Supply Chain & Operations traineeship

The application for the Supply Chain & Operations traineeship starting in September 2022, will be open from March 7th till April 10th 2022

Ready to kick start your career?


The teams you will be working with as a trainee are continuously improve our organisational, technological and analytical skills to ensure we deliver the right product in the right place at the right time and at the right cost. In the Supply Chain & Operations traineeship you can think of roles such as; Team Leader at the packaging department in Leerdam or Manager Planning on site to develop your leadership skills. These roles are of great value to develop managerial competencies for your future career. It is also possible to take on a role as Continuous Improvement Project Manager in Beilen or a Demand Planner in Amersfoort.

Do you have a passion for production processes and would you consider working with a company that owns the entire chain, from grass to glass?

We are looking for trainees who have the ambition to develop themselves into a plant manager at one of our production sites and accordingly grow into a role as Director Manufacturing. 

Our Supply Chain


In our plants, safety and continuous improvement are of paramount importance. We carry hundreds of technical and product innovations, with a value of more than half a billion euros per year. To contribute to a better world, we reduce our CO2 emissions by using green energy. One way we are contributing is through the installation of solar panels on farms and by reducing the water and energy usage in factories.

The supply of milk lies at the basis of different valuable product flows. The challenge here is to process all the milk supplied, whether in a Mona dessert or in Milner cheese. Besides that, milk components are also processed into pharmaceutical raw materials, semi-finished products or infant and toddler nutrition. At FrieslandCampina we own the entire chain; from grass to glass.

Are we looking for you?

  • Completed a WO Master’s degree preferably in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Technology or Supply Chain Management
  • You are interested in working within the various disciplines within Supply Chain/ Operations (e.g. QA, Operations, Maitenance, Plan&Deliver)
  • You have the ambition to build you career within a production environment
  • Fluent in Dutch (hard requirement)

Examples of assignments


Continuous Improvement Project Manager
In a role as continuous improvement manager you will think about improvements of processes in and around the plants of FrieslandCampina. Your goal is to streamline and improve productions from a number of different perspectives.

Team Leader Packaging
As team leader packaging you are responsible for the production of the packaging department. Safety, quality and costs are very important. To make sure the production is realised on time, you tell the operators and mechanics what they have to do. You must set priorities, take decisions very quickly and have to be able to communicate very clear. During the day you have contact with other departments (processing and logistics) in order to make the whole process as smooth as possible.

Joris, Supply Chain & Operations Trainee

"During the Traineeship, you have the opportunity to do challenging, varied work and learn about the different aspects of our supply chain. With the different assignments, you get a broad range of experiences. Thanks to additional workshops and the feedback culture, you really get to develop your skills and the mindset to continuously progress in your career."

Eva van Hoogstraten


The application for the Supply Chain & Operations traineeship starting in September 2022, will be open from March 7th till April 10th 2022. 

Do you have questions about the traineeship? Contact me!

Eva van Hoogstraten