Motorsport Production Group Leader

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Location: Woking, GB

The McLaren name is synonymous with motorsport.  The story across five decades of racing at the pinnacle of global motorsport is of restless technical development with characters of passion and true grit, all with a single-minded determination to succeed.  The trophy cabinet at McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) tells a thousand stories of world champions, great drivers, constructor titles and of all those individuals who have stood on the sport’s global stage to make their invaluable contribution in making that difference: that extra thousandth of second off a lap time.

With a backdrop of continued growth and success, McLaren Automotive is now consolidating its motorsport strategy with specific aims; enriching the customer’s experience on and off track, broadening the McLaren brand appeal to a wider global audience and delivering motorsport experiences that are best in class.  

Purpose of the role:

The role of the Production Group Leader is to co-ordinate the day to day activities of a multi functional and technically knowledgeable team. 

As the Motorsport Production Group Leader you will be responsible for ensuring each build phase is managed effectively for data collation and process development. The role is also responsible for the control of holiday and absence management, Health & Safety, cost & quality control as well as productivity improvement, via your responsible Team Leaders and production technician resource.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Understand & demonstrate a broad knowledge of the build process to provide training & assist when issues arise
  • Train & mentor Team Leaders and Team Members to achieve the very best in working practices and processes
  • Assist in the continuous improvement of production & business processes, i.e. quality, safety, cost, productivity
  • Development and training for all team members both internal and external to ensure the team continues to grow
  • Contributing to the maintenance, up-keep and reporting of the Business Development Plans (BDP’s) in your area
  • Execution of methodologies for Lean Manufacturing, such as 5S, 7 forms of waste and continuous improvement: always striving for perfection
  • Maintain Team Member versatility charts and ensure cross training & skills development
  • Produce maintenance schedules, monitor up time of machinery and ensure daily checks are conducted
  • Take part in problem solving activities – assist in analysis & resolution of problems, define & determine appropriate actions
  • Ensure safe working practices are adhered to and that all Team Members are using the correct protective clothing

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • No formal qualifications are necessary, however a foundation in engineering, would be preferred
  • An understanding of niche manufacturing requirements in a fast-changing environment is very beneficial
  • Able to demonstrate broad job knowledge of automotive processes and specific skills for the launch activities
  • Demonstrated leadership in automotive, aerospace or similar manufacturing environment
  • Good level of knowledge for Microsoft Office packages

Personal attributes:

  • Demonstrates a willingness to achieve targets & deadlines whatever it takes
  • Flexible approach to working hours, including shifts, mid-week and weekend work
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff
  • Capable of developing a one team culture across the build team
  • Perform in an environment of continuous improvement with experience of developing people and understanding process evolution
  • Delivery focused, with a demonstrable record of accomplishment of on-time delivery
  • Strong communication skills through all mediums, with the ability to organise and chair process reviews and deliver concise explanations of changes

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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