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.

General information

All posting locations: Nijmegen, , Netherlands

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 03 - Packaging Development

Date Published: 24-Sep-2021

Job Type: Student

Description & Requirements

Job Description

R&D Packaging Internship

Start date: October 2021

Duration: 5 to 6 months

Location: Nijmegen

R&D Packaging Internship tasks:

  • Working on new packaging design & materials development;

  • Supporting sustainable packaging projects (mainly Plastics Rigid and Flexible);

  • Examples:

    • 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…

    • Scouting of new technologies: identify materials and converting solutions (Technical research- meetings with suppliers- creativity sessions- Consumers Insights analysis...)

Qualifications:

We are looking for someone who is energetic- ambitious and driven. As a Kraft Heinz intern you’ll be the owner of your own projects and especially of your own career. WE provide the playing field- YOU change the game. Are you up for the challenge? 

Job Requirements

  • Master student- with a relevant study background (e.g. Packaging / Chemical Engineering):

    • Knowledge in packaging materials and packaging process- Life Cycle Analysis and packaging lab tests

    • Knowledge in packaging regulations

  • You are analytical

  • You can coordinate projects (guidance will be given)

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

  • Working experience in a relevant industry is advantageous 

  • You are enrolled at a university for at least 50% of the internship duration.

NOTE: EU working rights are required (Either you have EU Citizenship- you are studying in the Netherlands or are eligible for another relevant student work visa)

Professional Attributes

  • Ability to Simplify: We like to keep it simple. And to execute fast. Your ability to simplify will be highly appreciated- when you provide simple solutions dealing with complex challenges. 

  • Curiosity- positivity & enthusiasm: You’re curious- positive and enthusiastic. People know you as the driver of the team.

  • Team player: Achieving results is nice- but achieving results with the team is simply the best. You’re a team player- which means you’re sometimes a leader- sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates.

  • Analytical: We’re a very data driven company. You know how to translate complex data into simple solution with your analytical mindset.

  • Result driven: You don’t only focus on your results- but always do what’s best for the company.

What we offer you

  • Competitive allowance

  • Full reimbursement of travel expenses 

  • Become a part of a close intern community as well as the wider R&D team

  • Location: Nijmegen

  • An ambitious employer; we only want the best for you

  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea- please let us know and we can set it in action!

COVID-19 update:

Like any other company- Kraft Heinz has been affected by the regulations surrounding COVID-19. Currently- the Nijmegen office is partially open to critical work. This decision is re-evaluated frequently and can be changed. You will receive an online-onboarding and an online hand-over period. Please keep in mind that situations may change at any time.

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity