General information

Job Title
Infotainment Manager
Ref #
Friday, November 5, 2021
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Electrical & Controls - Project Engineering
Position level
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
9am - 6pm Monday to Friday

Description & Requirements


No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breath-taking performance road cars.

With innovation at the core of all we do, every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do.

Purpose of Role

The Infotainment team are responsible for the delivery of the on board infotainment solutions for McLaren vehicles.   Responsibilities encompass Vehicle Infotainment and Driver Information domain controllers, branded audio partnerships and advanced sound concepts.  The team reports to the Head of Infotainment and Connected Services. 

Principal Accountabilities
  • Lead Infotainment team, constituting a mix of internal and external employees.
  • Work with supplier tier #1 partners to develop on board infotainment products.
  • Ensure that McLaren Development Process (MDP) deliverables are completed for relevant gateways for all vehicle programs.
  •  Work with Product Strategy teams to identify and implement strategic partnerships supporting the ES&C strategic vision for infotainment.
  •  Lead the development of advanced proof of concepts for sound and display technologies.
  •  Act as champion for key supplier technical and delivery design reviews.
  •  Monitor the future trends (technology, legislation, safety) for E/E components to guarantee business continuous improvement.
  • Develop the team member’s skills and experience, encouraging job rotations and exposure to all the activities/workplaces (e.g. Idiada/Woking).


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the automotive industry.
  • Track record of electrical and software system problem solving and automotive product launch.
  • Extensive experience in component development, test and sign-off processes.
  • Proven ability to work in a cross functional and multi-cultural teams.
  • E/E components and processes experience, project management for automotive applications.
  • Functional safety (e.g. ISO 26262) experience on several projects (software/hardware).  
  • Adept at supplier partnership management.
  • Automotive market trends knowledge, experience of business model development (e.g. make or buy).
Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated and proven ability to work as a team leader.
  • Promote cross functional team working and collaboration between departments.
  • Conscientious with attention to quality, reliability and safety.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent personal workload management.
  • Flexible approach to working hours, hybrid working and business travel.
  • Driving Licence.