Introduction summary

Over the past twenty years biotechnology has emerged as a powerful field of science, revolutionising industries and fundamentally changing the way we live. The next twenty years are poised to witness an unprecedented leap in the significance of biotechnology to everyday life. Rapid advancements in synthetic biology, modelling tools, machine learning approaches and the increasing examples of biomanufacturing will create opportunity for product and process innovation.

Biotechnology has the potential to solve some of the most important global problems and offers the only route to a sustainable future for many industries. At Cambridge Consultants we believe that innovation at the intersection of biology, engineering and artificial intelligence will deliver breakthrough products and processes with world-changing significance.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to play a leading role in Cambridge Consultants Industrial Biotechnology capability. We are looking for a proven leader experienced in defining growth strategies in innovative and emerging business areas, engaging with clients and collaborating to define breakthrough innovation projects that transform the businesses of our clients.

If you are a seasoned leader, with strong entrepreneurial drive who thrives on creating deep technology solutions for high impact, transformative projects, then this is the right opportunity for you.

The work

As Head of Industrial Biotechnology you will work within a driven, passionate team of biologists, engineers and commercial leaders operating in a well-equipped environment setup specifically to deliver world-class innovative breakthroughs for our clients. Vision, leadership and an ability to form our offerings to create high value programmes for our clients is essential. You will have significant contact with a range of stakeholders within the client organisations and you will be expected to use the knowledge gained to steer the development of our core technology to continue to meet client needs. This role has a strong external focus, and you will be expected to represent Cambridge Consultants at conferences, events and on client sites around the world.


Specific responsibilities

You will lead a rapidly growing team delivering exciting work globally.

Key expectations for this role include:

  • Taking responsibility for strategic planning and go-to-market activities to rapidly grow our business
  • Delivering significant sales growth in Biotechnology related projects
  • Identifying opportunities for our proven engineering, fluidic, scientific and AI skills in biotech
  • Representing our position as a leader in the Biotechnology sector, demonstrating vision, relevance and credibility to both our clients and internal teams

Working as part of a dynamic team to engage with current and new clients to understand their challenges and develop solutions that create significant value from breakthrough innovation.

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Skills and Characteristics

This is a senior leadership position and the successful applicant will likely have:

  • A clear vision of the future of Biotech and the ability to sell this vision to decision makers
  • Deep understanding of the science and technology underlying biological manufacturing as well as analytical techniques that support medical and industrial manufacturing activities
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • A strong degree in a relevant technical discipline
  • Proven track record of developing new client relationships and generating business development opportunities that leads to successful client engagements
  • Be comfortable functioning at the highest levels of client organisations; excellent presentation skills, including strong verbal and writing capabilities
  • Seasoned leader or director with strong entrepreneurial drive, who thrives on intellectual challenge and raises the bar in terms of client service delivery


Whilst this position is based in Cambridge, UK, there will likely be significant international travel.

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.

Diversity & Inclusion

Cambridge Consultants is a workplace where everyone is welcome. When the brightest minds come together and feel included, that’s when we develop the most important technology breakthroughs. We believe that diversity can only flourish when everyone feels involved and has a sense of belonging. We welcome and value all people regardless of their characteristics and encourage applications from all backgrounds and dimensions of society.



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