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Head of Finance - Marketing and Promotions Strategy


United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Dyson is growing fast, and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations, and more people. Pioneering technology takes more than just inventive engineers. At Dyson, we take a problem-solving approach to everything we do. Our Finance team manages and balances complex budgets across our global business. Multiple regions, multiple categories and covering all aspects of the finance cycle. The team provides control and stability, which enables our family-owned business to be agile, adapt to constant change and focus on growth.

We're committed to our campus culture and want to have people collaborating, developing, and learning from each other, five days a week. By having everyone on campus together, we have been able to nurture a fantastic social and dynamic environment.

About the role

As our Head of Finance for Marketing and Promotions, you will have a focus on Cost of Acquisition (COA) and Brand Building Investments (BBI), and be responsible for leading and driving our global finance strategy: recommending financial guardrails; shaping the marketing strategy with the global commercial team, proposing opportunities to maximize return on investment (ROI); challenging current ways of working, driving efficiencies and cost savings; providing financial analysis for business cases, supporting investment decision-making, developing post-investment analysis to track performance against business case objectives and to inform future decisions.

You will develop and maintain an effective global financial governance environment for COA and BBI: leading financial reviews within executive forums; effectively communicating key drivers of variances, clearly articulating risks and opportunities, supporting business stakeholders with mitigation plans; developing, implementing, and maintaining effective accounting policies and internal controls; ensuring a high standard of accounting integrity, completeness, and accuracy; ensuring effective procurement and purchasing procedures are in place; driving finance accountability across commercial and finance teams; partnering with key stakeholders to ensure financial forecasts and actuals are well aligned with our media & advertising plans.

You will be the strategic partner and global centre of expertise for COA and BBI: building strong partnerships with the global commercial team and regional finance teams; providing consultation to regions and markets; developing and delivering finance know-how and analytical tools; delivering timely, accurate, informative, and user-friendly financial information, analysis, and projections.

You will lead and inspire the group finance community; acting as a role model for others; assessing, reviewing, and developing capability and talent; fostering a highly motivated, efficient, and solutions-oriented team.

About you

-          A track record of success managing commercial / category finance for a large multinational

-          A commercial mindset with a good grasp of key financial drivers and strong contract management skills

-          An effective and credible thought partner, a well-rounded leader with a strong work ethic, highly analytical, technically adept, culturally aware, with an international mindset

-          A clear communicator, collaborator, and influencer

-          Energetic, engaging, with high EQ, able to challenge the status quo, a bias for action, resilient, driven, assertive, decisive, and flexible



-          Performance related bonus scheme

-          Competitive pension scheme

-          Life assurance and income protection

-          Discounts on Dyson machines and retail discounts

-          Free bus travel to and from campus (from Bristol, Bath, Chippenham, and Swindon)


-          27 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays)

-          Free on-site lunches, fruit, and hot drinks

-          Free on-site sports centre, gym, hair-salon, lifestyle assist (concierge)

-          Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme

-          Ability to purchase additional holiday


-          Private medical insurance and dental insurance

-          Employee assistance programme, digital GP, on-site physio and GP, prescription service, fertility treatment support


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.