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Design Manager


Design and Development
Malaysia - Development Centre

About us 

From its origins in a small workshop in rural England, Dyson has grown into a technology company with a global footprint. While engineering remains at our core, our passion for problem solving across different disciplines runs throughout our business.   

Our philosophy remains the same as it was 25 years ago when James Dyson invented the first cyclonic vacuum cleaner. We remain family owned. We don’t bow to outside shareholders or report to the stock exchange. Instead, we plot our own path, unshackled from conventional thinking.  


At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge 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. 


About the role 

Reporting to the Head of Product Lifecycle, the Design Manager will be responsible for developing and delivering sustaining projects within the global Floorcare category. A strong collaborator and influencer throughout the global cross team and wider business, the Design Manager is pivotal in inspiring, energising and managing the global development and execution of projects across RDD, Operations and Commercial to extremely challenging timelines. 

  • The product leader, with exemplary levels of passion, energy and commitment. Recognised by a global project team as the focal point for a project, driving appropriate decision-making to enable project success. 

  • Regularly manages teams to present and ratify project direction with Dysons Leadership team

  • Outlines and agrees the scope of project deliverables for each build phase, holding others to account and safeguarding project delivery. 

  • Ensures adherence with Dysons exemplary standards, meeting quality, safety and compliance requirements.

  • Delivering sustaining project to challenging project timelines within Dysons longest standing product category. Moving fast to stay ahead and sustain the Floorcare categories continued growth. 

  • Works closely with the Global Engineering & Operations team, Quality team, Finance team and Commercial, to steer the project through regular governance and milestones, delivering the project with control to the start of production. 

  • Manages both operational expenditure and product cost to deliver projects that meet our aspirational financial targets. 

  • Supports activities that define the future of the floorcare category, using a foundation of technical understanding to assess potential opportunities and present them for review with senior category management. 

  • Setting the goals against Dyson blueprint. Plan, managing, delivering and measure the progress and result against the goals

  • Establish the consistent mechanism and infrastructure of working platform to the team in order to achieve the goal. 

About you 

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, science or equivalent.

  • Knowledge in Core engineering processes e.g. Requirements Mgmt., Engineering Change Mgmt., Risk & Issue Mgmt., change management, impact analysis, concessions and implementation strategies

  • Knowledge in the product cost element, Value Analysis & Value Engineering

  • Leading of a group of multi-discipline engineers, managers from different geographical sites to deliver different multiple projects bucketed under sustaining from production support to cost initiatives

  • Has a well-developed ability to collaborate with and influence key project stakeholders to achieve successful project outcomes.

  • Able to assemble appropriate cross functional teams and lead them to an aligned conclusion. 

  • Excellent problem solver with an established ability to manage complex technical challenges across a broad range of disciplines e.g. mechanical engineering, electronics, motors, software and connectivity. 

  • Proficient verbal communicator with outstanding presentation skills capable of addressing all levels of the business. 

  • Requiring strong levels of perseverance. Adaptable to change, thrives in a fast-paced environment. A motivator who remains positive in the face of adversity. 

  • Detailed operational and manufacturing knowledge that can influence the direction of project development. 

  • Competent at recording, managing and prioritising project risks. Identifying and escalating decision making where appropriate. 

  • Proven experience in various tooling and manufacturing techniques. 


Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and bonuses. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy a transport allowance and comprehensive medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. Professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. 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 fuelling and realising ambition.


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.

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