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Internship - Upstream Pack Sourcing

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Date: 25-Sep-2022

Location: Amsterdam, NL


Internship - Upstream Pack Sourcing -  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. What about brands like Cristal Clear, Royal Club, Heineken 0.0, Amstel Radler and Birra Moretti. 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

In this role, you will be joining the newly formed Upstream Packaging Sourcing Category as Upstream Pack Sourcing Intern.

  • The internship objective is to support the creation of a long-term strategy of upstream materials by:
    • Interacting with category managers, suppliers, consultants and Heineken colleagues in the Netherlands and in many countries to have a full understanding of packaging Tier 1/Tier 2/Tier 3 supply
    • Mapping each packaging upstream chain including locations, players, cost structures and CO2 impact
    • Creating a strong data base that can be the source for several additional analysis
    • Proposing the best approach based on established sourcing methodologies like 7 step strategic sourcing process, ATK chessboard, etc

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

The newly formed Upstream Packaging Sourcing Category is part of the evolution of Procurement @ Heineken as we aim to guarantee that Heineken has the best materials for its cans, bottles and secondary packaging considering every aspect (p.e. quality, cost, sustainability)

The terms of employment

  • Your starting date is 1 September 2022
  • The internship is fulltime (in consultation also 4 days a week possible)
  • The duration of the internship is 5 or 6 months (in consultation with your internship supervisor)
  • You are registered at an educational institution
  • It is a practice-oriented internship
  • You will be based in our Schiphol HQ in Amsterdam
  • You will receive an internship fee of €500 (HBO/WO)
  • 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!

  • Engineering/business background preferred
  • Strategic mindset and interest in sustainability are a requirement
  • Can-do attitude and ownership mentality are a must!

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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