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Contract- Events and Motorsport Operations Manager

Date: 10-Jun-2019

Location: Bracknell, GB

Company: Honda Motor Europe Ltd

Job Title:Contract- Events and Motorsport Operations Manager 
Department:UK - Corporate Communications 
Job Location: Bracknell 


 A wide-ranging role that has clear responsibility in two areas:

1) Support the Events and Governance Section Manager in the delivery of pan-European events for automobile and motorsport activities, ensuring operational excellence and efficiency.

 2) Responsibility for motorsport operations at the race, ensuring branches can maximise benefit from Honda’s activities on 2 and 4 wheels.


Main responsibilities: 

  • Key support for Honda’s European static and dynamic media event activities for automobile and motorsport, acting as day to day representative and key link to events agencies (e.g. Test Drive, Lechner & Redwing).
  • Support Section Manager in the development of clear ‘PDCA’ activities on all automobile and motorsport events
  • Logistics and management of showcar, showbikes and press fleet assets – including budgeting, transportation and branch liaison
  • Budget Management of Honda activity in EWC (Endurance World Championship), Isle of Man TT & WTCR, including parts invoicing, race bike orders and liaison with HME Business Administration team.
  • Management of access to race passes and tickets across all championships (including F1 & WTCR). Pass invoicing and processing. Work as a team with championship press officers and Motorsport Communications Section manager to organise garage tours, rider/driver appearances & interview requests & special branch requests at the track
  • Support Section Manager in the development of robust procurement and invoicing processes for Honda’s presence at European motor shows.
  • Ensure adequate preparation for key European budget events and periodic audits


Skills requirements:  

  • Clear expertise in the area of process and budget management
  • A strong knowledge of financial workflow systems preferable (e.g. SAP)
  • Comfortable with a wide range of stakeholders at a number of different levels in the business
  • Strong ability to represent the brand to influential external stakeholders
  • Demonstrable ability as a project management culture, one that delivers repeated excellence
  • Comfortable with remote management of activities, particularly where activities are running simultaneously
  • Able to manage and influence across HME branch, with the ability to develop a strong network of contacts
  • A fastidious approach, with a keen eye for detail
  • Strong understanding of annual budget events and activities required to fulfil budget commitments
  • Knowledge of a European language other than English ideal

Honda Motor Europe is dedicated to the principle of creating equal opportunities within the workplace for all associates, agency workers, contractors, job applicants and visitors. Central to this is Honda's commitment to being a fair, discrimination free company that accepts the uniqueness and differences of people around the world and adheres to the principle that all people are created equal. This commitment comes directly from the Honda Philosophy and belief that we all work together for a common purpose. Honda recruits, hires, trains and promotes into all levels the most qualified individuals without regard to race, colour, origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other protected characteristic.

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