General information

Job Title
Production Group Leader
Ref #
Monday, November 22, 2021
United Kingdom
Business area
General Assembly Indirect
Position level
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
Blue Shift 40 hours

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

To work as part of the McLaren Automotive Production team producing road cars and controlling the activities of a group of Team Leaders.  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. 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. Maintaining the running of the department within budget. To drive shop floor problem solving and escalation processes.

Principal Accountabilities

         Achieving the daily/annual volume throughput.

         Keep the assembly line flowing continually, at the correct cycle duration.

         Contributing to achieving a Quality score of sub 1 defect per car at EOA gateway.

         Group Leaders will be required to control all Health & Safety requirements for persons and equipment within their work stations, including management of training by ‘training the trainer’, maintenance, and implementation of products.

         Contributing to the maintenance, upkeep and reporting of the Business Development Plans (BDP’s) in your area.

         Monitoring & reporting against consumable expenditure, driving down reduction.

         Control and reporting against scrap costs, driving down reduction. (NCP)

         Execution of methodologies for Lean Manufacturing, such as 5S, 7 wastes and continuous improvement, always striving for perfection.

         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.

         Authorise absence, overtime, weekly working hours.

         Train & mentor Team Leaders and Team Members to achieve high quality in working practices and processes.

         Assist in the continuous improvement of production & business processes, i.e. quality, safety, cost, productivity.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

         Experience in a leadership role.

         No formal qualifications are necessary, however a foundation in engineering, would be preferred.

         Understanding and experience in a manufacturing/process driven environment ideal.

         For some positions, specific skills may be required e.g. composite lay-up & reparation, vehicle repair etc.

         Be able to demonstrate broad job knowledge of automotive processes and specific skills for the area in question.

         Quality focused.

         Good level of knowledge for Microsoft Office packages.

         Good people management skills.

         Good presentation skills.

Personal Attributes

         High attention to detail and quality standards.

         Willing to learn and train others.


         Commitment and drive to succeed.

         Self – motivated and is able to motivate others.

         Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff.

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

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

         Perform in an environment of continuous improvement.

         Support of team working.

         Demonstrates a willingness to achieve targets and deadlines on a daily basis.

         Able to multi task and work under pressure.

        Consistent decision making.