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Lead Project Manager

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Project and Programme Management
Location
Singapore - St James Power Station Headquarters

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.

We are looking for a talented Lead Project Manager to join our expanding Programme Management function in Dyson’s Design and Product Experience (D&PE) team. The D&PE function spans a number of design disciplines (Industrial Design, Packaging, CMF, Product Experience) with designers in both the UK and Singapore. This exciting position will be based in St. James’ Power Station and will be responsible for driving the downstream delivery of innovative and user-centric product designs. Working across all product categories, to create the best holistic user experience.

About the role

The Lead Project Manager role will be responsible for driving D&PE’s functions to deliver across multiple projects and product categories, ensuring they have clear scope and deadlines to work towards in this creative and dynamic environment.

  • Applying and adapting Project Management best practices to suit the creative environment.

  • Maintaining integrated cross-discipline schedules, highlighting dependencies and negotiating delivery dates with wider Project Leadership Team members where necessary.

  • Managing project-level risks, actively identifying mitigations and escalating to the D&PE Programme Manager, and Project Leadership Team where appropriate.

  • Creating action plans and negotiating with senior stakeholders, to solve issues quickly and pragmatically as they occur.

  • Working closely with SEA D&PE team managers to set resource demand and ensure sufficient allocation.

  • Acting as the key point of contact to communicate D&PE project status to a wide range of stakeholders. Building relationships with business functions globally such as Category, Design Engineering, Global Connectivity and Electronics.

  • Considering a wider category view; identifying opportunities to platform design features across projects, to drive efficiencies and maximize design time.

  • Working closely with designers, facilitating collaboration between disciplines and coaching core soft skills.

  • Actively contributing to continuous improvement initiatives to develop D&PE’s PM capability.

About You

  • Outstanding project management capabilities (i.e. planning, scheduling, risk management, status reporting, issue resolution, resource management, and stakeholder management).

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Able to build productive working relationships, influence and confidently negotiate with a variety of stakeholders. Able to listen and articulate complex issues concisely and accurately.

  • Formal Project Management qualification (e.g. APMP, PRINCE2, Agile) or equivalent experience.

Experience:

  • Working within creative or product development teams, managing ambiguous and dynamic project briefs.

  • Working in manufacturing environments, with a clear understanding of product development timings.

  • Managing project stakeholders in global cross-functional teams, identifying and resolving conflict.

  • Leading and inspiring project teams.

  • Applying project management principles, theories & concepts independently in complex situations.

Behaviors:

  • Energetic, solution-orientated, curious and proactive.

  • Approachable, supportive and willing to coach to personal development of others.

  • Appreciative of the creative design process, open to innovation and change.

  • Willing to challenge assumptions and overcome conflict, to empower the D&PE team to deliver high-quality and innovative designs.

  • Analytical mind-set, with close attention to detail.

  • Assertive; readiness to press teams to take remedial action when required.

  • Adaptable and comfortable working in a changing environment.

  • Credible; ability to demonstrate a good level of understanding of design processes throughout the product development cycle.

Benefits

Dyson Singapore 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.