General information

Job Title
Commercial Controller - Supply Chain
Ref #
Thursday, September 9, 2021
United Kingdom
Business area
Legal & Commercial
Commercial Direct
Position level
Qualified Senior
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

As Commercial Controller you can expect a variety of challenges varying from risk management support to supplier negotiation, risk reporting and potentially business development.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Advise cross functional managers when initiating commercial workstreams
  • Looks for opportunities to grow the business, whether through partnerships or new initiatives, and works to take advantage of those opportunities
  • Negotiation lead for key supply chain contracts across McLaren Automotive
  • Strong technical understanding of Automotive engineering & purchasing commodities, including relationships within a commercial supply chain.
  • Ability to provide guidance in complex commercial and contractual relationships with a good understanding of legal contracts
  • Manages cross functional teams in a contract negotiation, so that all understand the terms, particularly a contract’s risk elements
  • Negotiates supplier risks and opportunities and makes recommendations based on a thorough analysis of all factors involved in a business situation
  • Exploit’s MAL company assets including brand and Intellectual property to build added value / revenue generation
  • Able to understand complex and abstract concepts (legal, technical and/or commercial) and being able to present the information in an informative and simplified manner; such that key decisions can be made quickly and objectively
  • Develop detailed and intelligent commodity/category strategies that align with the organisation’s commercial and technology roadmaps as well as those of our key development partners.
  • Manages and influences cross functional engagement throughout the McLaren Group, to ensure that you are seen as a key decision-maker and able to exert influence
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Post-secondary Education in Business Management or Related Field
  • Understanding of Automotive supplier categories
  • Working knowledge of SAP, able to use Excel in order to manage data files and deliver key data.
  • Ability to prioritise, strong numerical skills, strong communication skills, negotiating talent, professional, thorough, Detail-Oriented
Personal Attributes
  • A high level of self-motivation to overcome obstacles
  • Capability to influence within a dynamic organisation
  • Enthusiastic and with a high level of self-motivation to overcome obstacles
  • Keen attention to accuracy and detail
  • Determination to drive forward the business to ‘Best in Class’ performance standards
  • Excellent influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Able to demonstrate a methodical approach towards problem solving
  • Able to work under pressure, especially in a launch environment.