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Internship - Strategic business control

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Date: 18-Nov-2022

Location: Leiden, NL, 2312 AT


Internship -  Strategic Business Control -  February 2023


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


  • Supporting the Strategic Business Control team in creating external insights (e.g. profit pool, competitive analysis, benchmarking) together with Revenue Management and the business
    • These insights are used to steer the commercial organization into the right direction, thereby making significant impact on the future of HEINEKEN Netherlands
  • Working together both within the broader finance team (e.g. business control, revenue management) as cross-functional teams (e.g. trade marketing, sales)
  • Planning the (financial) strategy for the comings years for Heineken Netherlands


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 Strategic Business Control Team’s purpose is to enable effective decision making in order to drive sustainable and profitable top-line growth and cost efficiency for HNL. We are an ambitious team of entrepreneurial colleagues with a shared passion for our mission. We actively look at improving corporate performance management processes and delivering high quality analysis.


The terms of employment

  • Your starting date is February 1st 2023 (earlier or later could be discussed)
  • The internship is fulltime (in consultation also 4 days a week possible)
  • The duration of the internship is approx. 5 months (in consultation with your internship supervisor)
  • It is a theoretical research internship
  • You will be based in Leiden
  • You will receive an internship fee of €500
  • 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!

We believe that everyone has unique talents and are therefore looking for you!

  • Currently completing a university bachelor or master (no specific study required)
  • Interest in (strategic) finance
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Sufficient in English

Conditions of HEINEKEN

  1. You are enrolled at an educational institution.
    1. In the case of non-EU nationality, you must be registered as an intern with a Dutch educational institution.
    2. In case of EU nationality, you may also be registered as an intern at educational institutions outside the EU.
  2. Physical presence at the location of your internship. We believe that you learn most when you can work directly with your colleagues. It is therefore not possible to work completely remote and HEINEKEN does not facilitate housing.

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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