Description and Requirements

The Commercial Finance team provides financial support to all categories of Dyson business. We work to ensure that Dyson makes the correct decisions on product allocation, capex expenditures, supplier selection and design changes. We are also challenged to identify opportunities within the business and to partner with procurement, commercial and RDD to drive down product cost. You will be a key point of contact for the RDD Category Leaders, Commercial Category leaders, along with Supply Chain and Operations ensuring that sufficient financial rigour are applied to key decision making. Working with different functions across the business, this is a highly visible role that represents a great opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of Dyson.

Market Overview:

Our Singapore story began in 2004 and today we have more than 1000 people working here. At the beginning of 2017 we opened our new, state of the art, Singapore Technology Centre in Science Park I, minutes from Singapore’s technology and start-up community. This new Technology Centre houses some of Dyson’s most advanced facilities including Robotics and Sensors laboratories and Smart Home, Connectivity & Mobile Applications laboratories as well as an Advanced Control Tower with the latest technology to develop its analytics-driven activities. Not too far away is West Park, our flagship advanced motor manufacturing facility where we develop our autonomous robotic manufacturing capabilities – more than 300 robots assemble our Dyson Digital Motor (DDM) here. It is here that we develop our next generation of motor technology.

Function Overview:

The Commercial Finance team supports a variety of business decisions from contract manufacturer selection, supplier selection/allocation, EOL planning, capex, design and long term strategy. Our team is a key point of contact for SEA Operations, Commercial, RDD and Procurement to support business decisions.

Accountabilities:


• Manage and report on aspects of Dyson product cost
• Manage and report on provisions set against Cost of Sales
• Conduct regular financial risk assessments of contract manufacturers
• Value/non value add review of key processes leading to driving process improvement
Overall Aims & Tasks
• Prepare monthly reports and analysis as part of cost of sales and Purchase Price Variance reporting scorecard or as required to support operations and decisions
• Evaluate product non-material quotes against current costs and present to Commercial for further review/ negotiations with Contract Manufacturers (CMs)
• Provide negotiation support to Commercial with data/ analysis/ scenario mapping
• Understand and run analysis on non-material cost of sales to support decision making – moulding, manufacturing lean activity, contribution, labour costs, paint processing. 
• Support the tender process with financial analysis in close conjunction with Commercial team
• Liaison with Singapore, Malaysia and UK finance teams for month end close reporting
• Manage the control environment within the risk buys, write off and rework, airfreight  processes
• Conduct and prepare any CMs related ad hoc reviews and analysis
• Involved in annual budgeting process for cost of sales
• Involved / take ownership of ad hoc commercial / strategic projects
• May be required to work out of the Senai office for 1 day a week


Skills:


• MBA, Full/Part Qualified Accountant or equivalent post graduate qualification with experience in financial planning, analysis and/or strategy. 
• At least 8 years of relevant work experience
• Experience in rigorous financial analysis and comfortable with large databases
• Excellent analytical ability and Excel spreadsheet skills
• Ability to understand concepts and ideas quickly and model data in meaningful ways

• Naturally Inquisitive - comfortable and willing to interrogate existing systems with large amounts of data for answers but accepts that not every query has an exact answer
• Proactive in proposing ideas to challenge status quo 
• Experience in a manufacturing environment or engineering an advantage
• Experience in working across functions and cultures and dealing with overseas entities
• Excellent personal and business presentation skills, in particular the presentation of financial information to non-finance managers and directors
• Assertive and able to influence upwards and peers
• Good spoken & written English
• Has strong sense of operational discipline and ability to meet deadlines

• Tableau experience a plus


Benefits Overview:

Dyson Singapore monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and bonuses. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy a transport allowance and comprehensive medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. 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 realising ambition.