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Senior Sustainability Manager - Responsible Material Sourcing


United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge –more categories, more locations and more people.

About the role

As a global technology enterprise, we recognize that our actions have far-reaching consequences. We have a responsibility to proactively behave in a sustainable way.

At Dyson we strive to make a positive difference. We are rising to the challenge of creating disruptive technology in a socially responsible way. We apply the same principles of innovation, collaboration and resourcefulness that our engineers use for product design to ensure we maintain a sustainable business. The challenge is great, and our aspirations are large. Together we are working to solve important problems, such as reducing our environmental footprint, contributing to the communities we operate in and ensuring our supply chain meets our high standards.

It started with the vacuum bag – or, more specifically eliminating it. Now, we’re constantly looking at ways to do more, with less.

The potential candidate must be a thought leader responsible for providing strategic Sustainability leadership, challenge and direction in the area of Responsible Material Sourcing.

You will set policies and targets demonstrating an exemplary level of passion, energy and commitment.

The role is to be an internal and external vocal advocate supporting Dyson on a best in class journey towards responsible material sourcing.

Reporting into our Head of Sustainability – Supply Chain as part of the global Dyson Sustainability team and will form the core supply chain thought leader team with specific focus on Responsible Material Sourcing.

About you

  • Sustainable material sourcing manager develops, manages, monitors and promotes responsible sourcing practices. Assist in the implementation of an end to end supplier due diligence process to promote responsible sourcing practices

  • Define and implement overarching company sustainability strategies with regards to improving Dyson’s responsible material sourcing.

  • Manage performance and progress of strategies on material sourcing.

  • Identify and propose concrete measures to reduce and mitigate risk associated with responsible material sourcing.

  • Interpreting and translating international legal compliance related to material such as Conflict Mineral into sustainability strategy at Dyson.

  • Stay abreast of the developments in responsible material sourcing and how this is relevant to, or how it is translating into tools and practices at Dyson

  • Carry out materiality risk assessments and material mapping to identify and prioritize the issues that are most important to an organization and its stakeholders.

  • Provide update and reporting to the Global Sustainability team for the annual sustainability reports.

  • Defining both short-term tactical goals and long-term strategic goals, utilizing the wider supply chain implementation teams subject matter expertise and sustainability experience.

  • Monitor and report on emerging global trends and regulation directions to feed into future Dyson strategies.

  • Monitor and participate in external Sustainability thought leader groups, from leadership conferences to legislative committees and industry collaboration programmes.

  • Engage in and closely follow market developments with regards to responsible material sourcing and update  

  • Be a subject matter expert and train, guide and mentor others in Dyson, disseminating knowledge, best practice and standards.

  • Providing insight from data, measuring performance and completing gap analysis against industry indices and best practice.

  • Aligned to Dysons High Performance culture, mentoring & educating the wider teams in opportunities & importance in the area of Sustainability.

  • Develops and administers Materials related training programs for supply chain workers, assesses training and development needs for suppliers especially Contract Manufactures. In addition, helps individuals and supplier CSER team to develop skills and knowledge in high risk material risk assessment, collaborate with suppliers to create training manuals, presents in-person training sessions, monitors training for effectiveness.

  • Builds data and metrics to inform and support responsible vendor selection and procurement decisions.

  • Experience of working in responsible material sourcing , strategy or advisory in a manufacturing environment .

  • Experience of working in the field of sustainability influencing senior stakeholders.

  • Ability to manage change in an organisation, including by seeking and generating buy-in, building culture and supporting stakeholders to engage with the program of work at hand.

  • Knowledge of and/ or technical experience in material sourcing issues and relevant concepts and frameworks where appropriate

  • Strong organisational skills with a methodical and detailed approach.

  • An excellent understanding of key responsible material legislation, policy and issues is beneficial.

  • Strong team working capabilities and an ability to be flexible.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and confidence when interacting with others.

  • Strong attention to detail and an ability to apply knowledge to practical situations.

  • Strong organisational and numerical skills are essential.

  • Involvement with standards working groups/ trade associations/ external bodies.

  • Experience of working with external organisations, interpreting & managing material data sheets.

  • Excellent communication and reporting skills and the ability to liaise, influence and motivate others at all levels within the business.

  • Experience of successfully implementing management systems and KPI’s.

  • Experience of understanding and working to regulatory policies, with further experience in influencing regulatory policy being beneficial.


  • Performance related bonus.

  • Company paid Life Insurance.

  • Discounts on Dyson machines.

  • On-site gym and sport centre at the Malmesbury campus

  • Competitive pension scheme.

  • Flexible benefits program with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the option to purchase additional holiday days.

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays.

  • Free bus travel to and from the Hullavington campus from Bristol, Chippenham, and Swindon.

  • Extensive free on-site parking.

  • Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch.

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees.

  • Employee Assistance Program for employees and dependents.

  • Digital GP and prescription service.


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.

Interview guidance

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