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Distribution Safety Intern

Posted 18 Oct 2021

Work experience

0 to 1 years

Full-time / part-time


Job function


Degree level


Required language

Dutch (Fluent)

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Distribution Safety Intern



Do you want to be part of the grocery revolution? And do you want to make Picnic the safest supermarket there is? Picnic offers you the opportunity to work in an innovative start-up culture where everything you do matters. Known for our just-in-time supply-chain and a unique last-mile delivery strategy, we have become one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe! And the next step is to become one of the safest companies to work for. 

Where you fit in

Many processes happen simultaneously across our operation. It's a growing and changing environment, with many people. From our hubs we bring groceries to many customers everyday, delivered by thousands of our famous Runners. With that many employees on the road comes a huge responsibility, that’s why we say: Safety First! 

You work with Area Managers, Hub managers, Runners, Trainers to gain insights in the workflow and how people work. Together with the Building and Equipment team you will look into our infrastructure, machines and other tools used at our hubs. 

This is the chance to take on real responsibility and manage unique projects. You use an analytical eye to examine the interaction between operational processes and people. 

We expect interns to fit straight into a demanding atmosphere. You’ll be treated as a full-time employee and receive invaluable experience in a challenging environment. Your work will have a genuine impact on an evolving company. And with a foot in the door, you can create a solid platform to embark on a career.

What you do

  • Communicate with the team on the floor
  • Design and implement safety improvements
  • Investigate potential safety risks in our operations
  • Be involved in Picnic’s safety 

What you need

  • Currently studying Integrale Veiligheidskunde (preferably year 3 or 4)
  • Experience or affinity with an operational environment
  • Drive: a get-up-and-go attitude
  • Adaptable: Ready to change plans and restructure the day
  • Independence: You’ll take ownership of a project
  • Quick thinking: You identify issues and come armed with a solution
  • Hands-on: You are not afraid to get your hands dirty
  • Fluency in Dutch and English. 

Picnic Perks

  • Steep learning curve by taking on responsibility from day one
  • Freedom to realize own projects and implement your ideas
  • Be part of a team with ground-breaking entrepreneurs, creative minds, and out-of-the-box-thinking colleagues
  • No hierarchical thinking: Be your own leader!
  • Participate in team events, Christmas or summer parties, and cosy barbecues

Picnic is LinkedIn's #1 Top Startup with a unique business model and a highly engaged customer base. Our mission is to make grocery shopping simple, fun, and affordable for everyone. Beyond that, we love working towards a greener future by using cutting-edge warehouse technologies and running a 100% electrical fleet of delivery vans. Are you ready to join this unique technology-first venture?

Active in 3 countries
4,500 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 28 years

What employees are saying

Matthijs Roobeek

Growth Analyst

Matthijs Roobeek

As Picnic is relatively small, and because we’re growing so fast – you’re given responsibility straight away. Two weeks after I started, I was doing the order forecasts. That’s a lot of responsibility. Many of our processes rely on the forecasting; the products we buy, the shoppers...

Frederic Knaudt

Founding Team Member Germany

Frederic Knaudt

When building companies from scratch, you discover the key ingredients for a successful business. I’ve learnt that it’s about having a clear goal, being focused and working with the right people. I’m part of the team that is building Picnic in Germany and this is the approach...