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Senior Cost Analyst


United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About Us

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.

In our world-class Product Cost Team, individuals have opportunity to develop analytical and business thinking, and be part of exciting and innovative projects.

About the Role

  • Build ground up cost estimates for new projects currently being developed within Research Design and Development (RDD).

  • Conduct reviews with Engineering to calculate future product costs and understand the associated risks and opportunities which could impact a product as it progresses through the development cycle.

  • Use your experience and knowledge to influence product, assembly, and component design to reduce cost where possible.

  • Work closely with (challenge) Engineering, Operations, Procurement and Finance to agree achievable, but stretching Target costs.

  • Work with Engineering and Procurement to develop new cost calculation tools.

  • Minimize cost differences arising on the transfer of cost reports to the SEA Cost Team. Where differences arise ensure that these are fully understood, and learning is fed back into the NPI phase.

About You

  • An engineering / finance degree and preferably previous experience within a costing role.

  • Demonstrable analytical ability gained in a previous engineering role or similar technical discipline.

  • Experience of working with and influencing others outside of your immediate team.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • The ability to manage several projects at the same time

  • A knowledge of Dyson products and the design and development process is beneficial but not essential.


Financial benefits:

  • Performance related bonus 

  • Company paid Life Assurance 

  • Discounts on Dyson machines 

  • Competitive pension scheme 

  • Purchase additional holidays  

Lifestyle benefits:

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays 

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury 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  

Health benefits:

  • 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.

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.