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IT Programme Manager


Project and Programme Management
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About Us

At Dyson, we demand the highest standard of performance from the technologies we engineer. Our people expect the same from the technology that supports them. We are a community that appreciates and advocates better engineering. A community of pioneers.   

About The Team

Dyson IT are mid-transformation. Our aim, to create robust IT architecture, to manage data effectively and efficiently and continue to grow our world-class team. A team who is strategic, enabling business acceleration, growth and success.  

We have end to end accountability for the design, delivery and support of all business systems enabling Dysons global commercial, operational and enterprise business process in 82 markets. The team is arranged into investment areas including Commercial & Connectivity, Retail, Supply Chain & Manufacturing, Product Development, Corporate – and many others.  

About The Role 

Reporting to the Head of Portfolio - Commercial, as a Programme Manager you will be responsible for leading large-scale programmes that contribute to the delivery of strategic outcomes. You will have primary responsibility for the successful delivery of the required outcomes, including the establishment of appropriate governance and assurance, monitoring progress, managing risks and issues and ensuring business readiness for change. 

About You


You will:

  • Lead the development of Business Cases and their approval via project leads and SMEs and alignment with senior stakeholders.

  • Communication and stakeholder management; Identify and manage stakeholder relationships

  • Manage internal and external relationships as appropriate. Building consensus across large and often diverse groups of stakeholders and working closely with the relevant Portfolio Directors to cement relationships with senior stakeholders

  • Provide direction and guidance on the development of the team and more broadly across the PPM community, proactively contributing to the development of the PPM Practice

  • Resource management – Build and maintain a strong, high-performing, delivery focused programme team. Secure resources and direct planning scheduling, resourcing and estimating for
    medium complexity large scale programmes

  • Risks and Issues – be accountable for risk and issue management. Ensure mitigations are in place and resolved through negotiated agreement and that Senior Stakeholders are engaged appropriately

  • Programme performance and controls – identify success criteria, setting project controls and being accountable for the overall integrity and coherence of programme and governance framework to support each project. Planning, monitoring and controlling progress, engaging fully with assurance teams and responding to recommendations

  • Leadership vision and objectives – Cascade the vision and translate it into delivery objectives for the team. Lead the programme to deliver business case benefits and outcomes

  • Dependency management – Work with project leads and business stakeholders to ensure dependencies are identified and actively managed. Act as an arbiter and enforcer and resolve issues between the various elements of the programme

We're looking for someone with: 

  • Strong leadership abilities including structured and strategic thinking, critical analysis and proactivity 

  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills, within and across teams to a range of audiences including C-suite stakeholders 

  • Credible change agent, with track record of successfully manage change and delivering transformation 

  • Demonstrable success via matrix management including offshore/ remote teams you will have significant experience of building high-performing teams and nurturing individual talent

  • Practitioner level knowledge of a range of programme and project management methodologies 

  • Knowledge of advanced risk management techniques and a track record of having successfully applied them 

  • At least 5 years’ experience of IT programme management, ideally gained in strategic complex projects for large organisations 

  • Experience of successfully delivering complex £multi-million transformation programmes in large global organisations 

  • Expert level skills in effective financial stewardship including the development of robust business cases, tight fiscal control of budgets and accurate financial reporting

Ideally, you will have:

  • Experience of working for a consultancy or other professional services organisation where you will have gained a thorough grounding in client management and stakeholder engagement 

  • Experience in leading complex and large value tender / vendor selection 

  • Experience of benefits realisation for both quantitative and qualitative benefits 

  • Knowledge of change management techniques and methods 




  • Performance related bonus 
  • Company paid Life Assurance 
  • Discounts on Dyson machines 
  • Competitive pension scheme 
  • Purchase additional holidays  



  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays 
  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon 
  • On-site parking 
  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch  
  • Free on-site hair salon 
  • On-site lifestyle Assist 
  • Electric vehicle scheme  



  • Private Medical insurance for all employees 
  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents 
  • Digital GP and prescription service 
  • Fertility treatment support 
  • On-site gym and sports centre

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.