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Lead Project Manager


Project and Programme Management
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

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.

We push the boundaries of what others have defined as possible. Our approach starts with an engineering mindset and different thinking. Then we continuously refine our ideas – unwilling to compromise and driven by an obsession for finding a better way.

About the role

We are looking for a talented Lead Project Manager to join Dyson’s New Product Development (NPD) team, working within our fast growing, revolutionary Hair Care Category.

Within this role, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in leading the end-to-end delivery of Dyson projects, having frequent exposure to Senior Business Stakeholders, alongside talented cross-discipline project leadership team members.

The Lead Project Manager will be accountable for the robust delivery of new, innovative Hair Care products, from their early concept stages, through to the Project transfers to our SEA based teams, as well as beyond, into the industrialisation phases of the projects. Some of the key responsibilities include…

  • Developing the robust, integrated planning of the Hair Care product timelines, with cross-team inputs, buy-in and delivery commitment, ensuring this is maintained throughout the project timeline.

  • Management of the Milestone deliverables, ensuring the cross-teams are engaged, focused and delivering to the project requirements, aligned to Dyson Business Processes.

  • Managing the project budgets, ensuring Business Cases are robustly maintained.

  • Facilitating regular “drumbeat” sessions, to ensure clarity in project objectives and direction, as well as addressing any barriers to execution, at source.

  • Resolve conflicts and lead in developing solutions.

  • Manage resource allocation activities against project schedules.

  • Challenge concepts in order to achieve the optimum design within the boundaries of time, specification and cost, maintain and manage the risks, actions and issues tracking.

About you


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience.

  • A level of formal Project management training / qualifications.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft Project


  • 5+ years working experience, within an engineering / product development environment, with a demonstrable knowledge of the product lifecycle.

  • Experienced in managing and leading Projects from their conception to launch, with a broad understanding of Project Management Principles (i.e. risk, resource, budget management, etc.).


  • Adaptable and resilient in the face of challenging situations.

  • Strong communicator; able to convey complex issues concisely and accurately.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to build productive working relationships and influence.

  • Driven, passionate and confident in interacting with senior stakeholders.

  • Assertive in pressing teams to deliver to their commitments, with a focus on the bigger picture.

  • Credible; ability to demonstrate a good level of understanding of engineering principles in order to work with design teams

  • Ability to multi-task and in a high paced and ambiguous environment where priorities shifted fast.

  • Demonstrate ability to maintain composure in stressful situations and self-motivated who thrives in a dynamic environment.


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

  • Pension scheme

  • Performance related bonus

  • Private medical insurance

  • Life assurance

  • Sport centre

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidised café and restaurants

  • Discounts on Dyson machines


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

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