Innovation Consulting Director: Consumer

Could base from Guildford, London or Cambridge offices
£115,000-£135,000 +bonus + benefits
16 Sep 2020
30 Sep 2020
Contract Type


Lead a team responsible for sales and revenue growth in consumer sector product innovation R&D.


Our client is an international consulting services group supporting the entire product innovation lifecycle. They provide leading manufacturers of consumer goods and pioneering start-ups with a combination of sector understanding and science/technology expertise to aid the development of products and devices that enhance the consumer experience.

Reporting to the Managing Director of R&D Consulting, the Innovation Consulting Director Consumer is a business development, account management and new business sales leadership role. It has been created to focus on this key growth area across the consumer value proposition with a focus on health, personal care and beauty with leading FMCG and life sciences brands amongst their clients.

You will collaborate with the firm’s highly qualified consultants, scientists and technologists to help clients solve the key R&D and innovation challenges they face, informing and shaping the R&D strategy and mapping a forward path.

Responsibilities include:

  • Build and grow a portfolio of clients to expand business in the UK, the US, and mainland Europe focusing on consumer health but also other areas within the consumer markets sector
  • Educate prospective clients in the value of partnering with a consulting firm that has the deep market knowledge and a network of the best minds in the industry
  • Formulation of Go-To-Market strategies
  • Achieve sustainable revenue and profit growth
  • Collaborate with an appropriate internal resource to demonstrate the capability to deliver
  • Line manage a commercial team and their accountability to deliver on targeted sales performance

Salary and package:

In the range £115,000-£135,000 + bonus + benefits

Location and mobility:

Could be based on London, Cambridge, or Guildford. Post-Covid must be prepared to travel to the US and mainland Europe

Please check you meet the following mandatory requirements before applying:

  • A successful track record of business development, account growth, and new business sales gained within a consulting environment
  • An understanding of innovation and/or R&D strategy and execution in blue-chip consumer businesses
  • A scientific and/or engineering background
  • An excellent technical/scientific degree qualification
  • Wholly mobile.

We can only accept job applications from candidates who meet the essential selection criteria above and have the current Right to Work in the UK. 

Please apply to Sheila Bradbury, in strictest confidence, quoting reference: EA-6027-SB.

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