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Senior Operations Manager


Singapore - Technology Centre

About us

We are looking to hire a Senior Operations Manager to lead, manage and implement significant operationally focused projects. These individual projects will be specifically defined to deliver benefits to our manufacturing operations both internal and external to Dyson.

About the role

The Senior Operations Manager is responsible for development of operations project plan, coordinating cross functional resource both internally and externally to implement and deliver the project objectives. Under the leadership of the Head of Operations, he/she will also be expected to identify future opportunities / benefits to our manufacturing operations.

The role is a hands-on role providing key leadership in bringing new projects into production, and coordinating present projects uplifts.

These individual projects will:

  • Deliver benefits to our manufacturing operations both internal and external to Dyson. Improve the introduction of either new products or technologies from the start of development through the mass production.

  • Development of the transfer project plan, coordinating cross-functional resources both internally and externally to implement and deliver the project objectives. The role will also be responsible for the operation sustenance in contract manufacturer.

  • Under the leadership of Head of Operations, they will also be expected to identify future opportunities/benefits to our manufacturing operations.

  • The position is a hands-on role providing key leadership in project planning, execution and implementation.

  • This role reports to Head of Operations and will have very close interaction with team members of Dyson teams and external manufacturers is paramount to the success of the role.

    Examples of Projects include:

  • Implementation of new contract manufacturer under the regulated industry, Implementation of new products/technologies into manufacturing.

  • Driving of the CSR program.

  • Driving of Kaizen/Continuous Improvement/Lean for contract manufacturer.

Efficiency Program related to:

  • Waste reduction.

  • Engineering Change Management.

  • Process improvements.

Key component manufacturing

  • Project Management

  • Provide Leadership, coordination of assigned projects.

  • Management of key stakeholders within the project.

  • Co-ordination of cross functional teams both internally/externally.

Manufacturing Efficiencies

  • Implement key efficiency program that reduce cost, improve quality.

  • Implementation of Process Engineering changes to drive increased adherences to specifications.

Cost Management

  • Ensure projects that are delivering a cost benefit are reviewed/tracked to ensure benefits are realized.

About you

  • Project/Program Management experience.

  • Self-motivated, independent, result-driven, ability to deliver under pressure and in tight timelines.

  • Manufacturing awareness – Understanding the drivers and technologies of a manufacturing organization.

  • Candidates must possess at least a Bachelor Degree in Engineering/Management.

  • At least 5 to 10 years of working experience in FMCG manufacturing environment with at least 3 years handling project/program management.

  • Team player with a strong level of commitment to project deliverables.

  • Work with stakeholders in all functions to improve product cost, quality and delivery.

  • Deliver accurate project planning and reporting including budget vs. actual status, project plans, milestone reporting, lessons learned and RAG status.

  • Drive problem solving and identify improvement opportunities to optimize delivery of implementation

  • Manage project risks and issues affecting time plan; identify constrains and critical path; formulate mitigation and manage escalation with stakeholders.

  • Manage and resolve project related issues, risks, and changes.

  • Comfortable with a fast-paced and intellectually challenging work environment.

  • Ability to travel to SEA and/or other part of Asia and Europe.


  • Experience in Operations role for ODM/JDM, in FMCG industry.

  • Strong awareness of cost factors in manufacturing, takes accountability in managing manufacturing cost and supports optimization of product cost.

  • Lean Manufacturing Principles – Understanding the principles of lean and how to apply to a manufacturing organization.

  • Six Sigma training preferable.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing process, equipment, test / validation / qualification.


Dyson 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.


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.