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Senior Category Finance Analyst


Singapore - Technology Centre

About the team

Category finance teams work as finance business partners for Category leadership. We support development and delivery of Dyson’s financial plans by providing financial decision support throughout the product lifecycle: design-development-launch-sale-end of life. This involves product focussed commercial financial planning and analysis, the management of business cases for Research, Design & Development (RDD) projects, and planning and control of Category RDD & Operations budgets.

We are an adaptable team that provides key financial insights to the wider business, reacting to the needs and requirements as they evolve. The team translates often complex commercial objectives and engineering challenges into a business case format, accounting for all relevant information. The magic begins when we communicate these often-complex models back to the relevant business stakeholders in an easily understandable language.

About the role

This role will be the primary support for data analysis for New Product Development business cases, focusing on new product business case modelling and business partnering associated with cross functional teams. This is a highly visible role that represents a great opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of Dyson.

The aim of the role is to create, develop and maintain financial business cases for multiple, identified Category projects. This also includes preparing monthly Finance Health Check report and Portfolio Review report.

Financial information should be effectively communicated to the wider business. Business partnering with all relevant teams to ensure business cases are up-to-date and wider teams are supported with all relevant information.

The senior analyst should always be questioning assumptions made and information given. At Dyson we never settle, if something can be done more effectively then this should be proposed and implemented if appropriate.


  • Create, develop and maintain financial business cases for multiple, identified Category new products

  • Prepare monthly product portfolio review data (multi-stakeholder business case data) for identified projects

  • Business partnering with Strategy, Commercial, Costing and Engineering team to understand and deep dive into business cases assumptions, ensuring robustness and clear direction to success as part of Financial Health Check monthly meeting

  • Constantly looking to identify opportunities in revenue generation and cost reduction. As well as working with stakeholders to mitigate or eliminate risk through the course of the project business case life cycle

  • Represent finance in project “milestone” meetings

  • Secondary/additional role duties

  • Provide visibility to other members of the Category finance team of targets and guidance arising from business case reviews that are relevant to their roles

  • Business partner with relevant parties

  • Complete ad-hoc analysis when required

  • Search for opportunities to improve the way of working and the information presented

About you

  • Strong ability to analyse big data set

    • Highly competent data manipulation skills with strong excel skills. Tableau, SAP, OneStream experience preferred

    • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Specific technical qualifications/exposure

    • Experience in rigorous financial planning, analysis and/or strategy experience

    • Experience in calculating financial evaluation metrics, e.g. Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and payback for new product ideas/projects. However, demonstrated technical knowledge of these techniques is acceptable

    • Excellent analytical ability and Excel spreadsheet skills

    • We are open to candidates from all educational backgrounds, especially applicants from top schools are encouraged to apply

  • Behaviours necessary for success

    • Curiosity - interest in Dyson’s overall business and, in particular, product design and development

    • Resilience - Ability to adapt to a changing environment

    • Level-headed – Ability to be calm and sensible in difficult and sensitive situations

    • Influence - the ability to communicate complex financial information simply, with impact, to non-financial stakeholders

    • Good communication skills - Ability to present financial information accessible to non-financial stakeholders in a concise manner

    • Collaboration - the ability to build and sustain relationships with stakeholders with different backgrounds, seniorities and personalities to support development of business cases which effectively consider the overall impact on Dyson’s business

    • Team player with a positive, ‘will do’ attitude and a flexible yet disciplined approach

    • Excellent time management skills - Ability to prioritise workload and to work to strict reporting deadlines

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.