Description and Requirements

With indirect procurement being a rapidly expanding function and charged with some ambitious global tasks, you will act as the key liaison from Group Finance.

Market Overview:

Dyson HQ is home to over 3,500 people who work across a medley of engineering and commercial functions. The award-winning campus has three cafes, a sports centre and a number of engineering icons including our Harrier and Lightning jets – one of which hangs from the ceiling of our café. Based in Malmesbury, the campus is within easy reach of both the Cotswolds and cities like Bath and Bristol along the M4 corridor.

Function Overview:

Our Financial Accounting function provides the foundation for Dyson’s global commercial success. Creating and monitoring a framework of systems, processes and reporting that defines how we operate financially. The team forms a vital backbone of Dyson – encompassing our inventory, accounts payable and receivable, planning and analysis, and statutory reporting and consolidation. Delivering rapid performance insights and forecasting to help us stay ahead of the competition. And, in an organisation that doesn’t stand still, the team’s work is a growing challenge of ever-evolving numbers.

Accountabilities:

  • Support the Procurement team with control and analysis of savings globally. Develop the trackers and processes to ensure compliance.
  • Work with the finance community to stay ahead of budgets and forecasts for all the countries.
  • Understand global impacts of savings on shape of financials (i.e. cost savings vs cost avoidance, capex vs opex, group vs global, phasing etc.)
  • Develop functionality of managing savings analysis globally through use of different systems
  • Liaise with global finance teams to provide Finance challenge to assumptions and accuracy of reports
  • Support Head of Global Overheads - Business Partnering in monthly reporting to CFO
  • Develop strong understanding of SAP Ariba tools and reporting packs to deliver improvements and updates when required
  • Create the new reporting suite, including the GBS, alongside the Procurement balanced scorecard
  • Understand global budgets to support Indirect Procurement in identifying key savings opportunities
  • Identify key global initiatives to ensure included in global forecasting and have sufficient 
  • Be instrumental in shaping the department to consider financial impacts when evaluating business decisions
  • Constantly challenge transformation cost projections and on-going core costs to identify any potential cost reduction opportunities.  Install in cost centre managers / GL owners to embrace ZBB culture
  • Review headcount proposals to evaluate and provide input into whether the basis of recruitment is based on sound logic 

Skills:

  • Qualified Accountant – 2+ years’ PQE 
  • Strong financial accounting and analysis background
  • Academically minded and detail orientated
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • High levels of integrity
  • Strong technical skills
  • A strong ability to demonstrate a commercial aptitude
  • An aptitude to develop systems and processes which drive efficiencies
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to successfully influence and contribute to key decision making
  • Drive for results
  • Ability to work to strict reporting deadlines
  • Proactive approach to a business
  • Flexible in approach with excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to motivate others

Benefits Overview:

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines