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Change Manager - Indirect Procurement


Malmesbury - United Kingdom


On a global basis, ensure that each procurement initiative is effectively delivered into each business area by means of a carefully developed and executed change management plan ensuring that the change impact is fully assessed and understood.


Impact on Business
  • Ensure each business area is sufficiently prepared for each new way of working.
  • Ensure there is sufficient support available.
  • Ensure re-enforcement plans are in place.
  • Full adoption and utilisation is achieved.

Customers / Stakeholders 
  • Create, develop and understand the change impact assessment for each procurement initiative in each business area.
  • Communicate with and support stakeholders.
  • Develop training needs strategy and plan.
  • Appropriate change impact assessment.
  • Manage business readiness activities.
  • Develop stakeholder engagement and management approach.
  • Communicate effectively across all stakeholder levels.

Leadership & Teamwork 
  • Live the Dyson Behaviours appropriate to the individual and the role; different, authentic,better.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and inspire confidence when faced with uncertainty and change.
  • Bring drive, energy and pace to project activity.
  • Display good people management and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrate the importance of subject matter expertise through example.
  • Market and communicate category guidelines into the business.
  • Role model the adoption and leverage agile ways of working. 
  • Make time and care about personal development maintaining a live development plan.

Operational Effectiveness & Control 
  • Plan business change activities.
  • Develop and implement project change approach and strategy.
  • Reporting and managing activities to plan.
  • Lead the transition to Business as Usual.
  • Embed best practices and compliance to the operating model.
  • Support the development and enhancement of the operating model.
  • Maintain credibility and relevance with the business so that the procurement category management team becomes true business partners and acknowledged as a clear benefit. 
  • Initiate reviews to ensure the capabilities are being embedded.
  • Implement mechanisms by which benefits can be measured and tracked.

Management of Risk 
  • Always ensures an appropriate balance of risk with the cost of control. 
  • Ensure best practices, systems and support structures are adjusted to reduce risk and drive benefit.
  • Ensure full adoption.


  • A solid understanding of how people go through change and the change process.
  • Experience and knowledge of change management processes and methodologies.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relationships.
  • Experience of working in a matrix organisation.
  • Able to work in diverse environments and adhere to highest ethical standards.
  • Confidence and credibility with good communication and relationship management skills with the ability to engage and influence middle to senior level stakeholders.
  • Sustains personal energy, self-motivation and productivity and encourages good resilience in others.
  • Identifies and raises opportunities and/or challenges.
  • Takes action to simplify complexity.
  • Proven ability to solve problems and to influence decision making.
  • Self-motivated and a team-player.
  • Self-aware, knows own strengths and limitations.
  • A driven self-starter; who has the ability to work autonomously and as part of a small team.
  • Preparedness to travel as necessary/appropriate in the performance of duties.

  • Project management experience.
  • Skilled or capable of being skilled in all sourcing process disciplines.
  • Good understanding e-procurement processes and systems.
  • Good numeracy & analytical skills. 
  • Experience of working in operational areas within categories or supply base. 


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