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Head of BoM & Configuration Management

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Design and Development
Location
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

At Dyson our products and services are built to last and perform, as well as being designed in a dynamic and innovative environment. To achieve this in fast paced consumer markets, we need to focus on both the efficiency and quality of our Product Development (PD) capabilities. The core engineering processes are mission critical within PD capability landscape. The PD Architecture team sit at the heart of this within the central Delivery and Integration Office. We work with representatives from global teams across the company to relentlessly improve everything we do in line with the business vision.

About the role

Reporting into Global Head of Architecture and working closely with the central IT and PMO project management teams, this role will unify the process strategy and energise the implementation plan across RDD, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Commercial functions globally by improving the ‘end-to-end’ business capability for product Bill of Materials (BoM) & Configuration Management.

This role will be the global process owner, to enable advancement of our core backbone of product information, provide industry best practice and grow the capabilities of business processes, training and IT systems by co-ordinating a transformation roadmap to meet our long-term business needs.

Accountabilities:

  • Provide thought leadership and be accountable for converting the strategic business vision into a series of large transformational and/or continuous improvement activities.  Captured in a capability roadmap that is backed up with a multi-year plan that is underpinned by a series of fully resourced and prioritised projects.

  • Own the vision for engineering and manufacturing BoM’s and their change management across all invested stakeholders and ensure compatibility of application throughout the product lifecycle for all product categories globally.

  • Own and manage a roadmap to improve people, process and tools that turbocharges Platform, BoM and Configuration Management at Dyson. This must balance process efficiency and process governance and embed it as business as usual in how we develop products globally.

  • This position will serve to transform and embed industry best practices within project roles and IT systems along with their respective data flows.

About the role

  • You will be recognised as credible contributor in your field with an expert knowledge in the process. A strong understanding of other core product development best practices and their dependencies on BoM & Configuration process.

  • Thorough understanding and demonstrable experience of Project Management practices and frameworks within engineering / manufacturing environment.

  • Knowledge of multiple project management methodologies. (Agile, Waterfall & Hybrid) backed up by experience of applying them successfully in practice.

  • Have high quality and courageous conversations with teams that create high energy and alignment. Challenging leaders to get the best from their teams, making a strong enterprise-wide contribution as a member of the leadership team.

  • Excellent stakeholder management, with experience dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders from Chief level to engineers on the ground. Understanding of the correct message for different stakeholders.

  • Comfortable working autonomously to resolve complex challenges where no precedent exists.

  • You will have a proven ability to mentor and guide individuals, proactively disseminating your knowledge and assisting in people development.

  • Demonstrate commercial acumen and that you have a pragmatic approach to capability development that focus business cases on outcomes and benefit realisation.

  • You will have strong long-term thinking skills with examples, understand how to make good decisions and spot opportunities.

  • An appreciation of the impact of organisational transformation and what is required to deliver it.

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas simply and possess an Inherent desire to drive improvement through new ways of working.

  • Experience in Product Lifecyle Management applications (e.g. Siemens Teamcenter) and knowledge of downstream MES and ERP process and system dependences.

Benefits

Financial: 

  • Performance related bonus 

  • Company paid Life Assurance 

  • Discounts on Dyson machines 

  • Competitive pension scheme 

  • Purchase additional holidays  

 
Lifestyle: 

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays 

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon 

  • On-site parking 

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch  

  • Free on-site hair salon 

  • On-site lifestyle Assist 

  • Electric vehicle scheme  

 
Health: 

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees 

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents 

  • Digital GP and prescription service 

  • Fertility treatment support 

  • On-site gym and sports centre 

  • On-site wellbeing centre 

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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.