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Internship - Procurement (Paperbased Packaging) - July 2019

29/04/2019 Hoofddorp, Noord-Holland, NL

About the Internship

You will be part of Danone’s procurement team responsible for procuring paper products from the carton paper wrap-around on multi-pack Activia yoghurts, to the logistics boxes used to ship Evian water worldwide, to the printed trays which the retailers use to quickly arrange our products on the shelves. The Packaging category is vital as its one of the first touch points for the customer to decide whether to purchase the product. This in turn means that the category is rapidly changing with new designs, new shapes and new products.

As our Paperbased Packaging Procurement Intern, you will be responsible for supporting the Buyers in many aspects of the day-to-day life. Your tasks are divided into three categories:

1. Portfolio Data Analysis

  • Develop, maintain and analyze the team’s database detailing what we buy in order to identify projects and opportunities
  • Support the Buyers in projects especially looking for opportunities to simplify what we buy.
  • Bring ideas for improving the way we work and the processes we use.

2.  Pricing and Contracts

  • Be responsible for pricing the paper packaging for new projects (SR/SA process) and for tracking the associated KPIs
  • Support the Buyers in managing the signature of all supplier contracts and implementing BCP (Business Continuity Plan)
  • Refresh and implement supplier governance files, preparing KPIs and attending reviews with suppliers

3. Projects

Next to the above, you will have the chance to help the team on ad hoc projects depending on the timing of your internship. Within this, you will support:

  • Implementing projects from the corrugated tender across all divisions of Danone
  • Preparation for the upcoming compact paper tender
  • Innovation projects across all paper based packaging categories (compact or corrugated)

So, do you have the curiosity and eagerness to develop your procurement skills? Then we are looking for you!

Do you have the enthusiasm and drive to become part of procurement in Danone, co-operating with European teams across ten countries with external suppliers and internal stakeholders? This is your chance to gain experience at a leading international FMCG and become our Procurement Intern (Paper-based Packaging) as of July 2019 at our brand-new office in Hoofddorp, NL.

About You

You are a Bachelor/Master student in Purchasing, Operations, Supply Chain, Procurement or another relevant study. You are self-driven and enthusiastic while not being afraid to interact and communicate with your colleagues (in a matrix organization), nevertheless also do not mind working independently. You have a natural curiosity with an analytical mindset as well as a strong capacity to adapt. If you have previous experience in presenting and Excel, it is a plus for you.

Next to the above, there are also some hard requirements you need to fulfill:

  • You are enrolled as a student for the whole period of the internship (if you are a non-EU citizen, you need to be enrolled at a Dutch university);
  • You are fluent in English – oral and written;
  • You are available to start as of July 1st, 2019 for a minimum of 6 months, 5 days per week;
  • You are willing to travel/relocate to Amsterdam, 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. Want to discover more about Danone in the Benelux? Check it out here.

We Offer

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. Our work environment is very international, which will allow you to greatly improve your language, intercultural and interpersonal skills.

What's next?

it the “apply” button now – the sooner, the better. 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:

Birte Brinkmoeller
Campus Recruitment Intern birte.brinkmoeller@danone.com +31 (0) 6 158 85 296
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