Director - Connected Products & Services


At Capgemini Invent, we help our clients to embrace innovation and transformation to get the future they want.


By combining strategy, technology, data science, and creative design expertise with an inventive mindset, we partner with our clients to innovate and transform their business, helping them navigate today, while plotting a course for the future.

About Capgemini Invent

As the digital innovation, design and transformation brand of the Capgemini Group, Capgemini Invent enables CxOs to envision and shape the future of their businesses. Located in more than 36 offices and 37 creative studios around the world, it comprises a 10,000+ strong team of strategists, data scientists, product and experience designers, brand experts and technologists who develop new digital services, products, experiences and business models for sustainable growth.


Capgemini Invent is an integral part of Capgemini , a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of 340,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fuelled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2023 global revenues of €22.5 billion.


Our brand promise “Get The Future You Want” reflects our passion for people and technology and highlights the company’s commitment to inclusion and sustainability.

An important aspect of ‘Get the Future You Want’ is to balance hybrid ways of working between your Capgemini office, home, and client location (where applicable).  We recognise that it is an imperative to create flexibility so you can enjoy an optimal work-life balance and feel empowered to achieve success.  When you come onboard, or before, please discuss this with your manager so you can agree the best ways of working for your role, team, and client.


Get The Future You Want

Intelligent Industry is the next generation of digital transformation, enabling businesses to drive new revenue streams and increased efficiency from smart connected products, new business models, and intelligent, sustainable operations.


New disruptive technologies and data are everywhere, radically transforming all industry sectors. Industry leaders must respond to the resulting wave of transformation, which will reshape the competitive landscape and redefine industry boundaries.


As a long-term partner for industrial organizations across all sectors, we are transforming the worlds of engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, and service — at scale. We invent intelligent products, operations, and services, and solve business, people, and technology challenges.


We enhance operational performance and create new revenue streams in a cyber-secured world, by putting people, planet, and data at the heart of everything we do. We leverage our brands, Cambridge Consultants, Frog and Synapse, to bring breakthrough innovation that helps our clients achieve competitive advantage.


We invent the future of industry.


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An overview of the role:

By 2025 there will be 75 billion connected smart devices globally as a result of technology democratisation, changing consumer expectations and emerging unconventional revenue streams. Connected World serves the needs of clients who are pivoting their product, organisation and business model to address new value pools realised as a result of designing, developing or deploying intelligent physical connected products & systems.


Capgemini Invent is the Strategy, Consulting & Innovation arm of Capgemini group focused on realising client value through the application of high value consulting services. In the case of Connected Products & Services, we are focused on driving client value through the expansion of the following core capabilities: Disruptive Business Advisory, Next-Gen Experiences & Iconic Design, Breakthrough Technology & Engineering, Powerful Data & Insight & Sustainability Embedded by Design.


Although Connected Products & Services is applicable across every industry sector we are specifically recruiting for an experienced Director to lead our growth in Consumer Products.

The work:

No matter the project or customer, your work will have a meaningful impact on society, businesses and lives. It’s really rewarding. And it’s also really varied. You’ll potentially work on a huge variety of projects (some larger than others), so you could gain lots of experience in a short amount of time.

Why this role?

We are looking for a Director to lead our Consumer Products business, working with clients in a number of subsectors including: Connected Home, Food & Beverage, Beauty & Personal Care, Accessories & Apparel, Sports Equipment, Play & Education, Hobby & Recreation & Live Media & Entertainment. While the IoT is far from new, the connected consumer market is at an inflection point, driven by AI, sustainability, and a shift toward services. Consumers are seeking more seamless, personalised, synthesised, and sustainable connected products and services, creating opportunities for leaders and threats to those behind the curve.


As a Director of Connected Consumer Products & Services in the business you’ll help set the direction, driving forward the business, model our values and behaviours, and coach and develop junior members of the team.  Key expectations from this role include:



  • Define the growth strategy for Connected Products & Services for your aligned Sector (Industry)
  • Understand intimately the market needs and create / tailor offerings that have clear repeatable value to our clients.
  • Work with the Sector Unit teams to develop and execute targeted business development campaigns to grow a pipeline of business aligned to your area of responsibility.
  • Collaborate across all relevant business units in Capgemini to always bring the best to every client situation.
  • Identify investment areas for consulting, hard or soft assets that enable us to create differentiated value and be seen as the driver of innovation to our customers business.
  • Grow and lead your teams responsibly according to business demand while creating a high performing, yet trusted, supportive collaborate environment that attracts and retains the best people.
  • Lead by example and deliver what you sell, create a culture of delivery excellence, and have fun while you are doing it.
  • Consider Sustainability in all of your business activities, from the way we do business through to how our services help clients achieve their environmental objectives.
  • Be opinionated yet respectful, be recognised internally and externally as an expert in your field, create compelling thought leadership to teach, inspire and become the team people seek out to work with.

As part of your role you will also have the opportunity to contribute to the business and your own personal growth, through activities that form part of the following categories:

  • Business Development – Leading/contributing to proposals, RFPs, bids, proposition development, client pitch contribution, client hosting at events.
  • Internal contribution – Campaign development, internal think-tanks, whitepapers, practice development (operations, recruitment, team events & activities), offering development.
  • Learning & development – Training to support your career development and the skills demand within the company, certifications etc.

We’d love to meet someone with:

  • Proven background in Consumer Products with a clear understanding of how intelligent, connected products & services bring value to the industry either today or in the future.
  • Well networked to client stakeholders within the industry
  • Has a futurist mindset and has an active interest in emerging technology and market trends.
  • Deep understanding of current industry and client challenges with the ability to clearly articulate business and technology solutions to address
  • Has a technical background, ideally through a combination of Software, Telecoms or Hardware engineering, paired with sufficient commercial acumen to bridge the divide.
  • Currently working in a major Consulting firm, and/or in industry but having a Consulting background Proven ability to be successful in a matrixed organisation, and to enlist support and commitment from peers in selling and delivering consulting solutions.
  • Experience of proposition building and delivery.

Business development – utilising a combination of the organisation’s broader pre-existing relationships, company relationships and your own network, you’ll be generating c .£2m of consulting revenues (Director)

Why Capgemini is unique

At Capgemini we don’t just believe in Diversity & Inclusion, we actively go out to making it a working reality. Driven by our core values and Active Inclusion Campaign, we build environments where you can bring you whole self to work.

We aim to build an environment where employees can enjoy a positive work-life balance. Through our New Normal campaign, we are looking to embed hybrid working in all that we do and make flexible working arrangements the day-to-day reality for our people. All UK employees are eligible to request flexible working arrangements.

Employee wellbeing is vitally important to us as an organisation. We see a healthy and happy workforce a critical component for us to achieve our organisational ambitions. To help support wellbeing we have trained ‘Mental Health Champions’ across each of our business areas. We have also invested in wellbeing apps such as Thrive and Peppy.


Collaboration and Innovation:

We really believe in creating a partnership with our customers. Using our Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE), you’ll get to know the customer’s needs and challenges, demo innovative solutions and quickly solve problems. It’ll help you discover unexpected answers together.

Learning and development:

There’s an endless amount to learn at Capgemini, and an endless number of ways to do so.  So, you’ll also have unique training opportunities to take advantage of. Some of our consultants even have the chance to go to Les Fontaine (near Paris, France), where we host a conference.  Outside of dedicated training, everyone makes time to help and support one another - collaboration is encouraged across all our teams.


We’re also focused on using tech to have a positive social impact. So, we’re working to reduce our own carbon footprint and improve everyone’s access to a digital world. It’s something we’re really serious about.  In fact, we were even named as one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the 10th year.  When you join Capgemini, you’ll join a team that does the right thing.


Whilst you will have London, Manchester or Glasgow as an office base location, you must be fully flexible in terms of assignment location, as these roles may involve periods of time away from home at short notice.


We offer a remuneration package which includes flexible benefits options for you to choose to suit your own personal circumstances and a variable element dependent grade and on company and personal performance.

More information is at available at:


   In order to commence a role with Capgemini UK plc you will be required to provide documentary proof prior to joining the Company that you are entitled to live and work in the UK.



Job information

Firm: Capgemini Invent

Location: London