Description and Requirements

At Dyson, Project Management is an  increasingly in demand requirement across its research and development projects; as products become more complex and cross-functional teams get bigger, it is imperative for the project management team to grow a long side Dyson’s growth to ensure our products are delivered to market on time. It’s an exciting time to join Dyson’s Project Management team.

 

The Project Manager’s role is to ensure all of Dyson’s teams are aligned to the top level strategy of the project and are delivering against the agreed time line.

The Project Manager is required to work closely alongside the Design Manager to help drive work into the global cross functional team, report on progress and mitigate risks. They will also be required to interact with the Heads of Departments to communicate project status, escalate risks and propose project solutions to keep the project on track.

Market Overview:

In 2000, Dyson moved production from Malmesbury to Malaysia to be closer to our supply chains and open up international growth. The small team of 10 has now grown to almost 1,200 – forming Dyson’s second biggest global hub. Located in the exhilarating industrial heart of Johor, it’s also home to RDD, IT, operations,  finance, creative and HR.

The RDD facility is central to our plans to launch 100 new machines in the next four years. To meet these ambitions, we recently expanded the site to 30,000m², with 50 advanced technology labs and 700 new engineers. In the Dyson world, there’s no more exciting place to be.

Function Overview:

Our design engineering team is the idea factory of Dyson. It’s where we took the bag out of the vacuum. The blades out of a fan. And the heat out of hand dryers. With free-flowing curiosity and creativity, ideas are never in short supply. The key is deciding which ones could change the world and which should, for now, be shelved. This is done by the New Product Innovation team, who pass on the best ideas to New Product Development. Sketching, prototyping, testing, failing and refining follow. It can take months, even years. But those ideas that make it are big – the kind that transform markets.

Accountabilities:

  • Management of the top level plan and its constituent parts – including all functions e.g. Engineering, Electronics, Operations, Commercial
    • Create, manage and report top level plan
    • Facilitate the right conversation to ensure  critical dependencies and strategic paths are paved to drive end-to-end performance
    • Monitor, escalate and mitigate risks and issues through cross functional Leadership teams

 

  • Leadership and Direction of the Functional Teams
    • Ensure collaboration between teams delivering to the project plan
    • Act as an enabler and influencer to remove road blocker for the teams to complete work against their plans.
    • Define and improve on key possesses within Floorcare and Functional teams in SEA and Globally to support sustainable performance
    • Support VP in the development and preparation of Floorcare strategy papers, quarterly reviews and long term plans; playing a key role in facilitating strategic discussion and planning within the Floorcare leadership team and cross functional stakeholders.

 

  • Provide Governance of Project Management
    • Develop and drive cross functional project plan to link RDD and ROB
    • Key interface with SEA team for NPI/EOL Projects
    • Report on key Category KPIs/Define data regression and  communicate key insights, issues, risk and opportunities across Category x Functional Teams
    • Adherence to milestone dates, management of project dates and change reporting
    • Report and facilitate key learning discussions and action planning during key milestones and project completion phase.

Skills:

  • Stakeholder management at every level of seniority
  • Excellent presentation and engagement skills – ability to turn data into key insights, build engagement and buy-in and drive execution delivery.

  • Ability to drive for results

  • Strong learning agility

  • Political acumen – able to navigate through complex and matrix organization in order to secure the right buy-in and speed to action/decision

  • Agile but firm in driving for performance

 

Experience required :

  • Candidate must possess Bachelor Degree in Engineering

  • Experience managing complex cross functional projects in an R&D project environment

  • Experience of managing large scale and complex projects.

  • Strong understanding of Project Management processes and knowledge areas

  • Experience of leading teams directly or indirectly

  • Risk and issue management

  • Credible; ability to demonstrate a good level of understanding of engineering processes in order to work with design teams throughout the project development cycle.

Benefits Overview:

Dyson Malaysia monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, bonuses and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy generous leave, a transport allowance and medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just 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, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realizing ambition.