Junior Professionals Procurement and Sustainability for Battery Raw Materials for Future Leaders‘ Programme Inspire – the Leaders‘ Lab (f/m/x)


The Mercedes-Benz Group AG is one of the most successful automotive companies in the world. Together with Mercedes-Benz AG, the vehicle manufacturer is one of the largest providers of premium and luxury cars and vans. Becoming part of Mercedes-Benz means finding your individual role and workspace to unleash your talents to the fullest. It means becoming your best self in a global automotive company that has the goal to build the most desirable cars in the world. Empowered by visionary colleagues who share the same pioneering spirit. Together for excellence.
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.
Another option to continue your professional career is to work on sustainable supply chains. Within the team «Sustainability in the Supply Chain» we develop and implement strategies and processes to achieve the targets of our sustainable business strategy. In detail this means:

We develop measures in consideration of national and international regulatory requirements and stakeholder consultations
We analyze critical raw materials and derive measures to address human rights and environmental risks in Mercedes-Benz specific supply chains
We support departments in discussions or negotiations with external partners on our Responsible Sourcing Standards and other requirements for suppliers
We represent Mercedes-Benz interests in industry/cross-industry working groups on climate protection, human rights and raw materials
We work in cross-functional teams inside and outside Mercedes-Benz

Within our departments, 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 program
Participation in social and sustainability days


Junior Professionals with relevant work experience of at least 12 months in the field of procurement or sustainability and first leadership experience or leadership ambitions
International experience of at least 6 months
Excellent academic university degree in Master in mineralogy, geology, chemistry and sustainability.
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
Solution-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 at the end of November 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 . Please understand that we no longer accept paper applications and that there is no right to get your documents returned.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact HR Services by e-mail at hrservices@mercedes-benz.com or the “ Chat-Bot “ on our career page via the speech bubble symbol at the bottom right.

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