Description and Requirements

The role of the  Operations Project Lead/Manager is to lead, manage and implement significant operationally focused projects. These individual projects will be specifically defined to deliver benefits to our manufacturing operations both internal and external to Dyson., and ensure all timeline are met by CM.

 

 

The  Operations Project Lead / Manager is responsible for development of operations project plan, co-ordinating cross functional resource both internally and externally to implement and deliver the project objectives. Under the leadership of the SEA Ops manager, they will also be expected to identify future opportunities / benefits to our manufacturing operations.

 

The role is a hands on role providing key leadership in bringing new projects into production and thereafter managing sustaining of this Project at CM(Built/ship)

Market Overview:

Dyson began twenty one years ago with James Dyson and a handful of engineers questioning everyday products, thinking differently and making them better. We are now the world's number one vacuum cleaner manufacturer in the UK, US, Japan, Europe and Australasia.

 

We've even branched out to improving commercial technology that frustrates us.  The Dyson Airblade hand dryer dries hands in ten seconds, it’s also the most hygienic and energy efficient hand dryer available. And more recently a fan, Air Multiplier, with no blades or grille.

Function Overview:

There are over 4000 in the world and we’re all inventive and hugely passionate about what we do. At our Development Centre in Johor Bahru, Malaysia & Singapore there are almost 1600 of us, a mixture of engineers and support staff, we are Dyson people that are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. Our teams there will rise to more than 2000 over the next 2 years.

 

Dyson began fourteen years ago with James Dyson and a handful of engineers questioning everyday products, thinking differently and making them better. We are now the world's number one vacuum cleaner manufacturer in the UK, US, Tokyo, Western Europe and Australasia.

 

We've even branched out to improving commercial technology that frustrates us.  The Dyson Airblade hand dryer dries hands in ten seconds, its also the most hygienic and energy efficient hand dryer available.

 

There are over 1,200 of us in the UK and we’re all inventive and hugely passionate about what we do. Dyson people are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes). We’re creative, collaborative, practical, enthusiastic and resourceful. But most of all we’re passionate about what we do.

Accountabilities:

  • The role is to lead an operations team at Category Level to deliver new projects into production on time on cost and on quality and to ensure that on-going production demand is met.

  • The role will lead a team of experienced operationally focused project managers/leaders who are responsible for the coordination of cross functional teams. These cross function teams are to deliver, monitor and implement all actions related to the implementation of a challenging engineering project into mass production.

  • Drive adherence to the manufacturing plans for the products that have entered production.  

  • The candidate must be able to demonstrate strong leadership with clear hands on approach in delivering the objectives by using proven project management and influencing skills. They will have the responsibility in to overcome all obstacles in ensuring the projects are delivered to time, cost and specification.

  • A key attribute for the ideal candidate is to have complete understanding of all aspects of transferring a project from the design phase into mass manufacture and the obstacles that are encountered.

  • Competent risk and issue management including effective escalation, executive summary, and clear data based recommendations for decisions making and expenditure.

  • This role is required to challenge all teams in driving improved performance in all aspects of operations management and notably the results in achieving consistent manufacturing quality and output post SOP

  • Ensure that best practice manufacturing systems are being used, and to continue to challenge how we operate within the factories.

  • Ensure investments and capital spending are effectively planned and managed to achieve company strategy and objectives.

  • Share a trusting relationship with team, and to create a well disciplined and result orientated team.

  • Perform any other ad hoc duties assigned from time to time by the management.

 

This roles report to the Head of Operations. Very close interaction with team members of Dyson teams and external manufacturers is paramount to the success of the role. Examples of Projects are:

  • Implementation of new contractor manufacturer/sub-contractor

  • Implementation of new products/technologies into manufacturing

  • Driving CSR program

 

Efficiency Program related to:

  • Waste reduction

  • Process improvements

  • Engineering Change Management

 

Key component manufacturing

  • Project Management

  • Provide Leadership, coordination of assigned projects

  • Management of key stakeholders within the project

  • Co-ordination of cross functional teams both internally/externally

 

Manufacturing Efficiencies

  • Implement key efficiency program that reduce cost, improve yield and quality

  • Implementation of Process Engineering changes to drive increased adherences to specifications.

 

Cost Management

  • Ensure projects that are delivering a cost benefit are reviewed/tracked to ensure benefits are realized.

Skills:

Person specifications:

  • Manufacturing Operations experience in running hi volume hi mix production, and the deliverance of complex projects into production.

  • Manufacturing awareness – Understanding the drivers and technologies of a manufacturing organization.

  • Know how of production planning and its constraints/opportunities.

  • Project/Program Management experience – Knowledge of new product realization, including all DFX disciplines, risk assessment, risk mitigation planning, issue resolution and commonly accepted best practices.

  • Industrial engineering skills preferable (minimize cycle time, line balance, labour and machine effectiveness).

  • Supplier Management skills (ensure adequate supplier base to give flexibility, capacity and competitive supplies).

  • Motivated by driving continuous improvement to the working practices and processes.

  • Ability to think strategically with confidence and speed in execution.

  • Strong analytical, numerical, and reasoning abilities.

  • Ability to adjust to rapid changes within the business, work in a fast paced environment, deliver under pressure and in tight timelines.

  • Able to multi task, adequate knowledge and experience of business and management principles (procurement and commercial processes, budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation and people)

  • Strong skills and experience partnering with leaders in the business – identifying needs and finding solutions that multiple leaders can agree on.

  • Ability to bring to the attention of management any issues that will affect the overall operational efficiency and to seek timely approvals from management to implement measures to avoid any disruption or interruptions to the operations.

  • Ability to lead and motivate other not in direct line of responsibility; this role is to influence change.

  • Proven ability to lead and co-ordinate team activity in multifunctional environment as well as successfully manage multiple teams with a collaborative/mentoring style.

  • Ability to recruit, develop, and motivate personnel in order to balance staffing strength with profitability and growth.

  • Able to guide and mentor a team of Operations management staff plus strong leadership qualities with a high level of integrity.

  • Good inter personal skills totally committed to high team achievement.

  • Good decision making abilities, ability to create accountability and lead by example.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to communicate professionally and effectively with varying levels of internal and external contacts.

  • Dynamic, committed, resourceful, energetic, decisive and persistent individual.

  • Ability to travel for short periods locally and abroad.

 

Requirements:

  • Candidates must possess at least a Bachelor Degree in Engineering with computer literacy.

  • At least 15 to 20 years of working experience in relevant industry (preferably in an electronics manufacturing environment, and handling project/program management), and to have held at least one senior position for the last 10 years.

 

Desirable

  • Knowledge of plastic injection mold tooling and/or line jigs/fixture/testing equipment validation & qualification.

  • Spray painting knowledge.

  • Project Management – Experience/Formal Training or MS project knowledge.
  • Six Sigma Training.

  • Lean Manufacturing Principles- Understanding the principles of lean and how to apply to a manufacturing organization.

Benefits Overview:

Dyson Philippine monitors the market to ensure we offer a competitive salary and management bonus. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy comprehensive medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are only one part of a successful career at Dyson. Professional growth, leadership support and new opportunities abound, driven by regular dialogue and international training. 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 realizing ambition.