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Internship (Operations): Global Sales & Operations Planning Performance

  • Posted: 10 Jun 2024
  • Operations
  • Hoofddorp
  • Netherlands
  • Hybrid

About the job

Are you passionate about data analysis and would like to use your skills to assess Supply Chain Performance? Would you enjoy networking and being a key point of contact in a challenging, multinational FMCG environment? Then apply now and join us as our new Global Sales & Operations Planning Performance intern in our Hoofddorp, NL office starting mid-August 2024 


About the Job 

As a Global S&OP Performance intern, you will be part of the SNU Global S&OP Performance team, which is in charge of delivering operational excellence within our global end-to-end Supply Chain network, through continuous optimization of leading KPIs, powered by accurate data reporting and digital tools. You will be working on KPI reporting, and you will identify opportunities for improving the performance across the Specialized Nutrition S&OP network. As part of your scope you will be working with business units and factories around the world.  


You will be responsible for 

  • Running weekly and monthly KPI reporting to ensure high quality data available on time; 

  • Performing root-cause analysis aiming at detecting underperformance and opportunities for improvement in collaboration with Sales Units and factories; 

  • Supporting the team with performance animation and presentation for different forums; 

  • Supporting or leading improvement projects related to reporting and/or performance management 


In this role you will be supervised by the S&OP Performance Manager, Diane Deborgies. Here is what Diane told us about her ‘’ My name is Diane, I'm the Global S&OP Performance manager for the Specialized Nutrition division at Danone. I'm working at Danone since ~5 years; I've started as an intern myself (in a similar position to this one!), and have since then evolved through multiple Supply Chain roles in Ireland and in the Netherlands. I'm always willing to help my interns grow, via building knowledge and confidence, extending their network visibility, and contributing to challenging missions aimed at improving Performance.’’ 


About you

As a Sales and Operations Performance intern, you will have strong data management skills and an analytical mindset. You are able to utilize power BI and relevant tools to provide efficient and accurate reporting. You have an engineering, supply chain or business background, with an eye for detail and logical mindset that supports you in gathering useful insights that can be transformed into solutions. You are a fast learner, team player, have positive energy and ability to prioritize to always meet deadlines. You are not afraid to challenge situations and bring your own ideas forward in order to act proactively in a fast-paced environment. On top of that? Your strong communication skills enable you to have clear and effective communication with stakeholders. 



You’ll also have the following background: 

  • Enrolled as a Master student during the whole internship period (if you are a non-EU citizen, you need to be enrolled at a Dutch university); 

  • Ideally available to start the 15th of August 2024 for a minimum of 6 months, 5 days per week; 

  • You are fluent in English - oral and written;  

  • You are able to work from Hoofddorp office, 2 times per week; 

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

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 24th of June! 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