Marussia F1 Team and Monster.com announce partnership
Tuesday 7 February 2012, 09.00 GMT
The Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce its second new partnership of 2012, teaming with Monster.com®, the worldwide leader in connecting people to job opportunities and the flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW). With its global reach and unique job matching technology, Monster helps employers from all sectors fulfil their recruitment needs, and provides job seekers with exciting professional career opportunities.
As its global online recruitment partner, Monster will work with the Marussia F1 Team to fill four highly specialised roles as part of a bespoke ‘Cool Jobs’ programme, sourcing qualified candidates from all over the world. In addition, the Marussia F1 Team will use Monster to fill up to 40 roles, drawing from talent throughout the EU, via a dynamic and industry-leading recruitment-marketing campaign. All of these jobs will help influence the technical and commercial success of the team.
The Marussia F1 Team will utilise a range of Monster’s products as part of the partnership including Monster’s Talent Management Suite, which will help the team optimise all aspects of the talent management lifecycle. In addition, the Marussia F1 Team’s use of Monster’s Career Ad Network(R) will ensure the greatest visibility for job posts among relevant seekers, and Monster’s Power CV Search tool will let the team quickly pinpoint the best-qualified candidates from the anticipated thousands of applicants.
As a Marussia F1 Team Official Partner, the Monster brand will be introduced into the team’s trackside environment, including visibility on driver suits, beginning with Marussia’s first pre-season test later this month and throughout the 20 Grand Prix races of the 2012 season. The team will work with Monster to activate the relationship ‘glocally’ in each of those Grand Prix destinations.
Andy Webb, CEO, Marussia F1 Team
“Monster is an exciting and much-welcomed addition to our portfolio of Marussia F1 Team Official Partners. Formula One is a technology-driven sport, but you need the right people with the right talents to drive these processes. At this time, when we are looking to augment our expertise in key areas of the team, this partnership will enable us to reach a much wider scope of qualified candidates, leveraging Monster’s global reach and its job matching technology.”
Katie Allen, Head of HR, Marussia F1 Team
“The partnership with Monster will enable us to significantly increase our talent reach quickly and cost-effectively, which is vital in the F1 recruitment arena. As a small F1 team, we also look forward to using the Talent Management Suite to help us better manage our recruitment and resourcing plans in the most professional and efficient way, whilst ensuring that more of our HR focus can be directed at development activities for the business and our people.”
Ted Gilvar, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Monster
“We’re thrilled to be working with the Marussia F1 Team. We’re confident that our global reach, combined with our unparalleled job matching technology, will help the team find the unique talent they need to succeed.”
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About Marussia F1 Team
The Marussia F1 Team is a young and ambitious Anglo-Russian challenger competing in the FIA Formula One World Championship. Headquartered at the new Marussia Technical Centre in Banbury, UK, the team is majority-owned by the Russian supercar marque, Marussia, based in Moscow.
With just two seasons of F1 competition under its belt, the team has enjoyed an extraordinary journey. It was founded in 2009 under the Resource Restriction Agreement that has redefined the sport’s commercial landscape, paving the way for exciting new entrants to challenge tradition and expectation. The Marussia F1 Team has been in the vanguard of a new era of Formula One, harnessing the commercial firepower of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin group of companies, one of its founding partners, to establish an innovative racing team concept for the future.
Technically, the team has experienced the rollercoaster ride that one might expect from the initiation of a young new team into such a tough and highly competitive sport. In only its second season however, with ambitious targets for the future firmly in its sights, the team entered into a long-term technical partnership with McLaren Applied Technologies, which enables the Marussia F1 Team to benefit from access to advanced facilities which are already helping the team produce a competitive racing car for the 2012 season.
As for the team’s longer term ambitions, 2014 will see the introduction of a Russian Grand Prix to the race calendar. It goes without saying that success on home asphalt in the Black Sea resort of Sochi is the end-game for the next exciting phase of the Marussia F1 Team journey.
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW – News), parent company of Monster, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to inspire people to improve their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalised career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. To learn more about Monster’s industry-leading products and services, visit www.monster.com. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at http://about-monster.com.