Internship (Procurement): Flexible Packaging Europe – Danone – Hoofddorp


Short Intro and About the Job

Are you looking for an exciting internship opportunity in a global procurement organization and want to contribute to sustainable flexibles packaging designed for future? Then come and join us now as our Procurement intern for Flexibles EU Packaging Category starting on 1st September 2024 at our office in Hoofddorp, NL

You will be part of the EU Packaging Procurement Team, contributing to EU projects and the strategy for  Flexibles Direct & Indirect Food Contact Packaging. You will support the team in achieving some of the key pillars such as: supporting the creation of EU strategy, leading/coordinating projects for EU, bringing external innovation and supporting on database build creation. Within a highly dynamic and complex working environment you will have the opportunity to work with many exciting  global brands  (. Activia, Oikos, Evian, Aptamil, Nutricia, Alpro and Silk).

As part of the  Packaging  team, your assignment will be to:

  • Collect and analyze complex data from various sources (. EU cost benchmarks);
  • Explore and recommend identified efficiency opportunities and support the business with implementations;
  • Present the conclusions and recommendations in a structured and effective way to stakeholders;
  • Building market knowledge and intelligence related to Flexibles Packaging, with that identifying new sourcing opportunities;
  • Collect and structure innovations in Packaging and share them within the organization;
  • Keep up to date project planning overview for dynamic cross country / platform projects while managing internal and external stakeholders;
  • Co-lead and support global RFP/RFQ events.
  • Support operational procurement activities like contract lifecycle management, price-list management etc 
  • About You

    We are looking for  Bachelor/Master students  in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Procurement, Industrial Engineering or related fields. 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 student during the whole internship period (if you are a non-EU citizen, you need to be enrolled at a Dutch university);

    •  Available  to start in September 2024 for a minimum of 6 months , 5 working days per week ( 2 days in the office)

    • You are  fluent in English  – spoken and written; (Spanish or French are highly appreciated as well).

    • You are  willing to commute to Hoofddorp, NL .

    • Please note that you are expected 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 style=”margin: 0in; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;”> * 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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