Commercial Programme Director - Automotive


Digital, Information Technology, Project Management
Hullavington - United Kingdom


We are looking for a Programme Manager to deliver of best of breed commercial solutions necessary to operate the automotive business, including delivery of a new CRM, order management and digital estate.


  • To manage the delivery of a projects within the various lines of business of Dyson, including automotive.
  • The programmes of works are multi £m investments in new capabilities, typically spanning Dyson globally.
  • Managing directly multimillion pound strategic projects.
  • Ensuring all aspects of change (both business and technical) are managed and implemented through the lifecycle of each project, working with other IT teams and business functions as necessary.
  • Building a winning delivery team and collaborating with Dyson and Supplier teams across the globe, and in particular the UK and Singapore.
  • Upholding the highest standards of programme management including effective communication with key executive stakeholders, governance and management of key risks and issues.
  • Enabling the growth and success of Dyson by providing direction for all programmes and large projects including escalation path for all risks and issues
  • Ensure the programmes of works has the appropriate level of Stakeholder sponsorship and engagement.
  • As part of Dyson IT’s Business Partner led approach, directing line management of a team of Project Managers practicing DSDM / Agile PM and PRINCE2 waterfall delivery and organising well organised 1:1s, team meetings (scrum like), quarterly, six monthly and end of year appraisals.


  • Proven delivery of commercial IT programmes in similar OEM scale, across all customer touchpoints from demand generation to after sales using best of breed applications.
  • Managing large and complex change projects and programmes within a multinational environment involving business processes, technology, data, and business reporting.
  • Experience of working for a consultancy or other professional services organisation.
  • Experience working with 3rd party and/or offshore teams
  • Proven ability to deliver on time, on budget and to quality using project management processes and tools including risk management, financial management and quality assurance
  • A technical understanding of IT infrastructure and technology development / deployment preferably in web/cloud based solutions
  • Understanding of system architectures, data strategies, upgrade strategies and cutover planning
  • Experience of delivering complex programmes with budgets in excess of £15m.
  • Experience of successfully leading large multi-disciplinary project teams across multiple organisations and locations.
  • The ability to motivate and mobilise individuals outside their reporting line in a multinational environment
  • Cultural awareness and experience of delivering solutions internationally
  • Organisational design, business change management / communication planning.


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

Posted: 27 March 2019