Buyer - Exteriors/Plastics

Location: Woking, GB

Do you have experience within Purchasing? Are you looking for a role where you will be responsible for full programmes starting at concept definition right through to supplier nomination and delivery? If you have answered yes, then read on!

Are you 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”. If yes, then read on.

In this role you will be given a budget to work with, and you will have the autonomy to spend within your designated area. You will be required to build your business case, tracking and recording your expenditure with integrity. You will ensure that this is cost effective for the business whilst certifying the product/material is of high quality, reporting this to the budget holder.

You will be confident in liaising with various internal and external departments challenging where required, therefore, your communication skills will be first-rate. You will have strong project management skills coupled with the understanding of benchmarking to ensure you are able to source the relevant product with cost effectiveness and high quality.
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 listed 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.
This role in return will offer you:

  • 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

Submit your application via the ‘Apply now’.

Closing date: Friday 4th October 2019 

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.