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Senior Project Manager


Project and Programme Management
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Five years ago 80% of Dyson’s business was full-sized vacuum cleaners. Today, its digital motor powered cordless vacuums, robots, Airblade hand dryers, bladeless fans, humidifiers, purifiers and heaters are powering its growth in 75 countries around the world. 2015 saw the addition of Jake Dyson Light to the portfolio, and in April 2016 Dyson took its biggest leap yet, revolutionising the world of health and personal care with the launch of the Dyson Supersonic™ Hairdryer and since then bringing new pioneering Personal Care machines to market through Dyson Airwrap and Dyson Coralle.

Dyson is rapidly expanding; in its new and core categories, and across all of its global markets. The next five years are going to be Dyson’s biggest and busiest yet. By 2025, there will be 100 new machines, 3 new product portfolios and Dyson’s headcount will have grown. With this pace of growth, these ambitious plans, and the complexities of global expansion, it is natural that Dyson is now thinking about the best ways to organise itself and manage its exciting new product ranges to best effect. 

Dyson Commercial is responsible for taking this amazing technology to market, explaining how our machines are different and their benefits. We never share the stage, where we demonstrate our machines and their superiority we win. 

The next period of Dyson’s growth will see us taking our technology into more markets, doubling the business and quadrupling Direct. It will see our Owner base grow rapidly and a focus on both acquiring more Owners and retaining the Owners we have. 

Dyson Global Experience Studio

Our mission is to bring Dyson technology to life, to provide the imagery, films, content, experiences and service that explain our machines, their benefits and the problems they solve for our Owners. We create assets and journeys that help Owners discover, choose, purchase, learn about and solve issues they may have with our machines. 

About the role

NPD Senior Project Manager

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for facilitating and co ordinating the successful planning and delivery of our complex new product / programme delivery streams. You’ll achieve this by bringing together cross-functional teams, to follow Dyson’s new product development processes and you’ll be equally confident in developing new processes to support launches where we are venturing into new areas. You will be the conduit behind Dyson Commercial and Dyson Global Experience Studio, ensuring we deliver world class campaigns for our newest innovations. 

You’ll need to be an authentic leader, with exceptional communication, organisation and influencing ability. Being able to show demonstrable experience of strategic focus and following through with a track record of delivering complex change programmes ideally in both ‘Agile’ and waterfall set up. 

Your ability to collaborate in a fast paced environment, will ensure the Mission delivers the continuation of a product portfolio with stand-out technical innovation for our consumers. 


  • Lead delivery of large / complex NPD projects 
  • Manage the project budget, ensuring delivering to cost across all channels.
  • Create, maintain and manage critical paths, project plans, RAG reporting
  • Own and run workstreams / workshops
  • Coordination and facilitation of meetings, actions and accountabilities across all stakeholder groups 
  • Take projects through Governance framework – accountable for hitting required standards to proceed through milestones. 
  • Go to subject matter expert for NPD launches. Providing mentoring to broader Project Manager team to facilitate skills development and best practice across the function. 

About you

  • Proven background in NPD, specifically, as Senior Project Manager / Programme Manager
  • Strong track record of driving complex projects with lots of moving parts
  • Strong analytical skills and previous experience of managing £m figure budgets 
  • A true collaborator that brings teams and departments together – taking everyone on the journey with you
  • You will have a solutions’ focused approach to your work – highly logical, able to break down complex information and formulate pragmatic solutions to challenges
  • You will be able to adapt and work in a fast paced and ever-changing environment – you are calm under pressure
  • Highly organised and possess excellent time management skills


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised cafe, restaurants and free lunch
  • Discounts on Dyson machines
  • Hair Salon
  • Concierge service


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

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