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Research Manager - Haircare


Research Engineering
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


Hair Care is a growing and successful business within Dyson, thriving from deep scientific knowledge and insight integration USPs which feed our technology design. 

Ambitions for hair care are now expanding to cover new device formats and benefits, professional customers and integration of chemistry which has expanded the remit and the scale of the current team. We are looking for a strong Research Manager to realise this ambition, driving the innovation strategy and global integration into near term range planning and blue sky roadmaps.


  • Responsible for the management of a large and diverse team of experts within Hair Care research, covering science, methods, engineering and product mechanistics 
  • Responsible for the development of an overarching product strategy to deliver N projects and fundamental research utilising external and internal resources 
  • Responsible for the creation of new technology and new skill set integration into product concepts 
  • Responsible for fostering a strong innovation partnership with NPI, working closely with their corresponding NPI Head Of to ensure strong and efficient total team delivery 
  • Accountable for range plan delivery and technical excellence gate keeping on all milestones pre-TS 
  • Responsible for driving strong and effective relationships with research horizontals (e.g. thermodynamics, aeroacoustics, tech research)


  • Should be an inspirational leader, able to set clear direction and drive energy within the team and cross team to deliver it 
  • Should be visionary, able to set a mission for future success and clear tactics for how to achieve it 
  • Should be a good people leader, with experience developing different levels within the business and different areas of technical specialty 
  • Should be technically excellent with good attention to detail, able to guide the delivery of technical work packages to specification and to time 
  • Should have good business accumen - integral to build product design against meaningful benefits and commercial requirements 
  • Should be an exceptional influencer across and upwards and downwards in the business 
  • Should be a fantastic communicator, able to adapt style and content depending on audience.


  • Pension scheme 
  • Performance related bonus 
  • Life assurance 
  • Sport centre 
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Subsidized café and restaurants 
  • Discounts on Dyson machines