Specification Development Manager - Dyson Lighting

£45,000 - £60,000 + car, bonus, pension, 27 days holiday



The Specification Development Manager for Dyson Lighting is tasked with delivering profitable growth and volume sales for Dyson's innovative lighting category. You will secure new specification business across Great Britain by identifying and growing a pipeline of new accounts to deliver targeted sales growth.

Market Overview

Three years ago 80% of Dyson’s business was full-sized vacuum cleaners. Today, its digital motor powered cordless vacuums, robots, Airblade hand dryers, bladeless fans, humidifiers, purifiers and heaters are powering its growth in 75 countries around the world. 2015 saw the addition of Jake Dyson Light to the portfolio, and in April 2016 Dyson took its biggest leap yet, revolutionising the world of Beauty with the launch of the Dyson Supersonic™ Hairdryer.

Function Overview

Always evolving, always challenging, our Dyson Professional teams are the connection between Dyson and the fast-paced world of our corporate partners. Now fully cross-category, Dyson Professional incorporates Dyson Airblade, Dyson Lighting, Environmental Control, and the hugely successful Dyson Supersonic. The Dyson Professional team is always finding new opportunities to get Dyson technology into new commercial partners.


This role focuses on our key specification channel, which is particularly relevant as a route to market for our high-specification lighting; both architectural (Cu-Beam) and task lighting (CSYS).  In addition, the specification channel is our main route to market for our Airblade Tap product and supports the awareness and advocacy for our Environmental Control and Personal Care categories within the architect, showroom and design communities. This role is focused on driving specification via architects and designers to grow revenue and profit for Dyson Lighting. You will also work closely with your colleagues in Dyson Professional (B2B) to identify wider opportunities for Dyson to expand their portfolio through design and specification work.


  • Extensive experience within a specification lighting environment
  • Experience of working in a B2B sales environment at a senior level
  • Proven experience of generating new business and evidence of exceeding KPIs for new business
  • Passionate about customers and opportunities to drive clearer communication that drive conversion
  • Strong commercial negotiator, able to create and articulate complex commercial deals
  • Strong networker – existing strong networks across the lighting architecture and design community in London and other key cities
  • Educated to degree standard

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a very competitve bonus, fully-expensed company car and fuel card, and 27 days annual leave. 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: 15-Mar-2017

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