Purchasing Graduate

Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains offer a 2 year Purchasing Graduate scheme that will allow you the opportunity to work in a state of the art Technology Centre alongside some of the best talent, and have a direct influence on the performance of the team. In Purchasing we enable and directly influence the pace of technology development, and the transference of this to the road or track by creating and managing a dynamic and responsive external direct and indirect supply chain. We achieve this by ensuring the quality, delivery and cost of all goods and services meet the business needs by working collaboratively across the business to execute the sourcing of all parts and services, delivering them on time and to specification. This role also includes working closely with HPP’s dynamic Internal Manufacturing supply chain.

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Job no: 497030
Work type: Student
Location: Brixworth
Department: Purchasing & Logistics (Div)

As a team we pride ourselves on challenging and developing our graduates, which will both challenge you and provide exposure to multiple areas within the business with the potential to experience first-hand multiple aspects of Purchasing.  During your time on the scheme you will have the opportunity to;

  • Experience the supply chain cycle from new design concept to product delivery, raising orders, expediting deliveries, managing the supply chain and driving supplier performance improvements
  • Be challenged to provide innovative solutions and manage relationships with external suppliers and internal customers
  • Help define HPP’s sourcing strategy, having a real input in how we identify and source our future needs
  • Have the autonomy to actively lead Power Unit Programmes within the external Supply Chain and Supplier negotiations; including preparation and documentation
  • Experience working cross functionally with Engineering, Programme Management, Quality, Build, Test, Manufacturing, Facilities, IT and Finance
  • Work with our highly skilled engineers and be responsible for the purchasing process in support of Power Unit build for road or race.
  • Develop your capability and wider understanding of how company governance impacts the supply chain


What can we offer you?

Supported by a wealth of expertise and our mentoring programme, you will take on the challenges faced to deliver high specification parts, services and programmes. This is a fantastic opportunity to start your career and to develop into a Technical Buyer or into a wider Operations Management role. 

What do we need from you?

  • A curious, tenacious and driven individual with a hunger to thrive in a fast paced environment
  • You will have 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

The application process:

  • Submit your on-line application, CV and covering letter
  • Your application will be screened by HR and the hiring manager
  • If successful you will be invited to attend an interview
  • If successful your scheme will start in September 2022

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