General information

Job Title
Logistics Engineer
Ref #
19920
Date
Monday, July 4, 2022
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Woking
Business area
Logistics
Department
Logistics Engineering
Position level
H - Qualified
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Fixed Term Contract
Duration
6 months
Working pattern
7:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday

Description & Requirements

Background

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 Logistics Engineering team provide a vital support role to the Logistics Operations team by designing and maintaining the methods and processes required to effectively support the delivery of component materials to the production line for assembly of vehicles on the McLaren assembly line.

The Logistics Engineering team apply the scientific and mathematical principles of engineering to the processes of Logistics Operations to identify and unlock value with the purpose of building a more efficient logistics infrastructure, ensuring that inventory is organised in a streamlined and efficient method for storage, picking and delivery to the production line for manufacturing of finished vehicles.

Principal Accountabilities

  • To closely monitor and maintain each delivery method and support managing any issues that arise and could impact the production line.
  • Carry out continuous improvement studies using time and motion, zero base analysis, flow path analysis, supply chain analysis, or warehouse space analysis to establish efficiency improvements.
  • Support Senior Logistics Engineer to prepare logistic strategies or conceptual designs for production facilities and materials delivery method improvements.
  • Assess the cost effectiveness of products, projects, or services - Determine feasibility of designing new facilities or modifying existing facilities, based on factors such as cost, available space, schedule, technical requirements, or ergonomics.
  • Identify cost-reduction or process-improvement logistic opportunities.
  • Create production line and warehouse layouts to establish the impact of new model introduction.
  • Analyse data to identify root causes of defects with the next steps of implementing appropriate countermeasures & long-term solutions.
  • Report and document any equipment / process abnormalities.
  • Develop internal analysis tools, metric or key performance indicators to establish the efficiency of the Logistics Operations team.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Possess a relevant professional qualification and/or suitable background experience in internal logistics operations within a production environment, preferably Automotive.
  • Developing ex-works logistics solutions, warehousing and internal logistics flows preferably with multiple Automotive OEM environments.
  • Previous experience of Kanban, JIT and JIS line replenishment strategies essential
  • Experience of Six Sigma, Lean and Kaizen Continuous Improvement methodology.
  • Strong and consistent approach to implementing processes.
  • Familiarity with operating metrics to drive performance.
  • SAP experience preferred or experience with a similar ERP system.
Personal Attributes
  • Delivery focused - with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise tasks and time efficiently.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Strong leadership characteristics.
  • Team player.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally.
  • Resilient, able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Ambitious, self-reliant, and intrinsically self-motivated.
  • Unquestionable personal and professional integrity.