The McLaren name is synonymous with motorsport. The story across five decades of racing at the pinnacle of global motorsport is of restless technical development with characters of passion and true grit, all with a single-minded determination to succeed. The trophy cabinet at McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) tells a thousand stories of world champions, great drivers, constructor titles and of all those individuals who have stood on the sport’s global stage to make their invaluable contribution in making that difference: that extra thousandth of second off a lap time.
With a backdrop of continued growth and success, McLaren Automotive is now consolidating its motorsport strategy with specific aims; enriching the customer’s experience on and off track, broadening the McLaren brand appeal to a wider global audience and delivering motorsport experiences that are best in class.
As we begin this exciting journey we are looking for a Purchasing Manager to join our rapidly expanding team and help us to deliver the best GT cars across multiple classes to our global customer base.
Purpose of the role:
The Purchasing manager will be responsible for leading & developing a growing team of Buyers and Material controllers to ensure the successful delivery of components for our Production, Development and PURE track day programmes.
Deliver against aggressive targets for the Purchasing function to support organisational growth
Primary accountability in the implementation and management of Supplier Contracts
Lead complex negotiations and support the teams in the development of long term strategies for multi-million pound projects
Create an organisation where talent is supported in its development by training, and mentoring assignments
Encourage best practice and a culture of continuous improvement across all purchasing functions
Build relationships with the various motorsport departments to ensure no delays to build / test programmes
Ensure consistent procurement processes are undertaken throughout the supplier engagement process. Including as appropriate, assessment of supplier risk, management of objective evaluation, negotiation and contract generation
Knowledge, skills & experience:
Extensive procurement knowledge is vital, to ensure delivery of commercial agreements against programme targets, as well as identification of suppliers on a global basis
Previous experience within the motorsport industry, especially GT racing or automotive production environments, would be a distinct advantage
Proven supply chain experience / Experience in dealing with both small and large value organisations
Experience of working cross-functionally within a development program involving diverse functions such as quality, logistics, development, planning.
Demonstrable experience and success of contract management, tendering and negotiation
Dynamic individual with the ability to respond to challenging situations in an innovative manner.
Desire to develop, mentor and manage a team of ambitious individuals whilst ensuring targets are achieved
Capable to work independently in contract implementation and management
Fully accountable for actions with clear desire to take full responsibility for their teams KPIs
Enthusiastic and with a high level of self-motivation to overcome obstacles.
Ability to lead negotiations or support teams in the development of negotiations strategies for large and complex projects
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.