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Internship (Operations): Innovation Project Management

Posted 22 Feb 2024
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€650 per month
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English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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Are you up for a challenging internship experience with the real taste of business world? Then join us February/March 2024 at our office in Hoofddorp, Netherlands ! In the role of Innovations and Productivity Project Management intern, you will have the opportunity to use your data skills in a wide range of projects, including sustainability.

The Team

You will be part of EU Innovation and Productivity Realization Office(IPRO). This team is responsible for managing the portfolio of projects for First Diet (Baby Food), Waters, Dairy, Plant-based and governing stage gates of the projects. EU D2D IPRO team closely collaborates with cross-functional teams: Research & Innovation, Cycles and Procurement, Quality & Food Safety, Specifications, Operations Performance Project (OPP, focusing on productivity and secure projects), 3rd Party Manufacturing (3PM), as well as Sales & Operations . You will report to EU D2D IPRO senior manager (Marion Le Gall), who is ready to help you grow! There is a high team spirit and a lot of resilience; they like to work hard to deliver great results but always with team effort & a great, international atmosphere!

In the team there will be 15 members spread across the countries: France, Poland, Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands. You will be mainly working with the remote team, however you are more than welcome to join your team leader at the office in Hoofddorp.

Your Mission

Your main projects at the start will be:

1. Drive projects’ successful landing by coordinating with different project team members, leading drumbeat meetings, and presenting progress in governance forums. Examples of sustainability related projects will be Compact Board switch from virgin to recycled, pouch recyclability, etc.

2. Maintain and update current databases, by connecting with supply chain colleagues to get the right data. You also have the freedom to improve the presentation of it. These tools will be used to make impactful decisions and consequently integrity of the information is paramount! Examples of databases that you will be managing: savings dashboards (Fuel for Growth), Innovation tracker (InnoPro View tool), Masterfile and mapping of all factories, Project Budget monitoring, etc.

3. Lead process and tools improvement

Analyse project management actual ways of working. Highlight gaps vs standards and identify improvement opportunities. Recommend solutions and implement test runs. You will be our fresh set of eyes on constantly evolving processes and tools!

What’s in it for you?

  • Develop organizational awareness of Danone & build your network.
  • Work with experienced professionals
  • Widen your experience by covering an extended part of the supply chain and interfaces within key strategic functions
  • Increase your analytical skills
  • Your work directly impacts the business: you have the change to communicate with directors and VPs
  • Great way to start your career at Danone! Possibility to grow into a job afterwards

OVER JOU

You are a Bachelor/Master student in i.e. Food Science, Economics, Procurement or Supply Chain. You are an autonomous team player enjoying challenges and solving analytical problems. You have a great eye for detail, and you have powerful data management skills. You don’t give up easily and you like to go the extra mile to have all necessary information to make the right recommendations. You like to communicate with many colleagues to get the right data from them, so you are fluent in English and you love Excel & Powerpoint (PowerBi experience is a not a requisite, but a plus).

There are also some compulsory requirements:

  • Enrolled as a Bachelors/Masters student during the whole internship period (if you are a non-EU citizen, you need to be enrolled at a Dutch university);
  • Ideally available to start in January for approx. 6 months, 4-5 days per week;
  • You are fluent in English - oral and written;
  • You are able to work from Hoofddorp if the COVID-19 situation allows us to go to the office.
  • Please note that you are required to relocate to the Netherlands (if abroad) for this internship and get a BSN.

OVER ONS

Do things your way. The way you work, the way you develop, the way you progress, it’s all up to you. Working here you’ll need to enjoy a fast-pace, complexity and it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, such as Evian, Nutricia, Activia and Nutrilon and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself.

Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU.

We are proud to be an equal employer. We are convinced our differences make the difference and that an inclusive working environment will drive our growth as a business, as teams and as individuals. We will therefore consider all applicants for employment* fostering an inclusive working culture that is accessible for all. B Corps are businesses that meet the highest standards in terms of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability. In line with Danone’s 2030 goals, we aim for all of Danone Benelux to be certified by 2025.

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. You will get to learn about all aspects of finance and operations in a global company. You will be encouraged to think critically about what can be improved, and you will be given the freedom to work on projects to optimize our work.

The finance team is excited to hear your ideas, giving you an opportunity to make a direct impact on the team. You will also gain essential senior stakeholder management and communication skills alongside your analytical skills that will help boost your career within Finance.

We offer a gross monthly internship allowance* of 650 euros per month based on full time. On top of this you will receive a home working allowance on the days you work from home and your travel is reimbursed when you travel to work. Please do keep in mind that we do not offer relocation and/or accommodation benefits for students coming from abroad.

In the Netherlands we offer a hybrid working environment which enables each team to meet our people's desire for flexibility. Therefore during your internship you will be working a mixture of from home and across 3 of our people hubs: Zoetermeer, Utrecht and Hoofddorp.

* Please be aware that you must acquire a BSN number to receive the full internship allowance.

We believe that each time we eat and drink, we vote for the world we want to live in. This powerful idea is at the heart of the ongoing Food Revolution, a movement which is inspired by people who care about where their food comes from, how it was grown and how it impacts their health and the health of…


We believe that each time we eat and drink, we vote for the world we want to live in. This powerful idea is at the heart of the ongoing Food Revolution, a movement which is inspired by people who care about where their food comes from, how it was grown and how it impacts their health and the health of the planet.

Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU.

Foods & Beverages
Hoofddorp
Active in 2 countries
2,800 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 35 years