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Sr. Director/VP, Strategy & Transformation

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Project and Programme Management
Location
United States - Chicago Office

About Us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people. Dyson launched in the US in 2002, and since then operations have grown exponentially. Our US headquarters is based in Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood. We also have employees working in field sales, our service centers, and in our growing number of Dyson Demo Stores across the country. 

We're committed to our campus culture and want to have people collaborating, developing, and learning from each other. By having everyone on campus together, we have been able to nurture a fantastic social and dynamic environment.   

About the Role

The VP, Strategy & Transformation, will drive the Americas Transformation Program Office (TPO), leading strategic transformation initiatives, focused capability development and business change. She/He will support the Regional President and the market Managing Directors in strategic and business transformation projects. The role reports to the Americas Regional President and is a part of the Americas Leadership Team.

Accountabilities:

  • Management of the Transformation Program Office, with identifying, implementing, tracking and reporting on the various strategic initiatives against regional priorities and set goals
  • Managing Project and Program managers, with cross-market and cross-functional expertise, and ensure on-time, on-budget, on-scope delivery of identified projects
  • Partner cross functionally and with high resourcefulness and agility to drive key initiatives across the region and achieve the Americas and Dyson’s global vision and strategy
  • Interface and influence global functions to land key global and local business change initiatives
  • Taking the lead on critical projects related to the transformation of the business and bring together different change and business initiatives into an integrated transformation journey for the business
  • Work closely with the regional president for Americas, market Managing Directors and wider Leadership team to review and shape compelling strategies and tactics that are aligned with the overall Americas goals and targets
  • Critical stakeholder in managing Americas representation to Executive Committee, Board Members, CEO and Founder.
  • Being involved as part of the global team in further shaping the corporate transformation and contributing holistically on a range of business issues as they arise
  • Nurturing a team with a strong strategic mindset operating in a collaborative manner within the organization

About You

The successful candidate demonstrates the following leadership competencies:

  • Business change and transformation: she/he will have led change and transformation in a mid-sized market
  • Disciplined thinker and an analytical, numerate problem solver who has the strategic judgment and the capacity to think through complex issues
  • Strategic Orientation: she/he will have a track record of setting a strategic direction that accomplishes immediate and long-range objectives, combining thought leadership and analytical strength with the ability to transition with ease from recommendations to operational rigor. She/he is skilled in drawing conclusions and making recommendations from data.
  • P&L awareness and management: strong financial acumen and ability to pivot strategy to balance operational success whilst maintaining focus on strategic transformation.
  • Collaboration and Influencing Skills: Collaborative, low ego and agile in style, she/he can influence and engage a diverse group of stakeholders, including commercial and creative audiences, while building and maintaining strong relationships. An outstanding communicator, she/he is effective in energizing an organization, serving as a strong spokesperson for the company and a valued partner.
  • Results Orientation: She/he is a resourceful leader with strong business acumen who operates effectively with minimum direction and who pursues objectives relentlessly with a sense of vision, energy, positivity and passion. A strong orientation to action, persistently and decisively delivering superior customer experiences and results, both personally and through teams.
  • Team Leadership: She/he will create a sense of team identity and empower their team to perform independently and to pursue continuous self-development, contributing to a team spirit of excitement and positive motivation where people feel emotionally committed to the team and the company, not just the task. They will consider collective competencies in developing the team so that the collective will be stronger than its parts, and they will focus on bringing out individual and team strengths and maximizing potential.
  • Industry expertise: you will have worked in a customer and retail centric company with a love and appreciation for technology.
  • Being a role model – open minded, inspiring openness with integrity, honesty and respect, embodying the Dyson values

Professional experience:

  • Ownership and parallel execution of multiple large scale strategic initiatives–Experience using project and portfolio management methodologies.
  • Multi stakeholder management
  • Industry experience of: Retail or Consumer facing products; Beauty; Premium consumer electronics; Direct-to-consumer, heavy E-Commerce company; Strategy consulting at a top tier firm; Corporate strategy role inside a large company; Relevant scope, scale and complexity with a similar global business

Benefits

At Dyson, how we reward you is linked to our high-performance culture. But it’s about more than salary and bonus. Through a package of financial, lifestyle and health benefits, we support whatever stage of life you’re in and the moments that matter. 

Financial benefits: 

  • 401K with up to a 4% match
  • Company paid Life Insurance and AD&D 
  • Flexible Savings Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) 

Lifestyle benefits: 

  • Competitive Paid Time Off Benefits including Separate Holiday, Sick, and Vacation Time 
  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefits (applicable areas only) 
  • Generous Child Care Leave Program 
  • Wellness Program 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Generous Dyson Product Discounts 

Health benefits: 

  • Multi-Level Healthcare Coverage Options 
  • Vision & Dental Coverage 
  • Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability 


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.