CMF Designer

£Competitive, benefits include - 27 Days Holiday + Bonus + Pension

Malmesbury, Wiltshire


This role sits within the Design team of our automotive function.

Market Overview

Malmesbury is tucked away in countryside famous for the landmarks of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. A charming Wiltshire market town doesn’t sound like the place to develop world leading technology, but it’s just right for us. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent–minded.

As part of the £2.5 billion investment, Dyson acquired a 650 acre plot in Hullavington. This former Royal Air Force base, just five miles from Dyson HQ, will increase our UK footprint tenfold. We’ll be turning old hangars into futuristic labs and workspaces – creating a campus to rival those in Silicon Valley.

Function Overview

We’ve begun work on a battery electric vehicle – that’s no secret. It has remained our ambition to solve the worldwide problem of air pollution for nearly 30 years. Now that we have the ability to bring all our technologies together into a single product, we’re able to solve this problem at the source. For now, it’s all about finding the right people to make it all happen for 2020.


As part of a small, innovative team, we are looking for our CMF Designers to be flexible to work through the design, development and delivery phases of the project.




  • To own and be responsible for all creative aspects of Colour & Trim for specified current and/or future programmes. To ideate, develop concepts and execute final design of colours, materials and finishes in relation to the overall design and brand strategy.

  • The primary role will define and ensure delivery of all customer-facing finishes in conjunction with inputs from Interior and Exterior Design, Marketing and Programme Office, incorporating CMF within the internal design development process. 

  • Responsible for inspiring and supporting project teams through visual trend research, creative direction and CMF Design.

  • Execute all phases of aesthetic colour and material development from initial trend research, to concept development and refinement.

  • Research the market, trends, technology and innovative materials, looking cross functionally at product, fashion, technology as well as transport.

  • Proactively research and investigate new materials, technologies and processes to streamline and achieve visual aspirations of the brand.

  • Produce presentations for design strategy and programme specific milestones, 2D and 3D.

  • CCL design strategy activities, including efficient management of material design and working closely with project teams to understand opportunities within the plant / supply chain.




  • Sourcing suppliers and developing working relationships with them in order to develop designs and materials

  • Liaison manufactures and suppliers.

  • Collaborate with exterior and interior designers in creating and developing appropriate CMF palettes and innovative material solutions.

  • Set design targets for any new materials or new applications of existing materials 

  • Support concept trim and finish feasibility work for any new finish, material or detail 



  • Collaborating with key teams to deliver projects on time and within budget.

  • Develop a Colour and Material Design release document that enables the successful communication of CMD requirements internally to relevant functions 

  • Work cross functionally with commercial teams to understand product lifecycle and key features

  • Work with procurement in the setting up and management of suppliers.

  • Responsible for production of accurate design masters and delivery of these at agreed project timing.

  • Support Engineering with any visual material and colour validation / harmony control on Production Follow activities such as localisation, cost down, grade re alignment.


The CMF Team Requires well organised and creative individuals, who are curious about how things are made, passionate about materials with a good sense of colour and high attention to detail. You will have a degree level qualification in Textile Design or similar.

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 9-Feb-2018

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