Junior Professionals for Procurement for Future Leaders‘ Programme Inspire – the Leaders‘ Lab (f/m/x)

About us:

Do you want to become exceptional? And become part of an international fast track programme aiming to take over a leading management position right after 18 months?
Then: Start your career in our programme for future leaders «Inspire – the Leaders‘ Lab»!
We are looking for ambitious young professionals who can face challenges in a transformational environment.
After completion of the Inspire programme you will continue your career in the following business area: Procurement of strategic relevant Raw Materials with a strong focus on availability, sustainability and competitive pricing structures. Market relevant and geopolitical factors have a determined impact and have to be strongly monitored in the necessary activities. We attach great importance to team spirit, regular exchange and collegial communication. You will quickly take over responsibility for your own projects.


18 months of managing top projects and international assignment
Development into a future leader
Individual mentoring by a top management executive
High visibility in middle and top management
Training camps fostering leadership
Individual trainings from your personal qualification budget
Personal coaching during the programme
Participation in social and sustainability days


Junior Professionals with relevant work experience of at least 12 months in the field of procurement and first leadership experience or leadership ambitions
International experience of at least 6 months
Excellent academic university degree in Master in mineralogy, geology or chemistry
Extended digital know-how
Significant agile mindset
Hands-on mentality and can-do attitude
Ability to quickly adapt to new situations
Coordinating and managing projects with high complexity
S olution-oriented and communicative nature
Social engagement
Fluent in Business English and basic German language skills
High level of abstraction and strategic analytical skills for complex contract creation and negotiations
Working flexible, structured and result-oriented even under pressure
Ability to think out of the box and create new ideas to innovate existing business models
Empathic leadership skills to navigate and lead cross functional working groups
Personal drive to accept the challenge, step into the unknown and create new ways and processes to guide Mercedes-Benz through the transformation


You can inspire and motivate a team to give their best! You are empathic, authentic and have the power to persuade! You use state-of-the-art tech stacks to advance various processes and products in the transformation.

Are you willing to lead and take management responsibility right off the bat?
If your personal ambition is to become exceptional and a part of the top management, we are looking forward to your application.
We have a multi-stage recruiting process: If you pass the Online Assessment and the video interview, you will have the chance to meet your mentor to get first insights into your target area. If you are successful in the selection process, we will invite you to our Recruitathon in July 2023 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Additional information:
It is a permanent position.
It doesn’t work completely without formalities. When sending your online application, please attach your CV, an individual letter and any references you may have (max. 5 MB) and mark your application documents as „relevant for this application“ in the online form.
We particularly welcome online applications from candidates with disabilities or similar impairments in direct response to this job advertisement. If you have any questions, you can contact the local disability officer once you have submitted your application form, who will gladly assist you in the onward application process: sbv-zentrale@mercedes-benz.com
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact HR Services by e-mail at hrservices@mercedes-benz.com or the chatbot on our career page via the plus symbol.
Please understand that we no longer accept paper applications and that there is no right to get your documents returned.

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