Assistant to Global Manufacturing and Procurement Director

Competitive

Singapore

Description


The Executive Assistant reports directly to the Global Manufacturing and Procurement Director and has a wide range of responsibilities. The most basic of these responsibilities include managing the Directors’ calendar, booking and coordinating his frequent travel needs, as well as catering to any ad-hoc requirement as expected of an assistant. This should not account for more than 20% of the work load and should soon become routine.




Market Overview

Our story begins in 2004 and today we have more than 800 people working in Singapore. The high technology manufacturing facility in West Park produced its 10 millionth motor in July 2015. With an investment of another $100m, we will now be able to increase our motor manufacturing capacity to 11 million a year.                                          

In our research and design hub in Alexandra, the engineers focus on developing the Air Multiplier™ technology, as well as other enabling technologies in electronics, software, robotics and many others; they help drive future portfolios of technology and develop areas of cross development between our product categories.

Function Overview

It’s one thing to solve a problem that’ll change technology forever. But turning that idea into a reality takes solving many more problems – and success is ultimately measured, not by the thinking, but by the product. Our Manufacturing department supports over 1,000 Dyson engineers worldwide turning ideas into ground-breaking technology. Involved early in the design, we identify materials, pre-empt production issues and find ways to build more efficiently. Yet robustly. From designing the machines, to the machines that build the machines, we’re helping to shape the future of technology. 

Accountabilities

Beyond the role as an assistant the position offers the unique opportunity of being exposed to the workings of the very highest levels of management, decision making and information. A key responsibility will be the regular consolidation of data from the Directors’ direct reports, to make sense of, validate and summarise into a succinct report. The role is expected to be able to brief the Director with opinions and insights. This provides an excellent opportunity to be critiqued, to learn and to be mentored by a Director.

 

Also expected of the role is a basic understanding of Project Management, to be able to structure and run small to medium sized projects starting from articulation of the business need, project buy-off, stakeholder management, execution, reporting and following through to closure. These projects will come directly from the office of the Global Manufacturing and Procurement Director, as and when he sees fit, and based on the candidates proven ability.

 

Periodically the Director will have to make presentations to the COO, Board of Directors or be the speaker at an official event/training. The role is accountable for mobilising the necessary resources, consolidating data and making a finished and presentable presentation.

 

The position also plays a very important role within the larger Operations team, providing support in whatever way he/she can, depending on available bandwidth and the nature of the request. This requires a level of maturity, people skills and the ability to say “No”.

 

Overall the role is aimed at providing bright and promising young talent with an opportunity to be mentored towards a career path of his/her capability and preference. It allows for the building of a strong and beneficial professional network for someone who is in the early stages of their career and is looking to focus on learning and growing while keeping an open mind. The candidate is expected to be a post graduate with some previous working experience ideally in the Supply Chain Management domain.

 


Skills

Experience:

  • Academic and or work related experience in Supply Chain Management - understanding terms and methods

  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office application (especially Excel)

  • Capable in planning and project management

  • Ability to analyse data and spot anomalies 

Education:

  • Post Graduate in Supply Chain Management or Business

  • Graduate in Engineering or Business 

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Level of maturity to deal with a global team of directors

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to summarise complex data in a concise way

  • Ability to say “No” combined with a positive can-do attitude

  • Strong communication and influencing skills

  • Self-motivated, accurate and passionate about learning

  • Highly organized and structured way or working

  • Self-motivated, independent, dynamic and results-driven

  • Inquisitive & proactive

  • Strong facilitator

  • High work ethics and personal integrity

  • Able to adapt to dynamic changes

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.

Posted: 15-Nov-2016

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