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Operations Manager


Manufacturing and tooling, Project Management
Johor Bahru - Malaysia

About us

Dyson began twenty one years ago with James Dyson and a handful of engineers questioning everyday products, thinking differently and making them better. We are now the world's number one vacuum cleaner manufacturer in the UK, US, Tokyo, Western Europe and Australasia. 
We've even branched out to improving commercial technology that frustrates us.  The Dyson Airblade hand dryer dries hands in ten seconds, its also the most hygienic and energy efficient hand dryer available.
There are over 1,200 of us in the UK and we’re all inventive and hugely passionate about what we do. Dyson people are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical, enthusiastic and resourceful. But most of all we’re passionate about what we do.

About the role

Dyson Malaysia is currently looking for an Operations Manager to be based in our development centre in Senai, Johor.
The role of the Operations Manager is to manage and implement significant operationally focused projects. These individual projects will:
  1. Deliver benefits to our manufacturing operations both internal and external to Dyson.
  2. Improve the introduction of either new products or technologies from the start Tooling phase of development through the mass production.
The Operations Manager is responsible for driving the Cost, Quality and Delivery Performance of our prime/sub-contractors. He/She will also be responsible to transfer developed projects into mass production and manage end to end of the daily operations of the contract manufacturers.
Under the leadership of Senior Operations Manager, they will also be expected to identify future opportunities/benefits to our manufacturing operations. Very close interaction with team members of Dyson teams and external manufacturers is paramount to the success of the role. 
The position is a hands on role providing key leadership in project planning, execution and implementation.
Examples of Projects are:
  • Implementation of new prime contractor/sub contractor
  • Implementation of new products/technologies into manufacturing
  • Driving CSR program
  • Driving Cost, Quality and Delivery Programs
Efficiency Program related to:
  • Waste reduction
  • Engineering Change Management
  • Process improvements
Key component manufacturing:
  • Project Management
  • Provide Leadership, coordination of assigned projects
  • Management of key stakeholders within the project
  • Co-ordination of cross functional teams both internally/externally
Manufacturing Efficiencies: 
  • Implement key efficiency program that reduce cost, improve quality
  • Implementation of Process Engineering changes to drive increased adherences to specifications.
Cost Management:
  • Ensure projects that are delivering a cost benefit are reviewed/tracked to ensure benefits are realized.

About you

  • Candidates must possess at least a Bachelor Degree in Engineering.
  • At least 8 - 10 years of working experience in a high volume manufacturing environment focused on Operations Management with at least 4-5 years handling project/program management as well as contract manufacturer management.
  • Ability to multi task effectively in a fast paced environment and work under pressure to tight timelines.
  • Self- motivated, independent and results-driven.
  • Excellent communication skills with good command of written & spoken English
  • Team player with a strong level of commitment to project deliverables.
  • Integrity
  • Six Sigma Training
  • Lean Manufacturing Principles- Understanding the principles of lean and how to apply to a manufacturing organization
  • Cost control behaviours/business acumen
  • Knowledge of plastic injection mould tooling and/or line jigs/fixture/testing equipment validation & qualification
  • MS project knowledge


Dyson Malaysia monitors the market to ensure we offer competitive salaries, management bonuses and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy generous leave and medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a career at Dyson. Leadership support and new opportunities abound, driven by regular dialogue and international training. 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 progress, innovation and realising ambition.

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.