General information

All posting locations: Nijmegen, , Netherlands

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Date Published: 27-Nov-2023

Ref #: R-76448

Description & Requirements

Start date: March 2024

Duration: 5 to 6 months

Location: Nijmegen

Platform/Project: Multiple Platforms:

  • Host Food Activation
  • Product Innovation

Basic Requirements:

  • You should have strong communication skills and fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • You are enrolled at a university for at least 50% study load for the duration of the internship.
  • NOTE: EU working rights are required (Either you have EU Citizenship, you are studying in the Netherlands or have relevant student work visa)

Overall Requirements:

  • Bachelor/Master student in Food (eg. Technology, Design, Innovation), Culinary, Chef or related field
  • Great passion for food and cooking 
  • Advanced culinary skills (restaurant, catering work experience and/or culinary degree)
  • You are a curious and enthusiastic person, with commercial sense and able to work in different roles on a team.
  • Strong English verbal and writing skills (level C1/C2, Native speaker)
  • Food photography and digital content editing skills are a big pre, but not a requirement

Culinary - Host Food Activation

You will be part of the R&D International Culinary team based in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. You’ll be working in a high performing and passionate team of chefs from different backgrounds and nationalities, all with strong culinary expertise in their field. As a Culinary Innovation intern, you will be a part of the impact of translating chefs expertise and creativity to unlock strong business value. As an integrated team member, we welcome you to take part in activities that are inherent to the role of a Culinary Development Chef and also collaborate with other specialties in cross-functional teams, which will give you a real feel for the company and the business. Get ready for a lot of exposure to internal stakeholders that will help you establish a solid network and a world where love for food is at the core of everything.

Assignments and key activities:

  • You will be responsible for developing a robust portfolio of host food content, leveraging our core portfolio of Taste Elevation products.
  • You will work across multiple levels of the innovation process: from trend analysis, ideation, recipe development to content activation. 
  • You will collaborate with our Consumer Insights and Nutrition teams to deliver a holistic and future-proof impact.
  • Distilling different streams of data into workable development cues
  • Understanding correlation between traditional and trending cuisine
  • Testing and exploring the versatility of our core products in-application
  • Create, test and document new recipes, in line with development cues
  • Design and finetune recipe output to stakeholder needs
  • Food styling & photography of prepared recipes
  • Host interactive (online) sessions to inspire and create awareness within the business

Culinary - Product Innovation

During your internship, you will be responsible for the development of new products in the culinary kitchen  as part of an NPD  or exploration project, strengthening and modernizing our Taste Elevation portfolio.

You will work across multiple levels of the innovation process: from trend analysis, ideation, gold standard recipe development to content activation. You will collaborate with our Consumer Experience, Marketing and Product Development teams to deliver a consumer-led and future-proof impact.   

Assignments and key activities:

  • Creating, testing and documenting new recipes, in line with development cues
  • Testing and exploring flavours, textures and culinary processing in recipes
  • Distilling different streams of data into workable development cues for project brief
  • Sense-checking prototypes in-application
  • Benchmarking and deep-diving into product category
  • Host interactive (online) sessions to inspire and create awareness within the business

Recruitment process:

1. CV selection based on hard requirements such as EU working rights  

2. Online Pymetrics assessment

3. Online Pymetrics video assessment

4. Online Screening Interview via Microsoft Teams

5. Hiring manager interview  

6. Amazing internship opportunity that can kickstart your career!   

Note: The recruitment process can take 4/6 weeks in total 

What we offer you:

We take interns seriously. You can expect from us to give you 1-on-1 mentorship from one of our experienced colleagues. We will work together on your personal learning goals and are keen to hear all good ideas you have! We will give you the space and support to make mistakes and grow. Become a part of a close intern community as well as a young and ambitious work environment (including online).

As a Kraft Heinz intern you’ll be the owner of your own projects and especially of your own career. At Kraft Heinz, we provide the playing field. You change the game. Are you up for the challenge?   

About Us 

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands. 

We spark joy around mealtime with our iconic brands, including Heinz, Kraft, Bull's-Eye, HP, Lea and Perrins, Quero, ABC, Master, Banquete, Plasmon, Orlando, Benedicta, Honig, Pudliszki, Wattie’s among others. 

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious! 

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy & Collaboration 

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day. As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone.  You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress. 

About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.