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Lead Procurement Engineer – Heaters (Thermal Management)


United Kingdom - Hullavington Office

About us – Dyson

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.

We start with an engineering mindset and different thinking, then continuously refine our ideas, unwilling to compromise until we have found a better way.

About the role

Procurement Engineering is an exciting function that sits at the very heart of Dyson upstream product development process. Our team is a blend of commercial and engineering skills and we work very closely with our colleagues in New Product Innovation, Research and Product Development Engineering. Our role is to support and develop the procurement and supply chain strategies for new technologies that will help define Dyson’s future success.

As part of the Global Operations & Procurement Team, we lead and drive upstream procurement activity across all product categories for the new technologies and early supplier engagement for future production partners. We work collaboratively with engineering from the very start of the product development process to ensure we are building robust new supply chains that have optimum cost, quality, and performance outcomes.


  • Manage Procurement Engineering activity on new technology within the Heaters (Thermal Management) space by engaging with Research & New Product Innovation teams, delivering into a range of Dyson projects

  • Drive development of novel and value optimised technology solutions from early supplier engagement through to the point of sourcing

  • Initiate design to cost and value engineering – looking to achieve the optimal technology at the optimal cost

  • Carry out the necessary capability assessment, due diligence and qualification of new suppliers to support Dyson’s growth

  • Own and deliver commodity technology roadmaps (as part of combined commodity strategies) to ensure Dyson can meet its ambitious growth targets whilst ensuring cost, performance, quality and risk mitigation for Thermal Management commodities

  • Support the drive for sustainability at Dyson in our technology and supply chain decisions

  • Communicate, collaborate and co-ordinate activities with all relevant teams to ensure effective and timely input into Dyson’s new projects - these may be external supplier teams as well as internal teams

  • Is a champion for our Procurement Engineering team, working in a professional & ethical manner with the business priorities in mind and taking part in team initiatives

About you

  • You will demonstrate a clear passion for procurement and the benefits it can bring to an organisation.

  • You will be able to smoothly navigate sometimes complex situations and be comfortable operating at all levels within commercial and engineering driven environments.

  • You will need good commercial acumen, stakeholder management and influencing skills; these will be key for the role.

  • Resilience and the desire to bring about change is also highly desirable.

  • Degree in relevant engineering or commercial discipline

  • Experience of being able to develop a technically challenging commodity from concept to production

  • Able to work collaboratively and influence multiple stakeholders across the different product categories

  • Self-starter with the ability to drive Procurement Engineering activity in an efficient and organised manner

  • Demonstration of experience in engineering, product design or a technical environment, through work experience or by qualification


  • Café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon

  • Free on-site parking

  • Free on-site gym (Malmesbury Campus)

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Performance related bonus

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • Life assurance


    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.

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    We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.