Motorsport Business Development Manager

Location: Woking, GB

McLaren Applied Technologies:

McLaren Applied Technologies is a high-performance technology company which combines fresh thinking and innovation to solve crucial challenges and improve people's lives in industries as diverse as: Motorsport; Health, Public transport and Automotive.


The Team:

McLaren Applied Technologies has been producing and supplying high-performance motorsport components to the worlds’ most prestigious race series for over two decades. Our vision is to use our extensive experience, expertise and strong relationships with race series and teams around the world to make motorsport more sustainable, competitive, and entertaining. We are for the Federation; for the Race series; for the Teams; for the Fans; for the Sport.


The Role:

Reporting to the Head of Motorsport Business Development –  the Motorsport Business Development Manager will primarily identify, engage and win new business from MAT's premium clients and specialist motorsport projects, aligned to corporate objectives within our target markets with a core focus on Formula One. You will be expected to promote our portfolio of professional motorsport electronic product hardware, software and client services. This is to be achieved through a combination of winning brand-new business and also by taking market share from our competitors within these sectors. This role will require regular international travel.


External Responsibilities:

  • To work closely and maintain excellent working relationships with teams, manufacturers, individuals, race series promotors and regulatory bodies within professional motor racing and specifically, Formula One.
  • To formally present solutions back to our clients including leading on major bid and tender responses.Attend client events (particularly track events).
  • Attend relevant industry workshops 
  • In addition to promoting and selling existing MAT products and services, it is also essential to promote and sell new products in order to demonstrate growth.
  • Engage MAT with new clients in market sectors where on occasion, MAT currently has limited or no presence.


Internal Responsibilities:

  • A strong team player with a competitive spirit.Achieve quarterly and annual sales targets.
  • Ensure senior managers are kept briefed.
  • Provide input, guidance and clear objectives that will help define the BU strategy and tactical plans, which in turn will help ensure you succeed in achieving sales targets for your specific markets
  • Develop and manage account plans for each motorsport series and client within your remit.
  • Maintain a strong awareness of sales performanceMaintain a good awareness of needs of the business taking a lead in working with internal teams such as Commercial, Legal and Engineering to develop solutions for products and services that meet client’s requirements.
  • Provide input and support to developing quarterly and annually sales forecasting.
  • Identify and report back internally on external market drivers, trends and influences, (positive and negative).
  • Provide input and guidance for new product developments.
  • Work alongside other Managers in developing and growing existing markets through new product introduction.
  • Work closely with colleagues across the business, interacting and engaging in a professional way with good levels of communication.
  • Be keen to develop and grow your career with McLaren Applied Technologies.


Skills and Experience:

  • You will be working at very high level with our premium clients, therefore you will have a proven track record in Motorsport Business Development.
  • Develop and maintain an extensive list of networking contacts within the professional motorsport industry, ideally within Formula 1.
  • Must have a strong understanding of motorsport electronics and hybrid electric architectures
  • Must have experience and possess strong competitive bid writing skills and the ability to lead complex bid teams.
  • An understanding of assisting with internal business cases for internally and externally funded projects
  • Possess a qualification in either:
    • Degree in Automotive Mechanical or Electronic Engineering
    • MBA
    • Diploma in Automotive / Electronic Engineering
    • BTEC HNC / HND Electronic Engineering


Work Environment:

You will be based at 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 environment is designed to encourage collaborative working across all teams. You will work closely with other specialists within their field, whether it’s in design, modelling and simulation, software development, data analytics, electronics hardware, finance and marketing.


McLaren’s Product Innovation Framework:

Take the unique opportunity to bring your own ideas to life, whether it’s a software package or a tangible product. If the application for your idea is successful, it will be backed by a significant pledge from the business to fund time and materials costs. Our ambition is that we continue to foster the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship within Applied Technologies


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 phone interview with one of the hiring managers. The final stage is a face to face interview at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey.

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