General information

All posting locations: Nijmegen, , Netherlands

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Date Published: 24-Nov-2022

Ref #: R-63702

Description & Requirements

Packaging Development/Technology Intern

Start date: February/March 2023

Duration: 5 to 6 months

Platform/Project: Multiple Teams (please see below).

Location: Nijmegen

Basic Requirements for all:

  • You should have strong communication skills and fluency in English- both written and verbal (Dutch is not a requirement but other languages are a plus)
  • 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)

Teams:

  • Flexibles
  • Rigids

Flexibles (March):

Assignments and key activities:

  • Participate in new packaging design & materials development-
  • Supporting sustainable packaging projects (mainly Flexible Packaging). 

Examples:  

  • Scouting of new technologies: identify materials and converting solutions (Technical research- Meetings with suppliers- Creativity sessions- Consumers Insights analysis...) 
  • Feasibility study:  verification of the technical feasibility (Tests in the lab- Trials on the production lines...). Estimation of  the material costs and investments. Benchmarking versus standard. Life Cycle Analysis. Compliance with regulations- recycling process..

Specific Team Requirements:

  • Packaging Engineering/Technology- Chemistry Engineering- Product Sustainability 4th year Bachelor or Master student with classes on packaging technology/polymers/sustainability
  • Knowledge in packaging materials- packaging process- packaging legislations- packaging end of life process- and packaging lab tests  
  • Knowledge in sustainability 
  • Internship experience in packaging development or food/cosmetic/pharmaceutical company/packaging supplier is a plus

Rigids (February):

The focus will be on supporting different new packaging initiatives related to flexible or rigid plastic packaging. Within these new initiatives- it is important to consider packaging characteristics- legal requirements- consumer- and factory needs.  

Assignments and key activities:

  • Review relevant literature and external information 
  • Working with other external partners to gain knowledge and information 
  • Run small packaging projects independently 

Specific Team Requirements:

  • Bachelors in Chemical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience with plastics like bioplastic- PP- PE- PET- or packaging techniques like stretch blow molding- injection- extrusion is crucial
  • You are a team player and can work independently in a team and lead if needed
  • You have good problem-solving skills

Recruitment process:

CV selection based on hard requirements such as EU working rights   Online Pymetrics assessment Online Pymetrics video assessment Online Screening Interview via Microsoft Teams Hiring manager interview   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

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.

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 and 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.

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