Intern Project Management Office

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Date: Apr 16, 2024

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.

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About Global Business Services (GBS)

GBS drives functional excellence by continuously improving and innovating the way we execute our business processes. We are driven by the belief that an excellent service delivery model is essential to business growth.
Our overall objective is to improve the quality of our services, reduce costs and give back time to our business so that they can focus more on our customers, growing their business and innovation. We do that by improving process, cost, quality and cycle time with transparency and excellent customer service.

We currently provide Services in the domains of: People (HR), IM, Finance, Procurement Sourcing and Real Estate & Facility Management.

GBS already has a strong culture of continuous improvement and talent development, but to strengthen our capabilities, projects will be initiated and executed in various areas on an ongoing basis. Furthermore, GBS aligns with any existing functional transformations, and we are a strategic partner and synergy driver during mergers and acquisitions. 

About the Project Management Office (PMO) department

The scope of the PMO department consists of a couple dozen projects, mainly in the Integrated Supply Chain, Finance or HR space with a total spend of several million. Our team is a mix of senior, medior and junior level Program/Transition/Project managers as well as Project Supports. We all enjoy sharing our expertise and passion with others. For that reason, and to bring in fresh talent and ideas. 
 

Internship Description

Key Objectives:

  • Supporting 1 or 2 different global projects or transitions
  • Maintaining general administration activities of the PMO 
  • Responsible for organizing reoccurring PMO project/transition sessions 
  • Supporting a Project Manager 

 

Key Accountabilities and activities:

  • Contribute to the objective of the project through driving and monitoring progress 
  • Create / perform / analyse project management overviews (costs, quality, and time)
  • Assist with continuous improvement of current project/ transition processes
  • Handling mailbox and queries
  • Organizing companywide meetings on project management knowledge sharing
  • Supporting the task of chasing stakeholders to deliver input
  • Support with gathering KPI’s from the project manager/ transition managers
  • Support in the preparation of meetings (booking of meeting rooms, writing invitation, creating a distribution list, agenda’s/actions/minutes etc.) 
  • Translate analysis and data into appealing presentations (develop storylines, agenda’s, slides)
  • Being able to set the right message to stakeholders of all levels 
  • Store and clean up documents in the digital library

Who can apply?

The internship is open for 3rd year Bachelor or Master students that are enrolled at a university in The Netherlands and for those who want to gain hands on experience in an international environment. We expect you to be available 5 days a week to work on projects within our department.


A background in Business Administration, Finance, Computer Science or International Relations is preferred. 

 

Desired skills:

  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Digital administrative skills
  • Adaptability to new technologies
  • Time management skills
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Energetic and innovative personality
  • Hands-on mentality and able to manage multiple tasks in parallel

We’ll provide you with:

  • Competitive intern compensation
  • A work environment with attention to learning and development
  • Possibility to learn Project Management Skills and methodologies
  • Hybrid way of working 

Application details

As part of your application, please supply: 

  • CV
  • Motivation Letter, in which you substantiate your application 
  • Higher education grade list (including results of not yet finished degrees)

 

Only candidates who have supplied these documents will be considered. The start date for the internship is set for May, but it is possible to further discuss. The duration of this internship is 6 months. 
Pre-screening questions are part of the selection procedure and there will be 2 to 3 interview rounds.

 

If you would like to receive additional information or if you have any questions, please contact Amy Isgar, amy.isgar@akzonobel.com

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 38755 

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