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Procurement Manager - Packaging Materials, MDC


Malaysia - Development Centre

About us

We are looking for an experienced Procurement Manager to manage Packaging Materials in our Development Centre in Malaysia. You will be working in collaboration with internal stakeholders and external suppliers as well as contract manufacturers. You will strive for best in class supplier performance, position Packaging Materials for supply assurance and flexibility in meeting product launch schedule. In addition, you will develop and drive Commodity Strategy.

About the role


  • Ensure adherence to the Procurement Policy and Procedures
  • Supplier price and contract/agreement negotiation
  • Supplier Development - lead supplier development programs relevant to the Commodity Strategy
  • Supplier Risk Management - for suppliers within the commodity, including mitigation plans and closure actions
  • Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Business Review, Supplier Scorecard and Supplier Segmentation
  • Stakeholder management and communication, primarily at a senior level, internally and externally
  • Commodity Strategy development and execution


  • Full commercial responsibility of Packaging Materials
  • Work closely with Procurement Engineering and RDD/Graphic & Packaging team to implement alternative Packaging Materials
  • Responsible for the global commodity procurement activities (end to end) of Packaging Materials
  • Responsible for the Commodity Strategy, develop, constantly review and maintain its relevance to the Procurement Blueprint, technology roadmap, market trends and forces, both globally and within region/locality
  • Responsible to complete supplier risk assessment including mitigation plans and closure actions
  • Manage supplier relationship, conduct supplier business review, complete scorecard and segmentation
  • Commodity market intelligence - responsible for gathering and informing stakeholders of the relevant market/supplier intelligence; globally, regionally and locally
  • Responsible for "End to End" performance of the commodity


The role is based in Dyson Malaysia, but requires full flexibility for global travel to other Dyson locations and supplier sites

About you


  • Degree level qualification or above
  • Substantial experience in Commodity Management and direct material sourcing
  • Demonstrate understanding of technical, manufacturing, testing methods and processes associated with Packaging Materials
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills in monopolistic and competitive settings
  • Cross-functional leadership with proven abilities in influencing people at all levels in the organization
  • Good knowledge of legal regulations and contract setting
  • Self-motivated, ability and drive to work independently and operates with the highest ethical standards
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Words and PowerPoint


  • CIPS or equivalent qualification
  • FMCG background
  • Experience in Packaging Materials manufacturing processes


Dyson Malaysia monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, bonuses and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy generous leave, a transport allowance and medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. Rapid 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 realizing ambition.


At Dyson, it's about more than our machines. We recognise that our success comes from our inventive people. We believe in including everybody and supporting you on your journey with us

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. 

Closing date: 30 November 2021