General information

Job Title
Ref #
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Purchasing Business Office & Special Operations
Position level
H - Qualified
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
9am - 6pm 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. Due to impressive growth both within the team and at McLaren, we are currently recruiting for several Buyer roles across different commodities including Electrical, Interior, Powertrain and Engine. These roles will help shape our future and will ensure we meet and smash our ambitious production plans. 


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.

If you’re looking for a diverse, interesting but challenging role with strong clear progression then this is the role for you!

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.
  • Negotiate, execute and monitor contractual agreements with suppliers.
  • Deliver challenging annual cost down targets
  • 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.
            • Keen attention to accuracy and detail.
            • Previous direct purchasing experience
            • Enthusiastic and self-motivated to work autonomously.
            Personal Attributes

            • Ability to influence
            • Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise workload
            • Personable
            • Passion for purchasing