When our founder Bruce McLaren passed away at the age of 32 he left behind a legacy that has shaped who we are today. We have an unrivalled heritage which has its roots in racing; but McLaren Automotive is now creating a story of its own and we want you to be a part of it.
As part of our Track25 business plan we will launch 18 new models or derivatives of our vehicles and look to expand our retailer network into new markets with an aim of having 100 retailers globally.
Track 25 and McLaren Automotive’ s growing reputation is testament to our world class employees. To ensure McLaren Automotive continues to be at the forefront of the Automotive market, we are looking for a Procurement Specialist to join our Aftersales team.
Purpose of the role:
Reporting into the Aftersales Senior Buyer, this is an exciting opportunity to work within the McLaren Aftersales team, with the primary responsibility of ensuring the on-time and stable supply of Aftersales parts to the global McLaren Retailer network. As the business experiences, rapid growth in both the volume and variety of vehicles, McLaren must ensure that our ground-breaking product performance is more than matched by a class leading Aftersales customer experience.
This role must deliver commercial solutions through our supply base, enabling Retailers to surpass the expectations of McLaren owners both in terms of product availability and cost.
Implementing a strategy to secure the supply of Aftersales product through the complete vehicle lifecycle, with particular focus on the stage between end of model production through to end of model life
Ongoing negotiation of Aftersales’ part and tool costs, optimising the commercial terms and conditions with suppliers to suit the needs of McLaren
Negotiation of Aftersales commercial terms with the supply base for all new McLaren vehicles and models in support of project launch timescales
Sourcing of components sold to Retailers and customers as Aftersales specific product
Implement a supplier engagement process specific to Aftersales, ensuring that all necessary suppliers are actively managed and fully committed to meeting their McLaren Aftersales obligations
Build relationships with both key internal and external stakeholders at a senior level, supporting all other accountabilities and ensuring that all Aftersales strategies match the overall McLaren business imperatives
Ensure that all required master data needed to both procure parts from the supply chain, and to distribute through our global Retailers is accurate and captured in the system ahead of new product, model, or market launches.
Knowledge, skills & experience:
Evidenced Procurement experience either from within the Automotive industry or from an indirect background. Degree or Diploma preferable.
Familiar with the specific challenges associated with sourcing and managing an Aftersales supply chain
Experienced in supplier negotiation and management
Keen eye for developing & implementing a strategic approach to problem solving
Able to manage an extensive supply chain and volume of parts
IT skills, in particular MS Excel is essential. Experience using SAP would be an advantage
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills at all levels of the business, with strong written and presentation capabilities
Thrives in a fast paced, challenging environment
Proactive approach to lead and influence
Exceptionally organized with a high level of self-motivation
Commitment to achieving challenging objectives, and able to deal with changing priorities
A flexible approach to working hours and practice is needed
Prepared to travel to suppliers both domestically and abroad as required
We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees. It is our aim to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.
At McLaren Automotive we are constantly looking to improve. To become the employer of choice we are always looking to develop our employee offerings. We currently offer a range of benefits to employees at all levels of the business including Private Healthcare, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and Personal Lease Car Scheme. We also offer a range of discounts with our partner organisations.