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Title:  Intern Global Category Team Packaging

Intern Global Category Team Packaging


Global Function: HEINEKEN Global Procurement

Team and department: Packaging Material

Type of employment: Fulltime

Start date: May 2021

Duration: Minimum 4 months and up to 6 months (preferred option)


Your assignment

As Intern Global Category Team Packaging you will be joining one of the most strategic sourcing categories at HEINEKEN. The team is dedicated to secure uninterrupted supply of packaging materials like glass bottles, cans, paper and plastic packaging at the best overall value for HEINEKEN, meeting delivery requirements and in compliance with Heineken quality standards. The category operates globally, represents a value of more than €4 Billion and is the biggest spend category in the company. As such, you will have significant internal exposure. The categories are leading an ambitious number of projects that are of huge importance for the organization. You will be supporting the team in executing these projects and delivering category strategies.


In this role you will:

1. Support the implementation of the sustainability strategy for packaging materials in various regions

2. Assist the buyers in strategic sourcing activities to secure HEINEKEN packaging supply


Your working environment

You will report to one of the Global Category Leaders – Packaging. Your job will be partly home based and partly at the HEINEKEN Schiphol office when possible. The team consists of a very ambitious, diverse, international group of sourcing professionals.


Your profile

For this role we are looking for someone with the below qualifications:

  • University education in business, financial, logistics, commercial, economical, sustainability or procurement discipline;
  • Strong interest in procurement, sustainability and/or supply chain;
  • Language: Fluent English language required (verbally & written);
  • Functional Competencies: Analysis & Insight, Sourcing, Supplier Management;
  • A first experience as a procurement/commercial/sustainability intern would be a significant plus.


Also the ideal candidate has:

  • A result-driven and proactive mentality;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Strategic thinking capabilities;
  • Good communication skills - ability to explain complex topics in a clear and simple manner.


Through this internship, you will support strategic projects on sustainability and sourcing. Therefore, we are looking for candidates eager to learn by going and willing to build a concrete procurement experience.


Are you interested in working in an ever-changing procurement environment at the world’s most international and iconic brewer? Then we gladly invite you to apply for this role.


Note that this position requires EU working rights for up to 6 months.

It is key that the applicant is either European national, or enrolled in a Dutch university. The position could not be awarded to applicant not meeting one of these criteria, as Heineken do not support with the VISA application.


Your working conditions

HEINEKEN is a proud, independent global brewer committed to surprise and excite consumers with its brands and products everywhere. The brand that bears the founder’s family name – Heineken® – is available in almost every country on the globe and is the world’s most valuable international premium beer brand. The Company’s aim is to be a leading brewer in each of the markets in which it operates and to have the world’s most valuable brand portfolio. HEINEKEN wants to win in all markets with Heineken® and with a full brand portfolio in markets of choice. The Company is present in over 70 countries and operates more than 165 breweries. HEINEKEN is Europe’s largest brewer and the world’s second largest by volume. With more than 85,000 employees, HEINEKEN is committed to the responsible marketing and consumption of its more than 250 international premium, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders.



Are you interested into joining our team, or you want additional information about this internship, please contact John Boutaric – Category Buyer Glass (


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