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    Full-time Position
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    Finance & Accounting
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  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      July 13,2022
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    Internship (Operations): Innovation Project Management

    About the job

    Are you up for a challenging internship experience with the real taste of business world? Then join us September 2022 at our office in Hoofddorp, Netherlands ! In the role of Innovation Project Management intern, you will have the opportunity to use your data skills in a wide range of projects, including sustainability.

    About the Job

    The Team

    You will be part of First Diet (Baby Food) EU D2D (Design 2 Deliver) Innovation and Savings Project Management. This team is responsible for managing the portfolio of projects for First Diet (Baby Food) 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 (Christine Frecia), 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 6 members spread across the countries: France, Poland, Spain and Netherlands. You will be mainly working with the remote team, however you are more than welcome to join your manager 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
    About you

    About You

    You are a Bachelor/Master student in Food Science, Economics, Procurement, Supply Chain or any related field. 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 September or August for approx. 6 months, 4-5 days per week;
    • You are fluent in English - oral and written;
    • You are able to work from Hoofddorp

    Please note that you are required to relocate to the Netherlands (if abroad) for this internship and get a BSN

    About us

    About Us

    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.

    Did you know that as a B-Corp certified company, Danone Benelux meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability?

    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.

    We offer a gross monthly internship allowance* of 450 (HBO students) or 550 (University students) euros per month and contribution towards travel. Please do keep in mind that we do not offer relocation and/or accommodation benefits for students coming from abroad.

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

    What’s next?

    Hit the “apply now” button. As we screen candidates on a regular basis we recommend you apply as soon as possible. The recruitment process for internships is as follows: Stage One – submit your application with your CV and Cover Letter; Stage Two – we will get to know you better through answering some questions which you will submit through video (or a written) format; Stage Three – we will invite you to an interview with your team. Please note that sometimes there are slight changes to this process.

    To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our careers website.

    Need more information? Please contact me, Larissa Araujo Ribeiro, Campus Talent Manager at

    • all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status
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