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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 - 04 - Product Development

Date Published: 22-Sep-2021

Job Type: Student

Description & Requirements

Start date: October 2021
Duration: 6 months  
Platform/Project: Internship Technology Platform Sugar & Salt 
Workstream: Sugar reduction in infant biscuits

During your assignment you will be part of the R&D First Food team. You’ll be working in a high performing team- alongside peers always trying to reach the next level. As an integrated team member- we welcome you to take part in the team’s activities such as team & category meetings- which will give you a real feel for the company and the business. Your primary responsibility will be to do a deep dive into the role of sugar in infant biscuits baking technology- focusing on sugar reduction.    
Project brief 

In brief- you will be responsible for the technology platform activities on sugar reduction in biscuits- and resulting new product development projects.  

Key activities  

  • Literature research; study the technological role of sugar in biscuits- and find sugar alternatives suitable for infant biscuits
  • Benchmark studies
  • Prototype recipes 
  • Pilot plant work; test potential sugar reduction solutions and find the best (combination of) ingredients to replace sugar
  • Sensory evaluations 
  • Report on results & recommendations; Presenting results to key stakeholders like marketing

Internship Requirements 

  • Currently following a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Food Technology 
  • Strong English verbal and writing skills (level C1)
  • Must be a creative mind and have a passion for food  
  • Must maintain student status for the duration of the internship placement (50% workload)
  • Must have EU work authorization 
  • Available from October-March 2021  

Professional Attributes 

  • Ability to Simplify : We like to keep it simple. And to execute fast. Your ability to be flexible and to simplify will be highly appreciated. You provide simple solutions dealing with complex challenges
  • Independent worker: You are independent and can plan and perform your tasks without a lot of supervision. You are able to make your own decisions- always keeping in mind what’s best for the business.
  • Curiosity- positivity & enthusiasm: You’re curious- positive and enthusiastic. People know you as the driver of the team 
  • Team player: Achieving results is great 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   

What we offer you 

  • An ambitious employer: we only want the best for you and invest in your personal goals;   
  • An amazing learning opportunity in one of the world’s leading Food companies; 
  • All-round knowledge of the entire Food Development process and cooperation with many different key participators in the process;
  • Flexibility: you receive our trust and the freedom to take ownership of your work; 
  • Practical work: in the pilot plant you can put your theoretical knowledge to the test

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