42 Technology is a successful and growing consultancy specialising in innovation, design and development. Our work with world leading clients in a range of industries takes products and processes from ideas to reality. We have built a reputation for challenging the status quo and finding creative and pragmatic solutions to difficult technical problems.

Our employees love the variety and challenge of our work. We have a stimulating and open culture, an excellent team and a great location in the historic town of St Ives, close to Cambridge.

The opportunity

We are a friendly company of ~45 employees looking for a Director of Consumer who will manage and grow existing client accounts as well as identify new opportunities.

If working in a challenging, innovative and collaborative environment excites you then this could be the role for you.

We offer a competitive package including 28 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays), flexible working options, private healthcare, a company performance-related bonus and, when in the office, free lunches!

The role

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing and executing a strategy to grow the consumer sector by shaping our service offerings to align with client needs and industry trends
  • Identifying prospective clients and developing those client relationships into ongoing accounts
  • Managing and growing client accounts to identify project opportunities that are aligned with our service offerings and capabilities
  • Being a thought leader on the current industry trends and championing the production of marketing collateral aligned with our capabilities and experience
  • Leading the commercial negotiations, involving relevant legal and executive colleagues as appropriate
  • Liaising with relevant project managers to oversee project delivery in accordance with client expectations and adhering to our established business management processes

About you

Essential requirements:

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant technical subject
  • Extensive knowledge of the Consumer sector (or specific market segments within the sector)
  • Understanding and familiarity of current and emergent trends within the sector
  • Business development experience in consulting or a related field
  • A proven ability to build and develop relationships with senior managers, R&D leaders and business leaders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, technically credible and business-aware
  • Good interpersonal skills; the ability to engage with colleagues and clients on all levels with a personable and empathic approach
  • The right to work in the UK
  • Full UK Driving Licence, valid passport and willingness to travel internationally

Desirable requirements:

  • Higher degree, such as PhD or MBA.
  • Consulting experience involving product or manufacturing process innovation and development.
  • Experience managing complex product development/R&D projects.
  • First-hand experience of corporate innovation processes.
  • Fluent in a second relevant language (German, French or Spanish).

Next steps

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