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Programme Manager- Upstream

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Project Management
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

Dyson is growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories more locations and more people.  
We start with an engineering mindset and different thinking, then continuously refine our ideas, unwilling to compromise until we’ve found a better way.
Dyson is a global technology enterprise.  We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better.  Our new product teams take radical new ideas and develop them into reality. They explore the limits of our technologies and optimise them through relentless experimenting, testing and iteration. They then develop new ways to test and evaluate performance, to accurately position our technologies against our competition.

About the role

A Programme Manager is required to orchestrate some of our Upstream projects (New Product Innovation & Research) and support our future range plans. This role will be instrumental to ensure projects are delivered on time; meet technical specification and are within budget.
Key responsibilities:
  • Manage category projects utilising the appropriate systems, processes and resources to facilitate an optimal delivery. This will include identifying, managing and mitigating the projects risk and issues, and agreeing accountabilities and responsibilities with the wider project team
  • Coordinate and communicate project scope, identify dependencies and understand the critical path to secure timely project delivery
  • Identify and manage stakeholders, resolve conflicts, empower and inspire teams 
  • Manage progress, analyse, collate & report project status and data from a cost, time, spec perspective
  • Manage the Category budget, define and control project cost
  • Define, assess and track the impact of change requests 
  • Create resource plans to determine demand and manage project resource allocation
  • Capture lessons learned and drive continuous improvement initiatives and development of PM capability
  • Promote Project Management principles and best practices in all aspects of work and act as mentor to other team members where appropriate

About you

  • A Degree qualification (engineering discipline preferable) or equivalent
  • Experience delivering projects in an engineering or early stage environment
  • Good understanding of Agile project management methodologies
  • In depth knowledge of Project Management fundamentals
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience with proven ability to manage and deliver complex tasks in a fast moving and dynamic environment
  • Strong communication, influencing and relationship building skills 
  • Analytical mind-set, attention to detail and ability to challenge assumptions and convention
  • Self-motivated and able to resolve conflict, inspire teams, mentor peers 
  • In depth understanding and application of business processes, project governance methods and operational/development framework
  • Some experience of line management

Benefits

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