General information

Job Title
Senior Continuous Improvement Analyst
Ref #
Friday, December 16, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Project Management
Position level
G - Qualified Senior
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 Continuous Improvement, Process & Analysis Team are central to the business’ ability to evolve and improve. Working both across Product Development business areas and cross-functionally, they proactively seek opportunities for improvement.

The Senior Continuous Improvement Analyst is responsible for identifying and implementing improvements to engineering and project management systems, processes and procedures that are robust, effective, well-communicated and trained to help the business achieve it’s long-term business plan and vision to be ‘The Iconic Sports Car Company’.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Hold CI requirement gathering workshops to identify areas for improvement.
  • Lead Continuous Improvement projects, following MPM methodology and the IT demand process to ensure that maximum efficiency is achieved. Act as liaison between the business and IT Centre of Excellence ensuring continuous improvement projects are on track.
  • Specify and develop the right solutions to meet stakeholder requirements, always working closely with the customer and development teams. Define and execute a robust test plan for changes. Ensure that handover is performed with training and support as required.
  • Support with the onboarding process of new starters, ensuring the correct user profile is applied and appropriate training is assigned.
  • Support with creation and maintenance of Product Development training, ensuring that courses remain accurate, consistent and easy to use. Identify opportunities for improving and communicating end user training and knowledge transfer, working with the HR training coordinator.
  • Develop relationships and communication channels within the business to facilitate the effective distribution of information and feedback from employees.
  • Actively engage with CI leads in other business areas ensuring improvements are captured and any impacts in Product Development are understood. Support continuous improvement projects in other business areas as a PD stakeholder.
  • Capture process updates in relevant McLaren Procedure Libraries, ensuring the business has the most up to date standards and process information.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Understanding of Product Development processes and tools.
  • Previous experience in a similar role in the Automotive industry (including Automotive suppliers of complex systems).
  • STEM Degree or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience an advantage.
  • Advanced level of the Microsoft suite is essential.
  • Experience using SAP an advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience of business analysis – eliciting and documenting requirements, use case and process modelling.
  • Data modelling skills - ability to develop and translate objectives into numeric and measurable indicators.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and technical problem resolution.
Personal Attributes
  • Be a champion of innovation, finding new tools and ways of working.
  • Effectively manage a backlog of tasks and ensure that these are prioritised with the right stakeholder communications.
  • Adept at explaining complicated concepts to an audience of varying experience and seniority.
  • A desire to exceed customer expectations.
  • Confident networker.
  • Professional and effective verbal communicator.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Driven to deliver on time.