- Science and Research
- United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office
At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic. But most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do.
Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals to invent, design and develop market leading products for the global market. By working in our world-class research, design and development (RDD) department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.
About the role
The success of Dyson’s Hair Care category has led to the need to expand our generation of ideas and new technologies. As a result the Research team is expanding its hair care team and focussing on the next tranche of innovation across all aspects of hair care routines like never before. We are looking for a Hair Care Research Manager to lead a growing team and spearhead the development of the category capability, understanding, technology and delivery.
The successful candidate will drive research projects from initial conception, through to full integration into new product prototypes. As a Research Manager, the successful candidate will be expected to line manage a cross functional team of engineers, chemists, and technicians. Mentoring and technically guiding team members and junior managers will be a key part of the role.
Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
Lead and deliver product-focused technology projects to the Dyson range plan.
Own the technology roadmap and strategy for Hair Care Research at Dyson.
Generate intellectual property for Dyson.
Manage a cross functional team of engineers, chemists and technicians.
Collaborate with team members to generate innovative concepts for new technologies.
Analyse test results, summarise findings and communicate these to the highest levels at Dyson
Liaise with development teams to ensure effective transfer of technology into future product range.
Identify potential research areas which would benefit from new technology development
Experience of leading teams to successfully develop technology from concept to deployment
Strong people focus with track record of facilitating personal development and growth within your team
Superb communication and presentation skills. Able to translate and communicate technical information to project/research teams, managers, directors and Sir James Dyson.
Strong degree in engineering or a related discipline to postgraduate level or equivalent industrial experience
Have an understanding of core engineering test procedures and equipment. Able to specify experimental programmes and effectively analyse results, summarise findings and make recommendations.
Knowledge of haircare or personal care categories
Good analytical and problem-solving ability, capable of logically assessing technologies using a variety of methods
Persistent nature and an inquisitive attitude
Good organisational skills - able to plan-ahead and to prioritise tasks and co-ordinate with the work of others
27 days holiday plus bank holidays
Performance related bonus
Private medical insurance
Free on-site parking
Subsidised café and restaurants
Discounts on Dyson machines
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.
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.