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!  

Our Raleigh facility is another step on the journey we are making to move closer to our international customers. Founded 25 years ago in Cambridge, UK, we have clients all over the world and, while healthcare innovation remains our largest sector, projects range from cookware to complex digital systems.

Specialising in healthcare, consumer, and digital innovation, our solutions start at the point a business decides upon the need for innovation and finishes with the launch of a breakthrough new product that is customer-focused and commercially effective

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
We are an employee owned company with our staff at the centre of our strategy. Employee ownership allows us to maintain full control over the direction of our business and our creative culture.

Work Authorization
Cambridge Design Partnership will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided.

Equal Opportunity Employer 
Cambridge Design Partnership is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.