Industrial Design Manager


Product Design
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


Dyson are looking for an excellent & driven Design Manager to develop innovative upstream designs of our products. Working in the Design & Product Experience team, you will be designing products for our existing and future categories, formulating a Dyson ‘world class’ product experience. As Design Manager you will lead a growing design team of eight, all focused on making the owner experience the best it can be and in-keeping with Dyson’s reputation.


  • Experience with hands on Design, creating innovative, different, exciting designs for our future products.
  • Owning the look and feel of our products from concept to production.
  • Work hand-in-hand with the VP-NPI, in close collaboration with the New Product Innovation teams and Research Design Development in the UK, initiating early stage design and design development. 
  • You will generate ideas that are both product-enhancing and innovative.  
  • You will be able to bring your ideas and designs to life through sketching, illustration, renders and physical prototype rigs
  • You will work alongside other leads in the Design & Product Experience team that manage the HMI, Connected Features and Modelmaking teams and promote world-leading design & experience consistency across these disciplines. 
  • Managing and mentoring a growing design team of eight, working across CMF, visual form, physical user interactions and structural packaging, while maintaining the look & feel of a Dyson product.


  • A degree in industrial design or equivalent 
  • Previous experience with a Senior Design position
  • Excellent design skills – acquired in product design and/or automotive environment 
  • Self-driven and hands on designer with ability to work independently and manage a team 
  • Technical and personal credibility to lead effectively in cross-functional design teams throughout the project development cycle. 
  • Software Tools – Adobe, Solidworks, Rhion 3D, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, 3D CAD, KeyShot
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbally and visually. 
  • Comfortable with ‘failure’ in the context of multiple iterations of testing and learning. 
  • Highly motivated and collaborative – taking ownership of projects and at the same time being objective and responsive to feedback.
  • Possess a good understanding of various production processes & engineering processes – how they influence design and fabrication.
  • A creative designer who is always looking to improve a product 
  • Ability to understand a layout and technical constraints quickly in order to suggest the appropriate course of action 
  • Ability to run a disciplined, highly motivated team 
  • Product minded – your main focuses are always on the product and the user experience 
  • Excellent communicator and both verbally, graphically and through use of sketches 
  • A great eye for detail and a sensitivity to the visual aspects of a product 
  • Assertive and diplomatic - a great collaborator 
  • Ability to travel if required.


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Performance related bonus 
  • Life assurance 
  • Sport centre 
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Subsidised café and restaurants 
  • Discounts on Dyson machines
Closing date is 15/06/2019 

Posted: 14 May 2019