General information

Job Title
Group Leader
Ref #
Thursday, November 25, 2021
United Kingdom
Business area
Position level
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
Sheffield Senna

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 role of the Group Leader is to co-ordinate the day to day activities of a multi-functional team, reporting into the Production Manager, at MCTC in Sheffield. The role is also responsible for the control of holiday and absence management, Health & Safety, cost & quality control as well as productivity improvement, via your responsible Team Leaders and production resource.

Principal Accountabilities

·       Achieving the daily/annual volume throughput.

·       Consistently delivering robust time study outputs (cycle times) for all production machines & processes.

·       Continue development and training for all team members to ensure the team continues to grow.

·       Control all Health & Safety requirements for all equipment / Processes and team members on shift, this will include completion of Risk Assessments.

·       Monitoring & reporting against consumable expenditure, driving down reduction.

·       Control and reporting against scrap costs, driving down reduction.

·       Execution of Lean Methodology i.e. 5S, Kaizens, Continuous Improvement

·       Understand & demonstrate a broad knowledge of the build process to provide training & assist when issues arise.

·       Provide cover for absence within your team and have a flexible approach to working hours as the business demands.

·       Train & mentor Team Leaders and Team Members to achieve the very best in working practices and processes.

·       Maintain Team Member versatility charts and ensure cross training & skills development.

·       Prepare for production by checking resource, equipment, tools, parts availability, consumables on a daily basis.

·       Take part in problem solving activities – assist in analysis & resolution of problems, define & determine appropriate actions.

·       Ensure safe working practices are adhered to and that all Team Members are using the correct PPE.

·       Adhering to GL STD work daily / weekly / bi-weekly

·       Track all near misses and accidents to solve any unsafe procedures. Report as required.

·       When required conduct performance reviews for areas of your team who require improvement, considering training, regular reviews etc.

·       When necessary, conduct disciplinary investigations or disciplinary meetings with the assistance of HR.

·       Maintain and endorse McLaren values and culture (housekeeping, appearance etc).

·       Lead by example, influence all team members and ensure they are fully motivated.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

· Ability to sustain and develop team working and team-based problem solving

· High level of numerical and analytical ability

· Possess the ability to lead and motivate a team of people to succeed by utilising appropriate   interpersonal styles including leading by example, setting objectives and defining responsibilities to give a clear sense of direction

· Ability to build effective relationships with work colleagues

· Ability to sustain and develop team working and team-based problem solving

· Ability to achieve results by setting high standards and committing to clear objectives

· Adaptable to change and varying situations

· Ability to show resilience and a flexible approach

· Excellent communication skills

 · Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and able to establish logical practical solutions

 · Strong people and performance management skills

· Computer literate with good numerical skills

· Full understanding of customer expectations and deliverables with an awareness of the impact of failure/cost of poor quality

Personal Attributes

·       High attention to detail and quality standards.

·       Willing to learn and train others.

·       Commitment and drive to succeed.

·       Self – motivated and can motivate others.

·       Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff.

·       Supportive of team working.

·       Demonstrates a willingness to achieve targets & deadlines whatever it takes.

·       Flexible approach to working hours, including shifts, mid-week and weekend work.

·       Good knowledge of problem solving techniques (PPS / 8D / 5 Why’s etc).