Senior Project Manager - Design and Product Experience

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Project Management
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

Description

The role of PM interfaces with many stakeholders and functions across the business, spanning all categories, and many functions from NPI into Commercial, Connectivity and NPD – working with the team to deliver from early stage to product launch. There is plenty of opportunity for growth and to further establish the role and team.  The does not require a uniquely Engineering or Commercial background, but would benefit an individual looking to understand how many areas of the business come together to deliver world leading products.



The Design and Product Experience team sits within the New Product Innovation facility and is responsible for the visual design, interaction, Human-Machine-Interface and connected product experience. They work across all categories on projects covering the whole product development lifecycle.


The team and this role have a high level of visibility, benefiting from a close relationship with the NPI Director and the senior leadership team, which enables them to deliver, alongside the hugely talented team of engineers and scientists, a world class product experience.



Accountabilities

As a Project Manager at Dyson, you will ensure deliverables are met in a timely manner and gain a sufficient level of understanding of the development to be able to communicate the projects status to senior management, whilst being comfortable in challenging the paradigm when required.

 

You will work across all disciplines of design, research, procurement, manufacturing, commercial and marketing to ensure an integrated project delivery aligns to the wider business strategy. Our briefs can often be loose and changeable, so you must be comfortable in a fast moving, ambiguous environment. Skills in managing a dynamic environment will be critical to the role.

 

  • Coordinate and communicate project status between teams within the organisations to ensure effective and timely input; resolve conflicts and lead solutions

  • Ensure the team use established Dyson development processes, good engineering practice and discipline to deliver a fully resolved solution to the correct standards

  • Information management – governance and organisation of project related information.

  • Manage resource allocation activities against current time plans and support finance in overall project cost management.

  • Take an active, hands-on role to understand how engineering problems are resolved thoroughly and help support that resolution

  • Challenge concepts in order to achieve the optimum design within the boundaries of time, specification and cost, maintain and manage the risks, actions and issues trackers.

  • Work with development teams to ensure new technologies maximise the performance of new products

  • Manage multiple stakeholders expectations across all categories from early stage to launch

Skills

  • Experience working in a dynamic and innovative environment.

  • Experience of working in creative teams

  • First/2:1 Degree or equivalent

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.

  • Outstanding project management capabilities (i.e. estimating and planning, risk management, status reporting, budget tracking, benefits analysis, stakeholder management and communication, resource management)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to build productive working relationships and influence

  • Confident; comfortable with interacting with senior executives without being tempted to dilute unpleasant news or back down from well-reasoned analysis

  • Assertive; readiness to press teams to take remedial action when required

  • Credible; ability to demonstrate a good level of understanding of engineering processes in order to work with design teams throughout the project development cycle

Benefits

Discounts on Dyson machinesSubsidised café and restaurants Free on-site parking Sport centre Life assurance Performance related bonus Pension scheme 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays