Netherlands, Amsterdam, Purchasing

Internship in Purchasing (Strategic Forecasting)

Please apply only if you are currently living in the Netherlands and you are still a student or you have graduated maximum 3 months prior to the internship start date.

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of over 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Consumer Brands continuously drive the evolution in dynamic categories: Laundry & Home Care and Hair. With our trusted brands, including Persil and Schwarzkopf, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth. 

Do you dare to make an impact?


  • Enhance visibility of raw material requirements by integrating launch and relaunch data into forecasting systems.

  • Improve strategic planning by providing insight into mid to long-term reformulations (eg., silicone free by 2026).

  • Facilitate global purchasing planning by centralizing all forecasts for the purchasing team, enabling a comprehensive overview.

  • Collaborate with the digital team to develop and implement a structured method for sharing forecasts with suppliers, fostering transparent and effective communication channels


  • Bachelor / Maters Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management or other related fields.
  • Passion for global purchasing and supply chain management.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Good cross cultural relationship skills.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Firm experience with MS-Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent English (written, oral).
  • True team player: team results matter more than an individual agenda.
  • Able to start a full time internship from August 1st for 6 months (Hybrid).


  • Opportunity to work in a multi-cultural dynamic environment
  • An exciting and educational full-time internship in an international FMCG business
  • You’ll be part of an international intern
  • CommunityFun and educational events organized for the international (BeNeFrance) intern community, with opportunities to broaden your network
  • 6 months internship (possibility to extend for 2 more months, max. 8 months in total)
  • An internship allowance of 1000 EUR gross/ month and a travel allowance  

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

JOB ID: 24064175
Contract & Job type: Limited - Full Time
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