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Job description

We are seeking a dynamic and self-motivated graduate to join our team. You will play an important role in supporting delivery of our industry-leading Front End of Innovation (FEI) services, helping to provide actionable, evidenced recommendations to clients from the earliest phases of an innovation enquiry, to some of the world’s largest consumer product, FMCG, and healthcare brands and technology providers.

Empathy and human-centeredness are integral elements of our approach to research and design, as are organisational skills, structured and creative thinking, story-telling, and attention to detail. You must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, be able to multi-task effectively, and be familiar with core market research principles and methods.

You are likely to have studied design, marketing, business, engineering, science, or social sciences in higher education, and may have undertaken work-experience, or be a year or two into a career in a design/brand consultancy, or market research, or client-side in a consumer insight role. You must be able to demonstrate the ability to quickly develop a rapport with new acquaintances, display a natural aptitude for human-centred thinking, and the ability to translate evidence-based research into actionable recommendations, and transform data into effective stories; an ability to understand how people think, and why they make decisions will be central to success!

This varied role will see you working with a multidisciplinary design, research and strategy team, providing support through project management activities, trend analysis, visual language and brand presentations, film making (ethnographic and design led) and translation of insight into product, service and experience concepts. You will hopefully love global travel and will have the chance to immerse yourself in new cultures and places!

This is an opportunity for you to establish an important role within the company and develop your 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.

You will have:

  • Higher degree in Design, Marketing, Business, Engineering, Science, or a Social Science discipline, 2:1 or above.

  • A familiarity with industry standard market research tools and techniques. Industry accreditations or further educational qualifications that complement a professional user/market research role would be an advantage.

  • An enthusiasm for design and new technologies and understanding of trends.

  • Organised, with the aptitude for structured project management, plus strong analytical and presentation skills. Ability to develop beautifully crafted reports, and succinct, evidence-based recommendations.

  • Clear communicator with an engaging interpersonal style (both on telephone, and face-to-face).

  • Willingness and ability to travel nationwide and overseas is essential. Previous experience in conducting primary and secondary research would be a benefit.

  • Able to work as part of a rapidly growing team to aggressive timescale and with strict attention to quality.

  • Competency on Microsoft office software. Familiarity with Adobe CS software, and/or video editing and graphic software would be an advantage.

We look after you:

In return for your hard work and insightful ideas you receive; Competitive salary l Discretionary bonus l 12% non-contributory pension l Private healthcare l 25 days holiday 

With our offices in a beautiful rural location close to Cambridge, we offer an exciting and challenging working environment where development timescales are short and the specifications demanding but rewarding. An excellent opportunity to join a technical consultancy that’s exciting and going places!

Further details:

If you have the skills and personal qualities to succeed in this role, please email your CV with current remuneration details to Tonya WIlliamson at recruitment@cambridge-design.com

We welcome international applications, but at this time, we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be rejected if you do not have these rights.


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