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Category Finance Manager (12mth FTC)


United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us 

Pioneering technology takes more than just inventive engineers. At Dyson, we take a problem-solving approach to everything we do.

Joining our Hair Care Category Finance Team you will be a finance business partner for the leadership team, supporting the development and delivery of Dyson’s financial plans by providing financial control and business partnering throughout the product life-cycle: design->development->launch->sale->end of life.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will be ensuring we invests our new product development resources in projects that will deliver an attractive return on investment. Collaborating with a global stakeholder group you will create, develop and maintain financial business cases for multiple projects and chair monthly Finance Health Checks (deep dive business case reviews) with relevant senior leaders. 

Working closely with RDD, Design Managers, Group Marketing and Product Costing team you will be responsible for creating and maintaining the Category 5-year plan – forecasting future volumes and P&L based on latest product range plans & business case development. Along with:

- Performance reporting and analysis:

  • Consolidating key insight data to drive business decisions and update business cases

  • Providing regular reporting and analysis to required stakeholders

  • Maintain product profitability data and analyse future product range profitability

  • Manage monthly Financial Health Check process for the category and participate in product development milestones sessions

- Process Improvements:

  • Continuously seeking process improvements and seeking best practice within BAU

  • Leading / assisting with cross category projects

About you 

You will ideally have experience within an FMCG or similar fast paced environment, with a highly collaborative approach that enables you to challenge and achieve commercial results. You will also have:

  • A globally recognised professional accounting qualification, e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA etc.

  • Excellent analytical ability and Excel spreadsheet skills.

  • Good planning and organisation skills

  • Ability to understand concepts and ideas quickly and model data in meaningful ways.

  • You will ideally have experience calculating financial evaluation metrics, e.g. Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and payback for new product ideas/projects. However, demonstrated technical knowledge of these techniques is acceptable.



  • Performance related bonus scheme

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Life assurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines and retail discounts

  • Free bus travel to and from campus (from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon)


  • 27 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays)

  • Free on-site lunches, fruit and hot drinks

  • Free on-site sports centre, gym, hair-salon, lifestyle assist (concierge)

  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme

  • Ability to purchase additional holiday


  • Private medical insurance and dental insurance

  • Employee assistance programme, digital GP, prescription service, fertility treatment support

Please note this role is based at our campus in Malmesbury, five days a week.


Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

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.