Relationship Management Partner


People, Information Technology
Malmesbury - United Kingdom
Location details


The Innovation and Strategic Partners Manager reporting into the IT Transformation & Transition Manager, is responsible for:


  • Developing and supporting the maturity of innovation tools and methodologies in the business
  • Management of the various innovation management processes and methodologies within Dyson IT
  • Work with Global IT Leadership, service owners and key business stakeholders, Procurement, Finance and HR to undertake regular business reviews with strategic suppliers
  • Build and develop supplier relationships and develop strategic partnerships with those who share our goals.
  • Strategic management of the external partnership ecosystem and framework, including strategic supplier relationship and performance management,
  • Engage and collaborate to identify and align on innovation opportunities.
  • Lead the development of effective infrastructure, processes and relationships with internal and external technology partners to ensure a high velocity innovation environment.
  • Develop and maintaining strong external networks with Tech and start up community to be at the leading edge of industry trends and emerging technologies.
  • Establish and deliver regular tech / innovation conferences or summits that allow IT to showcase new technologies to the wider Dyson community globally
  • Working with Enterprise Architecture and Portfolio management team to proactively identify opportunities for innovation vs. our capability gaps as an organisation and align this with the future roadmap for systems.
  • Managing and driving implementation of innovation developments into testing and live service as prototypes / proof of concepts.
  • Leading innovation projects, including developing a strategy and approach for managing proof of concepts of new emerging technologies and their applications to the business.


  • With experience in a similarly dynamic, international role and complex organisation, the candidate will have a proven working knowledge of leading an IT function working as part of a global matrix managed team.
  • Ability to offer solutions to various I.T. related problems, at times when under pressure.
  • Powerful change agent, a visionary with a proven track record in strategic planning, individual/team development and service delivery.
  • Possess solid matrix management skills together with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of business and technology trends.
  • Experience of leading an I.T. team providing services or delivering projects to the business.
  • Outstanding financial management, budgeting and investment appraisal skills.
  • Leadership of IT projects.
  • Experience of developing and delivering IT Roadmaps and Programme Plans to meet business needs.
  • Experience of operating within a global organisation with a proven ability to deliver against Group wide initiative.


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sports centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Lift share scheme
  • Subsidised café and restaurants
  • Discount on Dyson machines

Posted: 03 December 2018