Materials Compliance Manager


Senai, Johor, Malaysia


This department is responsible to ensure that all Dyson products are in compliance with all relevant Safety and Materials regulations, standards and legislations. These include testing and certification based commonly adopted international regulation and standards (IEC/UL Standards, etc) as well as country/region specific legislations (CE/EU directives, DENAN, REACH, RoHS, Prop65, etc). We monitor and guide design engineers to ensure that all Dyson products are safe and we liaise with the relevant authority in every country we market our products, providing them with all certificates and other requisites to allow sales in that particular country. We work closely with TUV, Intertek, SGS and other independent and accredited test service providers.

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

It takes real ingenuity to find new ways of doing things. Smarter technologies. Lighter, stronger materials. And quieter, cleaner power systems. Our Research & Science teams – scientists, mechanical engineers and specialists across each product category – are the experimenters and risk-takers behind Dyson problem-solving. Whether it’s in-house development, sourcing outside technology partners, or driving collaboration with partner universities, they lead the way in finding the next generation of Dyson technology. Which is why any one of them can find themselves presenting to James Dyson himself.


  • To manage and lead the Materials Team which consists of Materials Team Leader, Materials Engineers and Materials Technician in providing materials technical support to multiple projects.
  • Materials technical supports including materials selection, development, validations, material failure analysis, colour matching/buy-off and approval of materials.
  • Primary contact within Dyson Malaysia, Singapore, UK & Philippines for material advice/support.
  • Able to work with material/coating suppliers, external test laboratories and the UK Material Team to provide the technical supports to the Dyson teams and prime contractors.
  • Leading and managing of project transfer from the UK to SEA.
  • Manage and control of the Materials process flow.
  • Review and approval of materials and coating specifications.
  • Planning and setting up objectives for the Materials Team.
  • Performance management and coaching of Materials Team members.
  • Driving of Materials internal improvement activities.


      Person specification:




  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Polymer Science, Metallurgy Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

  • Must possess managerial role experience, highly motivated, internally driven individual with good communication skills, good planning and organizing capabilities and able to work within a team.
  • At least 5 years experiences in materials-related industry involving material research, material selection, material process development and material testing are required for this position.

  • Good understanding in chemical, mechanical properties and application of plastics, metals, coatings and elastomers.
  • Good understanding in Statistical Process Analysis (SPC), working with hand-on experienced / sound knowledge in laboratory instruments such as XRF, GPC, FTIR, DSC etc. and mechanical testing for materials.
  • Knowledge in European Directive Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), Proposition 65 Substances of California state, CEPA, Japan for law of harmful substances & SVHC List of REACH etc.

  • Able to work independently without supervision.
  • Must possess character of high integrity.
  • Possess excellent communication skills in English and computer literate.
  • Applicants must be willing to work in Senai.
  • Applicants should be Malaysian citizens or hold relevant residence status.


  • Previous experience in project/program management.
  • Knowledge in materials/coatings legislation and product safety certification would be an added advantage.

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: 12-Oct-2017