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Senior Sustainability Manager - 12 month FTC


United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

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. 

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for skilled individuals to invent, design and develop market leading products for the global market. By working in our world class research, design and development (RDD) department, these professionals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people to create products which fulfil our vision of being truly different and better than our competitors.

About the role

The Senior Sustainability Manager (Indirect Supply Chain) will take up a 12 month fixed term contract reporting into Head of Sustainability - Supply Chain as part of the global Dyson Sustainability team, supporting Dyson on a journey towards best in class environmental and social stewardship and sustainability within its supply chain.

The role holder will be responsible for implementation of Dyson’s supply chain sustainability strategy, including projects, policies, reporting, due diligence assessments and process development.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

  • To champion and safeguard Dyson’s ethical and environmental standards amongst our supply chain

  • Developing strategy for indirect supply chain due diligence, with internal and external risk assessments, audits and assessments.

  • Integrating sustainability requirements into procurement processes and working with the Dyson Commercial and Procurement teams to ensure that new suppliers meet the required ethical and environmental standards.

  • Developing and implementing Dyson’s programme for Indirect Supplier including risk assessments, supply chain mapping, policy, due diligence processes and KPI assessments.

  • Managing relationships with third party independent auditors, other external partners and initiatives ie; Responsible Mineral Initiative & Responsible Labour Initiative

  • Assist the Head of Sustainability - Supply Chain in preparation and execution of the yearly Audit Plan for Indirect Suppliers and Material Suppliers

  • Regular project status reporting to The Head of Sustainability - Supply Chain and senior management.

About you

  • Proven sustainability experience, preferably within supply chain.

  • Knowledge and experience of relevant supply chain legislation including relating to modern slavery and responsible sourcing of materials

  • Experience of designing and/or implementing risk-based supply chain due diligence processes, including risk assessments, audits and assessments

  • A demonstrable interest and understanding of supply chain sustainability issues and the ways in which these challenges can be tackled.

  • Educated to degree level (Ideally scientific/engineering/sustainability based)

  • Approach: Knowledge of international labour standards, codes and audit standards such as SA 8000, ILO, ETI Base Code etc. would be advantageous.

  • Ability to work independently and to find innovative approaches to address new challenges

  • An ability to see the bigger picture of Dyson’s overall sustainability strategy.

  • A methodical and detailed approach is essential, with excellent attention to detail.



  • Performance related bonus 

  • Company paid Life Assurance 

  • Discounts on Dyson machines 

  • Competitive pension scheme 

  • Purchase additional holidays  


  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays 

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon 

  • On-site parking 

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch  

  • Free on-site hair salon 

  • On-site lifestyle Assist 

  • Electric vehicle scheme  


  • Private Medical insurance for all employees 

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents 

  • Digital GP and prescription service 

  • Fertility treatment support 

  • On-site gym and sports centre 


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.