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Internship - Procurement Plastic Packaging

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Date: 15-Jun-2022

Location: Amsterdam, NL


Purchasing Internship – Global Packaging Team Plastics

Are you a (graduate) student, passionate about procurement and sustainability and looking for an experience in an international environment?


As part of the Global Plastic Packaging Team, you will have the unique opportunity to lead a global benchmark initiative to identify opportunities to reduce plastic and drive cost worldwide. Additionally, you will collaborate and play a key role in shaping the sourcing strategy for PET bottles and PSL labels globally.


This internship focuses on giving you great understanding of core purchasing skills and tools, learning from a best-in-class organization and making a tangible contribution towards Heineken’s sustainability and purchasing goals.


The internship is based in Amsterdam and available asap for the duration of 6 months, with possibility to extend to 12 months.


Please note that all interns must be enrolled at a university for the entire duration of the internship. You will need to provide a proof of enrolment with your application. Applications without this will not be considered.

Your responsibilities

Based on your profile, your responsibilities will focus on one of the following areas:

  • Responsible for internal and external benchmark initiative worldwide, collaborating with suppliers and local purchasing teams to identify opportunities to optimize plastic packaging, mainly on PET bottles, closures and Pressure sensitive labels.
  • Support in the development and implementation of the Global Sourcing Strategy for plastics, aiming to achieve maximum cost optimization and enabling HEINEKEN’s sustainability goals.
  • Assist in strategic sourcing activities to secure HEINEKEN’s plastic materials supply.


Your profile

You are a student in a relevant field of study, and you have the following:

  • Ability to prioritize and to work in a structured way on projects and individually
  • Exceptional team player capability and eagerness to learn, share knowledge
  • Proficiency in English: written, spoken and interpersonal
  • A pragmatic approach with a can-do mentality



When you are an intern at HEINEKEN you will:

  • Learn how to apply your theoretical knowledge and to understand business needs
  • GoPlaces; experience new things and meet colleagues from different cultures along your way
  • Be challenged and get exciting responsibilities from day one
  • Be a member of the international team of interns; boosting your professional (and social J) network
  • Be offered the best Friday drinks in the Amsterdam city centre! Here you can try different global and local brands



Are you interested in this internship and would you like to apply straight away? Please click on the application button.
Do you want to know more about this
internship or the application process? Feel free to contact Claudia Zuniga Moran at

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