Management Trainee

Supply Chain Bruxelles Full-time Belgium

Job Description

MANAGEMENT TRAINEESHIP – When you grow, we grow, coffee grows

The Management Traineeship is not a fully developed program. How can it be if it’s to be tailor-made? We believe you’re responsible for your own development. We’re just here … to help you!

At JDE, we believe that the combination of leadership capabilities, functional competencies, critical experiences and learning agility, with the right personality and attitude, lead to personal and professional development.

Apply for a 2-3 year Traineeship @ Jacobs Douwe Egberts!

A traineeship within JDE is a full-fledged starting position. It concerns a work and learning trajectory that prepares you in 2-3 years for a permanent position, depending on the opportunities within the organization. This traineeship should therefore not be confused with an internship. It is indeed the intention that you take up a position twice for 12-18 months in various domains such as Marketing & Sales Unit and Shared Service, within our 2 business units Retail and Professional.

During your traineeship you will receive all kinds of training that are important for your personal development. You will also be guided by your direct colleagues, manager, a mentor and HR.

You will have the opportunity to get to know our organization and to actively orient and develop yourself into the best version you can be!

Our commitment!

A company with a clear story

A qualitative, challenging and tailor-made program.

We offer a permanent contract with an attractive salary package including numerous fringe benefits (electric car, smartphone + subscription + data, internet, meal vouchers, group and hospitalization insurance, bonus opportunity, expense allowance...).


Who are we looking for?

In the context of diversity, equality and inclusion, we try to attract the broadest possible target group.

Are you a coffee and/or tea lover?

Did you obtain a bachelor/master's degree in 2022? Or do you already have a bachelor/master's degree and a maximum of 2 years of work experience?

Do you speak Dutch/French and English fluently?

Do you want to be in control of your own growth and development?

Do you take a critical and innovative look at various tasks and processes?

Do you have the ambition to quickly take the next step in your career?

And do you want to further develop your personal leadership skills?

Then you might become one of our new management trainees!

We hear you think: I’m exactly what you are looking for! Where do I need to sign?!?

Whow-whow-whow, hold your horses for just one more minute… 😊

We start with an initial screening based on a CV and motivation letter (via link below). If you are through to the next round, we invite you to take inductive, numerical and verbal reasoning tests. In case of positive results – please note, do these tests when you are well rested – we invite you for a meeting with HR and manager/board member. Afterwards? Simple, when everyone is as enthusiastic as you are, we draw up a contract!


Standout people making outstanding coffee!

Additional Information


For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We are fuelled by our purpose of unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea to create a better future. Today, our coffee & tea portfolio is available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets, through a portfolio of over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household names such as L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, Old Town, Super, Pickwick and Moccona.

JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands.

What’s it like to work at JDE?

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JDE: A coffee & tea for every cup.

At JDE, we're Made to Stand Out. Every day we are progressive in outlook, ambitious in nature, resourceful in action and decisive in approach, bringing coffee and tea moments to everyone around the world.