Procurement Managers - New Category
Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented and experienced Procurement Managers to work in the expanding Procurement Team within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K.
Lead the Procurement activities for the designated Category and represent UK Procurement in cross functional team meetings for new and existing projects.
Drive and manage NPD Category costs to meet Should Costs and Target Costs. The role will work in collaboration with the Procurement Project Managers, Category Design Managers and the Product Cost team to deliver Target costs to support the Business Case.
Develop Category Sourcing Plans for each project, identifying High-risk and High-impact parts and ensuring all necessary Category Procurement activities are complete
Work with engineers and suppliers to create detailed specifications, and identify VA/VE and DFM opportunities – and ensure they are adopted and benefits realised
Support cross functional long term Procurement strategy for designated categories and related components, obtaining buy in from key 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 mitigating actions
Network quickly and integrate at all levels in Dyson
Contract negotiation and new vendor identification, introduction and management
Work autonomously with accountability for your categories strategies and performance
Experience of managing a team would be an advantage
Substantial experience in Procurement Category Management
Demonstrate understanding of technical engineering relevant to designated Category
Strong commercial background within a High-Tech manufacturing and/or engineering industry
Consider Engineering / Technology / Manufacturing backgrounds
Proficient negotiator with proven abilities in influencing people at all levels in the organisation
Strong manufacturing and quality knowledge with a process orientation to govern cost and supplier selection
Experience in product costing and/or costed Bill of Materials and identification of product cost drivers
Good understanding of legal regulations and contract setting
Self-motivated, accurate and operates with the highest ethical standards. Prepared to work hard to get the right result for Dyson, be tough yet be fair with our supplier base
Excellent communication skills for reporting to stakeholders at different levels
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills: to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions
Willing to challenge the status quo – internally and externally
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build productive working relationships and influence stakeholders
Integrity and confidence under pressure – always presenting the facts no matter what the circumstances
Fluent spoken and written English
The successful candidate will 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.