About The Role
Cambridge Design Partnership is different.  We are a world-class product development consultancy driven by technology but inspired by meeting end user needs to create commercial success.  To achieve this we have a wide range of capabilities from science, through engineering to industrial design. Our expertise is delivered by teams who specialise in the requirements of three major industry sectors: Healthcare, Consumer Products and Industrial Systems

We are seeking a dynamic and self-motivated professional to lead the business development efforts in the Drug Delivery sector. Your objective will be to identify commercial opportunities to exploit our skills and experience for the benefit of new and existing pharmaceutical / drug delivery device clients. An important part of your role will include working closely with the sector head and our experienced technical specialists, to support them in writing proposals, and closing sales. If you can spot trends and can create opportunities in the market, love talking with prospective clients to generate early stage leads, enjoy networking at conferences, nurturing prospects and if you delight in the freedom that comes from working in a dynamic organisation, then you will have fun and thrive here!  

This will be an exciting time to join us as we transition from one of Cambridge’s fastest growing technical consultancies towards global leadership in our sectors.

About You
  • You are likely to have worked at a senior level within a pharmaceutical or drug delivery device company, or technical consultancy specialising in this area
  • An excellent track record of initiating and managing business relationships in the pharmaceutical sector to value at the £3m+ level
  • Established methodology and proven ability in strategic marketing, networking, lead generation and qualification, supporting proposal writing and closing sales 
  • A positive and flexible temperament: happy to work both as part of a team, and independently
  • 1st or 2:1 degree in a design, engineering or science discipline preferable
  • Experience of drug delivery device development and manufacturing processes from concept to market launch preferable but market understanding is essential. 
  • A working understanding of the following is highly desirable; pharmaceutical / combination device regulatory processes: working to Quality Management Systems ISO 13485 and 21CFR820;  risk management to ISO14971; design control; compilation of Design History File; verification and validation; clinical trials.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
About Us
In return for your hard work and insightful ideas you receive: Competitive salary, Discretionary bonus, 12% non-contributory pension, Private healthcare, 25 days holiday.

We are a company that is going places fast with a strong financial performance and we need talented individuals to come on the journey with us.  Working for an employee owned company, you can be sure that we have your success at heart.  You will be part of our multi disciplinary team based out of facilities in the UK and US, and working closely with our blue chip clients you will quickly learn new skills.  Because we are constantly expanding our business we create many new opportunities to develop your career, either by increasing your domain knowledge through our L&D program or by going after a new commercial or technical opportunities you have identified. Our career structure is flexible, so the sky is the limit.