Senior Supply Chain Executive


Senai, Johor- Malaysia, Malaysia


This ATR is to recruit a Senior Supply Chain Executive to the Non Floor Care category products (specific to X309), as the development and expansion of the NFC  business continues to grow, with additional new categories planned to being before the end of 2017, and the expansion and growth of the Personal Care Category. Building a greater depth of product management and in the development managing the implantation of the new category to production, working closely with markets and suppliers, managing and updating internal system data and external communications

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

Neodymium magnets. Aerospace-grade carbon fibre. PEEK high strength plastic. Just a few of the materials procured to build just one of our machines – the Dyson digital motor V2. But when you design unconventional machines, you need unconventional materials. The Procurement department works directly with RDD on Dyson’s most secret projects. Sourcing high quality materials, and finished components with demanding specifications, means tracking down niche suppliers. It requires tenacity, speed and efficiency to meet project milestones. In essence, we need to be as inventive as Dyson engineers. 


As Senior Supply Chain Executive you will be responsible for the completion of daily/weekly planning reports, these include conversion of PR to PO, Manufacturing Adherence reports, and root cause analysis of deviation from plan.

Responsible for weekly communication with our sales territories communicating confidently at all levels, you will form liaison between manufacturer and receipt market, monitoring and maintaining inventory levels and capacity management, maintaining the eyes of the customer operating from group level objective view point, working and driving towards group specific supply targets and inventory levels.

Working closely with vendors driving them on a path of continual improvement ensuring that all manufacturing plans are delivered on time in full working with the supply chain manager developing and creating opportunities for success and continuous improvement.


  • SAP PR-PO conversion (weekly basis) and release to supplier and markets
  • Shipment Adherence reports, OTD report , root cause analysis of deviation from plan (weekly)
  • Review monthly sales forecast and demand requirement, confirmation on shipment support to the requirement
  • Update supply plan requirements with CM, based on forecast/demand and maintaining service levels and global inventory.
  • Receive and report weekly shipment adherence figures , understanding root cause of any variances, ensuring delivery targets are maintained
  • Report weekly shipments and supply risks
  • Report actual shipment vs. planned  ( weekly )
  • Weekly video or conference call with markets on supply vs. demand and other topics
  • Weekly review with CM on outstanding PO items in detail
  • SAP maintenance for new parts – Transportation lane & MAT1 ( Master product information)
  • SAP movement  ( reschedule on items that unable to meet per required – due to certain acceptable reason )
  • Work with internal/external team ( Engineer, procurement , Logistic ) on problem solves
  • Review estimated life time part usage/demand when facing MOQ / supplier stop support and etc issues


Key Responsibilities and Tasks (estimate % of time)

Analysis (60%)

  • Review monthly sales forecasts and demand requirements, confirm that supply supports latest demand requirements. Providing what if scenario analysis to the supply chain management team for use in Group S&OP Meetings, providing gap analysis and recommendations.
  • Update supply plan requirements with manufacturing in line with market requirements, based on forecast/demand and stocking policy agreements, maintaining service levels and global inventory.
  • Receive and report weekly plan adherence figures, understanding root cause of any variances, ensuring delivery targets are maintained.
  • Review and report capacity constraints for tooling and manufacturing facilities.
  • Weekly convert PR to PO in SAP, release to vendors.
  • Risk purchase management for long lead time and end of life products.


Reporting & Communicating (30%)

  • Report weekly stock levels and manufacturing supply plan requirements from SAP.
  • Report Risk Purchase agreements that are in place.
  • Report actual output vs. planned on a weekly basis.
  • Weekly conference calls, with territories on supply vs. demand
  • Capacity constraints and ‘What if scenarios’


Verifying (10%)

  • Confirming goods in transit ties back to actual shipments dispatched.
  • Verification weekly SAP updates have happened on time prior to running of weekly reports.
  • Supply plans deliver all market requirements, on time in full, without exceeding stocking policies and without exceeding maximum weekly capacities
  • Check manufacturing plans are balanced with vendors on weekly basis


Key Skills / Experience

  • Candidate must possess at degree Level or higher
  • At least 6 year(s) of working experience in the related field (supply planning/purchasing/inventory management) is required for this position
  • Excellent verbal and written English. Good numerical skills
  • PC literate (MS Words, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and etc)
  • Highly motivated team player, mature and able to work independently
  • Self motivated, accurate and highest ethical standards. Prepared to work hard to get the right result for Dyson, be tough yet be fair with our supplier network.
  • Able to work under a fast-paced environment and with tight schedules and strict guidelines
  • Able to start work at a short notice an advantage
  • SAP knowledge and some engineering background will be advantageous
  • Flexible to work scope, as focus and/ or accountabilities may change
  • Continuous Improvement: pre-empt problems and make things better before being asked,
  • Teamwork: collaboration, knowledge sharing, team work & perpetual learning
  • Communications: clearly communicate, tailor communication style & content to different audiences, and listening to others
  • Ownership: decision-making, entrepreneurial & business aware, risk taking, lateral thinking & perseverance
  • Integrity: apply highest ethical standards to others and self, and be fair and compliant in dealing with the supplier network
Credibility: position yourself and team by adding-value

Benefits Overview

Dyson Malaysia monitors the market to ensure we offer  competitive salaries, management bonuses and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy generous leave and medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a career at Dyson. Leadership support and new opportunities abound, driven by regular dialogue and international training. 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 progress, innovation and realizing ambition.

Posted: 20-Dec-2016