Production and Manufacturing SAP Solutions Consultant

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Location: Woking, GB

McLaren IT sits at the heart of McLaren’s operations. Located at the world famous McLaren Technology Centre, our IT department is an essential part of our brand, ensuring that Applied Technologies, Racing and Automotive have the resources they need to function at the highest level.We work at the forefront of innovation and offer a fast paced, cutting edge and challenging environment for those driven by ambition and a desire to win!

The Production and Manufacturing SAP Solutions Consultant, working within McLaren IT, is responsible for the support and ongoing development of the Production and Manufacturing Business Solutions applications. The primary role is to provide functional and technical support to the Production and Manufacturing groups, particularly in the McLaren Automotive business, to deliver world class business applications.
This will involve working closely with business unit stakeholders, senior management, wider IT teams and SAP CoE colleagues to provide functional expertise and deliver continuous improvement initiatives whilst maintaining a robust and stable solution platform.


  • Provide functional and technical expertise to leverage the capabilities of SAP PP, QM and other production applications
  • Close liaison with business key users for investigating, analysing, solution determination and implementation of Production and Manufacturing business solutions to meet new business requirements
  • Drive our 3rd party support partners to deliver world class support and development
  • Contribute to, and ensure the timely resolution of, level 2 and 3 incidents, service requests and problems within Production and Manufacturing solutions
  • Monitor the adherence to key business processes and, where improvement is needed, collaboratively introduce appropriate activities with business users to drive adoption.

Principle accountabilities:

  • Work alongside team members to provide functional expertise and guidance on leveraging the capabilities of SAP PP, QM, Manufacturing Execution and other applications to business stakeholders
  • Extract and document fundamental requirements from key business users, then determine suitable solutions with which to fulfil them
  • Communicate and present proposed solutions to a broad business community, publicise the consequences and impacts, then own the solution through to delivery
  • Produce end-to-end solutions for new and existing projects (blueprints, gap analysis, functional specifications, build and test management)
  • Drive adoption and understanding of changes to ensure successful implementation
  • Provide excellent responsiveness to level 2 and 3 incident resolution (containment, root-cause analysis, problem statements) whilst maintaining timely communication to all affected parties
  • Provide high-quality mentoring, knowledge transfer and training to business key users and CoE peers
  • Deliver changes, projects, solutions, documents, processes or advice which bring the greatest benefit to the end customer
  • Occasional on-call / out-of-hours responsibilities.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Preferred candidates will have had at least 3 full project life cycles and the following:

  • Engineering and discrete manufacturing industry experience
  • Proven high levels of proficiency in the design, configuration and testing in at least two of the following functional areas:
    • SAP Production Planning – Make to Stock and Make to Order scenarios, MRP Strategies, Reference Operation Sets, PSS, PRTs, Capacity Planning
    • SAP Quality Management – Quality Levels, Notifications, DMR, Master Inspection Characteristics, Inspection Plans, PPAP, Concessions, IQOS
    • Other non-SAP Manufacturing Systems e.g. Jobshop/ Javelin, Aegis MES, PPAP Solutions, Flags, PDS
  • Experience and understanding of Quality and Production business processes.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of manufacturing theories e.g. Poka-Yoke, Kanban, Kaizen, Capacity Scheduling, Theory of Constraints
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering results in SAP Production and Manufacturing processes
  • Managing customers to ensure that proposed changes meet or exceed requirements, are robust, tested, documented and introduced through controlled change
  • Incident analysis, problem solving and the ability to communicate findings and recommendations to senior stakeholders
  • Key integration points with the Warehouse Management, Materials Management, Sales, PLM and Finance modules of SAP
  • Business analysis skills; requirements elicitation, process mapping, business process redesign and implementation
  • Systems implementation skills: requirements/process analysis, conceptual and detailed design, configuration, testing, training, reporting, change management, support
  • Knowledge of SAP’s ERP6 platform
  • Understanding of SAP security (Roles and Authorisations)
  • Ability to develop functional specifications for business reports

Desirable knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Engineering and discrete manufacturing industry experience within Automotive
  • Reading and debug knowledge of ABAP
  • Knowledge of newer platform technologies such as S/4 and S/4 Cloud

Personal Attributes/Behaviours:

  • Demonstrates creativity in identifying opportunities and finding solutions
  • Gains the respect of colleagues and is a team player interested in results
  • Highly motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Committed to continuous improvement
  • Willing to take ownership and drive it through to completion
  • Flexible approach to continually adapt within a dynamic workplace
  • Ability to analyse problems and provide clear recommendations
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills, written and verbal
  • Must be able to work independently as well as a team player and can manage own workload
  • Able to multi-task and work under tight deadlines
  • Must be an effective problem solver

The Work Environment:
We offer a flexible working environment across our South East sites including the world-renowned McLaren Technology Centre. Our campus includes a subsidised restaurant, a café, a gym with a pool, break-out spaces, bicycle storage facilities and more. Our environments are designed to encourage collaborative working across all teams. You will be amongst specialists within their field, whether it’s in design, modelling and simulation, software development, data analytics, electronics hardware, finance and marketing.

The Recruitment process:

  • If your application is successful, you’ll be invited for a phone interview with one of our experienced technical recruiters.
  • If our recruiter believes you’re suitable for the role, you will then be invited for a short Video Q+A.
  • The final stage will be an onsite face to face interview at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey where you will have the opportunity to meet the Hiring Manager and wider team.

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