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Head of Global Outsourced Procurement


Singapore - Technology Centre

Head of Global Outsourced Procurement

About us

Global Outsourced Procurement manage and develop our Manufacturing Partners from a contractual perspective with an engagement and support from cross-functional teams and key stakeholders (Operations, Planning & Logistics, Global Procurement, Finance etc.)

About the role

The Head of Global Outsourced Procurement will lead a team and be responsible for contract management, cost and claim negotiation with our suppliers while collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure our manufacturing partners are performing effectively and efficiently.

  • Build, maintain and manage the relationship between Dyson and our Tier 1 suppliers

  • Introduce our supplier management into our outsourced operations and expand collaboration

  • Be the liaison with our NPI teams based in the UK and work closely with RDD teams

  • Manage, communicate, and drive regular and / or ad-hoc internal cadence meetings with Operations, Commercial, Finance, Engineering, Project and Technical teams and ensure objectives are achieved that are in-line with Dyson’s best interests

  • Collaborating with internal stakeholders on projects and lead the standardization ways of working, establish rules of engagement

  • Manage, communicate, and drive any regular and / or ad-hoc tasks with our Tier 1 supplier partners and ensure satisfactory objectives are achieved before deadline

  • Provide strategic advice to the management team so proper business and operational decisions can be made

  • Have a strong sense of "should cost"

 Key deliverables

  • Driving cost negotiations on product cost, cost savings per contract, cost optimizations, and able to deliver a good result of cost savings vs targets

  • Driving commercial contract negotiations, revisions for new Tier 1 suppliers as well as existing suppliers

  • Tasks, issues, claims, communications are completed within the given timeframe, while achieving the objectives

  • Ability to work in a fast paced ever changing environment to deliver optimal solutions at prescribed time frame

  • Demonstrated leadership by providing meaningful resolutions, foresee potential issues and guide both internal and external parties in resolving these issues

  • Management of both external and internal relationships, being the first point of escalation on tier 1 supplier management from cross-functional teams

  • Team player with motivation and willingness to go above and beyond your scope of work

  • People Developer, at Dyson we believe that everyone is a key component in the team, and we continue to develop people even as we deliver programs

About you

  • Degree in Engineering with at least 15 years’ experience within the procurement function

  • Strong commercial background within a Manufacturing/ Engineering environment

  • Experienced in dealing with EMS/CM/ODM/JDM vendors

  • Advantageous if you have experience in Cost Management; involving optimizing all costs associated with services provided by Tier 1 suppliers throughout the product lifecycle

  • Profound understanding and experience of Global procurement & legal regulations

  • Excellent communicator; able to present update and challengers in a clear and concise manner. In a spoken, written, and presentation setting

  • Excellent problem-solving skills that could be applied is various settings

  • Capable in planning and project management

  • Strong business acumen, excellent data analytics skills

  • Comfortable with a fast-paced and intellectually challenging work environment, being resilient and able to handle pressure

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.