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Global Head of Materials Management


Planning and Retail Operations
Singapore - Technology Centre

About us

The Global Outsourced Operations Team is responsible for the co-ordination, manufacturing, planning and delivery of Dyson products, refurbishment, spares and accessories globally. Bringing new products and technologies into mass manufacture and to manage the ongoing production. This covers the engagement and interaction with product development teams through to the purchase of parts, products, relevant equipment and tooling to ensure product quality, reliability and output is achieved. Covering the end to end life cycle of Dyson product the Global Outsourced Operations Team is responsible for maintaining the quality standards of Dyson products daily.

About the role

The Head of Materials Management is responsible for end-to-end operations strategy and management of materials throughout the product lifecycle, responsible for the integration of materials management within production planning across finished goods, global spares and global refurbishment operations.

You will develop and lead aggregation and segmentation, establishing process and management of roles and responsibility with stakeholder management whilst building and leading end to end capability development of global material planners.

Whilst optimising the flow of materials supplies and equipment from initial procurement to final disposition and fulfilling material requirements for volume, cost and business operations. Management of internal stakeholders and cross functional leaders along with external contract manufacturers and suppliers ensuring sustainable supply and delivering lean operational efficiency with managed exposure and write off.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that operational commitments and goals for the business are met and to plan. (cost, quality, delivery).

  • Provide strategic focus, leadership develop global materials management strategy to deliver growth targets with optimised risk management and managed exposure controls.

  • Educate, engage and challenge internal and external stakeholders on end to end materials management – creating the supply chain of the future for Dyson.

  • Drive specific focus to areas of new technology to ensure that Dyson has the required level of knowledge, process, control and governance across regional and global manufacturing locations.

  • Lead the Global Materials Management team to ensure that best manufacturing practice is being employed and to challenge the norm to find different and better solutions.

  • Deliver strategies to ensure that we provide manufacturing solutions that are both flexible and cost effective in meeting customer demands.

  • Define and deploy best in class inventory management and reporting systems, enabling data driven decision making and global supply network optimisation through integration and advanced analytics.

Team Responsibilities

  • To drive, develop and implement strategies and business practices aligned with global leading best practice, driving consistency and accuracy throughout the global supply chain and contract manufacturing network.

  • Develop and lead the materials management operations activities globally to execute day to day production and deliver on strategic project plans.

  • Develop and lead the integration of materials management into planning and new product launch strategies for both sustaining and new products.

About you

  • Candidate must possess at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management / Materials Management with at least 15 years of working experience with 5 years being at a Senior Manager level.

  • APIC training and experience advantageous with a background in FMCG.

  • Strong leadership with excellent analytical skills and a good team player. 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Individual must be self-motivated and the ability to lead and motivate others not in direct line of responsibility. 

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.


Dyson Singapore 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. #LI-AK

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.