Internship in Procurement

Philips Lighting


15 dagen geleden

We’re looking for an intern to join our Performance & Compliance team in Eindhoven.

Working for Signify means being creative and adaptive. Our culture of continuous learning and commitment to diversity and inclusion creates an environment that allows you to build your skills and career. Together, we’re transforming our industry.

As the world leader in lighting, we’re constantly ahead of the curve. Through our leadership in connected lighting and the Internet of Things, we’re breaking new grounds in data analytics, AI, and smart homes, offices, cities and more!

Signify is one of the few companies in the world to achieve carbon neutrality and our next sustainability goals are even bolder: doubling our positive impact on the environment and society by 2025.

As an intern, you’ll be responsible for improvements on our price management process in procurement.

We’re on the lookout for forward-thinking innovators with a passion for sustainability. If you match this description, get in touch!

What you’ll do

Project 1: Procurement Master Data control tower
In procurement, we have a lot of data that should be maintained up-to-date in order to make the right decision and drive the business

• Develop further our procurement master data control tower
• Automate the update of the dashboard
• Identify root causes of invoice rejection linked to procurement master data
• Define initiatives to improve and maintain the quality of the procurement master data
• Drive implementation of measures

Project 2: Structured ideation tool interlinked with saving management system

• Evaluate tools to capture ideas from suppliers in structured form and manage these ideas
• Prepare decision for tool investment
• Pilot implementation of the tool
• Interconnect outputs of the tool with the existing system (e.g. saving management from Jaggaer)

Project 3: Dealing with material price risk

• Evaluate how Signify is currently dealing with the material study
• Collect best practice for material price management (price adjustment within the corridor, regular price adjustment…)
• Simulate and evaluate possibilities
• Propose recommendations on how to better manage material price in the future
• Drive implementation of the approved recommendations

The intern will be able to choose the project he will work on.

Your qualifications

  • You are a student in Finance, Procurement, or related

  • You are process-oriented

  • You are energetic & outspoken

  • You are eager to learn

  • You think out of the box

  • You are creative and bring new ideas on process and training.

What you’ll get in return…

We’re offering multiple opportunities for career development, like mentoring and coaching, with strong international exposure for dynamic profiles. Learning is fundamental to our culture. Through continuous learning, we are transforming the industry. You have the chance to learn every day, acquire new skills and perspectives through customized online programs, and on-the-job experiences.

See #SignifyLife through the eyes of our employees!

As an intern, you will be part of the intern program in the Netherlands consisting of several events, trainings, and networking opportunities with your peer students. Join us and shine brighter together!

Who we are

Signify is the world leader in lighting. We provide professional customers and consumers with quality, energy-efficient LED lighting. And our lights, when connected, bring data to devices, apps and people – redefining what light can do and how you use it. Today, our innovations, such as LiFi – internet connectivity through light – and UV-C, solar and horticultural lighting, contribute to a safer, smarter, more sustainable world.

We’re operating in 74 countries with 32,000 people worldwide.


  • EU/EER students: In order to be considered for this internship, you need to be registered as a student during the entire internship period. Formal documentation of this may be requested at any time.

  • Non-EU students in Dutch Universities: You need to be registered as a student and your university needs to sign the Nuffic Agreement. The internship needs to be a compulsory part of your studies (receive ECTS in turn). In case of non-compulsory internship, you need to have a letter from the university in which it states that your internship contributes to your personal development, what your learning goals are  and what tasks you will undertake during your internship. The letter has to be signed and stamped by your university.

  • Non-EU students in non-Dutch Universities: You need to be registered as a student and the internship should be a compulsory part of your studies. Also, you need to be able to get the official approval of your university for this internship (Nuffic agreement).

Please apply only if you can meet the aforementioned requirements.

Over het bedrijf

Philips Lighting