Project Manager - Graphics & Packaging

£Competitve + 27 Days Holiday + Pension + Bonus

Malmesbury, UK, United Kingdom


Based within the UK Graphics and Packaging project team, the role is to project manage all Production Line Graphics Material (PLGM) activity, from inception to delivery. Graphics & Packaging produce any element that goes on the product, accompanies the product, or protects the product, from the assembly line to the customer. We produce the graphics and the packaging for every Dyson product.


Working within a multi-disciplinary team; including Creative, Studio, Packaging Design, Manufacturing and Support functions, you will take the lead in the team's deliverables, driving productivity and quality through all aspects of origination and production.


The role reports to the Graphics and Packaging Category Manager and concentrates on planning and managing projects; identifying and securing resource, defining timings, driving approvals and controlling day-to-day priorities. This role is operationally focused, and is the driving force in engaging stakeholders to delivering to manufacturing milestones. This is end-to-end project management, through centralised production in SEA, or locally with markets globally.


The position forms the link between the Creative, RDD Engineering, Commercial Management, Product Marketing and Manufacturing teams globally - resolving all the short term issues and managing long term project plans, communicating status reports and ensuring the momentum and delivery of the project.

Dyson Overview

Things move quickly at Dyson. In twenty years, what began with one man and one idea has grown into a global technology company, with 6,000 people and a presence in over 70 countries. From Malmesbury to Malaysia to the US to Australasia and many countries in between, we’ve sold over 80 million machines.

And it’s just the start. From 2016 our Malmesbury HQ is doubling its footprint. The US, our biggest market, is doubling their sales scope. And new frontiers are opening up across South East Asia and beyond. More people, more ideas and more space for more invention. The next four years will be our biggest and busiest yet.

Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology).

The building is the heartbeat of Dyson. Nearly 2,000 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. In 2017, our HQ will double its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview

For a Dyson engineer, breaking the rules is part of the job. It’s what makes our products different. But the next great Dyson idea can’t change the world from a lab. To ensure our machines can be sold, there are some rules we need to stick to. From reviewing initial concepts to testing final components in our accredited test laboratories, our Compliance and Approvals team is a critical voice during the design phase. By making sure Dyson product are never kept off the shelf by global standards and legislation, we play vital role in supporting the growth of Dyson.


  • Explore the opportunities, challenge the solution, proactively brief and motivate the supporting services to deliver, from defined objectives.

  • Establish with the business the needs and the corresponding deliverables.

  • Engage all stakeholders and map the project journey, providing visibility of potential or tailored deviation.

  • Plan and manage all deliverables, communicating progress to the wider project team.

  • Proactively drive projects forward, seeking resolutions, providing mitigations, and escalating where necessary.

  • Define project timelines aligned to the Manufacturing milestones, identifying all deliverables and their course to completion.

  • Set production goals and drivers, establishing a robust operations schedule to drive quality without compromise.

  • Using the asset management and workflow system (Censhare) to proactively control project targets to correct process, and manage approval chains with the wider business inline with best practice.

  • Work with the Category Manager, Packaging, and Creative teams to ensure that all print specifications are correct for purpose and budgeted to the original BOM specification.

  • Review all content for suitability, proof-read and sense check the assets involved, ensure changes are clearly marked and briefed to the correct team, at the right time.

  • Cross check print specs against deliverables, establish quality controls are in place to measure standards, drive operational efficiencies and support improvements to practices.

  • Actively pursue the production outcomes of deliverables, co-ordinating with Change Management and Procurement where necessary to engage with suppliers for quality assurance.


  • Experience of working in a busy artwork production environment.

  • Experience of driving a team of people to deliver to defined timelines.

  • Knowledge of print and production processes.

  • Knowledge of new product development and engineering/manufacturing processes.

  • Experienced in managing multiple and multi-lingual projects.

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only 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, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 14-Mar-2017