Buyer - Motorsport & MSO


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Purpose of Role

The McLaren Automotive Purchasing Department is an exciting yet demanding, fast paced and commercially driven environment.

As the Buyer - Motorsport & MSO you will be working as part of a high performing and agile team, with direct report into the Purchasing Manager. Cross functional engagement with our Engineering, Quality, Production and Legal Teams is vital for successful delivery and performance.

Principal Accountabilities

Life-cycle responsibility delivering high quality, value for money components into McLaren.

Accountability for cost and budget management for multi-million pound direct-spend portfolios.

New supplier identification and introduction into McLaren.

Deliver commodity strategy and nomination approvals in line with business requirements aligned with the organisation’s key stakeholders.

Reference and awareness of technology and quality roadmaps within scope.

Negotiate, execute and monitor contractual agreements with suppliers.

Deliver challenging annual cost down targets through commercial and VA/VE methods.

Work cross-functionally with all departments to drive core quality, cost principles and process.

Develop strong, long-term relationships with Suppliers.

Managed supplier performance on cost, quality and on time delivery.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Degree preferred but not essential.

A strong, clear and confident communicator.

Ability to work to deadlines and demands.

Keen attention to accuracy and detail.

Proven commercial background / strong negotiator.

Previous manufacturing / automotive experience preferred but not essential.

Proven supply chain experience in dealing with both high and low value organisations.

Enthusiastic and self-motivated to work autonomously.

Experience in cost engineering, raw material and tooling buying would be advantageous.

Personal Attributes

We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees. At McLaren Automotive through our people, we are constantly looking to improve, as we do with our Supercar program development. Aspiring to become the employer of choice in a fast paced and challenging environment.

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.

We would like to hear from you if you are a result driven, highly self-motivated, exceptional and enthusiastic performer with a passion for Purchasing.

McLaren Automotive