Senior Commodity Manager

SGD Competitive Remuneration Package

Singapore

Description


  • Responsible for product allocation strategy in line with Dyson Blue Print and transformation programme

  • Ensure that Dyson commercial and financial objectives are aligned with the overall manufacturing strategy

  • Identify and lead / facilitate cost optimization initiatives in relation to manufacturing

  • Overall responsible for implementing and executing cost down programs with Contract Manufacturers

  • Overall responsible for the business/ commercial relationship with Contract Manufacturers
  • Main interface between Dyson and Contract Manufacturers (CMs) on commercial and contractual matters.  Develop relationships with key CM personnel to ensure that there is an adequate level of trust and an in depth understanding of the business requirements on both sides

  • Execute the right business processes to ensure governance of control of the spend and cost with regards to our outsourced manufacturing

  • Support Quality, Procurement, Manufacturing and Supply Chain to ensure smooth operations with our manufacturing partners and manage risk to our build plan


Market Overview

Our Singapore story began in 2004 and today we have more than 1000 people working here. At the beginning of 2017 we opened our new, state of the art, Singapore Technology Centre in Science Park I, minutes from Singapore’s technology and start-up community. This new Technology Centre houses some of Dyson’s most advanced facilities including Robotics and Sensors laboratories and Smart Home, Connectivity & Mobile Applications laboratories as well as an Advanced Control Tower with the latest technology to develop its analytics-driven activities.

Not too far away is West Park, our flagship advanced motor manufacturing facility where we develop our autonomous robotic manufacturing capabilities – more than 300 robots assemble our Dyson Digital Motor (DDM) here. It is here that we develop our next generation of motor technology.                           

Function Overview

Neodymium magnets. Aerospace-grade carbon fibre. PEEK high strength plastic. Just a few of the materials procured to build just one of our machines – the Dyson digital motor V2. But when you design unconventional machines, you need unconventional materials. The Procurement department works directly with RDD on Dyson’s most secret projects. Sourcing high quality materials, and finished components with demanding specifications, means tracking down niche suppliers. It requires tenacity, speed and efficiency to meet project milestones. In essence, we need to be as inventive as Dyson engineers. 

Accountabilities

  • Job Role:

    • Responsible for product allocation strategy in line with Dyson Blue Print and transformation programme
    • Ensure that Dyson commercial and financial objectives are aligned with the overall manufacturing strategy

    • Identify and lead / facilitate cost optimization initiatives in relation to manufacturing

    • Overall responsible for implementing and executing cost down programs with Contract Manufacturers

    • Overall responsible for the business/ commercial relationship with Contract Manufacturers
    • Main interface between Dyson and Contract Manufacturers (CMs) on commercial and contractual matters.  Develop relationships with key CM personnel to ensure that there is an adequate level of trust and an in depth understanding of the business requirements on both sides
    • Execute the right business processes to ensure governance of control of the spend and cost with regards to our outsourced manufacturing

    • Support Quality, Procurement, Manufacturing and Supply Chain to ensure smooth operations with our manufacturing partners and manage risk to our build plan

     

    Principal Accountabilities:

    • Manage contract negotiations and contract execution in line with the manufacturing contract and operations manual
    • Responsible for dealing with matters between Dyson and CMs which breach the terms of the agreed contract
    • Manage bidding process and product allocation for all new products that come through the Dyson development cycle.  
    • Oversee cost down activities within operations (lean/ efficiency) and CM
    • Manage CM scorecards and ensure completion and compilation for quarterly performance reviews
    • Support monthly operations meetings with CMs
    • Settle and advise on conflicts/ dispute resolution/ exposure claims
    • Work with RDD on speed project allocations encompassing tool making, moulding, painting and assembly
    • Ensure all commercial activity is supported  and identify & resolve all contract & commercial issues
    • Ensure internally the business understands the contract & its obligations
    • Develop and implement procedures of contract management and administration.  Contribute to company policies that  affect or are affecting by the CMs and contracts
    • Ensure the CMs fully support the Dyson CSR programme
    • Manage all contract close outs, extensions and renewals

     


Skills

  • Senior level experience of dealing with OEM/ EMS/ CM
  • Strong commercial background within a Manufacturing/ Engineering environment
  • High degree of strategic thinking and execution
  • Proven leadership qualities
  • Senior experience of Operations/ Plant management
  • Ability to remain objective in high pressure situations

  • Understanding and experience of SEA procurement & legal regulations

  • Proficient in using analytical tools and techniques

  • Self motivated, accurate and highest ethical standards

  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree8 years+ experience in a procurement/ manufacturing environment
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Capable in planning and project management
  • Strong business acumen, ability to analyse data and spot anomalies

  • Strong communication, influencing and negotiation skills


Benefits Overview

Dyson Singapore monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and bonuses. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy a transport allowance and comprehensive medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. 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.

Posted: 16-Dec-2016

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