Brand Manager Sports Series

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Location: Woking, GB

At McLaren Automotive our vision is not only to become the iconic sports car manufacturer but also to deliver breath-taking, iconic and innovative new technology to the automotive industry.


We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees.  It is our mission to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.


Purpose of the Role:


To design, manage and implement an integrated multi-channel marketing campaign for two product lines. Working with across sales and marketing functions (product, PR, CRM, digital and sales operations) to define the product proposition, develop a creative campaign and leverage across multiple customer and PR touch points to meet the commercial objectives of the company.    



Principal Accountabilities:


  • Develop and implement the launch and lifecycle marketing plan for two product (vehicle) lines, working across marketing and communications functions to devise, schedule and track cross channel activities including reporting on KPIs   
  • Working with Product and CRM teams to lead the development of the product proposition and the creative campaign
  • Working with the Product function to report Brand and Marketing status into the wider vehicle development programme management and provide Executive updates 
  • Communicate and champion the brand positioning and creative concept throughout the central and region marketing teams to deliver an integrated campaign
  • Develop, implement and interpret brand tracking
  • Design, cost and measure effectiveness of brand awareness campaigns, including product placement and ambassador programmes
  • Contribute to, implement and represent the guardian of the master brand positioning to ensure consistency and quality through internal, external and retailer communications
  • Lead and manage brand and creative agency input, providing clear feedback to ensure objectives are met without stifling creativity  
  • Responsible for coordinating cross function asset requirements (photography and film) and where appropriate commissioning brand productions
  • Responsible for brand budget for two product lines including tracking financial effectiveness of campaigns through regular reporting including ROI
  • Management and Development of the Assistant Brand Manager


Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Degree qualified or equivalent, CIM qualification preferred
  • Previous experience in a brand or product marketing function is essential
  • Senior brand communications strategy development
  • Previous Automotive experience would be extremely beneficial
  • People management experience required
  • Strong appreciation of brand and its impact on content creation and messaging
  • Previous  below the line campaign experience
  • Agency management essential


Personal Attributes


  • Tenacious and commercially credible
  • Strong communicator with the ability to communicate across levels to establish and maintain credibility
  • Entrepreneurial flair, creative, forward-thinking and innovative
  • Good creative and strategic mind with excellent problem solving skill
  • Commercial thinker with strong business acumen
  • A winning mentality - demonstrates great drive to achieve outstanding results
  • Flexible attitude with the ability to “make things happen”



For this role we offer a competitive package including private healthcare, access to executive car schemes, company pension scheme and the chance to work in a truly unique environment.


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.


If you are passionate about pushing the boundaries of processes and technologies and have an entrepreneurial mind-set, join us at the heart of an exciting journey apply now to be part of cutting edge pioneering projects.


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