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Internship ofi Cocoa - Branding and Marketing 1

Date:  18 Apr 2024
Country:  Netherlands
Function:  Marketing and Communication
Sub-Function:  Marketing


ofi is a global leader at the forefront of food & beverage consumer trends. Through its complementary portfolio of cocoacoffeedairynuts and spices ofi delivers sustainable, natural, and plant-based ingredients & solutions to its global and diversified customer base.  ofi has 20,000+ employees, is in 51 countries and supplies food and raw materials to over 8,000 customers.


One in five chocolate bars produced anywhere in the world use our cocoa beans and products. We supply enough coffee beans to brew over 90 billion cups of coffee and our nuts, spices and dairy products are used in millions of products around the world. But we don’t just source or grow the raw materials for these products: our team of chefs and food scientists are working closely with our customers, sharing our fresh ideas to inspire new concepts. Making it real at every step, from plant to palate.


We’re also driven by our Purpose – ‘Be the change for good food and a healthy future’. By working with ofi, you’ll be helping to create real impact on the ground. Sustainability is built into our business model - from our offices to our farming operations and supply chains, we’re acting across issues as diverse as farmer poverty, deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions.

The internship

An opportunity has arisen for an internship at the Branding and Marketing department of ofi Cocoa in Koog aan de Zaan, Netherlands. For a period of minimum 5 months, you have the opportunity to be part of an energetic, positive and multifunctional team, where you will work and collaborate as a link between different teams and you will be responsible to deliver projects in partnership with the EMENA Brand Manager. This is planned as a classical internship but can also be developed into a bachelor thesis project if needed. Starting as soon as possible (February '23 at latest) for a 6 months period.


During your internship the main duties will include:

  • Helping with the development of the customer engagement experience at trade fairs as well as related brand communication development
  • Assisting on the development of relevant customer experiences, in collaboration with the Brand Manager, the Product Development and Innovation team.
  • Engaging in the branding, marketing and communication strategy and deployment activities, assisting the Regional EMENA Brand Manager

The intern

A successful intern will possess the following:

  • A currently enrolled student in a business school or focused, post-graduate programme with an interest in marketing, branding and communications, or part of a marketing masterclass. Preferably a person with some previous internship and/or work experience.
  • Excellent English language communication skills and proficiency (both oral & written)
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently utilise Outlook and full MS suite of programmes (Word, Excel, PPT, Teams)
  • Someone who is responsible and accountable, a ‘go getter’ with a positive / energetic attitude, and someone who is curious, open minded, and ready to accept new challenges.
  • Ability to work independently and take responsibility for delivering projects on deadline and to completion
  • Interest in food/beverage sector, in digital / social media / blogging, in design and in sustainability. Must love cocoa and chocolate!

We offer

We offer an interesting internship at an international company as part of the marketing and communication team based in London and in the Netherlands. Reporting to the EMENA Brand Manager, you will have the opportunity to experience the everyday work life at a multinational company and learn about the food ingredients world. Koog aan de Zaan (15 mins away by train from Amsterdam) is the office location where you will be based together with the Brand Manager.

More information?

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