Procurement Internship Technical Procurement

CAPEX & Energy Procurement Internship starting September 2022




Company Description

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.

Keulsekade, Utrecht, Netherlands, Full-time

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.

Job Description

Are you a student looking for an Internship starting in September/October? 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? Are you enrolled in a European University/HBO? If you are, then keep reading!

The Technical Procurement Category covers the sourcing of CAPEX equipment, Energy and Facilities Management. These categories are instrumental for the well-functioning of our plants and support the overall growth agenda for JDE.

In your role as Technical Procurement Intern you will be assisting the category buyer and category manager to accelerate on the below pillars:

  • Category management: global frame agreements and payment terms management
  • Data management: from information to intelligence
  • RFI-RFQ: scope and run tendering process under the direct supervision of the responsible buyer; complete tenders by documenting internally, using the relevant tools


We are looking for a team player a true network builder and eager to learn, confident in Excel and PowerPoint. You should be capable of understanding data and recommend the best decision from an end to end perspective, focusing on the solution required by the business. You are able to make a plan and then diligently work towards executing sub-steps leading to the designed goal. Understanding of procurement basics is needed to succeed.

To be successful in this role you:

  • Need to be enrolled at a University/HBO for the whole duration of the internship.
  • Are highly motivated
  • Are an excellent communicator
  • Are fluent in English
  • Are inquisitive, pro-active, confident, analytical and prepared to work in a fast-paced, dynamic international environment.

Additional Information

The monthly internship allowance is € 450,- for a HBO student or € 500,- for a WO student, based on a fulltime 40 hour workweek. The internship starts around September/October 2022, and is for a period of 6 months. The recruitment process contains an online assessment test and a final interview in Utrecht.

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.