Tax Manager


Senai, Johor


The individual is required to manage the tax affairs of Dyson’s entities in the region. This includes the R&D and manufacturing operations, and distribution entities in the region. As the operating model continues to evolve, the individual needs to have a very good understanding of the business in order to identify the impact of proposed changes, provide sound advice and drive the changes through business, where required. The individual needs to be confident in engaging multiple stakeholder groups, leading workshops, meetings and driving actions through to completion.

 The individual will report to the Senior regional tax manager based in Singapore.

Market Overview

In 2000, Dyson moved production from Malmesbury to Malaysia to be closer to our supply chains and open up international growth. The small team of 10 has now grown to almost 1,200 – forming Dyson’s second biggest global hub. Located in the exhilarating industrial heart of Johor, it’s also home to RDD, IT, operations,  finance, creative and HR.

The RDD facility is central to our plans to launch 100 new machines in the next four years. To meet these ambitions, we recently expanded the site to 30,000m², with 50 advanced technology labs and 700 new engineers. In the Dyson world, there’s no more exciting place to be.

Function Overview

Working closely with everyone at Dyson – from sales and finance, to legal, marketing, RDD and more – our Tax & Treasury team develop critical knowledge of the business, and our future plans. They ensure that our tax commitments are met, while managing Dyson’s cash liquidity and foreign exchange positions. As custodians of our corporate and legal structure, they also support Dyson operations in territories around the world. And as we grow, this challenge – and the team’s need for dynamic people who don’t shy away from it – grows with it.


  • Responsible for direct tax, indirect tax and transfer pricing for entities in the region.

  • Work with tax advisors to review tax computations and ensure timely filing of GST and withholding tax.

  • Proactively work with local finance teams to ensure transfer pricing mechanics work smoothly and transfer pricing documentation is in place.

  • Work closely with the business to understand requirement, identify tax planning opportunities and mitigate tax.

  • Coordinate ad-hoc projects internally with functions like legal, treasury, IT and HR to ensure flawless execution

  • Implement monitoring process to ensure on-going compliance and manage risk on tax filing (VAT, WHT, corporate tax, customs).

  • Review dividend repatriation opportunities and make these where possible

  • Mange incentive negotiation and compliance where applicable.




Qualified Accountant and/or Tax Advisor

  • Strong appreciation of how tax fits into the wider business context

  • Demonstrated successful project management

  • Sound tax technical knowledge across different aspects of tax, corporate tax, indirect tax, transfer pricing etc.

  • Excellent English language and communication skills

  • At least 5 years relevant tax experience in industry including regional tax management


Essential Behaviour:

  • Consistently demonstrate the ability to drive improvements and change

  • Highly developed communication and influencing skills

  • Energetic, engaging and positive approach

  • Drive for results – a real self starter with the ability to work independently.

  • Clear communicator with the ability to present plans to support business decisions

  • Good leadership and able to work in a matrix environment

  • Strong team player and sound management skills

  • Assertive and prepared to get into the detail to drive the execution of plans you have created


Desirable experience:


• Exposure to treasury and customs


Benefits Overview

Dyson Malaysia monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, bonuses and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy generous leave, a transport allowance and medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just 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, 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: 27-Apr-2018

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