About The Role
We are looking for an Insight & Strategy Consultant to join CDP's team and help provide clear, high-quality project recommendations to our life sciences and healthcare clients. Strong, well-evidenced insight is key to our strategic recommendations, and to building successful client relationships. The main duties of your role will be conducting sector-focused primary and secondary research to generate the market, user and technical insights needed to develop  business relationships and deliver impactful projects within diagnostics and life sciences markets.
This role will offer you the opportunity to build on your existing and proven expertise in key competencies within insight & strategy, including market research, strategy tools, workshop design and facilitation (face-to-face and using online tools), commercial analysis, business case development, and IP and technology landscaping. It will also give you a great background for building the skills required for a successful career in business development across these in-demand sectors.
You will be able to contribute increasingly broadly within our multi-disciplinary, multi-sector environment, and also support CDP’s overall business development and sector sales activities.

You will start by supporting business development and taking a leadership role on complex innovation insight and strategy programmes within our diagnostics and life sciences group, supporting our experienced senior team in developing this high-growth market sector at CDP. This is a real opportunity to join an exciting area of the business, help to unlock and deliver new breakthrough opportunities in diagnostics and healthcare sectors, and develop your career within insight, strategy, and business development.
About You
  • Since graduation, you are likely to have obtained extensive experience in an insights, research, analyst or business development support role
  • Demonstrated leadership of key insight and strategy projects within diagnostics and life sciences
  • Shown an entrepreneurial attitude or commercial awareness
  • Realised commercial value through working on strategic projects or business development. 
  • Obtained a 1st or 2.1 degree in a life sciences subject such as biology, biochemistry, etc.
  • Be familiar with typical processes and equipment used in the life sciences and diagnostics industry 
  • Be articulate, knowledgeable and up to date with industry challenges, trends and emerging technologies
  • Have the confidence and ability to present your ideas and results in a compelling way 
  • Have exceptional organisational, time management and IT skills
  • Desirable would be special interest or some experience in cell and gene therapy or synthetic biology
About Us
Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP) is an end-to-end innovation partner, propelling global brands and ambitious start-ups to success. We build breakthrough products and services – from insight to ideas, prototypes to production – bringing innovation to life. Our teams are multi-disciplinary, uniting scientific rigor, design ingenuity, and engineering excellence for consumer, healthcare, and industrial clients. People-centred, deeply collaborative, and – above all – expert, we’re uniquely positioned to shape the future for consumers, patients, and industry. Even our ownership model is innovative: We’re 100% owned by our employees, ensuring an open culture and a total commitment to our projects’ success. As part of our benefits package we offer:
  • flexible working 
  • a discretionary bonus
  • excellent learning and development opportunities
  • a 12% non-contributory pension
  • private healthcare
  • electric vehicle lease salary sacrifice scheme
  • share incentive plan
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays