Head of Strategic Program Management Operations Planning

Competitive

Senai, Johor

Description

The Strategic Program Management Manager is responsible for the forward looking ‘strategic’ leadership and management driving and defining the supply planning road map for continuous improvement. A strategic thinker, with creative and connected developing, managing and delivering the supply chain of 2020.

 

An essential part of the role involves creation and management of strategic improvement plans/projects as the supply chain continue to evolve and grow. Communication and management of team PR to a very senior level of the extended organisation is paramount as well as providing leadership and development to a team of professional senior Supply Chain Management resources. The role will report into the Head of Planning

Market Overview

In 2000, Dyson moved production from Malmesbury to Malaysia to be closer to our supply chains and open up international growth. The small team of 10 has now grown to almost 1,200 – forming Dyson’s second biggest global hub. Located in the exhilarating industrial heart of Johor, it’s also home to RDD, IT, operations,  finance, creative and HR.

The RDD facility is central to our plans to launch 100 new machines in the next four years. To meet these ambitions, we recently expanded the site to 30,000m², with 50 advanced technology labs and 700 new engineers. In the Dyson world, there’s no more exciting place to be.

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 V2. But when you design unconventional machines, you need unconventional materials. The Procurement department works directly with RDD on Dyson’s most secret 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

The Head of Strategic Program Management is responsible for the forward looking ‘strategic’ leadership and management driving and defining the supply planning road map for continuous improvement. A strategic thinker, with creative and connected developing, managing and delivering the supply chain of 2020.

 

An essential part of the role involves creation and management of strategic improvement plans/projects as the supply chain continue to evolve and grow. Communication and management of team PR to a very senior level of the extended organisation is paramount as well as providing leadership and development to a team of professional senior Supply Chain Management resources. The role will report into the Head of Planning

 

The role is based in Malaysia at Dyson’s facility in Senai. The successful candidate will be an excellent and proactive communicator with the ability to articulate complex situations easily and provide clear direction where issues arise. Excellent problem solving skills are a necessity. Additionally, you will be responsible for creating and presenting the strategic road map for operations supply planning, developing the organisation aligned with business growth and complexity. A proven strategist and leader in managing lean/reactive supply chains and complex planning scenarios with demonstrated experience of developing and evolving the team to support future growth and expansion of Dyson’s global business

 

The key roles and responsibilities for this position will be strategic planning, supply chain architecture aligned with developing and cutting edge trends forging the path towards success. Defining, developing and leading the supply organisation on continuous improvement programs, challenging the status quo of ways of working, engagement and set the bench mark of other supply planning organisations to follow.

 

You will have a proven track record within a multinational manufacturing business, a strong and independent character that is able to communicate difficult topics easily, with the ability to communicate through all levels of the organisation at C Level leading negation towards a win-win scenario. You will be focused positively towards achieving goals and targets on time and in full, with a strong analytical ability providing detailed analysis of complex information and reporting this in an easy to understand format. Awareness of global markets, you will have a strong understanding of complex supply chains and lead times, coming from a back ground of planning and supply chain, you will have strong communication skills and possess an analytical and methodical approach.

Skills

  • Senior level experience of dealing with OEM/ EMS/ CM
  • High degree of strategic thinking and execution
  • Proven leadership qualities
  • Senior experience of Operations / Supply Chain / Planning management
  • C-Level Communication and Presentation
  • Ability to remain objective in high pressure situations
  • Understand and experience of procurement & legal regulations
  • Proficient in using analytical tools and techniques
  • Self-motivated, accurate and highest ethical standards
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Capable in planning and project management
  • Strong business acumen, ability to analyse data and spot anomalies
  • Strong communication, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Responsible for dealing with matters between Dyson and CMs which breach the terms of the agreed contract
  • Support cost down activities within Supply Chain Operations (lean / efficiency)
  • Support monthly operations meetings with CMs
  • Strong understanding in SAP MRP, WMS.
  • Good proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (especially Excel).
  • Strong understanding on consignment process.
  • Strong understanding on warehouse management.
  • Strong understanding on Production Planning/Scheduling, component/materials planning.

Education:
  • Educated to Degree Level
  • ACIPS training is advantageous


Interpersonal Skills:


  • Ability to communicate complex idea simply

  • Results driven

  • Analytical & numerate

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

  • Strong cross functional team skills

  • Inquisitive & proactive

  • Assertive

  • Strong facilitator

  • High work ethics & Personal integrity

  • Hands on

  • Able to work effectively under pressure & adaptable to dynamic changes.

  • Demonstrated ability to take on challenges with a positive attitude.

  • Firm and decisive with ability to react at shortest time possible in reaction to issues.

  • Global Orientation; focus on big pictures.


Benefits Overview

Dyson Malaysia monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, bonuses and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy generous leave, a transport allowance and medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just 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, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realizing ambition.

Posted: 4-May-2018

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