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Procurement Internship

Posted 20 Jul 2024
Work experience
0 to 1 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
€625 per month
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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Job Description

Description & Requirements

We have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Bachelor or Master student who is interested in making a difference in Procurement at Kraft Heinz.

In Kraft Heinz you’ll be the owner of your ideas and of your career. We offer an upbeat and innovative work environment. Besides from your daily tasks, you are motivated to speak up and generate new insights. We appreciate a new perspective!

Our team consists of creative problem solvers, and high performers worldwide. We stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we redefine the food industry with daring thinking and outstanding results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: Join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently! Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people– from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of our team, we want to help you grow and achieve. You are encouraged to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

The Positions

Every internship at Kraft Heinz Netherlands offers outstanding opportunities to develop new knowledge and skills, gain real business experience, get exposure to senior leadership, and attend tailored trainings. As an intern you will take ownership of projects and work closely with the business on day-to-day challenges.

You will have the opportunity to explore the day-to-day procurement functions and participate in a variety of projects in one of the largest food companies worldwide. Most meaningfully, you will get to showcase your initiatives and receive exposure from the Management team.

The following procurement internship positions are available:

  • Corporate and Professional Services: Supporting top professional service, negotiating, contracting, tendering, Request for Proposals, strategy building.
  • Ingredients: Contract management support and creation, invoice support, project management (tenders, value engineering), day-to-day procurement tasks.
  • External Manufacturing: Supporting projects, Request for Proposal, supporting market studies, business strategies, performance reviews etc.
  • Upstream Plastic Strategy Development: Market analysis, connecting with internal partners and suppliers worldwide, data analysis and management, strategy development.
  • Procurement Packaging: Supporting projects, driving savings via assisting tenders, auctions, other sourcing events, and data maintenance. Interaction with all packaging buyers and opportunity to learn about all KHC packaging portfolios.
  • Procurement Indirects: Supporting projects in Indirect procurement particularly for marketing, sales, IT, and sea freight. Support in sourcing, contracting; and ad hoc projects.
  • Procurement Logistics: Supporting projects, tender analysis, contract negotiation, supporting with processes.
  • Procurement Operations: Reporting Activity, database development activity, day-to-day support for the operations team.
  • Procurement Project Excellence: A challenging opportunity to be immediately involved in defining a new structure and lead projects. This opportunity requires strong teamwork and prioritization skills.

In case you have a preference, please let us know and this will be respected as much as possible

Tasks throughout the various roles can include:

  • Market analysis by portfolio
  • Assist buyer financial reports
  • Contact suppliers and support buyer negotiations
  • Assist category leads and buyers in day-to-day tasks at hand e.g. contract management, invoice resolution, supplier queries, purchase order approvals
  • Exposure to internal and external collaborators, R&D and Food Safety Quality
  • Update and maintain the purchasing database


Job requirements:

  • You are enrolled at a European university during at least 50% of the duration of the internship.
  • You are at the end of your Bachelor’s degree, or in your Master’s degree: Preferably in Procurement, Supply Chain, Economics, Business Administration or Engineering.
  • You have good knowledge of the English language, both written and spoken.
  • NOTE: EU working rights are required (Either you have an EU Citizenship, or you are studying in the Netherlands).

Professional Attributes

  • Interested in pursuing a career in Procurement/ Purchasing/ Supply Chain/ Commercial Environment/ Strategy / Project Management
  • Communication Skills: You’ll frequently be exposed to senior management, therefore, it’s significant you have excellent interpersonal skills, to interact with different partners.
  • Proactive, curious and enthusiastic: You’re a go getter, you're not easily thrown off your game, not even when you get resistance.
  • Ability to Simplify: We like to keep it simple and implement fast. Our aim is to provide simple solutions when dealing with sophisticated challenges.
  • Analytical: We’re a very data driven company. You have an analytical approach and know how to translate complex data into a simple solution.
  • Ownership: You’re always seeking for opportunities to expand your business and build more savings, while over delivering your targets.
  • Standout colleague: You’re sometimes a leader, sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates.

What we offer you

Program start date: August 2024

Duration: 6 – 6.5 months (for 40 hrs a week)

Location: Amsterdam.

Please note that you do need to relocate to the Netherlands for the internship (if not already there).

Allowance: 625 euro per month (40hrs, 5 days), a company provided laptop, full reimbursement of travel expenses to the office, as well as reimbursement to improve your work from home environment.

Become a part of a close intern community as well as an upbeat and inclusive work environment. As a Kraft Heinz intern you’ll be responsible for your projects and especially your career development. We provide the playing field. You change the game. Are you up for the challenge?

Hybrid Policy:

Kraft Heinz has recently transitioned to a hybrid way of working, which means that we work 60% of the week in the office and have the right to work 40% from home.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins – and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.

The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry – we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $26 billion in revenue and is the 5th largest…

The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry – we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $26 billion in revenue and is the 5th largest food and beverage company in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream – it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best – best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people.

In the Netherlands Kraft Heinz has 3 locations: Elst, Nijmegen and Amsterdam (Headquarters the Netherlands). A globally trusted producer of delicious foods, The Kraft Heinz Company provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go. The Company’s iconic brands include Kraft, Heinz, Honig, De Ruijter, Roosvicee, Venz, Karvan Cévitam, Brinta, Wijko, Amoy, HP en Lea & Perrins.

33,000 employees