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Manager, Product Lifecycle Framework Design

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Strategy and Transformation
Location
Malaysia - Global Development Campus, Johor Bahru

About us 

At Dyson we invent great products with unique technology, a bold design and aim to deliver a transformational user experience. As a Product Development and Technology company, we must reliably deliver superior products to market quicker than our competition and with consistency.  It is therefore imperative that the mangement of Dyson’s Product development  Portfolio enables leadership decision making to optimise our investment and maximise the return across our total Product Development Portfolio. Our ambitions are bold, we aim to Double Dyson; double sales volumes, double the quantity of products in our Portfolio and halve time to market.

Dyson’s Delivery & Integration Office (DDIO) sits centrally within Dyson focused on driving excellence in Product Delivery; developing capabilities, independently governing ways of working and providing data driven insight to ensure project teams can deliver with efficiency, agility & focus. As the size of Dyson’s Product Development Portfolio increases, the Product Lifecycle and In-Life Frameworks, and the programme of activity to develop them, needs to be well defined, coordinated and highly visible. The frameworks need to be designed to be as simple as possible, balancing the needs of the business with streamlined governance, and enabling agility and scalability in its deployment.

About the role

This role focuses on the delivery and ongoing evolution of the frameworks, their policies and processes to guide project delivery across all Business Units globally.

Leadership

  • Sell the Vision for the Frameworks and their governance; Why we need them, What they are, How they function, and which teams and individuals engage with them.

Framework Design

  • Design the frameworks; must constantly improve to meet evolving business requirements

  • Develop and continually improve governance design across the lifecycle; work across all contributing functions to ensure that the work packages required for each milestone are well defined, understood and expectations are set

  • Ensure that functions have transparent evidence to substantiate project status and health

  • Develop and implement new Policy and Process to enable effective product development to streamline bureaucracy and simplify process, and improve governance throughout the lifecycle

  • Integrate across functions; almost all functions in Dyson contribute towards product development, so it is imperative that functional contribution is coherent and aligned

Communicate

  • Develop improved communication material to ensure awareness of new policy and process

  • Develop new training materials to set clear expectations for Milestone requirements

  • Provide guidance and training to project leadership  enabling their engagement, use and application of the framework to deliver

Collaborate

  • Build positive relations with stakeholders representing all areas of the business

  • Work across DDIO,  Business Units and functions to understand their visions and delivery commitments.

About you

Professional experience / Skills

  • Broad understanding of product & capability development

  • Experience of project and programme delivery

  • Cross-functional experience is desired

  • Experience of working with multiple senior stakeholders

  • Managing expectations and working with diverse groups of stakeholders

  • Experience of Portfolio reporting, and leadership decision making is desired

  • Adept at following a project management methodology

Critical leadership competencies

  • Communication with impact to all levels of the organisation including senior executives; the ability to distil complex issues into clear effective messages

  • Is self-aware and adapts communication style  to influence the situation and achieve the desired outcome

  • Influence at scale; ability to impart change on a large scale and always acting in the best interests of Dyson

  • Complex problem solving with excellent analytical skills; to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions

  • Credibility; ability to have your voice heard and set direction that key stakeholders are willing to follow

  • Comfortable operating in ambiguity; a self-starter, defining structure from chaos

  • Able to think laterally and has a reputation of delivering business focussed solutions

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build strong relations across the global organisation

  • Judgement and decision making – considers the risks before acting and selects the option that has the best balance of risk and reward, encouraging input from others when it is appropriate

  • Change Management – comfortable and competent at managing change, bringing team and stakeholders along

  • Resilience and composure to guide projects and teams through arising issues, overcoming challenges to deliver high quality business outcomes

  • Integrity and assertiveness; willing to communicate all relevant information including perceived ‘bad news’ and hold teams to account to deliver

Benefits

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.

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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.