Description and Requirements

Dyson offers unique opportunities for talented and experienced Procurement Managers to work on our new category Electric Vehicle.





Market Overview:

Dyson HQ is home to over 3,500 people who work across a medley of engineering and commercial functions. The award-winning campus has three cafes, a sports centre and a number of engineering icons including our Harrier and Lightning jets – one of which hangs from the ceiling of our café. Based in Malmesbury, the campus is within easy reach of both the Cotswolds and cities like Bath and Bristol along the M4 corridor.

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.

Accountabilities:

  • Lead the Procurement activities for the Electric Vehicle 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




Skills:

  • Degree/CIPS qualified

  • Automotive experience would be an advantage

  • 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 settings

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.

 




Benefits Overview:

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines