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, and Industrial. Our Reduced Risk Products (RRP) group works across both Consumer and Healthcare and is a leading provider of electronic nicotine delivery (vaping, ENDS) product development services to the principal operators in these markets.

We are seeking a dynamic and self-motivated professional to lead the business development efforts in our RRP sector. Your objective will be to identify commercial opportunities to deploy our skills and experience with the major operators in sector. 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!

CDP has been supporting RRP clients for over 8 years and provides a wide range of services ranging from user research, product development and transfer to manufacture.  We use qualitative and quantitative techniques to develop user insights that inform our design and engineering work. Aerosol engine development is undertaken utilising our analytical laboratory and in-house prototyping workshop. Our manufacturing team develop the processes and equipment required for volume production, and work alongside our manufacturing partners. 
Product development is multifaceted, and we provide a growing range of complimentary services such as regulatory support (ISO13485, PMTA etc), insights & strategy and digital innovation to ensure our client projects benefit from a competitive edge. 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 successful.
About You
  • You are likely to have worked at a senior level within a multi-national company operating in the Reduced Risk Products market, or a technical consultancy specialising in this area
  • An excellent track record of initiating and managing business relationships in the Reduced Risk Products sector at the £2m+ level
  • An established network of relevant contacts within the sector, along with a methodology and proven ability in strategic sales, networking, lead generation and qualification, supporting proposal writing and closing sales 
  • A positive and flexible attitude: happy to work both as part of a team, and independently
  • Good degree in a design, engineering or science discipline preferable
  • Experience of product development and manufacturing processes from concept to market launch along with a deep knowledge of the market dynamics and trends. 
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
About Us
In return for your hard work and insightful ideas you receive: Excellent learning and development opportunities, 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.