Programme Manager - Floor Care (Mat leave FTC)

£Competitive + Pension + Bonus + Private Health + Free on-site Gym



These vital roles work within a specific category and report into the Planning and Operations Director. They are accountable for the delivery of a Statement of Work (SoW) for a given project – they will ensure that projects are delivered through the process and that all projects pass through the appropriate level of governance (PRLs, Phase Reviews and Milestones) to enable the business to make informed decisions. The Programme Manager will manage the budgets and resource of our internal creative teams to ensure that we can deliver projects to markets that display the strategic direction that the Commercial team define. In addition, the Programme Manager will work closely with the Commercial and Product Management functions to ensure that the category can deliver against key objectives.


The Programme Manager, Senior Commercial Managers (in CoE and NPD) and Commercial Director will form the category steering committee for annual project and budget planning and assessing whether deviations to the annual strategy should be made. They will ensure that there is adequate resource to deliver upon the strategic objectives and escalate risks to this where appropriate.


The Programme Manager is responsible for the line management, coaching and development of a small team of Project Managers within the Floor Care category. 

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

Armed with scientifically-proven product superiority and precision-engineered technology, our creatives find it easy to get inspired. But we never take the obvious route. Online or offline, our in-house design teams are encouraged – just like our engineers – to turn the world upside and explore new approaches. Elevating the Dyson brand and solving an endless stream of global marketing problems.


The role takes ownership of the internal resource, time and cost management to ensure that the category delivers upon the strategic objectives. Working closely with the Product and Commercial Management teams, the Programme Manager is critical in ensuring that we make effective decisions about matters both internally (with RDD, technical teams (Claims, Insights, CST), channel teams etc.) and externally (with markets) through use of the Commercial Governance Framework. Programme Managers are responsible for ensuring our launches and campaigns are planned, governed, resourced and managed to meet the business needs.


  • Proven background in digital media or advertising as Senior Project Manager or Senior Producer
  • Strong track record of driving strategic projects with lots of moving parts
  • Strong team management skills
  • Strong analytical skills and previous experience of managing six figure budgets and spend
  • A true collaborator that brings teams and departments together
  • You will have a solutions focused approach to your work
  • You will be able to adapt  and work in a fast paced and ever changing environment
  • Highly organised and possess excellent time management skills
  • Strong influencing abilities at senior management level

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a company bonus and 27 days annual leave. 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.

Next steps

Due to tight time frames, we are looking for the successful individual to start before the beginning of December 2017, to allow for suitable handover.

Posted: 10-Oct-2017

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