Senior Portfolio Cost Manager


£Competitive + bonus + benefits
Facilities, Customer Service
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


The Global Estates Team provides support to all aspects of Dyson’s property portfolio, enabling the business to function in the most productive way by providing and maintaining best in class facilities.

Dyson Retail, as one of the Global Estates Team’s internal clients, has established its own proposition over the last four years, opening a number of stores across the world.  The ambition is to continue to grow Dyson’s own retail presence, increasing the footprint globally in line with Dyson’s long term vision.  Global Estates is building a PMO to support this expansion; providing governance, reporting, data management and cost and contract guidance for the streamlined and value driven delivery of the direct store programme.

We are looking for a commercially savvy individual to join this newly formed team and take on the challenge of supporting Retail’s ambitious goals


What you'll be doing - 
  • Monitor portfolio costs and develop portfolio level analysis, identifying trends and anomalies and supporting with construction and project cost reporting
  • Provide expert insight into cost analysis at a programme or project level where required and undertake deep dives into construction cost interrogation, negotiation, budget and actual cost reconciliation and performance against benchmark where necessary
  • Ensure standardised forms and templates are being used correctly
  • Support development of and validate cost estimates for CAPEX budgeting and business case submissions
  • Oversee procurement and supply chain commercial performance, bringing insight to forms of contract used in the industry and supporting contract management


What we'd like to see from you - 
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen
  • Able to translate technical information into business language
  • Inquisitive nature with a natural tendency towards interrogating data, challenging its source and interpreting its meaning / impact
  • Experience of carrying out commercial level project reviews
  • Comfortable challenging contractor and supplier costs
  • RICS or similar globally recognised industry accreditation in construction / commercial management


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Lift share scheme
  • Discount on Dyson machines
  • Free onsite gym and subsidised cafes 

Posted: 26 April 2019