International Commercial Executive (Marketing Leadership Program)

$ Confidential

Chicago, United States




Program start: June/July 2018 

Our marketing and creative teams launch our latest machines to the world. They bring our technology to life in unconventional ways. No marketing gimmicks or clichés. Dyson is transforming, and we’re looking for globally-minded marketing talent who want to help drive our transformation. Referred to as our International Commercial Executive programme, in 2.5 years you will experience a diverse and challenging range of tactical and strategic marketing activities. The program will start in our Americas Headquarters in Chicago and will give you role and project-based exposure to our category, communications, retail and digital teams with opportunities across the US and around the world. 

Market Overview

Dyson is a global technology company. Using a desire to make things work better as a catalyst for invention, our team of 3,000 engineers and scientists are passionate about developing technology that solves the problems others often ignore. From the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner, to hand dryers that use 420mph sheets of air to remove moisture from hands, to a completely re-thought hair dryer with its motor in the handle, we are relentless about engineering better solutions. Dyson spends $8.8 million a week on research and development and works with more than 40 universities worldwide to develop early-stage technologies.


Dyson launched in the US in 2002, with the DC07 vacuum cleaner. Within 2 years, it was market share leader. Now, the US team is nearly 1,000 strong, with offices in Chicago, IL; Aurora, IL; San Francisco, CA; and Dyson people around the entire country. And we are still growing. Dyson US is poised to double its footprint, and take on new categories. Already a target for our competitors, challenging times are ahead. And our battle-hungry US team is fired up. 

Function Overview

Innovation at Dyson isn’t limited to our products – and our people across our commercial functions are challenged to solve problems, act boldly, and bring new ideas to the table. Throughout the duration of this accelerated leadership development program, our International Commercial Executives will be immersed in our commercial marketing function in Chicago, across the Americas, and around the world. Tasked with real responsibility from day 1, the projects you’ll help lead will determine how fast we’ll grow and how far we’ll go.


As a future leader in our business, you’ll be placed in roles that capitalize on your existing skills and stretch you out of your comfort zone, supported by personal and professional development and mentors to help you achieve success. You will be a good fit if you are hungry to apply your current skills, learn new functions, tackle business challenges and drive your own career.


The variety of “mission’s” means that no two roles will be alike, but you could expect some of the following responsibilities: 


Manage cross functional projects in a rapidly changing environment 

· Work collaboratively across the sales and marketing functions to support both new and current product ranges 

· Partner with the Global team on all product launches, ensuring that they have the best understanding of your local product area 


Develop and manage relationships and processes with internal business partners. 

· Seek out decision makers and influencers. Create positive working relationships across all levels of the business 

· Accountability for all business processes related to the position, for example accounts receivable, legal, customer service, and all related administrative due diligence 


Develop and execute processes 

· Build business cases, supported by data, to help improve processes for our scaling organization. 


Fulfill other duties as required 

· Take initiative. Relish the opportunity of starting or picking up new work autonomously. 

· Fix things that you can see need fixing 

· Identify problems and find solutions 


Our most successful Dyson employees have more than just academic smarts – and we’ll expect you to have practical knowledge and experience that will help you contribute to our mantra of ‘wrong-thinking’ and doing things better. You’ll also need a head for data and great communication skills. Some experience of a busy, deadline-driven environment would be great. But it’s not vital – we’ll teach you everything you need to know. It’s all about showing a passion for marketing and the Dyson brand. And being raring to go to any country.


We’ll expect a lot from you. And no day will be the same as the last.

Benefits Overview

Dyson US ensures that our benefits allow you to make the most out of your life and career at Dyson. Dyson’s benefits take a holistic approach in order to serve our employees. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy profit-related bonuses and disability cover. But financial rewards or benefits are not at the core of what our employees receive. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops are also available to Dyson employees. And with Dyson being an equal opportunity employer that also possesses a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared towards fueling and realizing every employees’ ambition.

Posted: 1-Sep-2017