Internship (Global Procurement): Buyer Plant-Based Ingredients and Texturing Agents – Danone – Hoofddorp


Short Intro and About the Job

You will part of the Global Cycles and Procurement Ingredients team, and will support senior buyers with day-to-day business, within the category of Plant Based Ingredients and Texturing Agents. We offer you a great opportunity to join one of the sourcing team of one of the key ingredient categories of Danone that across EDP, SN & Waters & to collaborate in a multicultural environment and to be a key part of the implementation of sourcing strategies.

You will be fully involved and have real responsibilities within business processes, supplier performance’s evaluation, tracking implementation of corporate contracts, and generating and supporting productivity and optimization projects.

Your main tasks:

• Work on 2 or 3 projects from the Productivity and Sourcing resilience program

• Support the business in achieving cost savings through leading productivity projects

• Support the category in the supply chain to expand our network of suppliers

• Track and communicate the results to the stakeholders (Global & Regional procurement, operations, quality, R&D and senior management)

• Support the category buyers with spend data gathering and analysis for financial budget

About You

You are a Bachelor or Master student in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Procurement, Engineering, or another related field. You are highly motivated and proactive. You have strong communication skills and like being in touch with multiple stakeholders, internally and externally. You are a self-starter, curious, and you are not afraid to share your opinion or ask questions when needed. You have proficient knowledge of Excel and PowerBI that can be used for efficient data analysis, and analytical skills to transform data into useful insights. Also, you are eager to learn and thrive in a dynamic environment that continuously challenges you.

There are also some compulsory requirements:

  • Enrolled as a student during the whole internship period (if you are a non-EU citizen, you need to be enrolled at a Dutch university);
  • Ideally available to start in August 2024 for a minimum of 6 months, 5 days per week;
  • You are fluent in English – spoken and written;
  • You are able to work from Hoofddorp a few times per week.
  • Please note that you are required to relocate to the Netherlands (if abroad) for this internship and get a BSN.
  • About Us, We offer and What’s next

    Working at Danone is a unique experience. It’s fast-paced and complex and, at times, it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities to learn and grow working with some of the best-known brands in the world, like Evian, Alpro, Nutricia, Activia and Nutrilon. Bring your unique perspective, ambitions and entrepreneurial ideas to the table – the impact you could make might just surprise you. One Planet. One Health – BY YOU.

    We’re proud to be a B-Corp certified company. That means we meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability in everything we do.

    We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we base our hiring decisions on merit, job requirements and business needs.*

    We Offer

    We offer a gross monthly internship allowance 650 euros per month and a home working allowance/contribution towards travel. Please do keep in mind that we do not offer relocation and/or accommodation benefits for students coming from abroad.

    * Please be aware that you must acquire a BSN number to receive the full internship allowance.

    In the Netherlands we also offer a hybrid working environment which enables each team to meet our people’s desire for flexibility. Across our 3 office hubs in Hoofddorp, Rijswijk and Utrecht this helps us create better opportunities for connection & synergies across our entities, teams, functions and categories.

    What’s Next

    It’s simple – hit the “apply” button . In order to comply with GDPR we can’t process your personal data without your given consent, so please apply directly via this website. Good luck! We can’t wait to meet you.

    Need more information? Please contact Eugenia Bouzas via

    * all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status

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