Quality Supply Chain R&D Intern (6 months, starting March 2022)

Trainee- & Internships Utrecht Intern Netherlands

Job Description

Working with us means you’ll be making an impact in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. We work as a team, celebrating success and supporting one another. Our associates work with a diverse group of like-minded people, in an innovative environment committed to doing the right thing – all across the world. What you do here will get noticed. 

Are you a student looking for an Internship starting at the beginning of March 2022? Are you looking for an internship that will offer you an assignment in one of our running projects and that will challenge you with a wide-ranging variety of work and opportunity? If you are, then keep reading! We pride ourselves on being able to offer interns a challenging experience in our daily work. 

In your role as Quality Supply Chain intern, you will work together with Senior members of the Quality team actively managing the portfolio of JDE suppliers. This is a great opportunity to gain experience and exposure to various food product & packaging technologies, manufacturing techniques and to help the team strengthen supporting the development of tools and knowledge for the future. 

  • Chance to learn the JDE way of assessing and onboarding new suppliers. Work with existing supplier on continuous improvement of their quality and food safety capabilities. 
  • Being a part of digitalization journey of JDE Quality. Global roll out of supplier management tool. 
  • Being instrumental in Coordination activity around planning supplier audits and visits and follow up activities. 
  • Being able to assess sustainability capabilities of vendors and work closely to improve them. 


Do you fulfill the following requirements? 

  • A student in Food tech/science or technology related subjects. 
  • Good proficiency in MS Excel is essential, preferably some experience with statistical analysis and data visualization tools. 
  • Good communication skills are essential as you will collaborate with people in various locations. 
  • A “self-starter” with drive and energy, confident to work with minimal supervision. 
  • Adaptable to new requirements. 
  • Innovative problem solving skills 

Preferable degrees include: Food Science, Food Technology or Technology related subjects. 

You are highly motivated, an excellent communicator, fluent in English, inquisitive, analytical and prepared to work in a fast-paced, dynamic international environment. 

To be successful in this role you need to be enrolled at a University for the whole duration of the internship and this needs to be a mandatory part of your study curriculum. Please note that if you are a non-EU citizen you need to be enrolled at a Dutch University to be considered as a candidate. 

The monthly internship allowance is € 450,- for a HBO student or € 500,- for a WO student, based on a fulltime 40 hour workweek. We also provide additional support if daily travelling to work is required. Please do keep in mind that we do not offer relocation and/or accommodation benefits for students coming from abroad. The internship starts at the beginning of March 2022, and is for a period of 6 months.  

  Timeline and dates to be aware of:   

  • 05 December 2021 - Vacancy will close 
  • 06 December 2021 – If positive outcome, you will receive an online SHL assessment  
  • 08 December 2021 – end of day due date online assessment 
  • 13 & 14 December 2021- If Positive, you will receive an invitation for the video interviews  
  • 16 December 2021 – Video interviews with hiring managers 
  • 20 & 21 December 2021 – you will receive final outcome and if positive an offer from us 
  • January-February 2022: Contract stage   
  • Beginning of March: Start of internship  

! Please indicate interested team and/or type of projects in the cover letter before the 5th  of December.  

Additional Information

Your application at JDE
If you are interested in this career opportunity at JDE, hit the “I’m interested” button and upload your application. After receiving your application we will do our utmost to give you quick feedback. Part of the recruitment procedure at JDE will be an online assessment, followed by interviews. A pre-employment check can be part of the recruitment process.

For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We are fuelled by our purpose of unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea to create a better future. Today, our coffee & tea portfolio is available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets, through a portfolio of over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household names such as L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, Old Town, Super, Pickwick and Moccona. 

JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands.

What’s it like to work at JDE?

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JDE: A coffee & tea for every cup.

At JDE, we're Made to Stand Out. Every day we are progressive in outlook, ambitious in nature, resourceful in action and decisive in approach, bringing coffee and tea moments to everyone around the world.