Managing Consultant - Consumer Electronics

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  • Back Ln, Melbourn, Royston SG8, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

Job Description

We are looking for innovative product leader who understands the complexities of developing and scaling product solutions in the consumer electronics sector. You should have led and sold innovative R&D/product development work in the consumer electronics space and be excited about using this knowledge to shape compelling consultancy propositions from first concept to product launch.

With a global network ranging from tech start-ups to Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you fascinating work, unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to realise your potential to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a successful and rewarding career.

Isn’t it time you joined us?

Become part of the Team:

Our Global Innovation Technology Centre is home to more than 300 strategists, scientists, designers, technologists and engineers. Across 11,000 square meters of design studios, laboratories and engineering workshops, our experts take our clients’ biggest challenges and deliver the end-to-end innovation journey.

The consumer team works with a wide range of clients globally from blue-chip companies to start-ups on some of the most challenging and high-profile assignments to make a real difference to our clients and their product portfolios.

In this role you will join the growing technology team building our global technology innovation business in the consumer sector and specifically growing our work in consumer electronics.

The ideal candidate will focus on hardware technology; helping us build the team, sell more work to clients and manage a multi-disciplinary technology team out of Cambridge to deliver outstanding work. This will involve a collaborative approach; working with our other capabilities such as design, software and mechanical engineering to deliver end-end consumer electronic solutions, working closely with the global consumer team, and bringing together the key pillars that PA is known for - Consulting, Technology and Innovation.

The role of Managing Consultant (MC):

Within PA the MC role represents a top tier appointment in the organisation, with MCs typically serving as our business development, thought and team leaders. With one foot in the operation, one foot in the strategic and a head for business and proposition development, this role is highly varied and calls for someone who is autonomous and a self-starter.

The ideal candidate:

We are seeking an experienced Managing Consultant who is able to both sell and deliver high quality product development work to clients in consumer electronics. This will include:

·Drawing on your sector network and being responsible for initiating, leading and winning sales from concept through to product launch.

·Leading medium to large-scale complex technical multi-disciplinary assignments

·Active involvement in managing client accounts support engagement with our clients

·Producing thought-provoking pieces to raise the profile of PA in technology innovation in the sector

·You will have a strong network of senior contacts and potential buyers across the sector; ideally in areas that are complementary to our current client base

Your primary expertise and experience will be as a multi-disciplinary product leader. Specifically, you will be experienced in one or more of the following fields:

  • A deep and broad understanding of consumer electronics and the supporting technologies
  • Experience as technical lead of complex multi-disciplinary technology development projects Expert in complex technical project management
  • Expertise in at least one of these technical fields - Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical or Embedded Software Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Commercial experience in structuring complex proposals, effort estimation and sales conversion.

This is a senior opportunity which would suit a candidate that is looking for role that will allow them to build something by leveraging PA’s enviable technical capability in the consumer space.


Degree educated, or qualified by experience, in a relevant subject area.

Additional Information


Private medical insurance
• Travel allowance
• 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
• Company pension scheme
• Annual performance-based bonus
• Life and Income protection insurance
• Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
• Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

About us:

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.


We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but 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 automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on [email protected]

Job information

Firm: PA Consulting

Location: Melbourn


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