General information

Job Title
Zone Controller
Ref #
Monday, June 20, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Series - Logistics Operations
Position level
Technician / Administrator
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
Red 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

At McLaren Automotive our vision is not only to become the iconic sports car manufacturer but also to deliver breathtaking, iconic and innovative new technology to the automotive industry.

We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees.  It is our mission to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals to join our expanding Warehouse team to help produce the new range of McLaren high performance sports cars.

Role Dimensions:

Supporting the Logistics department, you will work with personnel from both MTC and MPC. You shall also deal with external customers as part of our daily business.

Stores functions, Quality, Transport drivers and Production to ensure material requirements for all model builds are satisfied in a timely and accurate manner.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Managing production lineside inventory function for the logistics operation.
  • Managing adherence to delivery schedules in line with production requirements, supplier lead times, and warehousing capacities.
  • Continuously being aware of, and pro-actively addressing potential or actual shortages.
  • Close liaison with other disciplines within the logistics organisation, as well as other departments within MAL, especially Warehouse and Quality functions.
  • Minimising warehouse stock out’s through the management of stock accuracy.
  • Effective and accurate Communication with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Review, improve and administer the operating environment through establishing and maintaining housekeeping standards in line with company recommendations and standards.
  • Follow standard operating procedures and actively pursue the elimination of waste through the application of continuous improvement tools and techniques
  • Ensuring all inbound freight is managed and accounted for into the business
  • Ensure line side Stock Accuracy
  • Ensuring all discrepancies are dealt with swiftly and resolutely
  • To issue parts to the Production line on time, and collection of empty stillages/kanban boxes to be returned to stores for replenishment
  • To liaise with Production to ensure continued running of line, to respond to any queries regarding lineside shortages and replacement parts quickly and efficiently
  • Ensure issues are captured and communicated to the relevant department, and to escalate accordingly
  • To constantly monitor lineside stock accuracy, and resolve issues where necessary
  • To be responsible for relevant KPI`s as advised
  • Shift patterns: 06:00 am – 14:15pm and 15:00pm - 23:15pm.
  • Participating in Policy Deployment.
  • Be responsible for all Health and Safety policy within the area, ensuring Health and Safety reps are advised of any issues
  • Ensure health and safety standards are achieved on an ongoing basis and actively promote individual responsibility for health and safety.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Detailed working understanding of Logistics and associated up and down stream processes
  • Previous experience within the manufacturing industry, especially automotive production environments
  • Applicants should be numerate, good communicators, IT literate with experience of using MRP, warehousing systems, Excel and SAP
  • Development and experience of key performance indicators
  • RCA of discrepancies
Personal Attributes
  • Experience of working under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Calm under pressure
  • Professional at all times
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Maintain Company Confidentiality at all times