Quality Assurance Internship (f/m/d)

Planet A Foods

Planet A Foods

Quality Assurance
Munich, Germany
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023
Your mission
At Planet A Foods, we want to revolutionize the food industry to protect the planet we love. We believe that creating better food ingredients, done by perfecting centuries-old fermentation technology, leads to healthier alternatives for us all and can save up to 500 Mt of CO2 per year.
Our first product? Yummy chocolate! We created the world’s first 100% cocoa-free chocolate called ChoViva. Our ChoViva tastes amazing with a solid snap and smooth melt as well as roasty notes and a subtle sweetness. In addition it is completely natural, gluten-free, vegan and made with only seven ingredients. ChoViva doesn’t only deliver on taste and naturalness. It is also kind to the planet with a breathtaking low carbon and water footprint, plus a complete mitigation of deforestation and child slavery!
On our journey to protect our Planet A, we are looking for a motivated we are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Quality Assurance Intern to join our team. As a Quality Assurance Intern, you will play a crucial role in supporting the maintenance of documentation, audit preparations, screening documentations from Raw Material Suppliers, identifying missing documentations, and assisting the Quality team in risk evaluation based on the HACCP plan.

Your tasks at Planet A Foods:

  1. Maintaining Documentations Across Functions:
    • Assist in organizing and updating documentation related to quality processes.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure accurate and up-to-date records.
  2. Audit Preparations:
    • Support the Quality team in preparing for audits by organizing necessary documentation.
    • Participate in mock audits to identify areas for improvement.
  3. Screening Documentations from Raw Material Suppliers:
    • Review and assess documentation received from raw material suppliers.
    • Ensure that supplier documentation meets the required quality standards.
  4. Identifying Missing Documentations from Suppliers:
    • Work closely with suppliers to identify and rectify missing documentation.
    • Implement processes to proactively address documentation gaps.
  5. Assisting Quality Team in Risk Evaluation:
    • Collaborate with the Quality team to evaluate risks based on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan.
    • Contribute to the development of strategies to mitigate identified risks.
Your profile
  • High Motivation and Work Ethic: Demonstrate a highly motivated and hardworking approach to tasks and responsibilities.
  • Willingness to Travel: Ability and willingness to travel to Pilsen without inconvenience.
  • Documentations Proficiency: Effectively work with and handle various documentations, with a preference for candidates familiar with HACCP.
  • Data Analytics understanding
Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Food Technology, Supply Chain, or Industrial Technology.
  • Required to do a mandatory internship of at least 3 months
Desired Work Experience:
  • Fluent in English.
  • Czech is a plus but not mandatory.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a production environment.
  • Proficient in making diagrams and flow charts.
  • Excellent communication skills.
(As part of this dynamic role, cross-country business travels are an integral aspect. To facilitate travel, due to VISA regulations, the applicant is required to possess an EU citizenship. And we only hire interns that need to make a mandatory internship for university)
How we hire at Planet A Foods
Joining the Planet A Foods team is more than just a job – it's a commitment to our core values that permeate every aspect of our business. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we go above and beyond to embed fairness and equity in our inclusive recruitment and hiring process.
  • We value the knowledge, expertise, and skills that individuals bring based on their identities, life experiences, and backgrounds. We want people to bring their full selves to work and as a global company, we want to reflect the world. Our success relies on talented individuals who share our passion bringing innovation and insights that stem from their different perspectives to help us work as one team to accomplish ambitious global strategy goals.
  • Our recruitment is inclusive. We recruit top talent that reflect the diversity of the world and global marketplace we inhabit. We conduct deliberate and purposeful recruitment that brings applicants to Planet A Foods that represent a broad range of identities, life experiences, backgrounds, and skill sets.
  • Our hiring process is transparent and consistent. We have high standards for ensuring a clear process is used consistently with every candidate. There are no side doors for bringing in people. We adhere to a hiring protocol that includes and recognizes differences rather than rule them out.
  • We recognize that one of the dynamics of meaningful inclusion is seeing that all people can succeed in our workplace. We know representation matters and that our values are not something we simply talk about, it’s something we work toward. It’s something we do. Our values must show up in who works on the Planet A Foods team, at every level.
Our values:
We share a great vision that can only be achieved as a team. We prefer enabling others to succeed instead of petting our egos.
On Discovery
We keep our eyes, hearts, and minds open, curious to explore, improve and create new realities beyond the ordinary.
Creating impact
We aim at building a better world. Science is at our hearts, and full of passion we progress on our journey.
Just do it
We rather take a lousy first step than standing still or losing ourselves in discussions. Smart words are worth nothing if they are not accompanied by smart actions.
Why us?
Our hierarchy is flat and communication direct, which means that we operate and learn fast, as a team. You can expect the following:
  • Competitive Compensation (including stock options): Recognizing your value in the industry.
  • Flexible Working Hours: Because we believe in ownership and trust.
  • Learning & Development Program: A commitment to the growth of every team member.
  • Regular Team Events: Fostering camaraderie and creativity.
  • Free Lunch, Drinks & Snacks: Because fueling your brilliance is on us.
We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply.
About us
It’s an audacious, incredibly rewarding mission that we are dedicated to achieving. Planet A Foods is built around the idea that everyone should be able to enjoy just, circular and waste-free food. To that end, we create a family of foods by upcycling clean (local/cruelty-free) ingredients with state-of-the-art biotechnology and flavor science.

Exciting challenges lie ahead — Join us on our mission!