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Internship (Finance): EU Operations and Manufacturing

  • Posted: 12 Jul 2024
  • Finance
  • Hoofddorp
  • Netherlands
  • Hybrid

About the job

Are you passionate about Finance and always wanted to work in an international environment? Do you have an eye for detail & are a great communicator? Then apply now and become our new Finance intern starting on August 2024 at the office in Hoofddorp, NL 


About the Job 
You will have the chance to support our Danone’s EU Finance Manufacturing team. You will be part of a highly motivated, international team and you will work at our office in Hoofddorp, NL. 

You will have the opportunity to learn and gain hands on experience on the basics of Finance Controlling role within a multinational company. Analyzing figures, presenting conclusions and follow recommendations are essential for this position and your development as a Finance Controller within Danone. You will be frequently interacting with the financial SPOCs from over 30 factories around Europe. For your development you will have access to a wide range of company’s tools with an extensive range of different trainings and e-learnings where you can deep dive in many fields of expertise. In addition, you will have expert guidance and support from your business manager and the team. 

Throughout this internship, you will have to prove yourself being able to adapt to the challenging fast paced Manufacturing controlling environment and appear as a key element to the teams. 

Key responsibilities of this role are: 

  • Contribute to on all Finance & Control related business issues to support decision making across Operations functions; 

  • Consolidate, analysis and animations of performance of the 33 European designated factories; 

  • Manage monthly performance of the factories (define targets, RF, actuals); 

  • Follow-up on deviations and initiates action to fill the gaps vs. Target; 

  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of industrial costs, KPI and performance. 

You will work closely with Filipa Arantes Oliviera, your future line manager. Filipa joined Danone as a Manufacturing finance analyst 1,5 year ago. She takes care of the full European finance manufacturing scope, together with her manager, Gerardo. One of Filipa’s preferred activities at Danone is to visit plants, where all manufacturing takes places. 


About you

You are a Master student in Finance/Business Management - Controlling - Modelling P&L / BS / FCF. You should be an enthusiastic self-starter who is organized, have an eye for details, is not afraid to work autonomously and knows how to prioritize & respect deadlines. You have: 

  • An analytical mindset with excellent Excel skills (including vlookups and pivot tables); 

  • You are proactive, open-minded motivated and open to learn; 

  • Strong communication skills; 

  • Excellent attention to the detail & commitment to deliver high quality and accurate results; 

  • The ability to challenge situations and act with resilience; 

  • Great team spirit; 

  • Strong Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel & Microsoft PowerPoint. Knowledge of Power Bi is a plus. 

There are also some compulsory requirements: 

  • You are a Masters student during the whole internship period (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 are available for at least 6 months, 5 days per week; 

  • Please note that you are required to relocate to the Netherlands (if abroad) for this internship and get a BSN number. 

About us

Working at Danone is a unique experience. It’s fast-paced and complex and, at times, it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities to learn and grow working with some of the best-known brands in the world, like Evian, Alpro, Nutricia, Activia and Nutrilon. Bring your unique perspective, ambitions and entrepreneurial ideas to the table – the impact you could make might just surprise you. One Planet. One Health – BY YOU. 


We’re proud to be a B-Corp certified company. That means we meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability in everything we do.  


We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we base our hiring decisions on merit, job requirements and business needs.*  


We Offer 

We offer a gross monthly internship allowance 650 euros per month and a home working allowance/contribution towards travel. Please do keep in mind that we do not offer relocation and/or accommodation benefits for students coming from abroad. 


* Please be aware that you must acquire a BSN number to receive the full internship allowance. 


In the Netherlands we also offer a hybrid working environment which enables each team to meet our people's desire for flexibility. Across our 3 office hubs in Hoofddorp, Rijswijk and Utrecht this helps us create better opportunities for connection & synergies across our entities, teams, functions and categories. 


What’s Next 


It’s simple – hit the “apply” button before the application deadline of 16th of July! In order to comply with GDPR we can’t process your personal data without your given consent, so please apply directly via this website. Good luck! We can’t wait to meet you. 


Need more information? Please contact Giorgia Salone, Campus Recruitment Intern, via giorgia.salone@danone.com 

* all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status