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Internship - Global Procurement - Commercial Materials

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Date: 31-May-2022

Location: Amsterdam, NL, 1072 AE


Internship Global Procurement - Commercial materials - September 2022

HEINEKEN is looking for you!

Every day we work with pride on our great products that you have certainly had in your hand at a party, during a work meeting or at home on the couch. HEINEKEN is much more than just beer. We actively work to create a pleasant work environment where everyone feels respected and has equal opportunities. Your personality, knowledge and skills are the success of our organization.

The internship


As a valued member of the Heineken Global Procurement Commerce and Business Services team – you would be working on an exciting cross-functional program called Smart POSM.

POSM stands for Point of Sales materials and our program is designed to create better collaboration between departments like Trade Marketing, Marketing, Procurement, Finance and Logistics, in our Operating Companies (OpCos). Why do we buy Commercial materials? How do our clients perceive them? Is POSM helping us achieve our Sales and Marketing ambitions? Is our POSM assortment sustainable enough? How can we optimize the sourcing and delivering of these materials?

In the Smart POSM program we tackle all these questions, to enable our local teams to be even more customer and consumer centric.

You will be supporting the Project Management Officer (PMO) with the rolling out of this program to all HEINEKEN OpCos.

More concretely you will

  • Supply OpCos with necessary content for Smart POSM
  • Manage the Community of Practice for each of our 4 regions
  • Organize OpCos dedicated work sessions and track their progress
  • Report benefits in line with Global guidelines
  • Prepare the future of Smart POSM: investigating topics such as Sustainability, effectiveness of POSM, e-shop management

You will work in collaboration with

  • Local teams in our OpCos
  • Global office departments such as Global Sales, Marketing and Finance, Sustainability team


During your internship you will get the opportunity to get to know HEINEKEN as a company, also outside your department. We give you the trust and freedom, so you can work like a real entrepreneur. We like to bring the outside world inside and therefore we embrace new, fresh ideas with enthusiasm. Of course, always with the guidance that is right for you.

The department

As a Procurement intern, you will report to the Smart POSM PMO and your position is based in Amsterdam.


The terms of employment

  • Your starting date is 6 September 2022
  • The internship is fulltime
  • The duration of the internship is 6 months
  • You are registered at an educational institution
  • It is a practice-oriented internship
  • You will be based in Amsterdam office (next to the Heineken Experience!)
  • You will receive the standard HEINEKEN internship fee
  • You will enjoy 2 vacation days per month (based on fulltime)
  • If you do not have a student OV product, your commuting expenses will be fully reimbursed


The start of your internship

Together with a diverse group of interns from different departments you will start your internship at HEINEKEN. Together you will be introduced to the organization. Furthermore, you can organize fun activities with your fellow interns.

The unique you!

For this role, we are looking for a talent who has a willingness to learn and develop their skills and capabilities across communication, commercial, sustainability and innovation

Also the ideal candidate has/ is:

  • Currently in study for a Bachelors or Master’s degree.
  • Fluent English language required
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Assertive, pragmatic, resilient and a can-do attitude
  • Strong personality with the ability to work in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Registered in a European (EU) University for the duration of the internship (6 months)
  • Interest and/or experience in commercial field, procurement field, Horeca, food industry, FMCG, is always welcomed

Do you recognize yourself in the profile above? Then we gladly invite you to apply for his role.
We believe that everyone has unique talents and are therefore looking for you!


Great! For more information about this vacancy or about the application process, please contact You can also apply right now by clicking on the "apply now" button. After that we ask you to fill in some data, write a short motivation for the internship and upload your most recent CV.


The company

HEINEKEN has been a market leader for more than 150 years. We have a family history and Dutch heritage that we are proud of. This pride is reflected in our entrepreneurship and we take it with us in everything we do and where we go. We are brand builders and the indispensable link between the breweries and the perfect beer in people's homes or on the terrace.

Together we stand for our core values: passion for quality, enjoying life and respect for people and the environment. We always advocate responsible alcohol consumption, feel closely connected to Dutch society and local communities, and constantly strive to improve our impact on the planet.

Embracing and celebrating diversity is at the heart of the purpose of HEINEKEN to "brew the joy of true togetherness to inspire a better world." We believe that people as diverse as our brews - including and not limited to gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, nationality, social background, disability and thinking style - enrich our lives and strengthen our business. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, as we advocate for a culture of belonging that provides fair and equal opportunities for all.


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What does the application process look like?
Our internships will start in September 2022. You can apply until 30th of June 2022.

1. apply for your internship vacancy and upload your CV and a short motivation

2. You will receive a response between June 30th and July 15th. When we see a match with your profile, you will be invited for an interview.

3. Cheers, you'll be our new intern!

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