Description and Requirements

To lead the procurement activities for the Metals category and represent procurement in cross functional team meetings for new and existing projects. Point of contact between NPI/ engineering and cross category procurement managers in Southeast Asia [SEA] and the UK. This will predominantly be around detailed specification and global supplier selection – either as partners or as manufacturers of parts and components.

Market Overview:

Dyson began twenty one years ago with James Dyson and a handful of engineers questioning everyday products, thinking differently and making them better. We are now the world's number one vacuum cleaner manufacturer in the UK, US, Japan, Europe and Australasia. We've even branched out to improving commercial technology that frustrates us. The Dyson Airblade hand dryer dries hands in ten seconds, it’s also the most hygienic and energy efficient hand dryer available. And more recently a fan, Air Multiplier, with no blades or grille.

Function Overview:

There are over 4000 in the world and we’re all inventive and hugely passionate about what we do. At our Development Centre in Johor Bahru, Malaysia & Singapore there are almost 1600 of us, a mixture of engineers and support staff, we are Dyson people that are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. Our teams there will rise to more than 2000 over the next 2 years.

Accountabilities:

  • To lead the procurement activities for the Metals category and represent procurement in cross functional team meetings for new and existing projects.
  • To act as the bridge between NPI/ engineering and cross category procurement managers in Southeast Asia [SEA] and the UK. This will predominantly be around detailed specification and global supplier selection – either as partners or as manufacturers of parts and components.
  • Integrate effectively with a fast moving global procurement team. The successful candidate must have a proven track-record of success as a procurement professional in a corporate procurement environment, handling a diverse range of high risk, high value spend categories, with technical complexity.
  • Assist development of the cross functional long term procurement strategy for Metals, obtaining buy in from key cross functional stakeholders within the business.
  • Initiate negotiations and take the lead in closing price agreements to meet KPIs in cooperation with the category team.
  • Identify risk, minimise exposure and work closely with internal stakeholders to define and implement risk mitigating actions.
  • Network quickly and integrate at all levels in Dyson, both in the UK and SEA to understand material composition, specifications and manufacturing processes.
  • Support and participate on new product development project teams, acting as the expert for Metals – with an on-time, on-cost focus.
  • Lead supplier base and supply chain regionalization and localization strategy for the global category.
  • Interface with global procurement teams to define and manage a global approved vendor list. Contract negotiation and new vendor introduction and management in co-operation with SEA and UK counterparts.
  • Represent Metals within the Product Focus Group

Skills:

*This is NOT a graduate role *Only applications submitted with update complete CV will be reviewed

  • Bachelor/Masters Degree in Business or any Engineering field
  • Min 7 years experience in direct material sourcing, preferably in Metals -associated manufacturing processes
  • Min 4 years managing a team of people
  • Proficient negotiator with proven abilities in influencing people at all levels in the organization
  • Good understanding of legal regulations and contract setting
  • Demonstrate understanding of technical, manufacturing and testing methods and processes relevant to Metals sourcing and processes
  • To List on CV -Proven track record of proactive leadership of complex, global program

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.