General information

Job Title
Vehicle Distribution Coordinator
Ref #
Monday, June 6, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Vehicle Distribution
Position level
Technician / Administrator
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

In an exciting and fast-paced environment, the Vehicle Distribution Coordinator will have responsibility for supporting all aspects of distribution operations within MPC and also the external Logistics Service Provider network, to ensure the on-time, in full, distribution of McLaren finished vehicles in alignment with business targets and objectives.  Equally important, this role will also provide analytical and reporting support to the Distribution management team to drive and maintain supplier performance and service levels across the distribution network.    

Principal Accountabilities
  • Collaborating with key business units, including Production and Sales, to accurately forecast and plan outbound finished vehicle volumes across all transport modes and delivery regions to support the business objectives and maintain KPI standards.
  • Organise the operational planning and execution of vehicle Sea Freight shipments in line with monthly revenue recognition and delivery targets, adapting where required to manage the business changes.
  • Expediting critical vehicle movements with Production and Quality, as well as the distribution chain to ensure on time, in full delivery to the global retailer network.
  • Processing of transit damage claims with logistics service providers, conducting root cause analysis, and identifying and implementing counter-measures as required.
  • Coordinating miscellaneous or ad hoc vehicle movements to support other areas of the business where required, including Development, Press & Marketing and Aftersales.
  • Accurate creation and timely submission of booking requests / Bill of Lading instructions to the logistics network to ensure vehicles are customs cleared and depart on schedule.
  • Assessment and processing of original Bills of Lading and insurance certificates for issue to the retailer network.
  • Tracking and tracing of finished vehicles utilising various internal and external monitoring systems to ensure accurate inventory control and vehicle status at all times.
  • Developing and maintaining McLaren specific SAP system usage to ensure accurate and up to date information is shared with the retailer partners
  • Accurate archiving of all vehicle distribution documents in both soft and hard copy formats, as applicable.
  • Undertaking other departmental tasks and responsibilities as required in support of the vehicle distribution team.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience in a similar coordinator / planning type role is key.
  • Previous experience within either finished vehicle distribution, manufacturing exporting, or multi-modal freight forwarding is essential.
  • Working knowledge of Incoterms, export documentation and customs formalities is also essential.
  • Strong Excel skills are required to support the daily activities of the role.
  • IT skills, including MS Office.
  • Analytical and reporting skills within a logistics environment would be highly beneficial.
  • SAP experience is desirable.
Personal Attributes

  • Thrives in a fast paced, challenging environment.
  • Able to engage with and influence stakeholders.
  • Willingness to support all aspects of distribution operations, including the physical dispatching of vehicles where required.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and organisational skills are required.
  • Self-confident and highly motivated.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of team.