Description and Requirements

The role will be predominantly concerned with the delivery of change projects and programmes within the Engineering Operations Business portfolio, a key growth area for Dyson and one that has strategic importance in the overall business transformation strategy.  Experience delivering Business and IT Change in the Supply Chain, Logistics and Manufacturing domains will be critical to the success of the applicant.

Market Overview:

Dyson’s Global IT applications service has end to end accountability for the design, delivery and support of all business applications enabling Dysons global commercial, operational and enterprise business process. Forming a large proportion of the IT Function, the team are arranged into investment areas including Owner Experience & Retail, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Finance& compliance and People and collaboration.

Function Overview:

At Dyson, we demand the highest standard of performance from the technologies we engineer. Our people expect the same from the technology that supports them. We are a community that appreciates and advocates better engineering. A community of pioneers.  

Dyson IT are mid-transformation. Our aim, to create robust IT architecture, to manage data effectively and efficiently and continue to grow our world-class team. A team who is strategic, enabling business acceleration, growth and success.

Accountabilities:

Reporting to the Head of Programme Management Practice, you will be responsible for:

  • Working with a new PMO setting up and maintaining a high quality project management methodology (both Agile and Waterfall - depending on project)

  • Ensuring all aspects of change (both business and technical) are managed and implemented through the lifecycle of each project, working with other IT teams and business functions as necessary.

  • Contributing to transforming Dyson IT into a strategic function through ensuring Group IT programmes and projects are structured, well planned and executed.

  • Managing the key interdependencies within the Group IT roadmap BAU releases and those external to Group IT.

  • Working with the Head of Programme Management Practice to manage changes in roadmap direction, scope, costs, resources and timing.

  • Working to accelerate the wider Dyson business by providing direction for all project risks and issues ensuring effective mitigations and resolutions are in place, escalating in project governance where necessary.

  • Enabling the growth and success of Dyson by providing direction for all programmes and large projects including escalation path for all risks and issues

  • Overseeing Project Managers to ensure programmes and projects have the appropriate level of Stakeholder sponsorship and engagement.

  • Helping Dyson IT work towards being rapidly scalable by ensuring all projects are clearly defined with assumptions and success criteria agreed with takeholders in the setup.

  • As part of Dyson IT’s Business Partner led approach, directing line management of a team of Project Managers practicing DSDM / Agile PM and PRINCE2 waterfall delivery and organising well organised 1:1s, team meetings (scrum like), quarterly, six monthly and end of year appraisals.

  • Supporting Dyson IT to lower its cost to serve and be cost effective in every way through overseeing the Capex budget for Group IT projects and reporting monthly LE to Head of Programme Management Practice.

Skills:

Person specification / Core Competencies:

  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong leadership abilities

  • Powerful change agent

  • A visionary with a proven track record in strategic planning, individual/team development and service delivery

  • Possess solid matrix management skills

 Essential:

  • Good knowledge of programme and project management methods including DSDM / Agile PM and PRINCE2.

  • Good knowledge of Confluence / Jira and ability to work with PMO to build good practice.

  • Practical execution of change management.

  • Advanced risk management.

  • At least 8 years’ experience of IT project and programme management, ideally gained in strategic complex projects for large organisations.

  • A proven record in delivery.

  • In depth knowledge and experience of all stages of the project and programme lifecycle, including development of business cases, mobilisation of programmes.

  • Knowledge of multiple project management methodologies.

  • Experience of delivering complex programmes.

  • Experience of working for a consultancy or other professional services organisation.

  • Experience in managing offshore/remote teams

  • A strong agent of change.

  • Ability to develop a strong programme team, potentially across multiple organisations and locations.

  • Strategy formulation.

  • Organisational design, business change management / communication planning.

  • Budget management and financial reporting.

  • Business case development and benefit realisation.

  • Experience in leading complex and large value tender / vendor selections.

  • Ability to lead an engagement with a client. 

Desirable:

  • A Bachelor’s or advanced degree preferred or equivalent experience.

  • Prince 2 or PMI PMP Accreditation

  • MSP Accreditation or equivalent

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.