Short Intro and About the Job

Are you eager to find out the day-to-day challenges of a buyer in a multinational corporation? Do you want to deep dive into one of the essential resources of Danone in an international and cross-functional environment? Apply now and join us as our next Global Procurement Intern at our office in Hoofddorp, NL, starting August 2024 !

You will be a valuable assetof the Global Procurement Dairy Ingredients team , and will support senior buyers with day-to-day business, within the category of Whey Derivatives. We offer you a great opportunity to look into one of the essential resources of Danone, 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 in the manufacturing facilities, tracking implementation of corporate contracts, and generating and supporting productivity and optimization projects. Your responsibilities:

Business Continuity Plan – work on 2/3 specific projects identified at the beginning of the internship

a. Support the business in securing materials through leading supplier validation or reformulation projects

b. Monitor progress of projects

c. Report and communicate results to buyers, stakeholders and Management

Productivity Program – work on 1/2 specific projects identified at the beginning of the internship

a. Support the business in achieving cost savings through leading productivity projects

b. Monitor progress of projects

c. Report and communicate results to buyers, stakeholders and Management


a. Build a supplier/material database to facilitate sustainability projects consolidation for Procurement function


a. Consolidate a supplier/material information related to new regulation on contaminants

Spend Data & Analysis

a. Consolidate data from complete network – 23 supply points across Europe, Asia and Americas

b. Complete analysis and forecast cycles for each supplier

c. Communicate results and forecasts to the appropriate factories

d. Support in price forecasting exercise

About You

You are a Bachelor’s/Master’s student in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Procurement, Industrial 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 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 Bachelors/Masters 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 – oral and written;
  • You are able to work from Hoofddorp, NL.
  • Please note that you are required to relocate to the Netherlands (if abroad) for this internship and get a BSN number.
  • About Us, We offer and What’s next

    Working at Danone, you’ll need to enjoy a fast-pace, a complex environment and being challenged, but Danone is packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, such as Evian, Nutricia, Activia and Nutrilon and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself. Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU .

    We are proud to be an equal employer. We are convinced our differences make the difference and that an inclusive working environment will drive our growth as a business, as teams and as individuals. We will therefore consider all applicants for employment* fostering an inclusive working culture that is accessible for all.

    Did you know that as a B-Corp certified company, Danone Benelux meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability?

    You will be part of the Global Procurement Dairy Ingredients team , which is responsible for buying ingredients for our Specialized Nutrition business worldwide. You will get to work in an open-minded environment with approachable people that appreciate initiative and proactivity. You will work closely with and learn from buyers in the team, and will be supervised by the Global Senior Buyer, Dairy Ingredients & Whey Proteins.

    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 people 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?

    Hit the “ apply now ” button. You have until the closing date 30th April 2024 to apply, however as we screen candidates on a regular basis we recommend you apply as soon as possible. The recruitment process for internships is as follows: Stage One – submit your application with your CV and Cover Letter; Stage Two – we will get to know you better through answering some questions which you will submit through video (or a written) format; Stage Three – we will invite you to an interview with your team. Please note that sometimes there are slight changes to this process. You can expect feedback on your application within 2 weeks of each stage of the recruitment process (following your application, your video submission and your face-to-face interview).

    For questions, please reach out to Eugenia Bouzas via style=”margin: 0in 0in 13.5pt; line-height: normal; text-align: justify; font-size: 10pt; font-family: ‘Danone One’, sans-serif;”> To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our careers website.

    * 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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