Procurement Category Lead - Logistics and Aftersales

Location: Woking, GB

No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breath-taking performance road cars.

With innovation at the core of all we do, every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do.

To ensure McLaren Automotive continues its desire to be “the sportscar company”, we have a new position available within the Commercial & Legal team for you to join us as a Procurement Category Lead working directly with the Logistics and Aftersales departments.

Purpose of the role:

You will be responsible for providing excellent commercial support and guidance to the Logistics and Aftersales team to allow them to perform in a demanding and perfection driven industry.

 Principal accountabilities:

  • Management of buying areas within the Logistics and Aftersales category to represent the businesses best commercial interests.
  • Act as the liaison between McLaren and our suppliers, ensuring stakeholder requirements and concerns are fully understood and ensure these are fed back during the appropriate stages to the suppliers.
  • Applying expert judgement to enable McLaren Automotive to collaboratively make well balanced commercial decisions.
  • Work cross-functionally with stakeholder departments to drive quality, service and commercial rigour into every aspect of our business
  • Full procurement life-cycle responsibility and autonomy for sourcing of high quality, value for money goods and services
  • Continuous improvement of processes and administrative functions required to complete role, to ensure a streamlined and efficient way of working.
  • Setting of clear objectives and monitor performance of your suppliers and other functions within the organisation.

 Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Ability to participate and lead negotiations and support in the development of negotiation strategies for large and complex projects and contracts
  • Cross category procurement experience, ideally including Logistics and Aftersales procurement
  • Supply chain management and procurement experience, dealing with both small and large value organisations
  • Strong leadership qualities and excellent influencing and interpersonal skills. Happy to challenge authority
  • Excellent organisational skills, deadline adherence and exceptional attention to accuracy and detail
  • Ability to understand complex and abstract concepts (legal, technical and/or commercial) and being able to present the information in an informative and simplified manner

 Personal attributes:

  • Ability to prioritise a demanding workload and manage stakeholders accordingly
  • A high level of self-motivation to overcome obstacles
  • Happy to work with changing priorities
  • Capability to lead and influence within a dynamic organisation
  • Strong numerical ability
  • Able to act under pressure with calmness, clarity of thought and clear decision-making skills

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.


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