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Material Manager


Planning and Retail Operations

About us

Our supply chain is getting more complex and to remain competitive it must gain in agility and resilience. The pandemic situation across our manufacturing sites and markets, the global electronics component shortage, container shortages are few of many other challenges currently impacting our supply chain. To respond and thrive in this challenging environment Dyson is gaining an increased control over its extended supply chain from planning to execution.

As such a new position opened within the global planning team to oversee the operations of an outsourced South East Asia component replenishment Hub.

About the role

As a seasoned Material Manager, you will oversee the Hub operations to ensure continuous component supply to our manufacturing lines while maintaining inventory at the optimum level.

Material Supply

  • Develop, build partnership and manage Hub service provider on day to day operations management, implement and maintain best practices in inventory management

  • Performance monitoring and management against SLA and KPI

  • Analyze, lead and drive E&O process, ensuring robust process on root causing and action planning

  • Ensure that material scheduling strategy and processes are in place and work effectively in order to ensure material supply meets production requirements with minimum stock levels, whilst optimising costs

  • Work closely with capacity planning and Master Production Schedulers to ensure proper coverage and accurate schedules.

  • Monitor supply plans to identify changes and to determine their effect on material requirements schedules.

  • Adjust the schedule to accommodate near-term orders that differ from the agreed sales and operations (S&OP) plan.

  • Identify possible future capacity constraints and bottlenecks in the supply base. Align with critical suppliers on availability and key risks and constraints on short and midterm. Trigger Capacity increase discussion with suppliers and procurement team whenever necessary

  • Identify and resolve component shortfalls thru exception management

  • Manage inventory risk and ensure that contingency plans are in place

  • Leverage new product introduction plans from research and development and/or new product innovation teams into material requirement schedules.


Process improvement

  • Implement continuous improvement activities through regular audits of the hub operations, identify improvement opportunities, drive system upgrades or process changes.

  • Analyze supplier performance, inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste or optimize customer service.

  • Measure monthly performance of the replenishment Hub - stock outs, supplier delivery performance, on-time delivery, inventory availability, clear to build, excess inventory, write off costs.

  • Report on achievement of targets and identify any corrective action.

  • Ensure that any Material Requirements Planning system (MRP) or IT system in place is effective and that data is accurate and up to date and resolve any issues as required.

  • Ensure the integrity of Bill of Materials (BOM) and inventory accuracy at all times and manage and control inventory levels and movements.


Systems expert

  • Interact with the Hub replenishment system to manage material planning parameters and processes.

  • Investigate and implement further system integrations between our planning system and Hub management systems.

About you

  • Degree in supply chain, logistics, Computer Science

  • A certification in supply chain from APICS, certified in production and inventory management (CPIM).

  • Hands-on experience handling multiple partners to resolve exceptions and negotiate best alternatives.

  • Significant experience of working in a materials planning role and managing the smooth supply of materials in line with production requirements and budget, ideally within a consumer goods environment.

  • Strong experience of inventory analysis, root causing, driving actions internally and externally.

  • Good working knowledge and experience of using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems or similar.

  • Expert knowledge and understanding of a variety of manufacturing processes and components and of supply chain management.

  • Strong IT systems knowledge and skills including complex Excel spreadsheets, Power BI, Tableau.

  • Experience of delivering results through cross-functional working

  • Knowledge of lean techniques may be advantageous.


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. #LI-AK

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.