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Project Manager - Operations


Project and Programme Management
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

The role entails working with multi-disciplinary project teams. Leading, collaborating, inspiring, and influencing the team and the business to build capabilities in this new area. Balancing Dysons rigour and with industry practice, enabling an agile approach in this fast-paced category.

In New Ventures, the team will work end to end, with the Project Manager working to build successful teams, develop robust schedules to deliver against with the support of commercial, engineering, procurement, and operations. Ultimately delivering innovative and commercially successful products. 

About the role

  • To be responsible for developing the robust, integrated planning of the New Venture product timelines, with cross-team inputs and ensuring this is maintained throughout the project timeline.

  • Management of the Milestone deliverables, ensuring the cross-teams are engaged, focused and delivering to the project requirements whilst aligned to Dyson business processes.

  • Ensure accurate project status reporting; accurate & up-to-date schedule status with critical path items clearly defined, risks, issues, opportunities and Business Case as well as summarised status commentary to support Category escalations.

  • Ensure that all project Key Events (builds, launches & milestones), changes, decisions, are recorded and where necessary escalated to Category Leadership for agreement prior to re-forecast.

  • Ensure milestone preparations, closure activities and documentation are all completed in a timely manner and in-line with data integrity policy.

  • Managing the project budgets with the Project Leadership Team, ensuring business cases are robustly maintained.

  • Facilitating regular “drumbeat” sessions, to ensure clarity in project objectives and direction, as well as addressing any barriers to execution, at source.

  • Conflict resolution, with a capability to develop solutions and manage appropriate escalation.

  • Manage resource allocation activities against project schedules.

  • Maintain and manage the risks, actions and issues tracking.

  • Capture lessons learned and drive continuous improvement initiatives within the team.

  • To promote Project Management principles and best practices to optimise delivery.

About you

  • Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to build productive working relationships and influence others.

  • Strong creativity: ability to inspire teams to deliver creative solutions that will ultimately lead projects to success.

  • Strong communicator: ability to listen and convey multi-layered and facetted issues concisely and accurately.

  • Excellent analytical skills: the ability to assess problems thoroughly and drive for evidenced conclusions and close the loop of action taking.

  • Outstanding project management capabilities (i.e. leadership, senior stakeholder management and communication, risk management, issue resolution, budget tracking, benefits analysis, estimating and planning etc.).


  • Energetic, creative, solution orientated, curious, and someone who is a collaborative self-starter.

  • Organized: individually organised with the ability to deal with high levels of complexity. Additionally influence and facilitate others to also display these behaviours.

  • Confident; comfortable interacting with colleagues at all levels without diluting unfavourable news.

  • Readiness to articulate and communicate appropriately towards issue resolution as required.

  • Credible; ability to demonstrate understanding of technical and commercial processes to work with design teams throughout the product development life cycle.

  • Focus: The ability to multi-task and direct self effectively in a fast-paced environment.

  • Powerful change agent.

  • Proven ability in delivering projects to tight deadlines with changing deliverables.

  • Innovation advocate.

  • Desire to inspire others and lead by example.



  •  Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Assurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  •  Competitive pension scheme

  • Purchase additional holidays 


  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury/Hullavington campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon

  • On-site parking

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch 

  • Free on-site hair salon

  • On-site lifestyle Assist

  • Electric vehicle scheme 


  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • Fertility treatment support

  • On-site gym and sports Centre

  • On-site wellbeing Centre

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.