We are looking to add a Head of Operations – Automotive (HOO) to our Automotive Business Unit to oversee and drive forward McLaren Applied Technologies’ growing portfolio of automotive products.
McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT) has been active in this space for over 25 years and there has never been a time which presents so much challenge and opportunity to the industry with the current moves towards ever more complex on-board control systems, autonomy, connected and electric vehicles.
These industry trends provide great opportunities for MAT, which has a strong and expanding portfolio of IP and we are seeking a world class automotive professional to navigate this complex market and provide the best outcome for McLaren Applied Technologies and our customers.
The HOO will support the Director of Business Unit (DBU) to ensure that the products side of the business runs smoothly and efficiently, delivering products to its customers to their demanding time, quality & cost expectations, whilst also taking care of the commercial aspects of the automotive products operation.
This part of the business currently accounts for over 40% of the revenue for the business unit, supplying 10-20k UPA into niche automotive applications. As a product based business, MAT has the ambition to grow the proportion of products based revenue to achieve scalable growth that isn’t limited by headcount.
Most of MAT’s automotive series products are produced externally by MAT’s supply-chain partners. Working with MAT’s Head of Supply Chain, the HOO will ensure that automotive customer needs are met with respect to production, ensuring that suitable cost down management takes place and that quality and operational matters are handled smoothly and efficiently to ensure that MAT operates as a dependable tier 1 supplier to its customers.
The HOO will also take responsibility for account management and lifecycle management for automotive products, maintaining strong links with our customers to drive further business opportunities, also supported by colleagues within MAT’s Automotive BU;
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