Senior Retail Project Executive
Base + performance based bonus + competitive benefits
Dyson is a technology and engineering pioneer and currently operates in the categories of Floorcare, Environmental Control (“Air Multiplier” bladeless fans/heaters/humidifiers/purifiers), Lighting, and Professional (“Airblade” hand dryers). Dyson began 22 years ago with James Dyson and a handful of engineers questioning everyday products, thinking differently and making them better.
Dyson invented world’s first bagless vacuum with Root Cyclone™ technology, and also the bladeless fans with Air Amplifier™ technology. Currently Dyson holds 4,550 patents and patents holding, and have a team of over 2,000 engineers and scientists. Dyson also holds a Queen’s Award for Innovation.
Dyson vacuum cleaners are now available in 70 countries worldwide, and on average one machine is sold every 5 seconds. 90% of our machines are sold overseas, this was 30% just 10 years ago. Dyson was recently awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade, which reflects the company’s growth over the last few years. We are now the world's number one vacuum cleaner manufacturer by value in the UK, US, Western Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Australia.
Purpose of Position :
To support on planning & implementing retail with focus on Electrical multiple channels projects for all Dyson products across Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia.
Main Accountabilities and Supporting Activities :
•Work with Group Retail, Assistant Retail/Retail Project Manager and SEA Sales teams to implement retail solutions with considerations to Dyson Retail Guidelines, Distributors/Retailers challenges and approvals.
•Manage, prioritise and deliver all retail projects on a timely basis, including prototyping, production, costing and implementation, whether it is temporary, permanent, concept stores, shop-in-shop, events or exhibitions.
•Maintain project plans, timelines, and cost sheets for each project, ensuring that stakeholders are aware of any changes. Drive individual projects through to delivery, resolving day-to-day challenges – involving the right people at the right time.
•Support in demand planning, storage, deployment and installations for core in-store display system, plus all other projects as necessary. Maintain an up-to-date inventory list of all fixtures by market.
•Support retail projects through all relevant areas of the business in regard to design, costing, production quality/details, and timing.
•Work closely with SEA Sales team and Distributors in maintaining high in-store quality across all existing stores. Touchup, replenish and replace parts and fixtures when necessary.
•Monitor contractors in regards to material sourcing, fixtures deployment and installation.
•Quality checks and the resolution of any QC issues or installation snagging issues that may arise. Train contractors in meeting Dyson quality standards.
•Maintain a core base of suppliers that offer key deliverables – quality, flexibility, reliability and cost.
•Work with the Legal and Procurement teams on costing, terms, supplier contracts and resolve any disputes that might arise.
Experience and Education :
•Higher diploma or above in interior design or related field required
•3 years + track record of delivering POP, merchandising and retail environments experience
•Project management, time management and people liaison skills
•Deliver multinational brand store rollout projects
•Working within a corporate structure involving both internal and supplier relationships
•Dealing with sourcing and overseas manufacturing issues
•Purchasing and negotiation skills
•Dealing with international logistics requirements including tax, import and duty implications
•Understanding of the use of materials and processes required for retail environment
•Understanding of technical drawings and specifications
•Understanding of print processes – litho, screen, digital
•Knowledge in project budgets and control
•Knowledge in environmental and recycling regulations
•Well-versed in technical software – Sketchup & Autocad
Skills and Competencies :
•Curious and passionate about consumers and building brands
•Superb attention to detail; material produced is meticulously executed
•Broad thinker with strong analytical skills; ability to use market analysis to identify high potential opportunities
•Problem Solving; must be able to critically analyze and tackle problems and present viable solutions
•Passion; this person needs to be passionate about Dyson, technology and engineering.
•Entrepreneurial spirit; must be able to deal with ambiguity and willing to take risks as needed
•Strong communication skills; this person is able to present information (both written and oral) clearly and concisely. This person needs to be able to communicate clearly at all levels within an organization.
•Creativity; they need to be open to new ideas, adventurous and practical simultaneously.
•Driven by the desire to win and for continuous improvement
•Proven ability to work cross-functionally
•Fluency in English and Mandarin
•Fluency in Thai/Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Indonesia/Tagalog not mandatory but a huge plus