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Global Ingredients Sourcing & Supplier Development Intern

20/05/2020 The Netherlands, Hoofddorp, Noord-Holland, NL
Are you interested in pursuing a procurement internship where you will support us in the global sourcing and supplier development of ingredients? Are you eager to learn from a team of buyers who manage an extensive and diverse ingredients portfolio? Then become our next Global Sourcing and Supplier Development Intern at our new office in Hoofddorp, starting July 2020. Interested? Apply now!

About the Job

You will be part of the Global Cycles and Procurement team within the department that is responsible for the global sourcing of non-dairy ingredients, working closely with all divisions: Essential Dairy and Plant Based products, Waters, and Specialized Nutrition. You will become part of a team with colleagues who are highly skilled and dedicated professionals aiming to source the required products whilst ensuring our suppliers meet the right level of food and quality requirements of Danone.  So, what will be your key responsibilities?

  • Supplier contract management;
  • Consolidating data from an extensive network (incl. volumes and spends);
  • Coordination of key stakeholders – in Quality, Research and Development and our factories
  • Provide general support to the buyers in your team (incl. preparing tools for supplier meetings)

In addition to the above tasks you will have the opportunity to engage in various projects that meet the current needs of the team.

About You

So, who are we looking for? We are looking for a student in a field which gives you relevant skills for the role (e.g. Food Science, Economics, Procurement, Supply Chain). We expect you to be a good networker who is not afraid to connect with different people from various departments and levels. Furthermore, you have strong analytical skills and have high attention to detail. You are resilient, thriving in a dynamic environment that continuously challenges you. You are a self-starter who can work independently while still being a positive team-player. You are a confident user of Excel and PowerPoint.

Next to this, there are a few hard 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);
  • You can start as of mid-June 2020 for a minimum of 6 months (full time);
  • You are fluent in English – written and spoken; 
  • Willing to travel or relocate close to Hoofddorp, the Netherlands 

About Us

Danone’s mission is bringing health through food to as many people as possible and we want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world. We recognize the power people have to impact the world through their daily choices. Healthy food needs a healthy planet, and this is what our new signature One Planet One Health embodies. Click here to discover more about Danone in the Benelux.

You will be part of the Global Cycles and Procurement team, a team of procurement professionals enabling Danone to grow worldwide. Within this team, you will be part of a smaller division which focuses on non-dairy ingredients where you will be working closely with four procurement professionals who have a diverse experience for you to learn from. You will be closely supervised by Marta Wieczorek, Global Senior Buyer of Health and Functional Ingredients.

We Offer

Proactivity, empowerment, and diversity are the basis of Danone culture. You will be part of an international environment where every day can be a fresh adventure, full of new possibilities and opportunities to learn.

As our new next Global Sourcing and Supplier Development Intern you will have the opportunity to gain an overall understanding of how a buying team works in a complex environment as well as developing category-related technical knowledge for some of the most dynamic and trending ingredients. You will be coordinating requests with internal and external stakeholders, which will give you a lot of exposure as well as the opportunity to develop your stakeholder and project management skills.

We offer a gross monthly internship allowance of 450 (HBO students) or 550 (University students) euros per month plus reimbursement of home-work commuting cost in the Netherlands. Please do keep in mind that we do not offer relocation and/or accommodation benefits for students coming from abroad.

What’s Next?

Hit the “apply now” button. You have until the closing date 3rd June 2020  to apply. To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our careers website.

If you have any questions, please contact me: Sophie Thomas via

Sophie Thomas
Employer Branding & Young Talent Manager