General information

Job Title
Material Controller & Planner - Motorsport
Ref #
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Position level
I - Qualifying / Team Leader
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
8:30am - 5:30pm 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 name is synonymous with motorsport.  The story across five decades of racing at the pinnacle of global motorsport is of restless technical development with characters of passion and true grit, all with a single-minded determination to succeed. 


With a backdrop of continued growth and success, McLaren Automotive is now consolidating its motorsport strategy with specific aims; enriching the customer’s experience on and off track, broadening the McLaren brand appeal to a wider global audience and delivering motorsport experiences that are best in class.  


To support this exciting growth and development of our Motorsport function we are looking for a Material Controller/Planner to join our Motorsport team and deliver a proactive service to our production & development teams ensuring all components and parts reach their required areas on time.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Managing a supplier portfolio, ensuring adherence to KPIs in line with production requirements, supplier lead times, and warehousing capacities
  • Continuously being aware of, and pro-actively addressing potential or actual shortages
  • Creation and reporting of internal KPIs and management reports
  • Drive continual improvement in the way the team operates across the business to incorporate improved lean practices
  • Close liaison with other disciplines within the logistics organisation, as well as other departments (especially purchasing and engineering).
  • Planning and providing logistical support on new model projects / option introductions.
  • Creation and management of supplier schedules within the SAP environment
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Strong and consistent approach to driving governance and processes
  • Familiarity with operating metrics to drive performance
  • Confident in presenting strategies with required analysis and business case
  • Ability to drive results whilst working across a wide range of stakeholders including purchasing, planning and manufacturing
  • Dynamic individual with the ability to respond to challenging situations in an innovative manner
  • Excellent understanding of supply chain management
  • Previous experience within the manufacturing industry, especially automotive serial production, would be a distinct advantage
  • Experience of working in project teams to deadlines
  • MRP Scheduling
  • SAP
  • Material Control
Personal Attributes

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Flexible approach to working hours.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise tasks and time efficiently
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Resilient, able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Unquestionable personal and professional integrity