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Design Manager - Expression of Interest


MY Competitive Salary
Mechanical Engineering
Johor Bahru - Malaysia

About us

Please apply to this position if you are interested in being considered for Design Manager positions in Dyson, Malaysia.
At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, question convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic. But most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do. Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented people who wish to invent, design and develop world class products for the global market. By working in our expert Research Design and Development department, these people have the opportunity to work alongside world-class technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfill our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

About the role

  • The Design Manager role sits within the Product Category area of the Dyson Matrix system, reporting to the Head of Category. The key responsibilities of the Design Manager is to further develop and deliver projects following transfer from the UK into production in South East Asia.
  • The Design Manager is accountable for the delivery of the Product, Key Claims and specifications.
  • Drawing on the expertise available within the cross functional support teams. The role requires expert leadership; technical knowledge and management skills to ensure the products are delivered on time, to specification and on cost.
  • A good understanding of the design development process, principles and challenges is key.
  • Plastic injection moulding, materials and manufacturing knowledge is also required.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills are essential as presenting, reporting progress, risks and live design reviews are required to Directors and the Chief Engineer James Dyson. Communication with the UK team will be required regularly.
  • Travel to the UK is expected however is minimal.
  • An inquisitive mind and problem solving hands on approach is required as projects are technically challenging accompanied with tight specifications and deadlines.
  • Day to day direction, coaching and decision making of the cross function team is essential, ensuring that all Mechanical , Electrical, UI UX , assemblies and Systems integrate to form the overall product.
  •  The Design manager is expected to understand the key technologies and design in detail, while having a broad understanding of the requirements from the support teams ie approvals, graphics and operations etc.
  • Initially the role will be working alongside a current Design Manager on a live project for a provisional period with a view to move on to take responsibility for another product. This is to ensure a clear transition into the role in preparation for full project responsibilities.

About you

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering / industrial design or relevant discipline or equivalent.
  • 10 years in a design, engineering industry
  • Technical and personal credibility to work effectively in cross-functional design teams throughout the project development cycle.
  • Previous experience designing manufactured products.
  • Previous experience in design management and delivery of products through a cross functional team network
  • Knowledge and understanding of multiple tooling and manufacturing techniques.
  • Proven experience of delivering robust design solutions on time, to specification and within cost and budget constraints.
  • A creative and considered approach to problem solving, following clear design processes.
  • Practical and methodical design development through prototyping and testing.
  • Ability to plan ahead, priorities tasks and coordinate with the work of others.
  • Good commercial awareness with pragmatic approach to product development with a business focus
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Self starter - ability to work without direction
  • Successful track record of robust delivery of products and assemblies
  • Technical and personal credibility to work effectively with cross functional teams and other business functions
  • Ability to steer and motivate others to achieve outstanding results


Dyson Malaysia monitors the market to ensure we offer competitive salaries, management bonuses and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy generous leave and medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a career at Dyson. Leadership support and new opportunities abound, driven by regular dialogue and international training. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to progress, innovation and realizing ambition.

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.