Project Manager – Product Definition


Malmesbury, Wiltshire


Project Manager – Product Definition

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Project Manager within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department helping to lead and shape the development of a new product category; based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K. 

Market Overview

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic, but most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do.  We are looking for individuals who wish to invent, design and develop leading products for the global market.

By working in our world class Research Design and Development department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside other leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

Function Overview

Dyson products strive to be at the leading edge of technology.  Through unique strategic partnerships with global top universities and leading businesses, we gain foresight of up and coming technologies.  The technical research team aims to exploit this knowledge to design state-of-the-art products allowing us to differentiate our products from the competition and be ahead of the times. 

Dyson is expanding into several new and exciting product categories and is positioning itself as a technology company, confirmed by the release of the 360eye robotic vacuum cleaner and recent investments in Sakti3 solid state battery technology. 

Successful applicants for this role will be part of the team driving these products and others forward.


  • Own the delivery of the Product Definition documentation through the concept phase, and track alignment of delivery against this definition through to production.

  • Provide an impartial voice to challenge product definition decisions in line with business strategy, commercial expectations and resource/budget constraints.

  • Working with the product strategy team, lead the definition and communication of technology platforming strategy within product definition.

  • Lead the delivery of feature definition and subsequent business case generation.

  • Own definition of product variability for colour selection and other options.

  • Support resource profiling and product roadmap creation to align business expectation with practical delivery.


Degree (design, engineering and manufacturing preferable) or equivalent

  • Experience in product definition and document preparation preferred.

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.

  • Demonstrable appreciation of business and operational constraints.

  • Strong communicator; ability to convey complex issues concisely and accurately.

  • Outstanding project management capabilities (i.e. estimating and planning, risk management, status reporting, budget tracking, benefits analysis, stakeholder management and communication, resource management).

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to build productive working relationships and influence.

  • Confident; comfortable with interacting with senior executives without being tempted to dilute unpleasant news or back down from well-reasoned analysis.

  • Assertive; readiness to press teams to take remedial action when required.

  • Credible; ability to demonstrate a good level of understanding of engineering processes in order to work with design teams throughout the project development cycle.

  • To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment.

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. 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.

Posted: 17-Aug-2017

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