Business Development Manager - Standards

Location: Woking, GB

McLaren Automotive is growing from strength to strength, we are producing more cars than ever before, and it all comes down to the hard work and dedication of our employees. With unprecedented growth comes opportunity, this is a chance for you to join us and build upon your skills and experience enhancing and growing within your area of expertise and career with an iconic brand.  You will be joining us at an exciting time, where you will be an integral part of our Track25 business plan.


You will be part of our business plan to launch 18 new models or derivatives of our vehicles, expanding our retailer network into new markets with an aim of having 100 retailers globally. To ensure McLaren Automotive continues to be at the forefront, we invest heavily into our employee’s development and this could be an exciting step within your career in a fast-paced growing team where there are possibilities of progression.


The Role

We have just created a new division within our Purchasing and SQA. You will be joining us at an exciting time where we are expanding and require an experienced Business Development Manager to join our newly created Business Development team onsite at Woking, Surrey.

As Business Development Manager Standards, you will take responsibility for ensuring the purchasing and SQA department are fully aligned on the internal and external processes and supporting documentation required for supplier sourcing. Adopting a meticulous approach, you will play a pivotal role in defining and achieving professional standards.


Principal accountabilities:

  • Responsible for implementing the required documentation at a universally high standard to support robust supplier selection. This documentation is cross functional across a broad spectrum of internal stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Review, manage and track the implementation and enforcement of supplier selection documentation from strategy to nomination completion, including awarding of business communication and contract completion.
  • Support internal stakeholders by responding to inquiries on the strategy to nomination process, ensuring all matters are addressed efficiently and promptly.
  • Work with all teams to ensure that risks to the timely completion of the sourcing process are identified, communicated, and managed pro-actively.

Knowledge, skills & experience:

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Able to demonstrate proven experience with regards to supplier selection across commodities and create standardised documentation to support this process both internally and externally.
  • Experience managing complex supplier relationships in all situations.
  • Promoting and sustaining the value of professional standards within the purchasing and SQA department.
  • The ability to manage decisions based on data.
  • Able to map out the end to end purchasing and SQA process to industry best practice, from supplier identification to exit strategies.
  • Able to create and deliver purchasing strategies across commodities ranging in all kraljic segments.
  • Skilled and experienced at a management level negotiating with and presenting to internal stakeholders.

Personal attributes:

  • A positive outlook able to steer the teams without criticism.
  • A department ambassador.
  • Demonstrable accountability for the success of the standards.
  • Proven experience in managing high performing teams.
  • Approachable and friendly ensuring you remain accessible and approachable.
  • A proactive, energetic and positive individual who thrives on personal accountability and making a difference.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • The ability to engage and influence internal stakeholders and suppliers.

Renumeration Package:

We offer a range of benefits and discounts with our partner organisations, below is just a few of the incentives of working for McLaren.

  • Salary: Competitive.
  • A structured Career Development Framework to support your development.
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays.
  • Provision of a regular shuttle bus to and from Woking station at key commuting times.
  • On-site subsidised restaurant.
  • Life assurance to the value of 4 times base salary (statutory cap applies).
  • Eligibility to participate in our preferential lease car scheme.
  • *Eligibility for company funded individual private healthcare; this also comes with the opportunity to extend to partner or spouse and/or dependents at a discounted rate.
  • *Auto enrolment on to the company’s pension scheme.
  • *Enhanced company maternity, paternity or adoption leave and pay.
  • Group activities forum which organise a range of activities from sporting competitions to museum visits and family events.
  • *Travel incentives such as Ride to Work scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Break out refreshment areas and a coffee bar with wi-fi facilities.
  • The opportunity to become a member of the on-site McLaren Fitness and Wellbeing Centre.

* Qualifying period applies

We recognise that to be as good at people as we are cars, we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees.  It is our aim to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.


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