Senior Project Manager – R&D
Senior Project Manager will lead the team of Project Managers in their work to integrate and deliver the projects alongside the design management function (The Category).
At Dyson, the Project Management role is increasingly in demand across its research and development projects; as products become more complex and cross-functional teams get bigger, it is imperative for the project management team to grow alongside Dyson’s growth to ensure our products are delivered to market on time. It’s an exciting time to join Dyson’s Project Management team.
The Senior Project Manager role must ensure that all of Dyson’s teams are aligned to the top level strategy of the projects and are delivering against the agreed time lines.
The Senior Project Manager is required to work closely alongside the Heads of Departments to communicate project status, escalate risks and propose project solutions to keep the project on track
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.
Management of all projects’ top level plans – including all functions e.g. Engineering, Electronics, Operations, Commercial
Ensure top level project plans are managed and reported clearly and effectively
Have knowledge of critical dependencies and understand the critical path of all projects within the Category
Ensure risks are monitored, escalated and mitigated accordingly across the portfolio
Leadership and Direction of the Functional Teams
Ensure collaboration between teams delivering to the project plans
Act as an enabler and remove blockers for the teams to complete work against their plans
Provide Governance of Project Management
Adherence to milestone dates, management of project dates and change reporting
Monitoring of project risk register and issue logs
- Stakeholder management at every level of seniority
- High level of presentation and communication
- Ability to prioritise own and others’ work
- Problem solver
- Flexible and adaptable character
- Mentoring and coaching
Experience required :-
Candidate must at least possess Bachelor Degree in Engineering / Project Management
7-10 years experience in managing projects preferably in R&D project environment
Experience of managing teams
Experience of mentoring and coaching in aspects of leadership, methodology, tools and people skills
Experience of performance evaluation
Experience of managing large scale, complex projects
Good understanding of Project Management processes and knowledge areas
Experience of leading teams directly or indirectly
Risk and issue management
Credible; ability to demonstrate a good level of understanding of engineering processes in order to work with design teams throughout the project development cycle
Dyson Malaysia monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, bonuses and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy generous leave, a transport allowance and medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just 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, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.