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CMF Director


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Hullavington Office

About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people. 

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re engineers, creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic, but most of all, we’re hugely passionate about what we do. We push the boundaries of what others have defined as possible. Our approach starts with an engineering mindset and different thinking. Then we continuously refine our ideas – unwilling to compromise and driven by an obsession for finding a better way. 

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals who wish to invent, design and develop leading products & technologies for the global market. By working in our world class Research Design and Development department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside other leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors. 

About the role 

Dyson are looking for an experienced CMF Senior Leader to oversee the Global CMF Design team and Lead the CMF Function. This role is responsible for all outputs of the CMF Design team and for aligning the CMF Design vision to company strategy and road-map. This role manages CMF Design from research and design concept through to production across all product categories.

The CMF team is a newly established function at Dyson and requires a leader with vision for how the function can develop and excel at Dyson, maintaining the momentum for this valued discipline within the Design and Product Experience team, focusing on making the owner experience the best it can be and in-keeping with Dyson’s reputation.

About the role

  • Lead the Global CMF Design team and function, inspiring best practice and motivating the team to generate innovative CMF Design output.

  • Establish networks and manage relationships for the CMF function internally and within our supply chains, existing and potential.

  • Work collaboratively with Global Head of Design and other Heads of departments and VPs to elevate CMF Design function and maintain consistent high quality design deliverables.

  • Experienced and skilled presenter, responsible for delivering Design presentations to the highest level.

  • Inspire and encourage innovative CMF Design from the team whilst guiding designers within cost and timing frameworks for project delivery.

  • Maintain a high level of design insights knowledge to ensure contemporary and innovative design delivery.

  • Lead CMF Strategy for all categories and align with commercial strategies.

  • Propose and manage department budget.

About you

  • A degree in Textile Design, Colour and Material Design, Product or Industrial Design or equivalent.

  • Proven experience professional CMF experience.

  • Highly motivated and collaborative

  • Self-motivated, able to take initiative with the ability to work autonomously.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbally and visually.

  • Ability to assess project risks impacting CMF Design and recommend mitigations.

  • Possess a thorough understanding of various production processes & engineering processes - how they influence design and fabrication.

  • Possess a thorough understanding of supplier relationships and supply chain.

  • Software Tools - Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, KeyShot, VRed, Office Suite including PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Ability to travel if required.


  • 27 days holiday plus 8 statutory bank holidays

  • Pension scheme

  • Performance related bonus

  • Private medical insurance

  • Life assurance

  • Free on site Sport centre

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidised café and restaurants

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

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.