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Intern Junior IT Buyer


Date: Nov 5, 2020

Location: Hoofddorp, ZH, NL

Company: DANONE

Do you want to become a Junior IT Buyer? Then this is the perfect preparation for you! Come join us as our new Global Purchasing Intern (IT/IS) for our global headoffice!

About the Internship

You will be part of the Global Purchasing Team that works within the Professional Services category: Information Systems and Information Technology (IS/IT). The culture is based on freedom and empowerment, which is an environment where every day is a new adventure - full of possibilities and real excitement.

As our new Purchasing ISIT Intern, you will support the DanIS Team, responsible for the Information Systems of all the employees of Danone globally.  You will be exposed to all the steps of the procurement process as well as learn how to manage IT stakeholders. You will be primarily be working on Requests for Quotation (RFQ), more specifically within the coordination in the field of telecommunication.

Your key responsibilities will be the following:

    Source and benchmark suppliers through RFP and negotiations;
    Ensure contracting & application of negotiated conditions
    Monitor quality service and performance of suppliers
    Serve as a resource to resolve commercial issues.

Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to take lead on one of the various projects this global team is pursuing by taking control and monitoring it through from beginning to end. Within this project, your responsibilities will include gathering data to conduct extensive analysis to be used when preparing strategies.  As well as  collaborating and coordinating with internal and external stakeholders in order to create the most effective communication strategy for the project.




About You

We are looking for a candidate that has a balanced profile of Procurement and IT, ideally with an educational background in one and a profound interest in the other. You have a strong analytical mindset, an eye for detail and have an profound interest for technology and/or telecommunication. You are a data driven person who is eager to learn more about the field of ISIT. You should be ready to put your study in practice and your resilience and self-starting mentality distinguishes you. As you will be working with stakeholders from all over the world, we are looking for a talent, who is able to connect and engage with many people in a short period of time.
There are also some hard requirements that you should consider:
•    You need to be enrolled as a student during the whole duration of the internship (if you are a non-EU citizen, you need to be enrolled at a Dutch university);
•    You are fluent in English – oral and written
•    You can start as soon as possible for a minimum of 6 months, 5 days a week, preferably able to start the 15th of December or the 1st of January;
•    You are able to work in Hoofddorp, Netherlands



About Us


Danone’s mission is bringing health through food to as many people as possible and we want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world. We recognize the power people have to impact the world through their daily choices. Healthy food needs a healthy planet, and this is what our new signature One Planet One Health embodies. Want to discover more about Danone in the Benelux? Check it out here.


We Offer


Become a member of our team and you will experience a challenging but rewarding internship, as we encourage you to learn-by-doing, which not only prepares you for your future career opportunities but also will help you excel in your role. In our very international work environment, you will have the chance to greatly improve your language, intercultural and interpersonal skills. We also offer a monthly internship allowance plus reimbursement of home-work commuting cost in the Netherlands. Please do keep in mind that we do not offer relocation and/or accommodation benefits for students coming from abroad.


What’s Next?

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