Indirect Purchasing 12 Month Placement Scheme

At Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains we offer a 12 month Purchasing Placement scheme which will tap into your passion and determination to win, giving you a real opportunity to contribute to our success story.

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Job no: 492472
Work type: Student
Location: Brixworth
Department: Purchasing & Logistics

In Purchasing we enable the pace of technology development by creating a dynamic and responsive external supply chain. We ensure our world class facilities are maintained to the highest standards through effective contract management. We ensure the quality, delivery and cost of all goods and services meet the business needs. We do all of this by working collaboratively across the business to execute the sourcing of all parts and services, delivering them on time and to specification.

As a team we pride ourselves on challenging and developing our Placement Students with a rotation plan which will provide exposure to Formula 1. In addition to this, we are also leading the transfer of state-of-the-art Formula 1 technology into the revolutionary Mercedes AMG Road Car “Project One”. During your time on the scheme you will;

  • Experience the supply chain cycle from supplier selection, raising orders,  expediting deliveries, managing the supply chain and driving supplier performance improvements
  • Assist in providing innovative solutions and manage relationships with external suppliers and internal customers
  • Work closely with the team to help define HPP’s sourcing strategy, having a real input in how we identify and source our future needs
  • Be involved with supplier negotiations; including preparation and documentation
  • Experience working cross functionally with Engineering, Programme Management, Quality, Build, Test, Manufacturing, Facilities, IT and Finance
  • Work closely with our highly skilled engineers as part of the purchasing process in support of Power Unit build for test and race
  • Develop your capability and wider understanding of how company governance impacts the supply chain

What can we offer you?

We can offer you the opportunity to work in a state of the art Research and Development Centre alongside some of Formula 1’s best engineers. This is a fantastic opportunity to start your career in Formula 1 and to develop into a Technical Buyer or into a wider Operations Management role.

Our benefits package includes:

  • A salary of £18,500pa
  • Podium bonus based on F1 results
  • Company lease car scheme
  • 36 days annual leave
  • Access to private healthcare and generous pension scheme
  • A variety of other benefits and staff discounts

What do we need from you?

  • A curious, tenacious and driven individual with a hunger to thrive in a fast paced environment
  • You will be on track to achieve a 2: 1 degree, or above, in an Engineering, Science/Technology, Economics or Business Studies degree
  • A strong academic background in relevant A Level disciplines, for example business studies, economics, maths or sciences, (or equivalent qualification)
  • Excellent communicator and able to build relationships at all levels including up to Managing Director level, internally and externally
  • A conscientious and professional approach to work
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • An adaptable approach which will enable you to develop your skills
  • An enthusiastic approach and a willingness to go the extra mile to help the team succeed

Application Process:

  • Upload your CV and Covering letter
  • Your application will be reviewed, if successful you will be contacted to arrange an interview.

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