Internship: Marketing Procurement buyer

Job TitleInternship: Marketing Procurement buyer

Job Description

Your challenge

Are you the enthusiastic, talented intern we’re looking for?

Looking for an exciting career path where you can see the full company life cycle? Want to tackle real business challenges? Want to be part of a professional team? Want to learn a lot? If you are looking for all of this, we have what you want and the journey is waiting for you.

Your responsibilities

  • Part of a Marketing Procurement team, you will manage commodity projects delivering best Total cost of ownership for Philips.
  • Working with procurement colleagues, you will resolve complex procurement business situations, lead, articulate, execute concrete projects serving the team goals

Goals: Return on investments, savings, compliance, execution.

Your team

Indirect Materials and Services (IMS) is part of Philips Procurement managing the indirect spend for Philips as a total via matrixed organization (a Commodity Cluster on the vertical axe and a Market Procurement set up on the horizontal axe, covering all Philips Markets globally). We are on a Perform and Transform journey creating additional value for Philips in general and Procurement more specifically. This makes IMS fun to work in and good for professional learning opportunities in your career path.

We are located at the head office in Amsterdam.

Our offer

We offer a real challenge, which will help you getting a broad business understanding of the company life cycle. You will have real challenges to tackle, and will have a real mission to report on. You want to be part of true business game, come and join us to move the needle!

  • This is an Thesis Assignment.
  • Duration: 12 months
  • We are looking for students able to start as soon as possible but no later than March 2017.

Internship conditions:

  • Students on work placement or final-year study assignment are paid a work placement or final-year study assignment allowance.
  • A student on a work placement or final-year study assignment is paid an allowance towards rented accommodation, depending on his/her situation. This will be determined setting up the Intern Contract.
  • A student on work placement or final-year study assignment who can prove that he/she is not entitled to a student card for public transport (OV-studentenkaart) is paid an allowance to cover the cost of travel between home and the place of work in accordance with the Conditions of Employment Guideline.
  • The student is entitled to paid leave on the basis of 1 day per month.
  • Opportunity to buy Philips products with tax benefit (Philips MyShop)

We are looking for

To be successful in this internship we are looking for you:

  • Currently studying towards your University Bachelor of Science/Master of science WO (Bsc./Msc.) in:
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Business Economics
  • Procurement
  • Are fluent in oral and written English.
  • We prefer students with some experiences in previous internship assignments in Marketing, Procurement or Finance.
  • Will need to be autonomous.
  • Are a self-driver, born to be a natural leader
  • Are able to excel in a complex and multi-cultural environment and resolve complex situations
  • Are motivated and possess a strong business understanding

If you recognize yourself in this profile and would like to take this challenge, we invite you to apply as soon as possible. This position will be removed from the internet per 29-01-2017!


Required documents in order for us to continue with your application:

  • Student registration form (Proof of enrollment at your current education)
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your motivation and informing your availability

Please note that in order to be considered for an internship, it should be compulsory (for students outside EU/EER) by your education and you need to be registered as a student during the entire internship period. Formal documentation of which may be requested at any time.

Please note that the contents of our regular internship assignments are not suitable for professionals (and/or MBA students) with professional work experience.


In case of difficulties with your job application please send an email to [email protected]

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