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Plant-Based Sourcing Strategy Intern (October 2019)

26/08/2019 Hoofddorp, Noord-Holland, NL
Come join us as our new intern and learn just what it takes to create a sustainable sourcing strategy for our Plant-Based products at Danone!

About the Job

As our new Plant-Based Sourcing Strategy Intern, you will report directly to Anco van Schaik, Global Category Sourcing Director Feed & Farm Upstream, who has a lot of experience in this field within Danone and is looking forward to welcoming you in his team! As an important part of the project team, which is working on building a sourcing strategy for plant based commodities, you will have the opportunity to work with both Danoners and external consultants, in order to gather and analyze data that will be transformed into the new Plant-Based sourcing strategy of Danone. This will allow you to follow through the sourcing strategy process from beginning to end (from soil to end product).

So what does it take?

  • Gather data by connecting with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Work on multiple analysis – Niche analysis, cost analysis, competitor analysis, external analysis etc.
  • Support the team by providing and presenting comparative analysis of results in the form of PowerPoints or documents – to be used in the strategy building
  • Screen Market for plant based supplier and in the various regions
  • Support base line Lifecycle Analysis for plant base ingredients
  • Design KPI tracking tool for C&P plant based team
  • Support creation of a digital farm feed upstream platform

Support in making the strategy come to life – as it will be presented to the Executive Committee of Danone (CEO and Executive Vice Presidents of all departments). Aside from this project you will have the opportunity to engage in a project with the other division of this team in regards to the feed upstream department. 

About You

We are looking for a candidate who is a Bachelor/Masters student in the field of Business Administration, Economic, Supply chain or related fields. You are eager to learn and have a curiosity in topics surrounding sustainable agriculture and sourcing. Your strong communication skills allow you to be an active member of the team and easily connect with stakeholders when gathering data. You are critical with the quality of the results and therefore you can recognize whether or not you have enough information to deliver accurate analysis. You have an analytical mindset and enjoy gathering, crunching, and transforming data into useful sourcing insights. In addition to these qualities you must meet the following requirements:

  • You are enrolled as a student for the whole duration of the internship (If you are a non-eu citizen then you must be enrolled at a Dutch university.
  • You speak fluent English
  • You are available as soon as possible for a minimum of 5-6 months; 4-5 days a week
  • You are able to travel/relocate to Hoofddorp, NL.
Do you want to experience the process from beginning to end?

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.

Cycles & Procurement is right at the heart of making the Danone vision One Planet. One Health a reality. Through what and how we source, we shape the world in which we operate, and we build the future for Danone. With our Cycles we protect and secure our key resources (Milk, Water and Plastic) & we take a strategic approach to Procurement to support the business and social agenda of Danone.

We Offer

Due to our culture, based on freedom and empowerment, Danone becomes the environment where every day can be a fresh adventure - full of new possibilities and opportunities to learn, beginning with a full week of training regarding how Danone builds sourcing strategies – which will prepare you for this project! By the end of this internship you will be ready to become a strategic buyer. Not only will you be able to further development your skills and knowledge but this unique experience of being really involved in the strategy building will also have a direct impact on the reduction of the carbon footprint of Danone.

We offer a monthly internship allowance 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. Part of the interview process will be a telephone screening with the HR recruitment team and a 2nd round interview with your future supervising manager. To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our careers website.

Need more information? Please contact me! 

Elin Andren Eriksson
Campus Recruitment Intern