Cambridge Design Partnership is a successful innovation partner focused on creating value for our clients by transforming new ideas, stakeholder centred design and applied technology into commercial success.
We now have an exciting position available for an exceptional Designer. The role carries responsibility for adding value to the design proposition from earliest research and insight through to design for manufacture. A user experience focus is central to successful Industrial Design activity in projects for clients operating across a diversity of sectors including Consumer, Healthcare, Structural Packaging, FMCG and Energy, frequently in the form of world-first products.
The role requires a natural aptitude for aesthetic form, and close working with our team of researchers, engineers, and technologists; therefore an ability to observe and communicate evidence-based foundations for creative concepts, and an awareness of the wider technical, functional, cost, and manufacturing implications of your design thinking, is vital.
Applicants must have a keen interest in new technology and product design, and be able to generate graphical and presentation material of exceptional quality. The successful candidate is likely to have worked in Consultancy previously, and a minimum of 6 years professional activity will demonstrate an outstanding design portfolio containing evidence of in-market product from at least one of the following areas – consumer product, healthcare, structural packaging. Experience of participating in primary consumer research activities, and a track record of managing project activity and/or stakeholder relationships would be advantageous.
This is an opportunity for the right candidate to establish an important role within the company and develop their career with growing responsibility in the team.
With our offices in a beautiful rural location close to Cambridge, we offer all our staff an exciting and challenging working environment. Each of our employees makes an important contribution to the development of the business and opportunities exist for rapid personal development.
A creative thinker, concept generator, and communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and a track record of multidisciplinary team working
Graphically exceptional, including rapid communication of ideas (from outstanding hand sketching, and full Adobe CS as a minimum), to proven 3D CAD competency (preferably Solidworks and/or Alias). Keyshot, rendering and 3D animation software expertise would be an advantage.
Demonstrable Project and/or Client Management experience
Experience of participating in consumer and market research activities
Comfortable with hands-on modelling, general workshop model-making skills and conversant with the latest Rapid Prototyping technologies
2:1 or higher degree in industrial design, product or structural packaging design or a related discipline
Minimum of six years demonstrable industrial/product/packaging design experience in at least one of the following sectors: Consumer, Healthcare, FMCG, Structural Packaging.
Rewards will include a competitive salary, 12% non-contributory pension scheme, private healthcare, life assurance and 25 days holiday plus statutory holidays, performance related bonus.
If you have the skills and personal qualities to succeed in this role, please email or send your CV with current remuneration details to