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Head of Operations Programs


Singapore - Advanced Manufacturing
About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.

About the role

Dyson Operations is responsible for bringing new products from idea stage all the way to SOP (Start of Production), working closely with Engineering (RDD), Manufacturing Engineering, Procurement and Dyson CMs (contract manufacturer). Post SOP, in sustain, the Dyson Operations function is accountable in delivering the production volume required and drive for operational excellence.

The candidate will be accountable in bringing new products to SOP on time and on budget, whilst continue to drive operational excellence.

Even though, this role is execution orientated. Strategically, the candidate will work closely with network strategy team in ramping up new geographic locations in the operations network. Also work closely with the responsible category to ensure the long term product range plan and capacity are planned into operations strategic decisions.


  • Execution to deliver new products from ideation to SOP, following the Dyson Product Development Milestone process.

  • Provide strong leadership in ensuring clear roles and responsibilities within Operations and with other functions to ramp up new products on time and on budget.

  • Drive strong collaboration with the responsible category to deliver clear long term product range plan, which is aligned with Operations network strategy, as well as long term capacity.

  • Manage Capex budget and control of expenditure for all Transfer programs and improvements including Equipment, Tooling and Facilities upgrades.

  • Improve the processes used for operations to achieve the deliverables in the Product Development Milestone process.

  • Improve team structure as we continue to grow and build competency in the team with consistent processes and team members with strong engineering and operational experiences.

  • Strategically, execute category and geographic growth to meet rapid Dyson growth needs.

About you

  • Minimum 15 years of engineering and operations leadership experience, with a minimum of 5 years’ operating at Director/head of Level, with C level exposure.

  • Demonstrated track record in delivering large number of large scale NPIs with breakthrough technologies each year.

  • Demonstrated track record of end to end management of internal company factories and complex consumer oriented CM/EMS/JDM/ODM.

  • Demonstrated track record of ramping up production volume across multiple sites.

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering strategy linked into overall board corporate strategy.

  • Experience within a high growth environment.

  • Degree/Post Graduate Degree in Engineering.

  • Six-Sigma black belt certification and DFX experiences.

Critical leadership competencies

  • Excellent communicator, with high energy levels, and result-driven orientation.

  • Multi-national corporations work experiences with strong ability to work across culture.

  • A natural collaborator, with authentic and coaching leadership style. Demonstrated track record in collaborating with RDD in a highly consumer centric and high technology innovation environment.

  • Strong ability to “Zoom in and out”, hence, thinking at strategic C level and be able to know the details of operations simultaneously.

  • Strong ability to lead team and influence for results across organisation.

  • Ability to drive simplicity amongst complex problems.


Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and bonuses. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy a transport allowance and comprehensive medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. Professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.


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.