CSR Lead Auditor


Senai, Johor, Malaysia


Our focus is creating machines and technologies that are not only high performing but also energy efficient, environmentally responsible and manufactured in good working conditions.  Monitoring and improving the ethical and environmental standards in our supply chain is a core part of the Dyson CSR strategy.  Dyson owners, retailers and employees expect it of us.  We expect this of ourselves.

Market Overview

In 2000, Dyson moved production from Malmesbury to Malaysia to be closer to our supply chains and open up international growth. The small team of 10 has now grown to almost 1,200 – forming Dyson’s second biggest global hub. Located in the exhilarating industrial heart of Johor, it’s also home to RDD, IT, operations,  finance, creative and HR.

The RDD facility is central to our plans to launch 100 new machines in the next four years. To meet these ambitions, we recently expanded the site to 30,000m², with 50 advanced technology labs and 700 new engineers. In the Dyson world, there’s no more exciting place to be.

Function Overview

Dyson’s impact on the environment and society starts and ends with our technology. Sustainable engineering is at the heart of the lifecycle of Dyson machines – from design, sourcing and manufacture, to logistics and end of life. Our CSR team works with Dyson engineers to improve the environmental performance of our machines and operations. They oversee responsible sourcing – procuring materials and parts manufactured in a responsible manner from legitimate sources, ensuring fair conditions for the workers in the Dyson supply chain. And communicate our approach, internally and externally.


To champion and safeguard Dyson’s ethical and environmental standards amongst our manufacturing supply chain which comprise of contract manufacturer (CM), second and third tier suppliers – primarily located in SEA ,China and other major cities in Asia.   Duties include:


  • To conduct periodical Dyson led Ethical and Environmental audit at first and second tier suppliers based on Dyson Code of Conduct (CoC).
  • Managing Dyson’s Ethical and Environmental Code of Conduct, the content and its acceptance by all suppliers.
  • Working with the Dyson Commercial team to ensure that new suppliers meet the required ethical and environmental standard CoC.
  • Setting the priorities for a Dyson led supplier audit programme.
  • Timely preparation of audit report after each audit.
  • Follow up on audits and Corrective Action Plans (CAP) from audited suppliers.
  • Take responsibility for specific CSR projects assigned by the Senior CSR Manager which includes planning, implementation, monitoring and result reporting.
  • To manage all audit findings, corrective action plan and progress reporting through SEDEX.
  • Do risk assessment (RA) on all suppliers using SEDEX
  • Managing the relationship and audit programme for third party independent auditors.
  • Assist the CSR Head –SEA / Senior Manager in preparation and execution of the yearly Audit Plan.
  • Working with the senior management teams of our CM and  suppliers to continually improve conditions for workers in terms of Employee Welfare, C&B, and etc.
  • Working with the Senior CSR Manager and Dyson’s senior management team to deal with supplier issues as they arise in terms of employees work environment.
  • Monthly reporting of information from the audit process to the Senior CSR Manager in DMSB.
  • Continuing to develop our audit standards and processes for monitoring and improvement.
  • Manage energy and waste data collection from within Dyson facility and contract manufacturers
  • Assist CSR UK team on conflict mineral and rare earth data management .


Integrity: has a keen sense of justice and is willing and able to challenge the status quo in order to achieve change.


Strategic Thinking: demonstrates ability to take a broad overview of issues and to identify most salient points.  Takes an inventive approach.


Analytical Skills: Identifies and analyses key trends, issues, problems and solutions.  Reasons logically and accurately with financial and numerical information.  Ensures details are not overlooked.


Team Work: Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of people.  Works co-operatively with others as part of a team.


Autonomy:  A self-starter who is undaunted by new people and new challenges.


Written and Oral Communication: Is able to use a variety of oral and written communication presentation techniques to ensure audit reports are clear and easy to understand.


Culture awareness: is sensitive to cultural differences that may occur within Dyson or within manufacturing supply chain and adapts style and behaviour as necessary.


Commercial awareness: ability to develop innovative and commercially viable solutions to ethical and environmental challenges in the supply chain.


Languages: fluent spoken and written English and Malay.   Ideally additional languages – e.g. Tamil, Mandarin, Hindi.



  • Degree holder from a recognized higher institute of learning or university.
  • Minimum 3 years of  solid experience in auditing especially in the area of Labour Requirements ,Health, Safety and Environment in a manufacturing industry.
  • Experience in handling Ethical Audit independently.
  • Preference will be given to candidate with experience as Lead Auditor
  • Willing to travel domestics and overseas for audit


  • Knowledge and experience of ethical audit standards such as SA 8000 would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of Human Resource management, Labour laws, Employment Act and OSHA would be advantageous.
  • Those interested to build a career in Ethical and Environmental Audit are encouraged to apply.

Benefits Overview

Dyson Malaysia monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, bonuses and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy generous leave, a transport allowance and medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.

Posted: 22-Feb-2017