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Head of Procurement - Plant Equipment


Singapore - Technology Centre

About us

Dyson is growing. Fast. More products. New categories. More visual communications. We are a creative technology company with a global and iconic identity. Our mission is simple: We solve problems others ignore with exciting new technologies which defy convention. Communicating our products’ superiority with brevity and presenting ourselves in the right way is essential to selling, protecting identity, and building our hard earned Reputation. And every touchpoint with our consumers contributes to the Dyson Experience, so each must reflect our values and philosophy. Perfectly.

About the role

  • Lead strategic sourcing of plant and equipment (P&E) and manufacturing tooling group for Dyson global demand.

  • Responsible for annual spend in excess of USD 100M leading a team of 10.

  • Lead the development and execution of related procurement and ensure alignment of strategies with all stakeholders.

  • Lead the team in analyzing cost structures and systematically derive cost reduction opportunities.

  • Lead the supplier selection and negotiation process, coordinating the relevant cross-functional team(s) and ensuring best TCO value from the supply base.

  • Ensure appropriate supplier relationship and performance management processes to effectively manage contract adherence & performance.

  • Drive continuous improvement programs to advance procurement processes, governance and capabilities across the group.

  • Develop the team skills and capabilities along the requirements of the business.

  • Thought leader and equipment related internal consultant to the business.

About you

  • Degree in Engineering with at least 10 years’ experience in manufacturing equipment procurement.

  • Experience of large scale manufacturing automation projects; cross functional project management and supplier negotiation and management.

  • Strong commercial background within a manufacturing environment (preferably within electronics manufacturing).

  • Strong process orientation to govern cost and supplier selection.

  • Leadership style based on coaching and consultative elements to drive empowerment and seniority of the team.

  • Integrity and confidence under pressure – always presenting the facts no matter what the circumstances.

  • Strong communication and influencing skills.

  • Proven ability to excel in volatile and uncertain environment.


Dyson Singapore 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. #LI-DYSON

Interview guidance

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