A vacancy has arisen for a Technical Buyer reporting to the Lead Technical Buyer.
The successful candidate will be responsible for purchasing car components and services in conjunction with our Purchasing Policy.
Key Accountabilities/Duties include:
Purchasing components from our external supply chain demonstrating sound negotiation skills and financial awareness with a focus on right first time.
Manage and maintain supply chain performance to ensure Cost, Quality, Delivery is achieved.
Managing and working within the agreed budgets and adhering to the relevant purchasing, quality and finance procedures.
Working with the Planning Team to ensure parts are delivered in line with the requirements of the programme and to the correct quality standard.
Stakeholder engagement to effectively manage both external suppliers and internal customers while demonstrating effecting dispute resolution and conflict management.
Proactively expediting all open purchase orders and updating SAP and stakeholders as necessary.
Working collaboratively with design and the supply chain to reduce lead-times whenever possible.
Actively promoting all purchasing & quality policies and procedures throughout the business.
Creating a positive profile for themselves and the department.
The ideal candidate will have a tenacious can do attitude and demonstrate this in their daily role, but also show exceptional supplier communication with a structured approach.
Ideally CIPS qualified and with proven experience of working in a fast paced engineering prototype (small batch) or preferably motorsport environment, along with a belief in continuous improvement.
Possessing a strong technical background, with a proven understanding of composite manufacturing processes being highly advantageous. You must have the ability to understand and discuss detailed engineering drawings.
Flexibility in hours and approach is required, along with appropriate supportive team behaviours, and the ability to work with minimal supervision to tight deadlines in a fast paced, high throughput environment.
We demand the best from our people so it’s only right we reward them with the best benefits. That’s why we offer a competitive package that includes: Bonus Scheme, Life Assurance, Private Medical Cover, access to a Mercedes car scheme and 25-days holiday per annum.
Past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future success. We are constantly aware of our competitors and we are restless for more speed.
While we’re proud of our past we will never succumb to complacency. Instead, we are looking to the future: remaining at the pinnacle of our sport with unmatched performance, reliability and quality. Whilst we compete in the uncompromising environment of Formula One, we do so with trust and respect for each other and our competitors, upholding Mercedes-Benz value of fairness in competition.
We invest in our greatest asset: people. We have experienced leaders to guide us, supported by a world-class operations team and the best new talent and craftspeople in the industry. They embody our values: Passion, Respect, Innovation, Determination and Excellence. And together, We are a formidable team, tasked with building the best Formula One cars and winning races. But it’s just the start. We are on a mission to win every championship and ultimately, to become the greatest champions in Formula One history.
We'll succeed when everyone delivers their tenth of a second. No matter which area of the team you work in, you will determine how we perform on and off the track. It’s why every person here takes immense pride in playing their part to the highest standards. Each and every day. Working here is fast. It demands technical excellence and teamwork. And it calls for great reserves of motivation and resilience.