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Internship Purchasing - Printed Packaging Upstream

02/07/2018 Schiphol, Noord Holland, NL

About the Internship

You will be part of the global Packaging purchasing team, contributing to global projects and strategy for printing and decoration of our packaging. Within the Upstream category team you will help us to further improve the quality, efficiency and innovation of our printed packaging portfolio. You will be working in a highly dynamic and complex working environment and with many exciting global brands (e.g. Activia, Oikos, Evian, Aptamil, Nutricia, Alpro and Silk).

Your assignment will be to:

  • Collect and analyze complex data from various sources (i.e. colours of our artworks across brands and printers)
  • Explore and recommend efficiency opportunities (e.g. optimized Total Cost of Ownership) 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 printing, with that identifying new sourcing opportunities
  • Collect and structure innovations in packaging decoration
  • Keep up to date project planning overview for dynamic cross country / platform projects
Are you looking for an exciting internship in a global purchasing organization and want to help us further improve the decoration of our packaging?

About You

You are a student in the process of obtaining your Master degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Procurement or similar. You are excited to work in a dynamic and changing environment and you have strong networking and communication skills to interact with internal & external stakeholders at an international level. With your natural curiosity and your hands-on mentality, you are comfortable of operating pro-actively and independently within agreed guidelines. You have strong analytical skills and are comfortable in using Powerpoint and Excel (i.e. complex datasheets, pivots) and can work accurately. You communicate fluently in English, both written and verbally.

The ideal start date will be Sep 15th, 2018. Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.

We offer a monthly gross allowance of 550,- euro excl travel costs.

About Us

At Danone, we are dedicated to achieving health through food. And not only that; we want our mission to benefit people of every age, in every social and cultural environment and in every part of the world - as many people as possible. Danone Place Schiphol (DPS) is the office for Danone global procurement center. Cycles & Procurement is right at the heart of making the Danone vision One Planet. One Health a reality. Through what & how we source, we shape the world in which we operate & 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 are one team of procurement professionals worldwide working closely together with our colleagues across the Company. We secure competitive, sustainable resources, seek innovative solutions and partner up with suppliers aligned to our vision.

What's next?

Hit the “apply now” button or apply directly via You have until the closing date of Aug 17th 2018 to apply. The interview process will start with a telephone interview.

Need more information? Please contact Yves de Warrimont on or the recruiter below:

Denisa Galaskova
Employer Branding Officer +31(0) 6 52679219