Buyers - Automotive




Dyson offers unique opportunities for Buyers to work in the expanding Procurement Team on our Electric Vehicle based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K.

Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology). The building is the heartbeat of Dyson. Over 1,500 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. From 2016, our HQ will begin doubling its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

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.


  • Own & manage a complex range of commodities
  • Develop and deliver category strategies for a diverse range of commodities

  • Fulfil departmental objectives, to include (but not limited to) cost targets, supplier performance and delivery

  • Identify and source supply partners, in line with a departmental sourcing process

  • Manage ongoing supplier partnerships, both tactical and strategic

  • An adept cross functional team worker, with a proven track record of successful stakeholder management

  • Experience of managing a sourcing process from market research through to supplier nomination, contract award and contract management


  • Previous experience in a procurement function within a manufacturing environment, Automotive would be an advantage

  • Confident, articulate and experienced in working at pace in a highly dynamic and fast moving business environment

  • Tenacity and drive to achieve results

  • Ability to build and develop strategic supply relationships across a highly diverse range of commodities and supply markets

  • Advanced negotiation and clear communication skills evidenced

  • Previous of SAP and Share Point would be a clear advantage

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only 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, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 20-Oct-2017

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