Senior 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 Senior 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 role spans multiple marketing departments and is responsible for the full lifecycle of production from its start to the execution, including planning, overseeing, and evaluating.

The Senior Planning Manager oversees the strategic allocation and use of resources, both from within the company and through external marketing efforts. A critical aspect of this job is to ensure resources are chosen and utilized across the board in a way that maximizes business efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and profitability.

This individual must possess excellent stakeholder management abilities, requiring a comprehensive grasp of the diverse capabilities within the marketing teams, coupled with a robust commercial insight to effectively collaborate with various other departments such as finance, legal, and HR.

What You’ll Be Doing:  

  • Responsible for planning, executing, and finalising projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and stakeholders to deliver projects according to the agreed proposal.

  • Create an accurate project scope that includes the required deliverables, personnel, budget, and timelines.

  • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end – with ability to identify and manage project risks and develop mitigation strategies.

  • Seek to maximise revenue across projects and look for opportunities through project delivery.

  • Lead and present when required project post-mortems and create recommendations that identify successes, learnings, and improvements for future projects. Constantly seek ways to improve effectiveness, and drive forward an automation strategy where appropriate

  • Oversee the administrative elements of onboarding third party resources (e.g., partner agencies, contractors, freelancers, etc.) ensuring that contracts and POs are managed correctly via legal, finance, procurement, etc.

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

  • Management of the Planning Manager across all deliverables.

Essential Competencies:

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

  • Exceptional problem-solving and troubleshooting skills – this is a new role in an evolving part of the business, it requires a decisive leadership approach.

  • Be able to turn requirements into a viable project plan and organise resources to deliver.

  • Ability to have oversight of all activity undertaken by the team, whilst getting involved in the detail and supporting subject matter experts where required.

  • Strong familiarity with project management software, such as MS Project, Basecamp, or equivalent.

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