Lead Programme Manager

SGD Competitive Remuneration Package



The ‘Programme Management Team’ mission is to help identify and deliver the most valuable business transformation projects on time, specification and cost.


Formed in 2005, we have continued to build an experienced team either internally or externally from industry and consulting backgrounds. The team are responsible for transformation projects across the business including Front Office (CRM), Back Office, Product Lifecycle Management and Manufacturing.

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 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. 


Main Duties/Responsibilities:

Responsible for delivering a new manufacturing operation in Singapore including:

Ø  Processes. Coordinating with our Manufacturing, Suppliers and Engineering teams to ensure we have the necessary business processes and KPIs in place to manufacture new technologies to specification and forecast demand

Ø  Systems. Coordinating with our Engineering, Finance, IT and Manufacturing  teams to define and deploy a new manufacturing resource planning system (MRP).

Ø  People. To ensure our manufacturing team recruit and train the necessary technical and operational people to run and maintain our manufacturing processes and systems.


Project Management

·        Responsibility for project planning ensuring key deliverables and dependencies are regularly communicated to the project team including the market project team, Dyson’s internal IT department and external 3rd party delivery partners

·        Communication. Engaging with Dyson internal stakeholders to communicate progress, issues and risks and escalation where required.

·        Scope management and Change control

·        Reporting progress fortnightly on resources, timescales and budget

·        To manage a project issues list, risk matrix and mitigations which are reviewed on a regular basis

·        To undertake post implementation review to identify improvements to process, standards and ways of working to be taken into account for future deployment



The successful candidate will have 8 years project management experience and be capable of developing and delivering complex business, process or technology change. Ideally from a consultancy background we are looking for people with experience in Manufacturing and/or establishing business operations internationally. There is an expectation the project manager would be offered future opportunities within our Far East operation account of strong performance. 




Ø  Candidate will have strong to outstanding degree results

Ø  Project Management Qualification and/or internal consultancy training



·Minimum of 6 (ideally 8) years of project management experience in relevant industry or functional post-graduate work experience showing progress/promotion

·Proven ability to lead and co-ordinate team activity conducted by project members, business stakeholders both in Far East and UK and external 3rd parties.

·Budget management, risks & issues management

·Possession of excellent English oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management

·Experience with project management methodologies including Prince2 / PMI / Six Sigma or equivalent

·Impact. The person will be required to make an impact in a short space of time in order to drive process improvement, they must own their projects

·Versatility. The person must be able to move from one project to another and show a willingness to support the team in new process improvement initiatives if directed.


  • Industry expertise in manufacturing industries like Chemicals, Steel, Refineries, Automotive/ Suppliers, plant equipment/machinery, Pharma or Consumer goods
  • Deployment of Manufacturing Resource Planning solutions

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: 16-Mar-2017

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