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Application Support Manager


Information Technology
Shanghai - China

About us

The Global Service Manager will work closely with Global Directors, Heads of Practice, Functional Leads, Strategic Partners and 3rd Party Vendors across the organization to design, deliver and maintain world class production operations capability for Dyson.  In this role you will work seamlessly with equivalent counterparts and support teams in markets and other geographical regions to deliver around the clock 24/7 support capability.  As such, this role may require an element of on call or shift rotation for peak periods and weekend/holiday cover. 

About the role

  • Aligning local markets and regional stakeholders to global vision for application support & operations  

  • Implementing a global production incident recovery processes with strategic partners and 3rd party vendors 

  • Implementing a global problem & service management processes with strategic partners and 3rd party vendors 

  • Implementing a global support practice knowledge management system for Dyson retained IP 

  • Implementing effective governance for E2E IT service monitoring/alerting 

  • Managing local stakeholders on production performance 

  • Collating regional requirements for IT service budget/investment planning 

  • Reporting production status and service performance trends 

  • Working with strategic partners to implement effective service automation and self-heal technology 

  • Providing Dyson capability and insight for discovery and maintenance on local and global services 

  • Managing the resolution and stakeholder communications on production problems and incidents 

  • Managing the seamless handover/takeover activities for global 24/7 support capability 

  • Holding development teams, strategic partners and 3rd parties to account for the resolution of production incidents in line with operational SLAs   

  • Managing strategic partner and 3rd party performance reviews on process KPIs and committed SLAs 

  • Lead and line manage a team of application support professionals  

  • Publish routine Director level MI reports on production application status, performance and trends 

  • Fostering strong working relationships with market and regional IT Directors – while maintaining global support practice accountability 

  • Provisioning subject matter expertise on technology and business processes as necessary to team members and strategic partners 

  • Facilitate IT Service reviews with regional and market stakeholders 

About you

You will need to be customer focused, organised and confident, to have a sense of urgency and remain calm under pressure.  You will need to deliver results using your own initiative and it is essential that you possess the following skills: 

  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills. 

  • Enthusiastic advocate of business change and innovation. 

  • Experience of IT Support and Service Operations, in large and complex IT environments and organizational eco-systems 

  • Ability to influence others and communicate with impact at senior levels across the organization 

  • Ability to lead the resolution of service related risks through a range of internal and external resources 

  • Ability to structure and implement organisational processes, procedures and knowledge retention 

  • Ability to produce meaningful Senior level reports on status, trends and performance 

  • Knowledge of ITIL service transition and service operations and analysis processes 

  • Knowledge of project delivery methodologies (Agile/SCRUM/SAFE/DSDM) 


  1. Desirable 

  • Experience of Digital applications (Web, E-Commerce, Point of Sale, Identity Management & Content Management) 

  • Experience of CRM applications (Registration, Data Handling, Customer Support, Regulation, Security, Marketing) 

  • Experience of ERP applications (SAP/S4 Hana, Finance, Logistics, Procurement, Supply Chain) 

  • Experience of HCM applications (Workday) 

  • Experience of Service Now, Advanced Excel, Visio, Sharepoint, Teams, Confluence, Jira. 



20 days annual leave

Pension scheme

Performance related bonus

Additional medical insurance

Discounts on Dyson machines

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.