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Technical Buyer

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

Mercedes-Benz, a brand of the Mercedes-Benz Group, has been involved in Formula One as both team owner and engine manufacturer for various periods since 1954.

23 Nov 2022
Full Time
Closing date
1 Dec 2022

Technical Buyer


At the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, a group of passionate and determined people work to design, develop, manufacture and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and rising star George Russell.

The Team has set a new benchmark for Formula One success during the sport’s current Hybrid era, winning consecutive Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, and the Constructors’ Championship in 2021.

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team are joining forces with INEOS TEAM UK, as the Challenger of Record for the 37th America’s Cup competition. This project brings together two highly complementary spheres of high-performance, high-technology engineering and sporting challenge. To strengthen our team, we are looking for a Technical Buyer with a background in top-level competitive engineering to join our technical group, based at Brackley.

Reporting to the Lead Technical Buyer, the Technical Buyer will be working within a highly skilled and motivated team that requires best practice purchasing techniques and supply chain development to meet the demands of the project schedule. This will range from sourcing high complex technical components within deadlines and tightly controlled budgets, to sourcing goods and services to support the business. The position holder will be required to work from the team’s technical base in Brackley, UK.

The role:

As our Technical Buyer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Sourcing Mechanical and Hydraulics components whilst demonstrating sound negotiation skills and financial awareness in the purchasing / manufacturing process for high complexity, engineered components whilst managing and working within the agreed budget, quality, and delivery targets.
  • Experience managing and keeping to tight cost targets but maintaining quality.
  • Working with the Lead Technical Buyer to ensure parts are delivered in line with the requirements of the programme and to the correct quality standard.
  • Support development of the America’s Cup and Mercedes Grand Prix team supplier portfolio.
  • Stakeholder engagement to effectively manage both external suppliers and internal customers while demonstrating effecting dispute resolution and conflict management.
  • Proactively managing the supply chain in terms of purchase orders and updating SAP and stakeholders as necessary.
  • Actively developing robust procurement and quality processes and aligning throughout the business.
  • Sourcing indirect goods and services to support the business.
  • Maintain and improve high performance relationship with suppliers.

What we are looking for:

  • An enthusiastic and hard-working attitude
  • Exceptional supplier communication with a structured approach.
  • A Hydraulics technical (purchasing) background, (the ability to understand and discuss engineering drawings would be advantageous).
  • Commercially astute with strong negotiation skills, with the ability to quickly assess fair market price for desired services.
  • Experience of using SAP is preferable.
  • Ideally CIPS qualified and with proven experience of working in a dynamic engineering prototype (small batch) environment.
  • Flexibility in approach is required, along with appropriate supportive team behaviours, and the ability to work with minimal supervision to meet deadlines in a dynamic environment.

What do we offer:

At the heart of our performance are our people. Every member of our team has a voice and plays their part in contributing to our successes on and off the racetrack.

We take pride in creating an innovative, collaborative and high-performance culture where all of our team members are respected, empowered and valued.

Through our Accelerate 25 programme, we are continuously working to make our team even more diverse and inclusive. We welcome applications from all and are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented individuals.

Our riverside campus is powered by 100% renewably sourced energy and features an on-site gym and exercise studio, subsidised restaurant and on-site parking with EV chargers available.

We offer a competitive and attractive package of benefits including a generous bonus scheme, Mercedes car lease scheme, private medical cover, life assurance and 25 days holiday.

How to Apply

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Applications close on 1st December 2022

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