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Lead Project Manager


Project and Programme Management
Malaysia - Development Centre

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

Working alongside the Design Manager and Head of Product Lifecycle, the Lead Project Manager will be working in the Environmental Care Product Lifecycle team embedded within Dyson’s wider product development organisation. Reporting into the Head of Product Lifecycle, the role entails planning, prioritising, optimising, consolidating, managing, and reporting the life cycle work packages to deliver Category business objectives. The Lead Project Manager will work with multi-disciplinary teams in different international locations to deliver cost down, product and reliability improvement and supply assurance work packages for in-production products.

  • Work with Design Managers to define and prioritise life cycle work packages based on benefit to the Category.

  • Apply programme management principles to identify, plan, structure, optimise life cycle work packages.

  • Apply programme management principles to aggregate reporting, escalation and prioritisation.

  • Co-lead delivery of more complex life cycle work packages with relevant Technical Lead and cross functional team.

  • Apply core Project Management capability to identify and manage interdependencies between functional work packages and facilitate collaborative working between functional teams.

  • Apply core Project Management capability to be the initiator and custodian of integrated schedule, risk, and change management to defined success criteria.

  • Take an active, hands-on role to support the identification and resolution of risks to success criteria at both a work package and aggregated Sustaining programme level.

  • Coordinate and own life cycle programme communications and reporting.

  • Coordinate and own life cycle management priority list, plans, control tower, dash boards (Tableau) & process.

  • Engage and inform key stakeholders outside of the project team in pursuit of the success criteria.

  • Ability to apply project management capability in purposeful, flexible and innovative ways in response to a dynamic delivery environment.

  • Adherence to Dyson governance.

About you

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science or equivalent.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of formal project management qualifications (such as APMP) or Project Management degree.

  • 8+ years of experience of managing end to end technical or manufacturing projects, including project Life Cycle Management.

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, notably Microsoft Project.

  • Has exposure to procurement, supply chain, tooling, build planning and marketing & sales preferred.

  • Experience of managing people, mentoring, developing and coaching.

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

  • Strong communicator: ability to listen and convey multi-layered and facetted issues concisely and accurately.

  • Excellent analytical skills; the ability to assess problems thoroughly and drive for evidenced conclusions and close the loop of action taking.

  • Adept at reporting and presenting status, risk, and escalations clearly and concisely to a broad audience.

  • Outstanding project management capabilities (i.e. leadership, senior stakeholder management and communication, risk management, issue resolution, budget tracking, benefits analysis, estimating and planning etc).


Dyson 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.


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.

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.