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Head of Cyber Transformation


Information Technology
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About Us

At Dyson, we demand the highest standard of performance from the technologies we engineer. Our people expect the same from the technology that supports them. We are a community that appreciates and advocates better engineering. A community of pioneers.

Dyson IT is mid-transformation. Our aim, to create robust IT architecture, to manage data effectively and efficiently and continue to grow our world-class team. A team who is strategic, enabling business acceleration, growth and success.

Our Cyber Security team

It’s no secret that our intellectual property is massively critical to our success. But how do we keep it from the prying eyes of the bad guys? Dyson’s Global Cyber Security department works effectively to keep our secrets secret and secure our crown jewels using advanced technologies to stay one step ahead of the game. We take a pragmatic approach, transforming cyber security in order to enhance our business resilience, enable our colleagues to move fast, delight our customers, and better manage potential cyber disruption. Investing in new cyber security capabilities across technology, process, and people, we build on and leverage our strong cyber security ecosystems to tackle future threats.

Our IT Security Risk & Compliance, Enterprise Security and Cyber Defence functions are the beating heart of Dyson’s Cyber Fusion Centre capabilities. Together, they enable the successful delivery of exciting new projects, help existing toolsets remain effective, enable and encourage compliance, balance red & blue team capabilities, and make sure that cyber security incidents are managed in a timely and efficient way.

About the role

The Cyber Security Programme Director is an experienced technology delivery expert with a keen focus on realising transformation business outcomes. They have indirect line management of a team of programme and project managers and are accountable for controlled delivery of portfolio of strategic and tactical projects. The programme director is expected to setup a programme delivery office within Cyber Security to take on direct management of large Cyber transformation programmes (including global Cyber Fusion Centre, SOC, shift lead transition, etc) for both UK and SG location, including a lot of coordination and collaboration with other IT pillars for delivering joint success outcomes.

In addition to ongoing execution in a rapidly changing environment, the Programme Director is responsible for working with Dyson IT PMO setting up and maintaining a high quality project management methodology (both Agile and Waterfall - depending on project). They also ensure all aspects of change (both business and technical) are managed and implemented through the lifecycle each project working with other IT teams and business functions as necessary.

Key accountabilities

Programme, project portfolio management and delivery

  • Work together the Cyber Security Leadership Team and Senior Programme Manager to build and maintain  detailed programme plan to deliver all Cyber projects with up to a 3 year horizon.

  • Set up and maintenance of a standard project management methodology

  • Ensure Cyber programmes and projects are structured ,well planned and executed

  • Manage the key interdependencies within the Cyber and Group IT roadmap BAU releases and those external to Group IT

  • Works with Global IT Head of Programme Management to manage changes in road map direction, scope,costs, resources and timing

  • Provide direction for all project risks and issues ensuring effective mitigations and resolutions are in place escalating in project governance where necessary.

  • Manage supplier relationships to ensure cost effective and high quality delivery across all projects

Governance and stakeholder management

  • Ensure all projects are clearly defined with assumptions and success criteria agreed with stakeholders in the setup.

  • Define pragmatic but robust project governance across the portfolio

  • Provide direction for all programmes and large projects including escalation path for all risks and issues.

  • Oversee Programme Manager to ensure programmes have the appropriate level of Stakeholder sponsorship and engagement

  • Ensuring IT Governance and Cross Pillar Support is maintained throughout Programme lifecycle.

  • Ensure quality of business cases created for projects in close partnership with Business Stakeholders.

  • Oversee the Capex & OPEX budget for Cyber BAU services and projects, and report monthly to Group Finance and Global IT Head of Programme Management.

Team Leadership

  • Indirect line management of a team of Project Managers practicing DSDM/AgilePMandPRINCE2 waterfall delivery.

  • Take personal accountability for quality and accuracy of Cyber project management performance and deliverables. Do not accept ‘average’ or ‘Ok’, only excellence is acceptable

  • Use predefined template to map out development goals with each member of the team in addition to their yearly objectives. Ensure these are tracked closely with regular structured 1:1s providing coaching and supervised work activities where appropriate.

About you

  • Good knowledge of programme and project management methods including DSDM/Agile PM and PRINCE2.

  • Good knowledge of PM tools and ability to work with PMO to build good practice.

  • A proven record in IT/Cyber transformation programme delivery. Ideally gained in strategic complex projects for large organisations.

  • In depth knowledge and experience of all stages of the project and programme lifecycle, including development of business cases, mobilisation of programmes.

  • Ability to develop a strong programme team, potentially across multiple organisations and locations.

  • Strategy formulation ,business change management/communication planning.

  • Budget management and financial reporting.

  • Business case development and benefit realisation.

  • Experience in leading complex and large value tender/vendor selections.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills(both verbal and written).



  • Performance related bonus 

  • Company paid Life Assurance 

  • Discounts on Dyson machines 

  • Competitive pension scheme 

  • Purchase additional holidays  


  • 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  


  • 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 

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.