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This is a great opportunity for an experienced Programme Manager with the ambition, ability and proven track record needed to make a real impact in the dynamic surroundings here at Cambridge Consultants.

The Medical Technology division at Cambridge Consultants has a world-leading reputation for designing disruptive technology to revolutionise diagnosis and treatment. Our project management teams are working to help maintain momentum in our key areas of strength such as drug delivery, diagnostics, medical devices, surgical robotics and digital health platforms. We undertake the development of innovative new medical devices and systems from concept, through prototyping and proof of principle to new product introduction and on into manufacture.

If helping to turn large, complex project opportunities into successful development programmes, delivering ground-breaking technology that improves patient outcomes worldwide excites you, then we’d love to hear from you.

The Role

As a Programme Manager at Cambridge Consultants, you will manage multi-disciplinary teams of highly skilled and talented engineers and scientists to deliver exceptional and novel world class medical products. This role provides an opportunity to be challenged and stimulated by your work, and to significantly develop your career.

Working closely with other senior managers and technical leads, you will help to develop new business opportunities around the world turning them into the delivery of successful development programmes, with a wide variety of existing and prospective clients. Taking full responsibility for delivering the agreed objectives within the authorised time and budget constraints, you will run programmes that often have to surmount considerable technical challenges.

What we can offer

This role provides an excellent opportunity for an experienced programme manager to lead the delivery of novel and radical solutions to new and existing problems under tough commercial, regulatory and time constraints.

Your specific responsibilities will vary according to your particular expertise but are likely to include:

  • Management of projects from the proposal stage through to the delivery of the project
  • Manage multi-discipline teams from our UK and US offices
  • Liaising directly with clients to understand their programme needs for a broad range of projects including large diagnostic and life sciences instrument development, drug delivery device development programmes and surgical device developments
  • Estimating timeline, resource, budget and key technical risks for proposal preparation
  • Building and managing the project team with the appropriate level of expertise for the proposed work
  • Reporting technical and financial progress both to the client and internally
  • Lead meetings with clients, present and communicate ideas and concepts to all disciplines
  • Take the lead in ensuring that projects are run to relevant quality standards including the EU and FDA standards for medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic equipment
  • Take the lead in ensuring that projects meet appropriate safety standards

You will also support the business development functions, exhibiting and presenting at key conferences and at sales meetings.  You will use your strong technical expertise and knowledge to develop relationships with current and future clients.

What you can bring

You will have a degree within an engineering or relevant scientific discipline, with a background in product development from concept through to launch including scale up and transfer to manufacture.

You will have a proven track record in the successful delivery of large and complex multi-disciplinary device development projects within a regulated environment. As well as experience of managing risk and timeline on development projects with considerable novel content. 

In addition, the following would be advantageous:

  • Experience of managing multidisciplinary teams, often across different client sites and worldwide
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • A self-motivated team player who is highly enthusiastic about the medical technology product development area
  • An excellent understanding of medical device development processes compliant with ISO 13485, QSR or experience of a similarly regulated environment
  • Experience in diagnostics, drug delivery, surgical devices or pharmaceuticals either within a product company or consultancy with direct experience of device development


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  • Competitive salary, based on merit and reviewed annually
  • Company profit share scheme in addition to basic salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Life, disability and travel insurance, plus private healthcare
  • Free canteen - breakfast, lunch and refreshments
  • 25 days annual holiday plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow
  • Relocation assistance if applicable
  • Excellent career development and training opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • Social committee
  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus
  • Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park

Future prospects

Cambridge Consultants is committed to developing its employees' careers and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences. Promotion is linked to merit.

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