Operations Project Manager


Senai, Johor - Malaysia


The role of the Operations Project Manager/ Leader is to manage and implement significant operationally focused projects.

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 Manager/ Leader is to manage and implement significant operationally focused projects. These individual projects will:

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

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

The Operations Project Manager/ 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:

  • Implementation of new prime contractor/sub-contractor

  • Implementation of new products/technologies into manufacturing

  • Driving CSR program

  • 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.


Key Skills Highlights

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.

  • Integrity

  • Effective communication skills at all levels of the organization.


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

  • At least 5 to 10 years of working experience in an electronics manufacturing environment with at least 3 years handling project/program management.

  • Good knowledge on Microsoft Project & Excel.

  • Excellent communication skills with good command of written & spoken English.

  • Ability to work well with internal and external staff and relevant stakeholders.

  • Team player with a strong level of commitment to project deliverables.

  • Work with stakeholders in all functions to improve product cost, quality and delivery.

  • Deliver accurate project planning and reporting including budget vs. actual status, project plans, milestone reporting, lessons learned and RAG status.

  • Thinks out of box to tackle critical situation.

  • Capable of mitigating risk on projects time plan.

  • Manage and resolve project-related issues, risks, and changes.

  • Comfortable with a fast-paced and intellectually challenging work environment.

  • Ability to multi task effectively in a fast paced environment.

  • Able to work without supervision.

  • Able to work under pressure.

  • Good time management skill.

  • Cost control behaviors/business acumen.

  • Seven QC Tools for Project Solving Methodology.

  • Knowledge of Kaizen.

  • Six Sigma Training.

  • SPC Knowledge.

  • Lean Manufacturing Principles – Understanding the principles of lean and how to apply to a manufacturing organization.

  • Knowledge of plastic injection mold tooling, spray painting and/or line jigs/fixture/testing equipment validation & qualification.

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: 25-Oct-2017

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