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Senior Design Manager


Design and Development
Singapore - Technology Centre

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 who wish to invent, design and develop leading products for the global market. By working in our world class Research Design and Development department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfill our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

About the role

The Senior Design Manager role sits within the Product Category area of the Dyson Matrix system, reporting to the Head of Category. The key responsibilities of the Senior Design Manager is to further develop and deliver projects following transfer from the UK into production in South East Asia.

  • The Senior Design Manager is accountable for the delivery of the Product, Key Claims and specifications while drawing on the expertise available within the cross functional support teams. 

  • The role requires expert leadership; technical knowledge and management skills to ensure the products are delivered on time, to specification and on cost. 

  • A good understanding of the design development process, principles and challenges is key. Plastic injection moulding, materials and manufacturing knowledge is also required.

  • Excellent communication and reporting skills are essential as presenting, reporting progress, risks and live design reviews are required to Directors and the Chief Engineer James Dyson.

  • Communication with the UK team will be required regularly. Travel to the UK is expected however is minimal. An inquisitive mind and problem solving hands on approach is required as projects are technically challenging accompanied with tight specifications and deadlines. 

  • Day to day direction, coaching and decision making of the cross function team is essential, ensuring that all Mechanical , Electrical, UI UX , assemblies and Systems integrate to form the overall product. 

  • The Senior Design manager is expected to understand the key technologies and design in detail, while having a broad understanding of the requirements from the support teams ie approvals, graphics and operations etc.

  • Initially the role will be working alongside a current Senior Design Manager on a live project for a provisional period with a view to move on to take responsibility for another product. This is to ensure a clear transition into the role in preparation for full project responsibilities. 

About you


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering / industrial design or relevant discipline or equivalent.

  • 10 years in a design, engineering industry 

  • Technical and personal credibility to work effectively in cross-functional design teams throughout the project development cycle. 

  • Previous experience designing manufactured products. 

  • Previous experience in design management and delivery of products through a cross functional team network 

  • Knowledge and understanding of multiple tooling and manufacturing techniques. 

  • Proven experience of delivering robust design solutions on time, to specification and within cost and budget constraints. 

  • A creative and considered approach to problem solving, following clear design processes. 

  • Practical and methodical design development through prototyping and testing. 

  • Ability to plan ahead, priorities tasks and coordinate with the work of others. 

  • Good commercial awareness with pragmatic approach to product development with a business focus 

  • Excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills 

  • Self starter - ability to work independently 

  • Successful track record of robust delivery of products and assemblies 

  • Technical and personal credibility to work effectively with cross functional teams and other business functions 

  • Ability to lead and motivate others to achieve outstanding results


Dyson Singapore monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and bonuses. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy a transport allowance and comprehensive medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. Professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.


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

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. 

Closing date: 30 November 2021