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Introduction summary

Cambridge Consultants is one of the world’s leading technology innovation and product development companies, with a reputation for business transformation and value creation for an international client base.  Our business in the Industrial and Consumer markets is growing and we are seeking to complement our commercial team with an aspiring Business Developer who we can partner with one or two members of our senior team to scale their impact and to enable us to develop new commercial talent. This is the ideal role for somebody with a technical background who is looking to develop their commercial and business skills and experience and ultimately to operate as a Business Developer within a high value professional services company.

The role includes a range of tasks centred around understanding market trends, identifying opportunities with clients, driving and closing sales, managing accounts and ensuring that our clients are successful.

We’re interested in talking to candidates with a background in innovation and technology who are looking to develop a career in business development and account management in sectors like: fast moving consumer goods, consumer packaged goods, home appliances, beverage dispense, agriculture, automation, mobility, energy and infrastructure. You might have already started to move your career in this direction and be looking for more opportunity to learn within a strong commercial team environment or you might currently be in a scientific or technical role and looking to make a change. Either way this role will provide mentoring, skills development and hands on practical opportunities to quickly develop your career.

 

About the job

As a member of the commercial team you will take a leading role in our global activities, and be responsible for significant new business development, marketing strategy, client relationship development, account management and contract negotiation working with colleagues. 

Our work includes designing and developing: (hyper links to some of the amazing work we do, we hope you check them out)

Working alongside world class project managers and technical leads, you will shape potential client projects and remain close to the delivery so you can help identify follow on opportunities and account growth.

You will use your strong technical and market understanding skills to help communicate what Cambridge Consultants can deliver to potential clients and bring together the right team to address their challenges.

During your first year you will undertake our in-house Commercial Impact Development programme. This is an integrated learning programme we have developed over the last four years comprising twenty-six different modules covering skills such as communication, negotiating, contract law, successful networking, marketing and pitching. The modules have a combination of taught and practical elements and will see you pitting your wits against fellow programme members to close a negotiation, deliver a start-up pitch, network at an event and experience all the element of sales training needed to enable you to succeed. You will have many opportunities to shadow senior colleagues and to work on real opportunities with colleagues.

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

 

Requirements

We would love to hear from you, especially if you have a combination of: 

  • A strong technical background (educated including to degree level or higher), together with some experience in R&D, design, manufacturing or digital services.
  • Enthusiasm and energy to develop your career to become a commercial leader.
  • An aspiration to take this experience and apply it to a wider range of companies in the aforementioned industry sectors, creating novel products and services with the support of an outstanding global technical team.
  • A background in one/more of our target sectors is an advantage but we expect this role to be flexible across the current and future needs of the business giving you a wide exposure to market sectors and technologies.

 

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Benefits

  • Competitive salary reviewed annually 
  • 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.

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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