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Head of Finance - Floorcare


Singapore - Technology Centre

About the team

Group finance comprises all central technical and commercial finance capability covering management and statutory reporting, performance management, commercial support and insight, and business partnering of categories, channel and group functions.

About the role

This job is a key role in RDD & Operations finance reporting to the RDD & Operations Finance Director but with a strong dotted line into the Category VP – Floorcare. This role is a critical business partnering role to assist the VP and his executive team in the commercial, financial and strategic development and management of the category.


The overall objective of the role is to act as a key financial, commercial and strategic business partner to the Category VP:

  • leading a financial agenda that balances short and medium term profit and cash delivery with long term sustainable growth and brand health;
  • leading financial performance by establishing analytical capability and support that provides category and market intelligence;
  • providing insight on business health by devising and holding the business to key financial and non-financial performance measures;
  • providing clarity on and insight into the category outlook by leading short, medium and long term business planning;
  • supporting ongoing product development by leading NPD evaluations and milestone governance;
  • supporting the commercial development of the category by bringing a clear financial lens to ranging, pricing and product decisions and by driving transparency in volume performance, margin management, BBI effectiveness and cost control;
  • optimising the business model, including by internally and externally benchmarking category and market performance;  
  • driving strong financial management by leading working capital management through the sales and operational planning forums, governing resource allocation, sponsoring cost initiatives (including product cost, capex, brand building and central costs) and driving a culture of generating strong financial returns and value for money.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of finance managers/analysts supporting commercial and RDD teams.
  • Lead category performance management from market reviews through to Executive and Board reporting:
    • drive accountability across markets, commercial and RDD;
    • lead market benchmarking, product/channel/promotional/market mix management
    • develop and manage timely and relevant reporting, analysis and  KPI measures (financial and non-financial)
  • Lead BBI and promo effectiveness:
    • drive financial returns to maximise ROI
    • drive BBI multiples
    • optimise product and infrastructure building investment
    • drive effective promotional strategy.
  • Support product lifecycle management:
    • manage portfolio analysis and effectiveness, sku proliferation, range transitioning, product end of life
    • manage investment appraisal, milestones’ governance, post investment review, and support launch scenario planning.
  • Support sales and operational planning processes:
    • oversee category demand, supply and capacity planning and ensure they are aligned with financial forecasts
    • support product allocation prioritisation and working capital management.
  • Support category strategy and business planning:
    • range planning, pricing, product strategy
    • Go To Market, business model development, competitor and market strategy
  • Drive cost optimisation across product, capex and operational costs.
  • Deliver financial support and coaching to category and product teams.
  • Coaching Floorcare Finance team
  • Champion Early Careers agenda for SEA

About you

  • Qualified accountant with demonstrable heavyweight commercial PQE experience.
  • Experience of premium consumer and/or technology businesses
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • High intellect and integrity
  • High gravitas and personal impact
  • Highly commercial but with excellent strategic instincts
  • Overcomes functional and market boundaries to gain consensus and drive change

Key Competencies:

  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • Able to manage complexity, competing interests and conflicting priorities
  • Ability to challenge preconceptions and entrenched beliefs
  • Ability to develop, assess and advocate strategic options
  • Credibility across a multi-functional organisation as somebody

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.

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.