Partnerships Manager - Motorsport

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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.

McLaren has been equally pioneering in its no-compromise approach to roadcars which has seen the launch of the multi-award-winning three tier model range – Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series – with Formula 1™-derived technology at the heart of each and every model. Back on track, McLaren has completed the circle of development. With the launch of the original 12C, followed by the 650S and, most recently, the 570S, McLaren has established itself on the international GT scene with GT3 and GT4 models competing – and winning – at the highest level.  

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:

  • To take responsibility for the day to day management of McLaren Motorsport partnerships to ensure that their contractual rights are fully leveraged and maximised
  • To ensure that the value of the partnership programmes are recognised and that long term relationships are established and retained
  • To act as a brand guardian and an operational liaison between McLaren Motorsport and McLaren Marketing
  • To support McLaren Motorsport in leveraging McLaren Formula 1 assets & brand equity in regards marketing, communications and event-based activities for current and future McLaren Motorsport products

Principal accountabilities:

  • To take responsibility for the day to day management of McLaren Motorsport partnerships to ensure that their contractual rights are fully leveraged and maximised
  • To ensure that the value of the partnership programmes are recognised and that long term relationships are established and retained
  • To act as a brand guardian and an operational liaison between McLaren Motorsport and McLaren Marketing
  • To support McLaren Motorsport in leveraging McLaren Formula 1 assets & brand equity in regards marketing, communications and event-based activities for current and future McLaren Motorsport products

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • You will have a broad knowledge of core marketing and customer relationship principles
  • You will have a broad knowledge of event management, particularly within the luxury sector
  • An empathy with automotive technology and automotive brands
  • You will have an affinity with premium brands, and will probably already be working in an environment where brands, partnerships and/or sponsorships are key to business success
  • Degree or recognised higher education level
  • To have a real desire to understand a partner’s business and strategy from their perspective

Personal attributes:

  • The ideal candidate is an individual with a strong passion for motorsport who is willing to be challenged.
  • Flexibility and adaptability are key to become a leading member of our team.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive, well organized, diligent and reliable.

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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