For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We are fuelled by our purpose of unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea to create a better future. Today, our coffee & tea portfolio is available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets, through a portfolio of over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household names such as L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, Old Town, Super, Pickwick and Moccona.
JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands.
What’s it like to work at JDE?
We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JDE: A coffee & tea for every cup.
At JDE, we're Made to Stand Out. Every day we are progressive in outlook, ambitious in nature, resourceful in action and decisive in approach, bringing coffee and tea moments to everyone around the world.
You will be working within the European Procurement organization, where you will be assisting the European Buyer on the day to day activities. The team is responsible for cross-sell (cups, sugar sticks), raw materials(coca, milk) and professional equipment and you will get an insight into each of these roles, thereby giving you a broad insight into several procurement functions. You could think of the following activities:
Look for alternative suppliers and products, thereby getting samples and inform the business
Support with analysis of suppliers and related cost models
Diving into the portfolio, leading to a proposal of best future fit portfolio of products to convince stakeholders
Preparing presentations on the different projects
Assist during the negotiations with key suppliers and prepare together with the buyer as well as on contracts
If you have the courage and confidence to venture into new cultures & territories, and you're brimming with an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in at JDE. We roll up our sleeves, pitch in, and get our hands dirty to break new ground. Committed to playing at our best, we think bigger and move faster, always rising to the challenge that matters most and celebrating the wins that count.
For this role as an Intern Procurement Professional, we’re looking for someone who has the following skills and experience:
In your 3rd or 4th year of University/HBO, ideally business related
Be analytical and love to work and dive into figures; be precise
Negotiation skills and having fun during these conversations
You get energised from working with people, convincing them and working together on projects
Creating meaningful presentations
To be successful in this role you need to be enrolled at a University for the whole duration of the internship and this needs to be a mandatory part of your study curriculum. Please note that if you are a non-EU citizen you need to be enrolled at a Dutch University to be considered as a candidate.
The monthly internship allowance is € 450,- for a HBO student or € 500,- for a WO student, based on a fulltime 40 hour workweek. We also provide additional support if daily travelling to work is required. Please do keep in mind that we do not offer relocation and/or accommodation benefits for students coming from abroad.