Lab Assistant C&T Sourcing

Quality Management Utrecht Full-time Netherlands

Job Description

Job Description

To start with, the position of “Lab assistant Coffee” sits into the Quality team of C&T Sourcing. An incredible diverse team that helps each other learn, grow and develop. Just how we like it! And as a “Lab assistant Coffee” you will be asked to support and facilitate the Quality team in determining if our coffees are on specification. For this, we don’t just need you to be a knowledgeable professional but also strongly rely on your interpersonal skills as well as your drive for success. Know that you’ll have a crucial role in creating and protecting the impact we look for in our value chain. With this said we like you to take responsibility over the following tasks:

  • Prepare the incoming coffee samples for daily tastings. Including unpacking, weighing of the coffee, roasting, performing physical checks and brewing /serving.
  • Release/ Reject the tested coffee in SAP
  • Be responsible for good practices and right use of lab equipment; for cleaning of and maintaining the lab according to the highest hygiene standards in order to make sure that the progress in the testing process will not be disrupted
  • Communicate with Logistic service provider on (re-)sampling, releases, etc.; with suppliers, and with other stakeholders
  • Organize sample shipment to external labs and maintain that administration and reports


We are looking for a Team player with a flexible mindset. Deadlines are short, so work amount may vary day 2 day. You must be independent in execution and be able to run the lab independently when necessary.

We can give you a list of “must haves”, however that’s not how we view your candidacy. We do, of course, take into consideration how much experience you have with MS Excel and SAP but ultimately we look at the bigger picture. But to give you a bit of guidance as to what we feel is needed in this role, we’ll share our “nice to have” list with you:

  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Experience in MS Excel and SAP
  • Strong feeling for hygiene and neatness
  • Affinity with the coffee product

Additional Information

Your application at JDE Peet's
If you are interested in this career opportunity at JDE Peet's, apply and join us. After receiving your application we will do our utmost to give you quick feedback. Part of the recruitment procedure at JDE Peet's would be an online assessment, followed by interviews. A pre-employment check can be part of the recruitment process.

More about US:

We are people united by the power and possibility of tea and coffee. At JDE Peet’s, we thrive on the freedom to pursue opportunities, provoking new ideas to make an impact at scale. Our ambition is simple – JDE Peet's: unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea.

We bring action to our intentions, following through on what was agreed, always pushing things forward. We offer our people a range of learning and development programmes to support their personal growth. We’ve worked hard to build an open, collaborative environment where you can approach anyone and be heard.

At JDE Peet's, we believe it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We also believe that a diverse and inclusive culture enables us to serve every coffee and tea lover in the best possible way. No matter who you are, where you come from, how you live your life, or how you enjoy your coffee or tea, you can fulfil your ambitions and contribute to our success.

When you grow, we grow, and coffee & tea grows.


Who we are?

JDE Peet’s is the world's leading pure-play coffee and tea company, with local roots dating back to 1753, and is headquartered in the Netherlands. We unleash the possibilities of coffee and tea in more than 100 countries with a portfolio of over 50 brands, including L’OR, Peet’s, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, OldTown, Super, Pickwick and Moccona.

What’s it like to work at JDE Peet’s?

The future of work is hybrid, with both office and home playing an important role. At JDE Peet's, we value meeting colleagues in the office to unleash the possibilities of coffee and tea together and we enjoy our focus time when working from home. Join us and you will experience both. Because it’s amazing what happens over a cup of coffee.

Whether or not you are with us, two, four or thirty years, it doesn’t matter. We help you build your skillsets and potential career. We offer a solid and competitive base salary and ad additional benefits to the mix. To name a few: Learning and development budget, career development, Insurances, pension plans and a minimum of 25 + 12 ADV days of paid holidays (because we care and want to offer you a healthy work – life balance)

We are offering a position to work in the heart of the Quality Control of coffee, in an international team of experts on Coffee, Processing, Logistics, and more. It is a dynamic role, in a highly engaged environment. We value working together, and work as a team on our team goals

#unleashyourpossibility #acupofamazing