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Vacancy: Senior Project Change Manager, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Vacancy: Senior Project Change Manager, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on: Aug.06.2021

Our global reputation is priceless and it always hangs on what we do next. Dyson is a unique technology enterprise. We pioneer. Our biggest category today didn’t even exist a few years ago. Our next biggest category? That could be where you come in.

About us

At Dyson we believe everything could be better. Fueled by a frustration with things that don’t work properly and a relentless obsession with making them work better, we’ve spent the last 27 years pioneering inventions and continually improving. We’re growing fast. And our ambition is huge. But it’s not simply about more people and more profit. Dyson is all about pioneering ideas and new technologies. It’s about inventing the future. Our philosophy remains the same as it was 27 years ago when James Dyson invented the first cyclonic vacuum cleaner. We remain family-owned. We don’t bow to outside shareholders or report to the stock exchange. Instead we plot our own path, unshackled from conventional thinking. At Dyson we constantly strive to find more pioneering ways to solve everyday problems.

About the role

The Dyson Senior Project Change Manager is a high calibre change manager, recognized for their leadership, commercial awareness and change management capabilities. You are capable of leading and taking the organisation on the journey of change, with first class communication and people skills. You’re an experienced change practitioner with people management background have led a change function previously. You’re commercially astute and used to working collaboratively across a number of different business functions and countries. You can take complex issues and manage them simply, with the ability to articulate these back to senior level stakeholders clearly.
• You will be responsible for managing a small team of Project Change Managers (PCM’s)
• You will set and manage your team’s objectives in alignment with the overall department objectives and company blueprint
• You will coach and develop your direct reports, in-line with Dyson’s performance framework model and department development framework
• You will take a change management lead on core programmes within the European commercial business. You will be managing the impacts to the business across EU markets and the relevant functions impacted within these markets e.g. Direct (Digital, retail), Customer Services, Warehouse and logistics, 3rd Party retail etc.
• Where a project is more ‘business led’, due to the commercial and/or Operational requirements, you will project manage the end to end lifecycle of change, with IT making up a small part of your overall scope for delivery.
• You will work closely with the Head of Change (HOC) to ensure all projects are delivered on time, to scope and to requirements.
• Creates exceptional quality project setup documents detailing scope, assumptions, success criteria, risks, governance structure.
• Diligent risk management with close management of effective mitigations, escalating risks and issues in project governance where necessary.
• 3rd Party and/or outsourced supplier management required to deliver / support change
• Work closely with the HOC in improving how the business executes change across the EU markets, driving new ideas, ways of working and best practices.
• Work in conjunction with the Head of Change to improve the quality of change management and transformation in market

About you

• an experienced Prosci or APMG Business Change Management Practitioner
• used to working on projects / programmes of a Waterfall & Agile nature
• a change management and business readiness professional with a proven record in delivery
• experienced in 3rd Party management
• experienced in leadership, people and team management
• commercially aware
• able to travel across Europe and have previous international experience It's a bonus if you are also:
• are bilingual (EU countries advantageous)
• have working knowledge and experience in EU markets
• have experience across - Direct Retail, Digital, Customer Services, Operations, Warehousing and logistics


* Company Bonus Scheme OR Performance related bonus
* Discount on Dyson products
* Company Pension scheme
* 29 days annual holiday plan
* Company Fitness plan
* EAP (Employee Assistant Programme)
* Life Assurance Plan
* Fresh fruits and Friday quiz #LI-DYSON

At Dyson, it's about more than our machines. We recognise that our success comes from our inventive people. We believe in including everybody and supporting you on your journey with us

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.

Posted: 31 July 2021
Closing date: 20 December 2021


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