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Design Strategy

The key to successful product development is fully understanding the vision for the product and keeping that vision alive and current throughout.

Cambridge Consultant is a partner to the ambitious. We can apply market insight, award winning design and technical expertise to transform our client’s businesses. Companies world-wide trust us to develop their next-generation technology, products and services.

The role includes all aspects of the transformation journey from initial consultative engagement with prospective clients through to the delivery of excellent projects that provide real commercial impact to their businesses through great design, engineering and usability.


Introduction summary

From our offices around the world we put together multi-disciplinary teams that are passionate about our clients’ success, working together to identify and develop technology that can shape the future. Cambridge Consultants works extensively across a wide range of medical sectors and we are looking for an strategic design, innovation and consulting Lead who has a proven track record of helping large organisations transform their businesses, realising the potential of innovation though the application of design thinking.

Delivering the high level of innovation demanded by our clients often involves the development of ground-breaking technology coupled with excellent design and usability. Cambridge Consultants has a great design and technology expertise and a track record in delivering projects that makes a difference.


Role description

This role is about changing mindsets and taking people on journeys. It’s about helping our clients to make their visions and ambitions come true. As a technology company we are capable of solving incredibly difficult problems, but by applying design thinking we are also able to ensure we solve the right problems, the right way!

Day-to-day you will be working with a wide range of Cambridge Consultants colleagues including commercial leads, designers, strategists, technologists and engineering delivery teams.  But the most important relationships will be with our clients. Using your experience in product design & design thinking and working with colleagues you will helping our clients to realise their vision and ambitions through a market led and user centric approach to product development.

The role includes diverse responsibilities ranging from providing thought leadership to clients and helping them analyse their business processes to running innovation workshops to identify where they can make maximum commercial impact.

Depending on experience, tasks undertaken could include participation at conferences, responding to new client briefs, presenting proposals, working with stakeholder groups and running innovation workshops, development of client roadmaps and delivering awesome development projects with our design & engineering teams. This is all aimed at ensuring we remain at the top of our game.

We offer a diverse, fun and challenging work environment where you'll have the chance to shape the strategy of the business, and work on a wide variety of projects and with many different skill sets.


We’d like to hear from you if you have a combination of the following:

  • Track record in the implementation of product developments where design thinking has been a key driver
  • Ability to provide leadership and strategy at the senior levels of client organisations
  • Experience working in a design led, technology-based environment.  An ability to work well with technologists including, mechanical, software & electronics engineers as well as industrial designers, human factors engineers and analysts.

You will likely be an industrial designer with a product development background and a passion for all aspects of design and design thinking.  You will have led successful programmes with design language and brand taking a leading role.  You will love working with clients to extract their needs and convert them into actionable insights and develop strategies for future development programmes. You will love working on the commercial aspects of design strategy.

It’s likely that you have a product design and strategy services experience – probably working for a design consultancy – ideally internationally.

Why Cambridge Consultants?

Cambridge Consultants creates exciting and novel breakthroughs in design and technology rich products. We help our clients achieve the kind of game-changing leap forward that will transform their whole business.

At the heart of what we do are talented and motivated multi-disciplinary teams empowered to create cutting edge technologies and systems to solve difficult problems for our clients.

We recognise and celebrate individual talent and we understand the importance of letting individuals be just that. Our people are here to do the best work of their lives and our job is to provide the platform for them to do it. That means letting people pursue the projects that interest them and develop their career in whatever direction they choose.


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  • Competitive salary reviewed anually 
  • Company profit share 
  • Generous pension 
  • Hybrid working model 
  • Flexible working hours and location 
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow 
  • Comprehensive insurance - Life, disability, private healthcare and travel insurance (business & leisure)
  • Enhanced family leave benefit of 13 weeks full-pay parental leave for those that meet qualifying criteria
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Social committee
  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus
  • If travelling to Cambridge by train; Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park
  • Whilst in the office; Free canteen - breakfast, lunch & refreshments 
  • A comprehensive relocation package is available, if applicable 

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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