Manager - Compliance

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 Manager - Compliance to join our team in Woking.

This is 6 month FTC role covering maternity leave.
Purpose of the Role:

  • Reporting directly to the Head of Compliance & PCM within the Quality Division this is a pivotal role that encompases the independance and objectivity necessary to effectively assess all functions and departments to ensure:
  • All certified McLaren Automotive products consistently meet:
  • Conformity Of Production (COP) regulations
  • End of Life Vehicle (ELV) regulations
  • Reuse, Recover, Recycle (RRR) regulations
  • McLaren Automotive continue their certification with the IATF 16949 Automotive Standard
  • Consistently operate within the defined business processes that are part of the established Quality Management System (QMS) within the business
  • You will be responsible for strategy planning, budgeting and forecasting to ensure smooth operation of the function whilst the business and all certified products are continuously compliant to all regulatory and QMS requirements.
  • You will also be managing a team of engineers/coordinators responsible for controlling and managing all activities associated with the COP testing, ELV, RRR and IATF certification requirements, with an aim to develop a capable and strong Compiance team.
  • As the COP, ELV, RRR and QMS Business Process Owner (BPO) you will be liasing and working with all levels of management in the company  to ensure consistent following of the processes, effective communication, risk analysis and mitigation enabling uninterupted flow of completed vehicles in to sales.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Manage a team of effective Compliance engineers and coordinators
  • Develop and maintain necessary skills within the Compliance team
  • Manage the Compliance headcount and operational budgets (define, forecast, assess, monitor)
  • BPO of effective and efficient COP, ELV, RRR and QMS processes
  • Develop effective process and business KPI’s that demonstrate status, drive action from all stakeholders in the process and ensures transparency and objectivity
  • Establish and maintain effective ‘consultancy based’ system to support all areas of the business and ensure Compliance of all products and QMS
  • Adequate communication is establsished with the relevant authorities to effectively manage all activities associated with product Compliance
  • Effective process for assessing the COP Control Plan for all variants in series production (ensure is appropriately maintained)
  • Effective communication with Product Development, Engineering, Purchasing and Quality departments for planning and coordinating activities required to ensure consistent product Compliance (COP, ELV/RRR and QMS). 
  • Successful Compliance related audits (COP and ELV/RRR) by the certification authorities (Europe, China, Taiwan etc.)
  • Regular ELV/RRR Compliance assessments and coordinate follow-up activities to ensure all products remain compliant in series production.
  • Internal auditing process – you will ensure effective business assessment against the IATF standard to drive best business practices are incorporated in the key processes of the QMS.
  • Maintain the company certification to the IATF 16949 automotive standard
  • Timely resolution of any inconsistencies and/or non-conformances
  • Ensure the COP / ELV / RRR systems within SAP is consistently maintained to ensure correct functionality, including data management
  • Proactively assess existing processes for continuous improvement

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience in automotive industry is essential (product knowledge)
  • Proven ability to manage aspects of complex operations/processes and people
  • Proven ability to act under pressure with calmness, clarity of thought and decisive authority
  • Experience in analysing and interpreting product related data
  • Proven communication skills
  • Proficient in Continuous Improvement approaches
  • Understanding of the Total Quality Management methodology and principles
  • Project management skills are desirable
  • Knowledge of COP and ELV / RRR regulatory requirements applicable to passenger cars is essential
  • Understanding of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals), SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) and GADSL (Global Automotive Declarable Substance List) is essential
  • Qualified IATF 16949 Lead Auditor is beneficial
  • Applicable knowledge and experience of the IATF 16949 automotive standard is beneficial
  • University Degree is required
  • Highly computer skills are essential (MS Office)
  • Understanding and the application of the Quality Tools (SPC, MSA, FMEA)

Personal Attributes:

  • Approachable, confident and thrives in a fast paced, challenging and dynamic environment
  • Ability to think strategically whilst ensuring daily objectives are met
  • Peoples manager with passion for coaching, training and motivating
  • Professional, organised and proactive with a high level of self-motivation
  • Able to multitask and have flexible approach to working hours and practice
  • Able to maintain high level of attention to detail at all times
  • Delivery focussed - with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery
  • Process driven for continuous improvement
  • Good team player and communicator
  • Capable of representing a world class automotive brand

All employees must ensure Compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.
This job description may not detail some less major duties allocated to the post holder, nor cover duties of a similar nature, commensurate with the role, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.