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Specialist, Presentation Designer

  • Woking, England, United Kingdom

Job description

At McLaren Racing, we believe only by chasing performance in everything we do can we give ourselves the best chance of success. Performance on track and in the factory. Performance for our people, our business and our partners. It’s about more than winning. It’s about hitting the highest standards, and then raising the bar again.

Purpose of the Role:

At McLaren, we pride ourselves on being the best commercial partner in racing, and that starts with outstanding pitch work to communicate the potential of a partnership. The purpose of this role is to design those presentations, working as part of the Partnership Planning (Brand Strategy) team to help drive new business, renewals and commercial growth for our racing teams.

You will be accountable for developing pitch decks and core sales materials with exceptional accuracy and efficiency. We set ourselves the task of delivering the best materials in racing, and we prize attention to detail, a strong visual sense, consistent brand application, and a creative approach that brings our ideas to life.

You should be able to interpret a brief and reflect that brief in your visual approach to the materials. In particular, you should be able to translate written and numerical information into easy-to-read slides, interpret data as infographics, and create a variety of mockups (branding, environments, social media posts) in Photoshop.

Beyond this, there will be a range of other design requirements including building Powerpoint templates, key internal presentations and partner assets.

Role Dimensions:

Designing partnership proposals and pitch responses (70%)

Artworking other materials and partnership assets (e.g. branding, logo lockups) (30%)

  • Develop presentations and other relevant materials for partner proposals
  • Support in developing strategically compelling arguments for partners to work with McLaren
  • Support the team with any further fan marketing or strategic initiatives
  • Support the management of core team materials and commercially sensitive information

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


  • Experience as a junior or mid-weight artworker/designer with a solid portfolio demonstrating clean, accurate layouts and presentation artworking
  • Excellent knowledge and experience using Adobe products (particularly InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) and creating templates in PowerPoint
  • A meticulous eye for typography and layout
  • A proven ability in offering a multi-skilled response to briefs
  • Excellent stakeholder communications and ability to build relationships with the wider marketing team
  • Ability to clearly articulate and present creative concepts in response to briefs
  • Ability to work at pace with a very strong attention to detail

Advantageous, but not essential

  • Experience on new business pitches, perhaps in an agency environment
  • Understanding of the sports marketing and sponsorship landscape

What can McLaren offer?

We constantly strive to be better tomorrow than we are today. Our ambition is to be the most pioneering and exhilarating racing team in the world, and our collective task is to set the standards for high performance in sport. We show up every day with energy and enthusiasm, ready to play our part.

We encourage and support diversity, equity and inclusion. We will actively promote a culture that values difference and eliminates discrimination in our workplace.

McLaren Racing is based at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) near Woking. Our state of the art, sustainable campus offers many facilities including a gym, restaurant and indoor and outdoor break-out areas, as well as direct access to park and common land. The MTC is connected to Woking mainline station via regular shuttle buses, from which London Waterloo is a 30 minute train ride.

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