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Lead CMF Designer, 12 month FTC


£Competitive + bonus
Product Design
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

Dyson are looking for an experienced and creative CMF Designer to join our CMF Design team in a Lead role.

You will be responsible for creatively generating and developing CMF concepts and to deliver final design of colours, materials and finishes for Dyson products in relation to the overall Design and company strategy. Working closely within a newly established and growing CMF Design team, all focused on making the owner experience the best it can be and in-keeping with Dyson’s reputation.

About the role

What you’ll do:

  • Lead creation and development of CMF narratives, strategy and comprehensive design guidelines

  • Be a source of extensive knowledge of diverse material technology and manufacturing processes

  • Have broad experience of both soft and hard material developments

  • Lead in discovering new resources for materials to aid in enhancing innovation

  • Manage internal communications with global RDD, Commercial, Quality, Engineering and programme functions for project success

  • Work collaboratively with the wider Design and Product Experience Team to promote world-leading design

  • Own the CMF Design of our products from concept, through various stages of development, and into production

  • Communication of CMF Design using visuals and models

  • Responsible for generating CMF Design Specifications, project and material development timing plans, mastering of material samples

  • Takes an active role in growing the CMF function at Dyson

  • Presentation of CMF Design at executive level

  • Mentor peers in CMF team

About you

What you'll need: 

  • A degree in Industrial Design, Textile Design, Colour and Material Design, or equivalent

  • Highly motivated and collaborative – taking ownership of projects and at the same time, being objective and responsive to feedback

  • Self-driven and hands-on with the ability to work independently 

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbally and visually

  • Comfortable with ‘failure’ in the context of multiple iterations of testing and learning

  • Ability to understand a layout and technical constraints quickly in order to suggest the appropriate course of action.

  • Possess a good understanding of various production processes & engineering processes – how they influence design and fabrication

  • Ability to travel if required

  • Software Tools – Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, KeyShot, and 3D CAD Budgeted


  • 27 days holiday plus 8 statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Free on site Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.