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Specialist, Partnership Development EMEA

United Kingdom, England, WokingMarketing

Job description

The challenge
Your primary role will be to secure meetings with decision makers of global brands who are based in EMEA for the Head of Partnership Development EMEA. This role will be expected to be a tenacious team member, playing an important role to ensure the region is maximizing all opportunities to deliver against ambitious revenue targets.

Your team

You’ll be joining the EMEA region of McLaren Racing’s Partnership Development Team, which is tasked with creating commercial partnerships that deliver new revenue across all of McLaren Racing including our Formula 1, IndyCar, Formula E, Extreme E, and eSports teams.

Your day-to-day

  • Identifying prospective targets and securing introductory calls and meetings is the primary focus of this position.
  • Play a critical role in tracking industry news and senior executive / decision maker moves.
  • Success will require the ability to find ways to make direct contact with C-level executives across multiple industries, seeking out potential opportunities for the Head of Partnership Development EMEA to meet and/or host them at an event.
  • Targeting specific verticals, they will need to become category experts, understanding trends within these industries and develop an ability for early identification of which McLaren Racing entity/entities (F1, FE, XE, IndyCar, esports, Licensing) would be best suited.
  • Build knowledge on the McLaren Advisory Team, their network, backgrounds and industry expertise
  • Track all outreach accurately in a database, implementing a proactive follow up process
  • Communicate with the Americas Partnership Development team when a coordinated. approach for a target may be necessary.
  • Prepare briefs on the companies and individuals for all meetings secured.
  • Report on a weekly basis while contributing to the wider team reporting protocol.

Job requirements

Your story

To join our race for performance, you’ll need:

  • A proven record in lead generation.
  • To be self-sufficient but able to work in line within the wider team strategy and processes.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and confidently, both written and verbally.
  • A flexible approach to hours and an ability to work across multiple time zones.
  • To be able to operate in a highly-pressurised environment.
  • A rounded knowledge of MS Office and Salesforce.
  • Creative, flexible problem-solving approach with proficiency within the following:

           - Oral and written communication

           - Proposal ideation and creation

  • Ability to collaborate, influence and cultivate internal and external relationships regardless of title.
  • 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.
  • Critical, Strategic Thinking – a strategic thinker who can provide value-added insights.
  • A disciplined thinker who is comfortable making decisions without perfect knowledge, but who doesn’t depend solely on his or her “gut”.
  • Driven – a track record of getting things done. Vision is not enough; you must be able to drive change yet be flexible enough to react to the uncertain marketplace.
  • Understanding of culture - must understand the culture and business etiquette of the regions we are targeting.
  • Communicator – as one of the first points of contact for McLaren to the clients and the marketplace, must be a proficient communicator


What can McLaren offer?

We strive to provide a fun, innovative, collaborative and open culture where everyone’s input is welcome, and everyone feels part of our achievements. We work hard to create a culture of continuous improvement and support this with a proactive approach to management and personal development.


McLaren Racing is based at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre on the edge of Woking. Our large campus includes a gym, swimming pool, restaurant and indoor and outdoor break-out areas, as well as direct access to park land. MTC is connected to Woking mainline station via regular shuttle buses, from which London Waterloo is a 32min train ride.


We encourage hybrid working patterns to give you options to balance your home life and hobbies with your work, and offer a comprehensive package of benefits including private healthcare, car schemes, life insurance and generous pension contributions.

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