Supply-chain Procurement Intern: EU Packaging Cost Model

Trainee- & Internships Utrecht Intern Netherlands

Job Description

Procurement is at the core of every company. Without our suppliers we will not have everything to produce and sell. Products need to be at the right price, quality and service. In order to determine the price, cost models are crucial. To support us in that journey, we have a great opportunity. Curious? Read more!

About the role

The internship starts in February or earlier, and is for a period of 5-6 months.

You will be part of the European Packaging Procurement Team based in Utrecht and report to the Regional Buying Manager Packaging. Day to day contact will be with Regional Buyer for Flexibles.

During your placement you will interact with procurement professionals at various levels and area of expertise, and you will have ample opportunity to engage in other work and projects to broaden your scope in the supply chain.

Some travel in Europe might be necessary for supplier visits to help you in understanding processes. In that case the travel cost will be covered.

You will be responsible for:

  • Get to the fundamental packaging cost drivers and translate this to an interactive and user-friendly cost model.
  • Develop and set up interactive cost model(s) for various packaging products, like paper wrappers, labels, laminates.
  • Link cost model with internal JDE systems to automate data input, like specifications, dimensions or colours used


If you have the courage and confidence to venture into new cultures & territories, and you're brimming with an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in at JDE. We roll up our sleeves, pitch in, and get our hands dirty to break new ground. Committed to playing at our best, we think bigger and move faster, always rising to the challenge that matters most and celebrating the wins that count. And all this in an open, friendly environment where you can approach anyone and grow any way you like.

For this role as a Procurement Packaging Intern, we’re looking for someone who has the following skills and experience:

  • HBO or WO with link to Economy, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Design, Mathematics or Statistics
  • Great (cost) modelling
  • Good communication skills (English)
  • Tenacity and drive to truly understand packaging conversion processes
  • Interest in packaging conversion
  • Great Excel skills
  • Self-starter and high self-motivated

Important: To be considered as a candidate for this internship,

  • EU/EEA students: 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. In case of voluntarily internship purpose, a tri-parties agreement may be requested to be signed by you and your university.
  • Non-EU/EEA students: you need to be enrolled at a Dutch University and your university needs to sign the Nuffic Agreement. The internship needs to be a compulsory part of your studies (eg, receive ECTS in turn).

This position is an intern role under JDE’s International Headquarter, only applications in English will be considered! Please apply only if you can meet the aforementioned requirements.

Additional Information

Your application at JDE

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.

The future of work is hybrid, with both office and home playing an important role. At JDE, we value meeting colleagues in the office to unleash the possibilities of coffee and tea together and we enjoy our focus time when working from home. Join us and you will experience both. Because it’s amazing what happens over a cup of coffee!

Internship Allowance

  • Based on a fulltime 40 hour workweek, the monthly internship allowance is € 450,- for a HBO student or € 500,- for a WO student, additionally, you will get paid leave on the basis of 1 day per month.
  • Monthly Commuting allowance:
    • In principle, you will be using your student public transportation card (student OV-chipcard /studentenreisproduct) for daily commuting.
    • If you are not eligible for the student OV-chipcard, JDE offers a commuting allowance. Compensation for commuting expenses, starting from a minimum distance of 5 kilometers one way, up to a maximum of:
      • 35 kilometers à € 19ct per km (according to the temporary arrangement) when travelling by own transportation;
      • 45 kilometers (max. € 294.50 based on public transport fees) per month for travel by public transportation.
    • Should you relocate to the city of your based office (Amsterdam or Utrecht), you will receive a monthly relocation compensation of up to a maximum of € 175. In this case, the commuting allowance will be not applicable. Please do keep in mind that we do not offer relocation and/or accommodation benefits for students coming from abroad.

JDE is a subsidiary JDE Peet’s, the world's leading pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands. For more than 265 years, JDE has been inspired by the belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. Today, JDE unleashes the possibilities of coffee and tea in more than 100 countries, through a portfolio of over 50 brands including L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, OldTown, Super, Pickwick and Moccona.

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.