Logistics Process Manager

Location: Woking, GB

When our founder Bruce McLaren passed away at the age of 32 he left behind a legacy that has shaped who we are today. We have an unrivalled heritage which has its roots in racing; but McLaren Automotive is now creating a story of its own and we want you to be a part of it.

 

As part of our Track25 business plan we will launch 18 new models or derivatives of our vehicles and look to expand our retailer network into new markets with an aim of having 100 retailers globally.  

 

Track 25 and McLaren Automotive’ s growing reputation is testament to our world class employees. To ensure McLaren Automotive continues to be at the forefront of the Automotive market, we are looking for a Logistics Process Manager to join our Logistics team.

 

Purpose of the Role: 
Reporting to the Head of Logistics Systems and Inventory Control, you will drive the business process management activities that underpin everything we do in logistics.
Providing key process management in a dynamic and complex SAP environment with focus across Supply Planning, Material Control, and Logistics Operations that enables growth and change to happen in a controlled and standardised way. You will also provide key data to support decision making and will need to effectively manage data and present it in a structured manner. Create and manage business process documentation and audit those processes to ensure adherence to the standard way of working.  The Logistics Process Manager will play a key role in developing and delivering innovative reporting and process management solutions that move the business forward, and underpin a streamlined, efficient operation.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Drive process standardisation and adherence across the logistics landscape.
  • Focus engagement with Business process owners and end users
  • Gather business requirements to align process evolution and SAP applications
  • Input into the logistics solutions roadmap.
  • Ability to differentiate between people and system issues
  • Triage SAP support issues following feedback from Key Users & End Users.
  • Learn the system from the end-user application perspective; this includes SAP and the associated business processes.
  • Responsible for managing the maintenance of process documentation
  • Process review and improvement
  • Responsible for identifying change impacts and developing strategies and materials to aid adoption
  • Champion the correct way of working and reinforce positive habits and overcome negative workarounds
  • Participate in testing and validation of the new standards, new processes, and new functionality.
  • Participate in Business Process Management and audits, workshops, blueprinting and acceptance testing
  • Provide high-quality mentoring, knowledge transfer and training for SAP Modules to the business Key users and end-users.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Preferred candidates will have had good project as well as operational experience and an in-depth knowledge of the following areas:

  • Logistics and/or warehousing experience within the Automotive industry, preferably low volume niche vehicle production, but non-automotive experience also considered for right candidate
  • Previous SAP supply chain experience, preferably within material handling, warehousing and logistics
  • Experience of WM/EWM implementations would be beneficial but not required
  • Inventory management experience/projects would be beneficial but not required  
  • Excellent business process knowledge – this role is not operational but the right candidate will understand the business and the system
  • Gains the respect of colleagues and is a team player who is more interested in results than personal preferences
  • Excellent team player with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Confident in decision making and reinforcing the changes in team’s processes & behaviour
  • Ability to contextualise the SAP solution into business language and ways of working
  • Advocate Change Management with a good understanding of how to apply change strategies
  • Strong analytical, technical and written skills that enable you to communicate findings and recommendations to senior stakeholders
  • Business process analysis and redesign experience; including process mapping; business process redesign and implementation
  • Sound knowledge of integration points
  • Able to write comprehensive business requirements

 

Personal Attributes:

  • Enthusiastic, driven and positive
  • Delivery focused - with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery.
  • Driven by accuracy with high attention to detail
  • Ability to manage and prioritise tasks and time efficiently.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally.
  • Resilient; able to work under pressure, and to tight deadlines.
  • Ambitious, self-reliant and intrinsically self-motivated.
  • Unquestionable personal and professional integrity.
  • Take ownership of the solutions and champion the change until implementation and full adoption
  • Able to work with and influence employees at all levels

 

We recognise that 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.

 

At McLaren Automotive we are constantly looking to improve. To become the employer of choice we are always looking to develop our employee offerings. We currently offer a range of benefits to employees at all levels of the business including Private Healthcare, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and Personal Lease Car Scheme. We also offer a range of discounts with our partner organisations.

 

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