focuses on compliance for direct and indirect taxes. This requires the department to monitor all tax developments, which is done with passion and diligence.

The Tax Team Europe, based in Zaandam and Zellik, is responsible for all large portfolio of transactional taxes ranging from CIT, Transfer Pricing to VAT as well as for global, European and local BENLELUX tax strategy and implementation for financing and IP, for TP, for Tax Risk Management, for Tax Accounting and for tax Technology. It is an exciting portfolio with many interesting tax challenges. You will be working closely with a team of highly qualified and experienced tax professionals.


The Director Transfer Pricing & Tax Technology reports to the VP Tax Europe and will be managing the Transfer Pricing Manager (open position). You will primarily advise on Group, EU and Local (Benelux) Transfer Pricing. Furthermore you are taking the lead on Tax Technology for the Group and Europe.

More specifically the Director TP & Tax Technology Group and Europe will be responsible for:

  • Group TP, EU and Local (Benelux) Transfer pricing:
    1. Developing and leading the Group transfer pricing policy, vision and roadmap including the pricing and TP documentation for the group Finance and group IP companies;
    2. Proactively identifying and managing transfer pricing risks by ensuring consistent application of transfer pricing practices and documentation for Group, EU and Benelux intercompany transactions;
    3. Drafting and ensuring all necessary TP compliance at Group level, EU level and Benelux level with support of the Transfer Pricing Manager;
    4. Driving tax audit defense for both EU and foreign entities and develop strategic defense options.
  • Group, EU and local Tax Technology for direct tax, indirect taxes and tax accounting:
    1. Responsible for the development of group, EU and local Benelux Tax Technology processes, policies, procedures, vision and roadmap and ensuring correct and timely implementation;
    2. Managing tax technology related projects for Ahold Delhaize group, within the European Segment and within The Netherlands and Belgium;
    3. Analyzing the current processes and procedures and advice the Tax Management Team on Tax Technology and realize synergies, develop and share best practices;
    4. Educate GSO Tax Team in Tax Technology.


The ideal candidate is a strong Transfer Pricing professional who can lead transfer pricing within the group. Furthermore, you will provide leadership on Tax Technology as Tax Technology is becoming increasingly important because more, better and more frequent data is required (and on a real time basis).

  • A master degree in Tax Law or Tax Economics;
  • At least 10 years of experience in Transfer Pricing and preferably also experience in Tax Technology;
  • In depth knowledge of Transfer Pricing and in depth experience with local tax authororities and TP audits. You also have a solid understanding of corporate income tax systems in the Netherlands and EU.
  • In depth knowlegde of IT processes and specific tax technology solutions avalaible on the market;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong communication and influence skills;
  • Strong people management skills;
  • Eager to learn;
  • Team spirit;
  • Fluent in Dutch and English;
  • Solid stakeholder management as you will work together with various departments, local tax teams, various internal GSO departments such as IT and Treasury and Local Operational Teams. You are a very strong tax professional that can set the requirements, influence banners and management and negotiate with local tax authorities.


Ahold Delhaize is one of the world’s largest food retail groups. They are a leader in supermarkets, and e-commerce and a company at the forefront of sustainable retailing. Each of their brands shares a passion for delivering great food, value and innovations, and for creating inclusive workplaces that provide rewarding professional opportunities.

Ahold Delhaize was formed in July 2016 from the merger of Ahold and Delhaize Group, both retail innovators. Ahold Delhaize local brands employ around 414,000 associates in around 7,137 local grocery, small format and specialty stores. Ahold Delhaize brands are dedicated to helping customers eat well, save time and live better.

In addition to stores, their brands include the top online retailer in the Benelux and the number one online grocers in the Benelux and the United States. Local brands are also among the most prominent providers of fresh food and locally tailored own-brand products, including a diverse selection of affordable natural and organic goods.


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Do you recognize yourself in the above profile and do you want to learn more about this very challenging position, please contact Rogier Ploeger.


Rogier Ploeger

+31 (0)6 18841557

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