Kraft Heinz, The Company

As one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, we are proud to spark joy around mealtimes with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands. Some are iconic master brands like Heinz, Kraft and Planters. Others are fast growing new sensations that defy status quo like DEVOUR and Primal Kitchen. No matter the brand, we are united under one vision To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World. Bringing this vision to life are our 36,000+ teammates around the world, making food people love.

Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership and commitment with Rise Against Hunger. And we also stand committed to sustainability, and the health of our planet and its people.

Every day, we are transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you’re passionate like us -- and ready to create the future, build on a storied legacy, and participate as a conscientious global citizen -- there’s one thing to do join us.

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. It all comes down to the way we empower our people to own their work. It’s true Our employees are our competitive advantage.

As part of the Kraft Heinz family you’re supported to grow and achieve. You’re recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance at every level. You’re given the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies. But you won’t do it alone. This is where our values and teamwork thrives and collaborative spirit fuels every day.

General information

All posting locations: Nijmegen, , Netherlands

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 05 - Product Research- Culinary

Date Published: 24-Sep-2020

Job Type: Student

Description & Requirements

Start date: February 2021

Duration: 5 to 6 months

Platform/Project: Multiple projects for below teams. Availability of the projects will be shared at later date.

Kraft Heinz- The Company

As one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies- we are proud to spark joy around mealtimes with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands. Some are iconic brands like Philadelphia Cream Cheese- Kraft Peanut Butter- De Ruijter and Heinz Ketchup. Others are fast growing new sensations that defy status quo like CRAVE. No matter the brand- we are united under one vision- to be the best food company- making life delicious.

Bringing this vision to life are our 36-000+ teammates around the world- making food people love.

Together- we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership and commitment with Rise Against Hunger. And we also stand committed to sustainability- and the health of our planet and its people.

Every day- we are transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you’re passionate like us -- and ready to create the future- build on a storied legacy- and participate as a conscientious global citizen -- there’s one thing to do- join us.



Our Culture of Ownership- Meritocracy and Collaboration

We’re not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. It all comes down to the way we empower our people to own their work. It’s true Our employees are our competitive advantage. As part of the Kraft Heinz family you’re supported to grow and achieve. You’re recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance at every level. You’re given the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies. But you won’t do it alone. This is where our values and teamwork thrives and collaborative spirit fuels every day.

R&D Internship opportunities

  • Packaging Development
  • Product Development
  • Process Development
  • Laboratory
  • Culinary
  • FSQ & Regulatory

During the internship- you get your own portfolio- projects and responsibilities. You will get the chance to learn everything about Kraft Heinz- not only the business but you will also get to know the people! You will find yourself in a dynamic and international team- where you will be working as an equal business partner from day one. As an integrated team member- we welcome you to take part in the team’s activities such as team meeting & category meeting which will give you a real feel for the company and the business. Get ready for a lot of exposure to internal senior stakeholders and the delivery of key projects for the R&D team going forward.  

Qualifications:

We are looking for someone who is energetic- ambitious and driven. As a Kraft Heinz intern you’ll be the owner of your own projects and especially of your own career. WE provide the playing field- YOU change the game. Are you up for the challenge? . 

Job Requirements

  • Master student- with a relevant study background (eg. Food Science/Technology- Chemical Engineering) preferred for Packaging- Product and Process positions
  • Minimum Bachelor’s required for Culinary- Laboratory- FSQ & Regulatory positions
  • You should have good communication skills and fluency in English- both written and verbal (Dutch is not a requirement but other languages are a plus!)
  • Working experience in a relevant industry is advantageous 
  • You are enrolled at a university for at least 50% of the internship duration.

NOTE: EU working rights are required (Either you have EU Citizenship- you are studying in the Netherlands or are eligible for another relevant student work visa)

Professional Attributes

  • Ability to Simplify: We like to keep it simple. And to execute fast. Your ability to simplify will be highly appreciated- when you provide simple solutions dealing with complex challenges. 
  • Curiosity- positivity & enthusiasm: You’re curious- positive and enthusiastic. People know you as the driver of the team.
  • Team player: Achieving results is nice- but achieving results with the team is simply the best. You’re a team player- which means you’re sometimes a leader- sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates.
  • Analytical: We’re a very data driven company. You know how to translate complex data into simple solution with your analytical mindset.
  • Result driven: You don’t only focus on your results- but always do what’s best for the company.

What we offer you

  • Competitive allowance dependent on position
  • Full reimbursement of travel expenses 
  • Become a part of a close intern community as well as the wider R&D team
  • Location: Nijmegen
  • An ambitious employer; we only want the best for you
  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea- please let us know and we can set it in action!

Recruitment process:

September 15th – November 1st 2020:  Apply with your CV + Motivation Letter 

September - November: Online assessment (assessment of your skills and to see if you are a company fit)

Mid November:  Business Interview

End November - beginning December: Assessment day in Nijmegen Kraft Heinz Innovation Center (offer or decline will be received a few days after)

December – January: Contract stage

February: Greatest opportunity of your life!

COVID-19 update:

Like any other company- Kraft Heinz has been affected by the regulations surrounding COVID-19. Currently- the Nijmegen office is partially open. This decision is reevaluated frequently and can be changed. Kraft Heinz has adapted well to the COVID-19 restrictions and there is either a 1.5m distance personal onboarding day as well as an in-person hand-over period or an online-onboarding day as well as an online hand-over period.

You will receive the full allowance and are able to work partially from home and partially from the office.

Please keep in mind that situations may change at any time.

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity