General information

All posting locations: Nijmegen, , Netherlands

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Date Published: 01-May-2023

Ref #: R-69490

Description & Requirements

Start date: 15th September 2023

Duration: 5 to 6 months

Allowance: 625 euro per month (40hrs- 5 days) & full reimbursement of travel expenses 

Location: Nijmegen

During your assignment you will be part of the R&D team. As an integrated team member we welcome you to take part in the team’s activities such as team meeting & category meeting which will give you a real feel for the company and the business. You will be working with great autonomy and will interact with various colleagues from product- nutrition- sensory- regulatory and microbiology but also external partners. We are looking forward to your support on our portfolio through increasing the knowledge- optimizing current products and/or finding new innovative technical solutions in the area of sugar and salt reduction.

Assignment and key activities:

  • Screening new ingredients to reduce sugar and salt in our products (lab and pilot scale)
  • Testing impact of ingredients on sensory- nutrition- analytical- shelf life and regulatory (with the support of internal experts)
  • Reaching out to suppliers- working together with procurement
  • Setting up DoE for experiments
  • Project aim: Sugar and salt reduction to support ESG guidelines.


  • Food Technology third year HBO/Bachelor or Master student with classes on Ingredient Functionality and Product Design or Product Development
  • Experience in product development and knowledge on interaction and functionality of the ingredients is preferred.
  • Knowledge on alternatives to sweetness and savory- affinity with nutrition- sensory and regulatory knowledge is a plus.
  • You are science driven and hands on- have good analytical skills- are highly motivated- outgoing and look for results- self-starter and autonomous and have communication skills.
  • 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)

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

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.