General information

Job Title
Supply Chain Specialist
Ref #
Monday, July 24, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Aftersales Parts Operations
Position level
H - Qualified
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

McLaren Automotive is a customer focussed and commercially driven environment, where ensuring the best vehicle ownership experience is always offered. For Aftersales this translates in the Procurement world to an emphasis on supplier development and effective negotiation with exceptional long-term and sustainable outcomes.

As an Aftersales Supply Chain Specialist, you will be part of a team responsible for the on time and stable supply of Aftersales parts to the McLaren Global Retailer Network, whislt supporting the development of a lean supply chain.

You will be responsible for engaging with key internal stakeholders to track progress of parts supply.  Furthermore, you will be responsible for critical projects and activities that impact Aftersales inventory and parts supply, whilst providing effective reporting on operational performance and continuity of supply.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Implementing a strategy to secure the supply of Aftersales product through the complete vehicle lifecycle, with particular focus on the stage between end of model production through to end of model life
  • Ongoing negotiation of Aftersales’ part and tool costs, optimising the commercial terms and conditions with suppliers to suit the needs of McLaren
  • Negotiation of Aftersales commercial terms with the supply base for all new McLaren vehicles and models in support of project launch timescales
  • Sourcing of components sold to Retailers and customers as Aftersales specific product
  • Implement a supplier engagement process specific to Aftersales, ensuring that all necessary suppliers are actively managed and fully committed to meeting their McLaren Aftersales obligations
  • Build relationships with both key internal and external stakeholders at a senior level, supporting all other accountabilities and ensuring that all Aftersales strategies match the overall McLaren business imperatives
  • Ensure that all required master data needed to both procure parts from the supply chain, and to distribute through our global Retailers is accurate and captured in the system ahead of new product, model, or market launches.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Evidenced Procurement experience either from within the Automotive industry or from an indirect background. Degree or Diploma preferable.
  • Familiar with the specific challenges associated with sourcing and managing an Aftersales supply chain
  • Experienced in supplier negotiation and management
  • Keen eye for developing & implementing a strategic approach to problem solving
  • Able to manage an extensive supply chain and volume of parts
  • IT skills, in particular MS Excel is essential. Experience using SAP would be an advantage
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills at all levels of the business, with strong and presentation capabilities
Personal Attributes

  • Provide a high level of proactive and logical solutions to supply constraints for internal and external customers
  • Professional, well presented and credible ambassador of the McLaren brand values
  • Adaptable, quick thinking, decisive, showing strong initative and self determination
  • Well organised, demonstrating a methodical approach and meticulous attention to detail
  • Team player, willing to support others and adopt a flexible approach
  • Able to maintain a consistent high level of work and output in a dynamic working environment