Senior Procurement Manager


MYR Competitive Salary
Johor Bahru - Malaysia


Role is responsible for managing the procurement projects strategy, working with the Global RDD Category and Global Procurement  team to manage projects within the Category. The main focus to ensure supply chain readiness to deliver projects on time & support ramp up, and ensuring the Commodity Strategy within Procurement are aligned to support the overall Category Strategy.

 The role will also be driving & manage project cost to meet Should Cost and Target Cost from NPI to SOP. The role will be working in collaboration with RDD, Product Cost, Commodity Managers to deliver this set target, also ensuring cost clarity and risk/opportunity around project costs are driven and reported.

Role Objective:

To project manage projects within the Category : ensuring projects are supported from a Procurement perspective on the right sourcing, feasibility of supply Chain, risk management, right pricing, cost down initiatives, capacity, lead time etc.

You will take responsibility for ensuring that Procurement are clear on their action points into each project meeting and driving and tracking the closure of Procurement deliverables at each stage of the Milestone Life Cycle Process.


•You will be required to present project’ status & cost, and review actions with the Global Procurement Director & Global Procurement Heads, providing feedback on progress and actions.

•You will lead and drive the activity plan that determines Procurement timeframes for success and highlight in a RAG sheet / Procurement Project Status Report where projects risks are on schedule or fallen behind and report this to the Senior Management. You will drive the deadlines.

•You will represent Procurement in SPD meeting and key product project meetings and ensure that we identify from procurement all issues/aspects that could be seen as a risk. This might be capacity, capability or cost as we go from project milestone to the Start of Production.

•You will work closely together with the RDD Directors or Head of Engineering/ RDD to ensure projects opportunities/risks are being addressed and resolved.

•You will work with the Global Procurement Heads to prepare for the Project Milestone Review and Board Reports; this includes cost status, projects risks & mitigation plans.

•You will work with the UK Procurement team on projects being transferred over, ensuring all deliverables for transfer are completed and ownership and responsibilities of each Category are clearly defined. Where no Sourcing Plan are in place, you and your team will then work the Category to develop sourcing plan and identify lead time for each components, managing the procurement activities from various prototyping or engineering builds planned as part of the product development process. This includes supporting purchase of samples & raising risk buys. 

•You will work in collaboration with Cross Functions team (Manufacturing, Commodity, RDD, Finance) to drive cost savings on your projects to meet the PPV target set for the overall Procurement team.

•You will drive your team to meet Target and Budget Costs on each project.

•You will ensure your team challenged the Commodity Managers / suppliers to ensure best pricing is achieved, this can either be through benchmarking exercise, 3 quotes justification, bottom up costing etc. 

•You will work closely with Product Cost team on providing components pricing on a monthly basic, or whenever there is a change or up issue on revision. As part of the project life cycle, you will support the work on Engineering Build (EB) Cost.

•Reporting overall Procurement progress on Tooling, P&E, and related activities on the projects.


Self motivated, independent, results-driven
•Ability to deliver under pressure and in tight timelines
•Process change / improvement skills are desirable
•Attention to detail is a must
•Degree level qualification or above
•Self motivated, accurate and operate with the highest ethical standards.
•Project Management  - planning, risk management, and procurement - at least 8-10 years in a relevant industry preferably in the Automotive / Aerospace / Defence / Medical background
•Strong process orientation, co-ordination and facilitation skills
•Fair minded approach and ability to be totally objective essential.
•Good written communication (in English) for reporting to all stakeholders at different levels, ability to convey issues concisely and accurately to all levels within the organisation
•Prepared to challenge the norm and look for new ways of doing things
•Strong process manager – to get continuity
•Good understanding of manufacturing and how Dyson operates
•Strong communicator - Interpersonal skills - ability to build productive working relationships and influence
•Problem solving and analytical skills: to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions (i.e. common sense and not embarrassed to ask supposedly “silly” questions)
•Assertiveness / negotiation - readiness to press teams to take remedial action when required and ensure decisions are made when required
•Integrity / confidence under pressure – always presenting the facts no matter what the circumstances
•Communication: You clearly communicate with everyone who needs to know.  You think about what the recipient needs and tailor your style and content accordingly.  You listen to others and ensure you’ve understood their point of view.
•Inspire and Challenge: You’re willing to challenge assumptions and think differently.  You’re open to new ideas and seek inspiration from the environment around you.
•Passion and Drive: You set high standards for your self and others and consistently strive for different and better.  You’re diligent and thorough and place high importance on accuracy.  You remain positive in the face of setbacks and keep pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve.
•Flexibility and Initiative: You pre-empt problems and seize opportunities without waiting to be told.  You’re an independent thinker and you take responsibility for your actions even if there’s a chance of failure.  In a changing environment you’re able to adapt plans and re focus your efforts on what the business needs.
•Forward Thinking: You think ahead and foresee issues and solutions. You plan your time and your projects taking all factors into account.
•Collaborative working: You consistently share your knowledge and findings with others in a clear and accessible way.  You recognize that this is key to Dyson’s future success and this is demonstrated in the way you work across projects, teams, departments, levels and continents.
•Business Focus: You know what’s important for Dyson.  You work well with key individuals and align your efforts with departmental and business priorities.
•Developing self and others: You work in both formal and informal ways to ensure that you all those around you have the skills, knowledge and initiative to deliver.  You focus not just on fixing the problem but on developing their understanding
•CIPS (or equivalent) qualification
•Mandarin. Additional other Chinese dialects would be an advantage
•Experience of lean manufacturing 


Dyson Singapore monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and bonuses. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy a transport allowance and comprehensive medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. Professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.

Posted: 28 March 2019