Programme Management, Summer Internship
At Dyson, our internships are about getting hands-on from day one. Not getting bored. In fact, our interns often get to share their ideas with our senior leaders and management. Dyson opened its new Singapore Technology Centre earlier this year. In this ambitious, top secret centre, some of the world’s brightest engineering minds continually push the boundaries of science & technology.
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.
Dyson’s Programme Managers play a critical role in delivering Dyson’s future technology. Coordinating and communicating across all disciplines of design, procurement, manufacturing, commercial and marketing to ensure the effective and timely delivery of projects, against defined boundaries of time, specification and cost.
During this placement you’ll be working on reputation-defining projects from day one as part of a global team of Programme Managers. You’ll play a critical role in the development of new Dyson technology ensuring project deliverables are met in a timely manner. This is a broad and varied role, meaning no two days are the same. Some of your responsibilities could include:
•Coordinating and communicating project status cross-functionally to ensure effective and timely input
•Taking an active, hands-on role to understand how engineering problems are resolved thoroughly and help support that resolution
•Utilising established Dyson development processes, good engineering practice and discipline to deliver solutions
•Governance and organisation of project related information
•Supporting the allocation of resources against time plans and support finance in overall project cost management
•Working with development teams to ensure new technologies maximize the performance of new products
You’ll need outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with the confidence to negotiate with and influence a range of stakeholders across the business, from engineers to marketers. You’ll also be able to demonstrate how you manage your time effectively and multi-task so experience of a high-pressure, competitive environment would be beneficial. You are likely to be studying for an engineering degree, as this will help you understand the complexities of our business requirements, but this is not essential. Demonstrable commercial awareness would be advantageous. We like people who show some get-up-and-go and passion for what they do. We’ll expect a lot from you. And no day will be the same as the last.
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