Head of Procurement (Plant and Equipment)

Competitive

Singapore

Description

Working within direct procurement, the Head of Procurement will lead and develop sourcing of Plant and Equipment (P&E) to support Dyson New Product Development.

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

Neodymium magnets. Aerospace-grade carbon fibre. PEEK high strength plastic. Just a few of the materials procured to build just one of our machines – the Dyson digital motor. But when you design unconventional machines, you need unconventional materials. The Procurement department works directly with RDD on Dyson projects. Sourcing high quality materials, and finished components with demanding specifications, means tracking down niche suppliers. It requires tenacity, speed and efficiency to meet project milestones. In essence, we need to be as inventive as Dyson engineers.

Accountabilities

What you will do...

  • Lead and develop sourcing of Plant and Equipment (P&E) to support New Product Development (NPD). Ensuring completion to meet project/business needs and start of production.
  • Lead the development of designated global category strategies & gain concurrence / consensus across all identified stakeholders.
  • Lead the supplier selection and negotiation process, coordinating the relevant cross-functional team(s) and ensuring best value from the supply base.
  • Ensure, following contract award, that appropriate supplier relationship and performance management processes are deployed to effectively manage contract adherence & performance.
  • Support a continuous improvement program to advance procurement processes, governance and capabilities across the group.

Skills

What you should have...

  • Degree in Engineering with at least 12 years’ experience in plant and equipment procurement experience.
  • Strong commercial background within a manufacturing environment (preferably within electronics manufacturing).
  • Strong process orientation to govern cost and supplier selection.
  • Integrity and confidence under pressure – always presenting the facts no matter what the circumstances.
  • Strong business acumen, communication, advocacy and negotiation skills.

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: 11-May-2018

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