- Singapore - Technology Centre
Dyson employs over 14,000 people and is present in more than 80 countries. And while we are growing fast, we want Dyson to remain a start-up in spirit with the freedom of experimentation and learning, constantly reinventing our products as well as reinventing how we work, how we sell and how we support our owners. Research, Design and Development is the heart of Dyson products. Our people are focused on enabling hardware and software to work together, developing intelligent machines which understand and react to their environment to deliver superior performance. To this end, we invest over £7m per week into research and development and have over 200 live technology projects as well as 50 active research programmes with 40 universities. We plan to spend £100m over the next three years on external technology investments and have pledged to invest £1bn in the development of next generation battery technology. There is plenty to talk about.
About The Role:
Dyson has ambitions to grow its business substantially in SEA, across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. The business currently operates in the categories of Floor Care, Environmental Care, Personal Care, and Lighting.
You will play a critical role in enabling the growth of these markets by owning the strategy and campaigns for Personal Care (PC) in the region.
Separately, given the matrix structure within the organisation, you will also lead our developing markets – Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines – supported by a team which includes Assistant Marketing Managers and functional teams such as Digital Marketing, CRM and Social.
Category strategy and brand management:
Develop the long-term vision and commercial plan to grow the PC category – Dyson Supersonic, Dyson Airwrap, Dyson Corrale, and any other upcoming innovations.
Understand the business challenges and opportunities through analysis, which includes market research, and analysis on market share, pricing, competition, retail, consumer segmentation, brand health, etc.
Partner and influence global leadership to develop the products, proposition, and creatives relevant for the business.
Work with claims & performance team to define performance claims that align consumer insight, develop compelling category proposition, whist meeting market industry standards
Demonstrate agility in proactively adapting plans to market changes, developing, and executing plans, in line with the category strategy to accelerate the business growth and sales target.
Collaborate with cross functional teams, such as Sales, e-Commerce, customer service, supply chain, engineers, PR, etc. Together with the Sales team in particular, assess the business performance of the category and develop a joint strategy and action plan for the category.
New category creation:
Manage new product development launch initiatives; building and identifying the commercial opportunities based on insights and data.
Work closely with the global commercial team and engineers to seek for continuous improvement of the products, and consumer experience.
Build and curate the product ranges that meet consumer and market needs
Lead the MYIDPH cluster marketing team to execute on go-to-markets plans across all categories and activations as required, in collaboration with the market’s business development managers and distributors.
Manage the markets’ P&L, with governance of the market budgets and spend efficiency.
Partner with finance to monitor and control spend requirements against business objectives.
Build, develop and promote an effective team:
Lead, develop, coach, and motivate a diverse team so that it is capable of delivering excellent and “best in class” results.
Drive commercial awareness within the team and the whole organization.
Fulfil other duties as required:
Pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role.
Fix things that you can see need fixing.
Identify problems and find solutions.
Promote and demonstrate Dyson behaviours.
Experience and Education:
Min. +8 years of marketing and category management experience
Experience of working in an MNC and/ or internationally
P&L management of large-scale budgets
Specialized in category building including new technology launches
Experience in beauty, FMCG, consumer electronics and/or technology industry a plus
Skills & Competency
Ability to engage and motivate people.
Demonstrated strategic & analytical capabilities
Delivery focused, and prepared to roll up your sleeves to make things happen
Self-starter with lots of initiative; ability to manage multiple stakeholders & secure buy-in
Enjoys working in a fast paced & dynamic environment
In addition, they will likely have:
This will seem like an impossibly long list but to do all of the above successfully in Dyson, people invariably have the majority of the following personal traits:
Understanding and passion for Dyson technology, design and engineering and a sense of what makes Dyson and its people tick.
Ability to inspire and manage a large team, with varying complex challenges, spread across geographies and time zones.
Calm under pressure, resilient and with a track-record of good judgement, and an ability to get things done.
Unafraid to challenge, be challenged, and ask/answer difficult questions.
Willingness to admit when they are wrong and accept an alternative strategy.
Tenacity and persistence in pursing answers to problems and comfortable with change and ambiguity.
An ability to influence at the highest levels through clear, informed and logical argument and discussion, tempered by a sense of humour
The utmost discretion: tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive, complex and confidential issues and situations.
Cultural awareness and experience of the nuances of working in a Southeast Asian context.
Fastidious in organisation and with vision and purposes as well as an eye for the detail.
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.
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