Marketing Project Specialist

Starting Salary Will Be Based on Experience and Credentials.

Chicago, IL


The Marketing Project Specialist will help manage production and project requirements of the US Graphics and Marketing team.

Market Overview

Dyson is a global technology company. Using a desire to make things work better as a catalyst for invention, our team of 3,000 engineers and scientists are passionate about developing technology that solves the problems others often ignore. From the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner, to hand dryers that use 420mph sheets of air to remove moisture from hands, to a completely re-thought hair dryer with its motor in the handle, we are relentless about engineering better solutions. Dyson spends $8.8million a week on research and development and works with more than 40 universities worldwide to develop early-stage technologies.


Dyson launched in the US in 2002, with the DC07 vacuum cleaner. Within 2 years, it was market share leader. Now, the US team is nearly 1,000 strong, with offices in Chicago, IL; Aurora, IL; San Francisco, CA; and Dyson people around the entire country. And we are still growing. Dyson US is poised to double its footprint, and take on new categories. Already a target for our competitors, challenging times are ahead. And our battle-hungry US team is fired up.

Function Overview

Armed with scientifically-proven product superiority and precision-engineered technology, our creatives find it easy to get inspired. But we never take the obvious route. Online or offline, our in-house design teams are encouraged – just like our engineers – to turn the world upside and explore new approaches. Elevating the Dyson brand and solving an endless stream of global marketing problems.


1.    Graphics and Marketing projects

  • Manage a mix of internal and external projects – typically 80%+ of project load being retail, print and digital oriented, however the nature and type of projects largely dependent on the prevailing Marketing initiatives and product launches
  • Manage all assets of production on projects (mostly 2D in nature, potentially some 3D)
  • Facilitate good project management as it relates to the key aspects; communication, understanding, timing, and cost
  • Own and drive projects through to completion – corralling internal stakeholders to ensure efficient and timely execution
  • Provide analysis and comparison of project costs and attributes to assist with informing a good route to completion
  • Manage the routing and sign-off of all graphics relating to projects, ensuring that all parties have signed-off in accordance to the timeline
  • Traffic projects through production and the approval process


2.    Vendor/Agency relationships and cost management

·         Working closely with the Graphics Project Manager, liaise with vendors to ensure Vendors are set-up and operating appropriately

·         Ensure that detailed specifications and job requirements are supplied to external suppliers for all projects

·         Manage and maintain Censhare

  • Ensure that suppliers are responding to Dyson with the appropriate level of product and service
  • Maintain and uphold the integrity of all project financials – purchasing, billing and reconciliation to Dyson process and standards
  • Manage and maintain billing details on the Graphics ‘status’ document and Trade budget trackers
  • Ensure ‘goods receipting’ of completed projects, reconcile and approve invoices against POs and close jobs


3.    Develop and execute processes

·      Drive the process to maximize efficiency and team/department success

·      Work with the Graphics Project Manager to ensure that any issues are escalated, communicated and resolved in an appropriate manner

·      Provide methods for the reporting of the status of projects to the department, manage status communication and ensure that every opportunity is given for the team to understand project activity


4.    Fulfill other duties as required

·        Relish the opportunities to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role

·        Assist with graphic production including but not limited to, building mock-ups or set-up for internal and external events when necessary


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Marketing or related discipline
  • Some experience in an agency with production experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Outlook required. Advanced knowledge of Excel preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an enthusiastic, high energy personality
  • Strong organization skills
  • Must be adaptable to a fast paced and changing department
  • Ability to prioritize in face of many immediate demands
  • Ability to foresee and react to department needs to help improve function
  • Resourceful, problem solver
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in reporting
  • Objective, enthusiastic, committed, flexible
  • Diligent and conscientious
  • Proof-reading
  • Proactive – always looking for ways to improve
  • Team player
  • Personable, ability to work well with a variety of different personality types and skill sets.

Benefits Overview

Dyson US monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, holidays and retirement plans. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy profit-related bonuses and life and disability cover. But financial rewards 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 fueling and realizing ambition.

Dyson is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with Dyson and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail with your contact information, the job number of the position for which you are interested in applying, and the nature of your request to or call (312) 706-2260. Determinations of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Dyson is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 1-Dec-2017

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Viadeo