General information

Job Title
Project Leader
Ref #
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Network Development
Position level
F - Principal / Senior
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
8:30am - 5:30pm 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 Project Leader will be responsible for planning and overseeing all retailer showroom and facility projects and the upgrade programme for the existing retailer network. They will work closely with the Regional Teams, Retailers and Suppliers based across the globe, to ensure retail & Service Centre developments are completed on time and to the highest standards expected in the luxury automotive Industry.


Reporting into the Network Development Manager the appointed Project Leader will be responsible for ensuring all key milestones in the project plans are met, working with our retailer partners and manage the Implementation plans, weekly project calls, and supplier procurement schedules.


Communication and organisation are critical to this role, the Project Leader ensures all retailer projects are managed effectively from Initial design to completion.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Project Manage from design through to execution, control, and effective closure of all McLaren Retailer projects, encompassing both new Retailer appointments and upgrades of existing Retailer facilities
  • Be the principle contact for all suppliers, internal and external stakeholders involved in McLaren Retailer developments
  • Monitor supplier orders, quotes, and scheduled delivery dates
  • Monitor supplier performance against KPIs and report on status
  • Escalate any delays or shortfalls in supplier performance
  • Maintain a detailed tracker showing the status of all on-going projects and performance against key milestones
  • Lead the continued development and documentation of Retail Design Processes
  • Ensure that Retailers are surveyed post project completion and results are distributed to key stakeholders
  • Undertake a thorough ‘lessons learned’ review after each project as part of the continual improvement process, making recommendations to further enhance processes
  • Ensure all project 'Close Out' reports are completed, and each project Is delivered to the highest possible standard
  • Support and coordinate with Visual Merchandising and showroom setup, merchandising, so that showrooms comply to McLaren Display Guidelines.
  • Produce a weekly management report on the status of all live projects
  • Maintain project files ensuring all documentation is recorded and all records are up to date)
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with key stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Work closely with the Network Development Team to monitor and report on industry trends
  • Ensure digital content is kept up to date and refreshed in global McLaren Retailer showrooms
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Educated to degree level
  • Prior Project Management experience
  • Detail oriented with excellent project management and organizational skill set
  • Understanding of retail motor Industry and franchising agreements
  • Strong IT skills with experience in using Microsoft Office products Inc Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint
  • Proven communications skills (written and verbal)
  • Proven ability to act under pressure with calmness and clarity of thought
  • High level of interpersonal skills with proven ability to influencing various stakeholders
  • Experience in producing compelling and concise management reports
Personal Attributes

  • Thrives in a fast paced, challenging, and dynamic environment
  • Exceptionally organized with high levels of self-motivation
  • A flexible approach to working hours and practice
  • Ability to maintain the very highest levels of attention to detail even when under pressure
  • Approachable
  • Confident
  • Professional
  • Able to multi-task and manage multiple projects.
  • Dynamic, with the ability to respond to challenging situations in an innovative manner.
  • Comfortable working independently or as part of a wider Team as required
  • A completer-finisher who is focussed on seeing projects, tasks, and ideas through to a quality conclusion
  • Strong Business acumen
  • Flexible and self-disciplined, with a great ability to adapt in rapid changing environments