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Supplier Quality & Food Safety Intern

Are you passionate about outstanding quality and safety of products? Do you want to gain experience in a multinational company while securing brands and consumers? Then apply now and join us as Quality & Food Safety Intern at our office in Hoofddorp, NL.

About the Job

Cycles & Procurement (C&P) is the organization within Danone that sources materials (raw & packaging) and Services & Goods for the Danone company. Alongside the sourcing teams, we have a Quality & Food Safety (QFS) organization, which makes sure that all the systems & processes are adequately designed to ensure sourcing of right quality safe materials for Danone. The QFS team also ensures that all relevant people are aware about the processes to support the effective implementation.

C&P is a young organization in Danone and is still transforming. If you are not afraid of change, join us!

We are looking for an intern who will:

  • Transform existing written instructions and processes for Food Safety and Quality into easy to read and appealing guides – i.e. the Promotional Objects Sourcing & Quality Procedure.
  • Create a questionnaire that will be used to continuously gain effective understanding of the supply chain of material traders as well as asses the potential Q&FS risks involved with each
  • Work together with the Crisis Management Subject Matter Expert to develop training programs

You will be fully in charge of this project, which will have a true impact on our way of working and in the end on the food safety and quality of our products! From benchmark of how other companies are doing this, to an advice to the team and the creation of this product itself. What this ‘product’ should look like? That’s up to you!

About You

You are a master’s student in Food Technology, Food Engineering, Food Science, Quality management, Dairy Technology or related backgrounds. You are enthusiastic about Danone’s mission in delivering safe and high quality products to consumers. With your passion for collaboration and ability to apply your digital knowledge you are able to bring a fresh perspective and are not afraid to introduce your new ideas or challenge the status quo. You are eager to learn and strive to understand detailed information in order to push your knowledge to create breakthrough results and support your team in further development. You are a well-organized person who respect deadlines.

These are our compulsory requirements for an internship:

  • You are enrolled as a master’s student at university during the whole period of the internship;
    • If yu are a non-EU citizen, you need to be enrolled at a Dutch university.
  • You speak fluent English – written and verbal
  • You can start as soon as possible for a minimum of 6 months (4-5 days per week);
  • You are willing to travel or to relocate close to Hoofddorp, the Netherlands

About Us

Danone’s mission is bringing health through food to as many people as possible and wwant to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world.  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. You will work in the Quality & Food Safety team, led by Marine Medrinal, and you will work closely with the Promotional Object Supplier Quality Manager, Irmgard Zschuschen.

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. Furthermore, the Quality Team has recently been reorganized so you will have the chance to have an impact on the ongoing change process. We offer an internship compensation 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?

If we just described your profile, please click the “apply now” button and upload your CV and Motivation Letter (in English). 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 Elin Andren-Eriksson via or +31 629185069

Elin Andren Eriksson
Campus Recruitment Intern