Head of Regional Quality

£Competitive + Pension, Bonus, 27 Days Holiday

Malmesbury

Description

The Head of Regional Quality will be Dyson's in-field guardian of quality for all products, with safety, satisfaction and reliability forming the three critical elements of the role. Managing multiple local market quality teams alongside the group support functions, this individual will continuously assess in-market product performance and operational process adherence - utilising all available sources of data will target/prioritise programs of work.

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

Dyson’s product range is continually expanding and the technology being used becoming more complex – which means teams who design, build and support those products need to grow and change with these evolutions. One area which requires this focus is product service. Dyson is looking for an individual who can specifically help drive the Quality departments agenda within a number of markets (a Region), focused specifically on Customer Service environments.

Accountabilities

Dyson is continually changing and the quality team, categories and markets are developing. This role is a leadership role with responsibility for all aspects of quality within our markets. The holder of the role will be expected to be a contributor to executive discussions, category discussion and quality discussions around quality at Dyson, both current and future strategies.

The individual must have the ability to effectively manage daily incidents from multiple sources, at times going beyond the prescribed definition of the role. This function will work with local teams in the implementation of market support, with continual quality review of the post-sales support model across all markets in region.

Forming a strong partnership with the regional leadership teams (to Regional President level) and category quality heads is essential for the success of this new senior role. The role dictates the ability to effectively react to, and manage, daily incidents from multiple channels of information. To compliment, this function will also consort with local teams in the implementation of service strategies, with continual quality review of the post-sales support model across all markets in region.

Forming a strong partnership with the regional leadership teams (to Regional President level) and category quality heads is essential for the success of this new senior role. You will be the eyes and ears of Quality within a number of markets (a region), understanding the full spectrum of actual/perceived quality issues of the Dyson product range.

Responsibilities

  • Build and lead a quality team within each of the Region’s main markets
  • Continually review all sources of market data to understand the quality status of all products across the product lifecycle (from early launch tracking to product retirement).
  • Alongside Heads of Quality in categories, develop and execute the market end of strategy for the escalation of corrective actions for reliability and quality issues, including safety as a priority.
  • Communicate quality measures and the corrective action agenda through all facets of local market teams alongside reporting through each category Head of Quality.
  • Manage support for safety, reliability and satisfaction in alignment with research, trialling and technical service support.
  • Develop the teams skill-sets to support emerging technologies i.e. connectivity and the IoT.
  • As new markets emerge or market size demands assess & build new quality presence accordingly.
  • Develop and maintain a process for managing quality issues raised by retail groups, including issue reporting/communication channels.
  • Support the category roles within quality and the wider business
  • Manage regular communication of activity within Markets, Trials and Service to Heads of Quality category to ensure they are informed of all areas of concern
  • Collaborate with Heads of Quality in each category to agree programs of work and priorities on a regular cadence To support ‘hands-on’ campaigns of research to provide robust localized insight into product quality
  • Build a team who coordinate internal market trials of products across the region during product development; competitor products will be included as a benchmark.
  • Build a better understanding of product usage during trial activity e.g. data logging. Ensure insight brings to life regional/cultural nuances.
  • Expand the regional product quality knowledge base alongside the data team and ensure reference sets are robust, accessible and digestible. To ensure that Dyson owners, products and markets are supported at all times by a compelling and effective service solution for Dyson technology
  • Ensure all NPD is supported in market with a robust and effective service approach. This should include an assessment of both resource type and technical capability.
  • Drive the optimisation of global market service infrastructure to realise the full commercial potential of Dyson service globally.
  • Help to shape the longer term service strategy proposals to ensure that we periodically assess whether our approach is right for purpose against the technology roadmap.
  • Be an active participant when planning growth into new markets – manage a quality/support ‘toolkit’ for a launch program
  • Be part of the functional quality leadership team helping to shape the quality strategy for Dyson.

Skills

  • Multiple International team/location management
  • Engineering, quality or operations with a consumer product context.
  • Senior level (Director and Executive) communication.
  • Proven customer support and/or service involvement
  • First-hand experience of engineering, manufacturing or procurement problems and their resolution.
  • Experience of organisational obstacles and how to work with, through or around them.
  • Self-management and particularly the ability to manage multiple unbounded brief’s over a long timescale.

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: 26-Jan-2017

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