Planning Manager

For many fans of Formula One, the sport exists between lights and chequered flag on a Sunday afternoon. It begins and ends with the exploits of the drivers on the track. But this is merely the tip of the spear. The reality of modern F1 is that of a complex and intertwined operation, every part of which needs to perform near its limit if success is to be achieved. From the pit crew searching for the ultimate repeatable pit stop, to the inspiration of the designers, the application of engineers and the herculean efforts of an army of fabricators and machinists. Much of our success is thanks to the diversity of thought and spectrum of skill sets held within the team, our ability to recognise unique contributions from individual team members is just a part of why we love what we do.

Job Description

The Planning Manager is a role based in the Marketing Operations team which oversees the production management of all internal and external marketing activations on behalf of brands and partners. This central position effectively utilises resource and expertise across the various marketing functions to facilitate the entire production process, from the initial concept to the final assessment.

Under the guidance of the Senior Planning Manager, this role assists with the marketing department’s initiatives, covering everything from the development of the project scope to the allocation of resources, planning of deliverables, implementation, and evaluation.

This newly formed role is a rare opportunity to be part of a prominent sports brand that enjoys a rapidly expanding worldwide following.

What You’ll Be Doing:  

  • Manage the intake of briefs and projects, assigning projects to the correct business leads, ensuring adequate resource is available and projects are completed on time.

  • Create project schedules using the appropriate tools, keeping them updated and track deliverables according to agreed deadlines.

  • Collaborate with specialist leads to deliver omnichannel assets including content, web, CRM, social, PR, merchandise, and partner channels.

  • Coordinate deliverables with third party partners (e.g., external agencies, vendors, partners, etc.) to ensure output meets the agreed requirements and tasks are delivered according to set deadlines and within agreed budgets.

  • Develop project proposals and statements of work which can be shared with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Report on resource availability and utilisation across the various functions and provide status to the necessary stakeholders.

  • Identify and inform marketing team of new, innovative solutions – assist the relevant marketing stakeholders (e.g., Commercial, Partnerships) in scoping new business opportunities.

  • Remain up to date with the latest trends in media, data, and technology – applying them thoughtfully to projects as appropriate.

  • Work alongside the Senior Planning Manager and Senior Operations Managers as well as the Partnerships team to update and maintain the Partner Rights Matrix – ensuring its correct application on projects

Essential Competencies:

  • Clear and demonstrable experience in managing and overseeing end-to-end campaigns/projects from concept creation to delivery, in consumer-facing businesses

  • An expert in delivery of omnichannel projects/campaigns whilst maintaining high standards of output and results

  • Confident working with numbers and large data sets

  • Comfortable in a fast-moving, high-pressure environment, working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders within the marketing team and cross-functional units (e.g., Finance, Legal, IT)

  • Knowledge of the media, data, and tech landscape – including tools to perform project management functions (e.g., MS Project, Basecamp)

Now from us - what you can expect to receive in return:

Not only is this a fantastic role, a good salary is just the start, there are many other benefits too such as our bonus scheme, private health care cover, life assurance scheme, workplace nursery, company contributed pension scheme, on site gym & fitness classes, food allowance, and a cycle to work scheme; but above all, the job satisfaction doesn’t get any better than the feeling of making a real contribution to the function of our Grand Prix cars.

Job Posting End DateTue, 23 Apr 2024

Red Bull Racing Formula One Team