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Senior Category Development Engineer


Product Design, Research Engineering
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


As Senior Category Development Engineer you will be responsible for defining and delivering the scaling of commercial engineering hair science activities. This will involve working closely with the relevant representatives from Group and Market based teams. The ultimate goal is to maximise the commercial success of future product launches by understanding the science better than ever before and delivering this knowledge to the customer in an authentic manner to support growth of our Health & Beauty business unit.


  • Ownership of commercial engineering hair science projects, including responsibility for the successful scaling and phasing of this project across global markets. 
  • Management of indirectly owned resource in global locations to enable the delivery of projects. 
  • Identify and develop methods that can be scaled and communicated at a consumer level. 
  • Lead in the delivery of a pipeline of future commercial engineering hair science activities using technical and scientific understanding, bringing benefits to future product development and commercial execution. 
  • Drive cross-functional alignment for hair science commercial engineering activities working alongside Group and Market teams amongst others. 
  • Keep abreast of state-of-the-art analysis techniques utilised to educate the consumer on hair science. 
  • Deliver specialist knowledge to the senior management team in reviews. 
  • Provide impartial technical guidance across technical and commercial teams.


  • A demonstrable knowledge of hair science fundamentals through education, or on the job experience. 
  • Experience of hair analysis techniques and awareness of best practices. 
  • The ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and concepts, tailoring communication according to the audience. 
  • The capability for independent thinking. 
  • Well-developed influencing skills with the ability to influence cross-functionally at all levels.
  • Prior experience of cross-discipline projects involving multiple collaborators.


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Life assurance 
  • Sport centre 
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Subsidized café and restaurants 
  • Discounts on Dyson machines