Buyer - Exteriors/Plastics

Location: Woking, GB

At McLaren Automotive we are an ambitious company and have set a business plan over the next few years, that sees us produce more cars and derivates than we have ever produced before, in addition to investing over a £1bn back in to our business.

Having increased sales by 40% in a market that contracted by 7%, this is testament of our world-class products created by some of the most passionate, knowledgeable and hardworking people in the industry.

Behaviours play a big part in how we manage and develop our performance as a company, in the purchasing exteriors team, behaviours is key to success. The team is looking for a Buyer, to be responsible for full programmes starting at concept definition right through to supplier nomination and delivery, this will include sourcing suppliers and commodity strategies.

We are looking for a confident buyer, who has exceptional interpersonal skills when dealing with suppliers and is comfortable in challenging supplier perceptions of McLaren being a “small client”.

Previous experience in plastics/exterior commodities is not required, we are looking for an established buyer in the automotive sector, who can demonstrate the qualities list above, to help us continue our ambitious business plans. 

This role is a great opportunity for you to be part of a highly successful and growing company, one that takes career development seriously. We offer a catalogue of training available to all our employees such as classroom-based excel courses to influencing workshops and more.

As part of the McLaren Group, there are a wide range of benefits to take advantage of, such as childcare vouchers, flexible working (depending on role), generous holiday allowance, contributory pension, executive car lease scheme, onsite gymnasium and swimming pool and a subsidised restaurant, plus a lot more. Not to mention discounts on the McLaren store and our partner organisations.