General information

Job Title
Material Controller (Shifts)
Ref #
Monday, January 16, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Series, Material Control
Position level
H - Qualified
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
3pm - 11:15pm 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
  • Reporting to the Senior Material Controller, this role will be a key link between external facing material controllers & internal logistics operation & manufacturing teams
  • Ensuring materials arrive from McLaren’s supply base on time and in full with proper supporting documentation and process so that it can be quickly and efficiently managed through the business to line side.  As the business looks to increase volumes and programmes in the near future and as logistics complexity increases significantly, this role will be key to developing our supplier relationships and capability to support the ever-increasing logistics challenge. 

Principal Accountabilities
  • Accountable for all aspects of supplier logistics quality thereby ensuring the efficient and effective inbound flow of material to the McLaren Production Centre.
  • Manage appropriate processes with the suppliers for the early identification, communication and mitigation of supply risk
  • Able to represent supply chain risks and opportunities at internal management reviews
  • To be the point of contact for all material control shift activities and the related material availability concerns within the organisation.
  • Work with supplier contacts to ensure an effective, mutually beneficial, working relationship
  • Work with on boarding suppliers, including supply chain loop and packaging requirement calculations
  • To adopt an approach of continuous improvement for both internal processes and supplier logistics quality with your suppliers.
  • To manage your supply base against defined KPIs to support business improvement
  • To manage & support GiQ, invoice queries, load plan confirmation & point of fit challenges
  • To be the out of hours point of contact for all internal operational opportunities

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Confident in dealing with stakeholders, both internally and externally, in ensuring the requirements of the department and wider business are met.
  • Understanding of Automotive OEM supply chains and supplier manufacturing processes.
  • Highly developed relationship building skills
  • Structured and organised approach to the management of work
  • Experience of working with MRP and or SAP is desirable

Personal Attributes
  • Delivery focused - with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery
  • Ability to manage and prioritise tasks and time efficiently
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • 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 and self reliant.  Intrinsically self motivated.
  • Unquestionable personal and professional integrity