Coordinator, Business Operations - office of SVP Americas

Location: New York, US

Job Type: Permanent  

Contract Duration: Permanent

Purpose of the Role:

The McLaren Technology Group, based in Woking, UK, embraces a collection of niche, hi-tech companies each maximising the benefits of the global name and reputation that McLaren has established in the cutting-edge technology sport of Formula 1.

The primary role is to support SVP, Americas in a wide range of business and sales activity. He/She will support the SVP, Americas across all areas to ensure he and the Partnership Development team in the region meet KPI’s and all business objectives. Strong working relationships with other employees across  McLaren Marketing is key to success.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Support in a wide range of business activity, but with specific focus on sales and enabling SVP, Americas and the broader regional PD team to reach KPI’s and sales objectives
  • Manage, support and coordinate new business activity including: campaign planning, campaign execution, meeting briefs, research, follow up correspondence and on the ground guest hosting support at Grand Prix and McLaren events
  • Become a front-facing key team member throughout the sales process with the offices of top level executives of our partners and prospects within the region
  • Maintain the New Business Pipeline and proactively recommend follow up and next step support
  • In select instances work with SVP Americas and Group Director of Communications on placement/outreach to select industry media outlets to help with storytelling on the marketing function of McLaren and to raise visibility for SVP Americas
  • The role will work closely with the McLaren departments across Events, Experiences, Partnerships, Strategy and GP Guest Programme Teams. He/She will manage the campaign calendar and liaise directly with the internal McLaren teams on all details around the hosting of guests and preparation of materials
  • This role will support sales focused B2B media efforts, working closely with Group Communications Director and the team in executing our B2B media strategy
  • The role requires a rounded knowledge of IT systems and Salesforce. He/she will ensure the database and post-campaign reports  are kept up to date
  • Develop strong relationships with the McLaren Marketing key team members and assisting SVP, Americas on internal objectives
  • Handle select PA activities such as travel planning and calendar management for SVP Americas
  • When required, he/she will lead specific projects

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in managing projects
    • Adept and sound project management of multiple items on a daily, monthly and annual basis
  • Flexible hours and ability to work across multiple time zones, prioritizing their own activity and internal communications
  • Understanding of sports marketing and sales, and what is needed to achieve success
  • Strong relationship building skills both internally and externally
  • The ability to communicate clearly and confidently, both written and verbally
  • International living and/or working experience
  • In-depth IT knowledge – adept at Microsoft / office 365 / Salesforce
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to operate in a highly-pressurised environment
  • Experienced in quickly identifying problems and developing practical solutions
  • Ability to manage time in a multi-tasking environment

Personal Attributes:

  • Results – a proven winner, someone who is driven; who comes with an outstanding work ethic and expects the best from him or herself and their people.
  • Well cultured – An understanding of international travel and cultural differences
  • Credible - Considered credible and has gravitas, acting as a role model for the McLaren values.
  • Driven – a track record of getting things done. Vision is not enough; you must be able to drive change yet flexible enough to react to the uncertain marketplace.
  • Trusted – Crucial that this role be a close advisor and support system for SVP, Americas
  • Communication – Internally and externally to ensure business objectives are met
  • Role Model – Is a role model and champion’s best practice in diversity and inclusion.

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