Intern Indirect Procurement (Master)

Date:  05-Jan-2021
Posting End Date: 

Amsterdam, NL, 1062 KR

Company:  ICL Europe Cooperatief U.A.

Would you like to experience what it is like to have a key role in a global organization? Our Indirect Procurement Team is searching for a proactive, analytical  and hands-on student who is willing and eager to learn.

You will be exposed to both local and international environments, interfacing with our many colleagues with different roles and responsibilities and working as a key member of an important and diverse team. 


What we offer:
We offer a challenging internship in a dynamic and learning-by-doing environment where you will be able to make improvements in the team with your obtained skills and knowledge. We always strive to be the best and encourage everyone who works with us to excel. We also embrace diversity, give people the latitude to express themselves and value differing opinions.


Would you like to write your thesis during your internship, we may also offer you the opportunity to do that!


Some of your daily responsibilities and tasks will include:


1) While with us, your deliverables shall have two components – Project based: Giving candidate exposure to process improvement projects in a time bound ecosystem. There shall be multiple opportunities for such project and exact project details can be worked out after understanding selected candidate’s interest area/expertise and ongoing requirement.


2) Operational: Giving you exposure into day to day working of procurement professional in a diverse ecosystem such as ours. On operational aspect, you are expected to support colleagues by


• Active participation in sourcing activities;
• Achieving cost reduction while maintaining or improving quality or vendor service levels;
• Assisting the Global Sourcing Manager in preparing and coordinating bids;
• Monitoring the purchasing process;
• Negotiating with suppliers;
• Reviewing, preparing, verifying and/or approving financial and business transactions within established frameworks and guidelines;
• Issuing purchase orders/call-offs;
• Following up on orders to ensure that items are shipped and delivered on time.


Who we are looking for:

• Master student (preferably of Purchasing & supply chain);
• Available 4 – 5 days per week for 3 - 6 months;
• Proactive and accurate attitude
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Analytical mindset
• Great Excel, PowerPoint  and Microsoft Word skills; VBA/Macro knowledge would be advantageous


Languages: English is a must. Other languages would be advantageous (especially German, Dutch or French).



ICL European Headquarters
Koningin Wilhelminaplein 30, 1062 KR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


More information:
For more information about this position you can contact Ilona Verhoef (Talent Acquisition Coordinator) via

About ICL:

ICL is a global specialty minerals and chemicals company operating potash, bromine and phosphate mineral value chains in a unique, integrated business model. ICL extracts raw materials from well-positioned mineral assets and utilizes technology and industrial know-how to add value for customers in key agricultural and industrial markets worldwide. ICL employs around 12.000 people worldwide and is active in many European countries. The European Headquarters are located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

For more information, visit the company's global website or visit to find out more about ICL’s activities in The Netherlands and Belgium.