Head of Planning - Europe

£Highly competitive salary + bonus, pension, healthcare, 27 days holiday

Malmesbury, Wiltshire


The Head of Planning will be responsible for all aspects of inventory and demand planning for the EU markets, covering finished goods, and Spares and Accessories. Through effective management and collaboration you will be responsible for managing the balance of excellent service level availability and control of the financial value of inventory.

Market Overview

Dyson is rapidly expanding; in its new and core categories, and across all of its global markets. The next four years are going to be Dyson’s biggest and busiest yet. By 2020, we'll be hitting £4 billion in revenue. We'll have brought in 5,000 more people. And we'll have launched a further four brand new product categories. With this pace of growth, these ambitious plans, and the complexities of global expansion, it is natural that Dyson is now thinking about the best ways to organise itself and manage its exciting new product ranges to best effect.

Function Overview

The Planning team are the key liaison between manufacturing teams in Singapore and Malaysia, and local markets across the the world. They work closely with manufacturing teams to ensure that the right products are going to the right place at the right time.


The Head of Planning is a high-profile, hands-on role covering Finished Goods and Spares & Accessories, and you’ll have responsibility for all aspects of inventory and demand planning for the EU markets. Through effective management and collaboration, you’ll manage the balance of excellent service level availability and control the financial value of inventory.

You’ll build strong and effective relationships across all markets, ensuring that they have a realistic view of demand and inventory management. You’ll also represent markets at monthly Sales & Operations calls with the South East Asia manufacturing and supply chain teams and, when necessary, act as the facilitator between Managing Directors and our Executive team by providing a considered and balanced perspective.


Key to your success will be your excellent all-round communication skills, which will be essential for creating successful relationships across multiple organisations.

You’ll have gained exceptional Planning experience in a similarly dynamic and complex environment, ideally in the consumer goods or FMCG sectors. You’ll have demonstrable experience of facilitating decision making processes at a senior level, and of managing and influencing in a remote team environment. You’ll also have a track record in directly managing the performance of 3rd party suppliers for customer service delivery.

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a company bonus, a Dyson pension, healthcare and 27 days annual leave. But financial benefits are only 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, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 6-Nov-2017

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