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Project Manager


Project and Programme Management
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

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

We are looking for a talented Project Manager to join Dyson’s New Product Development (NPD) team, working as part of a New Sub-Category within Haircare, that is essential to the future growth of the category.

Within this role, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in managing the end-to-end delivery of Dyson projects, having frequent exposure to stakeholders at varying levels of the business, alongside talented cross-discipline project leadership team members.

The Project Manager will be responsible for the robust delivery of a range of, innovative Hair Care products, from their early concept stages, detailed development phases and beyond into industrialisation and production. Some of the key responsibilities include…

  • Developing the robust, integrated planning of the HC product timelines, with cross-team inputs, buy-in and delivery commitment, ensuring this is maintained throughout the project timeline.

  • Close interaction with internal counterparts and external partners to optimise the end-to-end delivery plan for each project.

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

  • 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.

  • Challenge concepts in order to achieve the optimum design within the boundaries of time, specification and cost.

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

About you

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience.

  • A level of formal Project management training / qualifications.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft Project


  • 3+ years working experience, within an engineering / product development environment, with a demonstrable knowledge of the product lifecycle.

  • Experienced in managing Projects from their conception to launch, with a broad understanding of Project Management Principles (i.e. risk, resource, budget management, etc.).

  • A demonstrable experience in managing external partners / supply base.


  • Adaptable and resilient in the face of challenging situations.

  • Strong communicator; able to convey complex issues concisely and accurately.

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

  • Driven, passionate and confident in interacting with senior stakeholders.

  • Assertive in pressing teams to deliver to their commitments, with a focus on the bigger picture.

  • Credible; ability to demonstrate a good level of understanding of engineering principles in order to work with design teams.

  • Ability to multi-task and in a high paced and ambiguous environment where priorities shifted fast.

  • Demonstrate ability to maintain composure in stressful situations, self-motivated thrives in a dynamic environment.


  • Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Insurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

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

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • On-site gym


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

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