Labs/Shelf Life Intern – The Kraft Heinz Company – Nijmegen

The Kraft Heinz Company


Labs/Shelf Life Intern

Start date: February 2024

Duration: 5 to 6 months

Platform/Project: Rigid Sustainable Platform

Location: Nijmegen

The aim of this research is to accurately predict and validate the Shelf life of Sauces via Chemical,

Physical and Sensorial analysis to build a prediction model for Shelf life. 

Assignments and key activities:

  • A validated Sauces Protocol for Shelf life in new packaging 
  • Understanding the validation of the protocol for different recipes & packaging 
  • Validate Emulsions & Non Emulsions Sauces by Shelf life modelling
  • Review of relevant literature 
  • Perform Chemical, Physical and Packaging analyses
  • Perform Flavours Analysis – Gas Chromatography
  • Update and or create a report about the Shelf life sauces model
  • Chemical & Physical/Pack analyses to develop and validate the protocol and model
  • Create a report on new packaging validation for other sauces
  • Factory samples and Lab analysis
  • Execute practical activities (including shelf life tasting and lab analysis)
  • Create periodic reports and presentations to keep team informed about findings and progress
  • Sharing knowledge within the Innovation centre and other departments as of packaging (presentation and final report)
  • Requirements :

  • Food Technology Quality Management/Process Engineering/Food Chemistry/Food Microbiology Bachelor/Master student
  • Had classes on chromatography (GC,HPLC), chemical analysis (titration, Soxhlet), watercontent, wateractivity and rheometer
  • Experience in lab analysis is crucial
  • Experience in modelling of data is a plus
  • You are curious and eager to learn, you can work independently and in a team and are accurate with your work
  • 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
  • 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!

    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 

    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. 

    We spark joy around mealtime with our iconic brands, including Heinz, Kraft, Bull’s-Eye, HP, Lea and Perrins, Quero, ABC, Master, Banquete, Plasmon, Orlando, Benedicta, Honig, Pudliszki, Wattie’s among others. 

    No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: . 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

    Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy & 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. 



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