General information

Job Title
SAP Supply Chain Solution Architect
Ref #
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Position level
Principal / 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

Are you self-motivated, with experience in designing and driving enhancements to SAP supply chain processes and solutions? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a desire to exceed customer expectations? We are hiring a SAP Supply Chain Solution Architect to join our Business Services team. The role will provide strategic direction, challenge the norm, delivery oversight and demand a high-quality output to improvements in our Automotive division. 

If you have excellent communication skills, are customer focused and excited by the prospect of supporting a fast paced, procurement and logistics team, then we would love to hear from you.

We support hybrid working and will consider flexible arrangements for on-site working. We encourage personal development and will support acquisition of skills for candidates that are motivated, dedicated and puts the team first.  

Principal Accountabilities
  • Be the subject matter expert (SME) for SAP for the Logistics and Procurement teams providing proactive continuous improvement to processes & technology. Acting as the single point of contact between these teams and IT.
  • Drives pro-active problem management to identify and resolve root causes of issues to improve effective business operations.
  • Solution architecture responsibilities supporting the scoping, design and handover to delivery of the Supply Chain ‘changes’ to unlock business value through technology and process improvement.
  • Provide visionary ideas through exploration of technology and industry trends and tailoring these to McLaren specific opportunities to drive strategic improvement.
  • Team co-ordination activities to ensure effective solution delivery and competency development.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Extensive experience of SAP ECC6 (Pur/IM/WM), experience of S4Hana, EWM would be advantageous.
  • Broad experience across supply chain processes and how these interface with the wider organisation, experience in discrete manufacture being advantageous.
  • Proven background in interpreting business requirements and turning these into practical and robust solutions in SAP that deliver business value through incremental change.
  • Some project management / technical delivery experience, knowledge of Agile, Prince2, TOGAF would be advantageous.
  • Experience of SAP development for example, read and debug ABAP, interfacing technologies IDOC, EDI, ALE, Security role design etc
  • Have an interest in future technology and industry trends to inspire and influence strategies and challenge the ‘norm’
Personal Attributes
  • Be dependable, trustworthy, motivated, engaging, inspiring and a team player.
  • Customer focused approach with advanced communications and prioritisation skills, ability to challenge constructively and influence stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail with a pragmatic determination to solve problems
  • Have an inquisitive interest in Engineering, Manufacturing and ideally in the Automotive or Aerospace sectors.