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Intern CMI & marketing low & no alcohol (global) 1

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Location: Netherlands : Amsterdam
Function: Commerce
Sub-Function: Commerce - Marketing - Other Support
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Education: 03 - Bachelors



Intern Low No Alcohol – Heineken International, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

From 01.09.18 – 28.02.2019

Have you ever dreamed of joining a huge international company in a lovely human-sized city? Does working in one of the biggest brewery companies in the world, in a multicultural team with interdisciplinary tasks and great corporate spirit put sparkles in your eyes?

Heineken N.V. is the number one brewer in Europe and one of the largest brewers in the world. Heineken Global Commerce is looking for two curious, ambitious interns to support the Low No Alcohol (LNA) Team.  Low and No Alcohol is one of the fastest growing and most exciting beverage categories as consumers live healthier lives, seek out more existing tastes and experiences and seek solutions to help them in a busy world.


The roles available are:

  • Consumer & Market Insights

Category support (Low and no alcohol Beer & Beer Mixes category and Brewed Softdrinks category)


All interns will be involved in projects and missions that include but are not limited to:

  1. New Product Development support
    • Supporting product innovation projects through participating in workshops, liaising with operating companies and agencies and supporting on design and packaging elements of innovation. 
  2. LNA Internal Communications
    • Assisting with internal communications via the LNA internal website and @Workplace (Facebook @work)
  3. Supply Chain Support
    • Assisting with various requests such as arranging the delivery of samples, organising internal taste tests and liaising with key operating companies when new products are being developed.
  4. LNA Team Support

Supporting the LNA team with initiatives such as workshops, meetings and social events. 


In addition to the above, below are the specific tasks to each category:
(Please specify if there is a role you prefer.)



Category Support

Consumer, Market and Competitor Intelligence:

Providing insight to the team using consumer and market data, assisting with research projects and monitoring trends


Support for well-established brands and market innovations: Assisting with brand portfolio expansion of Radler and other low- or no-alcoholic product launches in new markets; developing new concepts for a diverse category



The successful intern will require all of the following skills:

  • A natural curiosity and willingness to ask why.
  • A passion for the world of beer and low no alcohol.
  • Strong analytical and data interpretation skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Solid excel skills would be an advantage.
  • Confident, with good communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work across multiple projects and deal with multiple project owners
  • Highly motivated with strong sense of personal initiative.
  • We will consider applicants from all academic disciplines, but specific attention will be paid to those from marketing, market research, business and innovation
  • The intern must be currently registered as a student in a third level institution (University/HBO/Bachelor/Master).

The above missions will allow the intern to:



  • evolve in a global system, understanding the rules and expectations, in a complex organization
  • manage different types of interactions, with internal and external stakeholders


Communication Skills:

  • communicate in an international dynamic environment
  • produce clear and well-organized presentations, both written and oral
  • search for relevant information and share it if necessary


Multicultural Awareness:

  • learn how to work effectively adapting to multicultural and interdisciplinary team



  • adopt an action plan consistent with the stakes of a successful mission
  • apply theoretical and technical knowledge in the professional environment,
    also on own initiative


Strength through Adversity:

  • Innovate and develop tasks by taking into account constraints of the context



  • Behave ethically and adapt to the country and organization culture and its values


Remuneration and Support:

€500 per month

All transport costs covered

European international students will be eligible to apply for Erasmus support grant.

The intern will be supported by a line manager who will provide mentoring, support and periodic appraisals. The intern will also have access to senior managers across the LNA team. He/ she will work alongside two other interns supporting the LNA team.


Interested applications, please apply to with your CV and a 250 word motivation letter that explains what attracts you to HEINEKEN and the Low & No Alcohol team.


At HEINEKEN, we brew great beers and we build great brands. We are committed to surprising and exciting our consumers and employees everywhere. We have a proud history and heritage in brewing and in our communities. With operations in over 70 markets globally, we are the world's most international brewer.

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