Operations Project Lead


Senai, Johor- Malaysia


The Operations Project Leader is responsible for development of the transfer project plan, coordinating cross functional resources both internally and externally to implement and deliver the project objectives.


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

Dyson Operations ensure every market has full product availability – requiring meticulous strategic planning. Working with Dyson HQ, global markets, manufacturers and logistics providers, the team coordinates launch timetables, sales forecasts and stock-flow around the world. Every day brings new challenges. A country’s exchange rate can suddenly affect demand. Strikes, delays, legal challenges all have an impact. It makes the team one of the most dynamic in the business. And with more direct sales planned to drive growth, meeting complex customer demands has become another exciting challenge.


Main Duties/Responsibilities:


The role of the Operations Project Leader is to manage and implement significant operationally focused projects. These individual projects will:

o  Deliver benefits to our manufacturing operations both internal and external to Dyson.

o  Improve the introduction of either new products or technologies from the start tooling phase of development through the mass production.


The Operations Project Leader is responsible for development of the transfer project plan, coordinating cross functional resources both internally and externally to implement and deliver the project objectives.


Under the leadership of SEA Ops Manager, they will also be expected to identify future opportunities/benefits to our manufacturing operations.


The position is a hands on role providing key leadership in project planning, execution and implementation.


This role reports to SEA Ops Manager. Very close interaction with team members of Dyson teams and external manufacturers is paramount to the success of the role. Examples of Projects are:

o      Implementation of new prime contractor/sub-contractor

o      Implementation of new products/technologies into manufacturing

o      Driving CSR program

o      Driving Kaizen/Continuous Improvement/Lean for prime contractor/sub-contractor.


Efficiency Program related to:

      Waste reduction

      Engineering Change Management

      Process improvements

      Productivity improvements.

      Line planning.


Key component manufacturing

      Project Management

      Provide Leadership, coordination of assigned projects

      Management of key stakeholders within the project

      Co-ordination of cross functional teams both internally/externally


Manufacturing Efficiencies

     Implement key efficiency program that reduce cost, improve quality

     Implementation of Process Engineering changes to drive increased adherences to specifications.


Cost Management

     Ensure projects that are delivering a cost benefit are reviewed/tracked to ensure benefits are realized.

Person Specification:

      Project/Program Management experience.

      Self-motivated, independent, result-driven

      Ability to deliver under pressure and in tight timelines.

      Manufacturing awareness- Understanding the drivers and technologies of a manufacturing organization.


      Effective communication skills at all levels of the organization.



             Candidates must possess at least a Bachelor Degree in Engineering/Management.

             At least 2 years of working experience in an manufacturing environment with at least 1 year handling project/program management

             Capability to self-learn

             Able to work with minimum supervision.

             Keep close tracking on the progress of the project time plan.

             Ability to multi task effectively in a fast paced environment.

             Excellent communication skills with good command of written & spoken English

             Able to work under pressure.

             Time management skill is added advantage.

             Ability to work well with internal and external staff and community partners

             Comfort with a fast-paced and intellectually challenging work environment



             Six Sigma Training

             Lean Manufacturing Principles- Understanding the principles of lean and how to apply to a manufacturing organization

             Cost control behaviors/business acumen

             Knowledge of plastic injection mould tooling and/or line jigs/fixture/testing equipment validation & qualification

             Seven QC Tools for Project Solving Methodology

             Must be self-driven.

             Good knowledge of Kaizen.

             With SPC Knowledge

Benefits Overview

Dyson Malaysia monitors the market to ensure we offer  competitive salaries, management bonuses and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy generous leave and medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a career at Dyson. Leadership support and new opportunities abound, driven by regular dialogue and international training. 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 progress, innovation and realising ambition.

Posted: 27-Mar-2017

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