General information

Job Title
Buyer - FTC
Ref #
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Chassis, body In White
Position level
H - Qualified
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Fixed Term Contract
12 months
Working pattern
8:30am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday

Description & Requirements


No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breath-taking performance road cars.

With innovation at the core of all we do, every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do.

Purpose of Role

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

The successful candidate will be working as part of a high performing and agile team, with direct report into the Purchasing Manager, and a Senior buyer.  Cross functional engagement with our Engineering, Quality, Production, Cost Reduction and Legal Teams is vital for successful delivery and performance.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Support cost reduction activity as per senior buyer commodity deck 
  • Support sourcing activity as required 
  • Support tracking of budgets and targets 
  • New supplier identification and loading to appropriate systems in McLaren 
  • Support with strategy and nomination desks, and support with cross functional sign off. 
  • Reference and awareness of technology and quality roadmaps within scope. 
  • Work cross-functionally with all departments
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Degree preferred but not essential. 
  • Previous manufacturing / automotive experience preferred but not essential. 
  • IT literate in MS Office applications.
Personal Attributes
  • A strong, clear and confident communicator. 
  • Ability to work to deadlines and demands. 
  • Keen attention to accuracy and detail. 
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated to work autonomously.