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Lead Project Manager - Materials


Project and Programme Management
Malaysia - Development Centre

About us

At Dyson, we’re passionate about our products and we set ambitious performance targets to be the best, but we’re equally passionate about sustainability issues so we’ve set ourselves even more ambitious recycled content targets.

Reporting to the Head of Technology Development, and working closely with the materials science team, you will lead and drive the delivery of the recycled and renewable materials strategy, influencing a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, procurement specialists and third party suppliers to deliver the recycled and renewable materials roadmap that will enable Dyson to meet their challenging product targets.

The role requires significant technical understanding with the incumbent needing to understand and communicate the project status, risk and technical progress to senior management whilst interacting with key stakeholders in the engineering and operations teams as well as key suppliers.

About the role

  • Ownership of the recycled content delivery strategy across our product portfolio.

  • Ownership of the level 0-2 plans for delivering recycled content from the concept stage through to production.

  • Ownership of the project budgets, and business case analysis

  • You'll communicate between teams within the engineering and operations organisations to ensure effective and timely input, resolve conflicts and lead solutions.

  • Lead communication with all stakeholders acting as a first point of contact.

  • Responsible for defining the communications plan on the delivery of the roadmap to ensure all stakeholders are kept informed in an efficient manner.

  • Set project direction and define the project team setup in conjunction with the engineering/technical leads detailing the makeup of the team to achieve the project.

  • Ensuring the project KPI reporting is kept up to date and accurately reflects the state of the project.

  • Influence and lead on the use of development processes, good engineering practice and discipline to deliver a fully resolved solution.

About you

  • Degree (Engineering preferable) or equivalent

  • Minimum of 3 years project management in a similar engineering high technology field demonstrating good knowledge of the complete project life cycle

  • Formal Project Management training/qualifications

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft Project

  • Outstanding project management capabilities and in depth knowledge of fundamental PM principles (i.e. estimating and planning, risk management, status reporting, budget tracking, benefits analysis, stakeholder management and communication, resource management) to apply them independently in complex situations

  • Strong communicator in English; ability to convey complex issues concisely and accurately

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; an expert collaborator with the ability to build productive working relationships and influence

  • Strong leadership skills; able to form complex and high performing teams quickly 

  • Effective manager of multicultural teams situated in different sites in different countries with a balanced hard and soft skill approach

  • Excellent analytical skills; to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions with honed commercial acumen

  • Confident; comfortable with interacting with senior executives without being tempted to dilute unpleasant news or back down from well-reasoned analysis

  • Credible; ability to demonstrate a good level of understanding of engineering processes in order to work with design teams throughout the project development cycle

  • To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment


Dyson Malaysia 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.


At Dyson, it's about more than our machines. We recognise that our success comes from our inventive people. We believe in including everybody and supporting you on your journey with us

Interview guidance

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. 

Closing date: 30 November 2021