Innovation Analyst

Location: Cambridge

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 06 August 2021

Salary: Competitive

Innovation Analyst


The Strategic Innovation Team works within healthcare specialities aligned to the Eakin Healthcare Group core business activities with a remit to provide market context, understand stakeholders and define opportunities to shape the future direction and feed the product development pipeline to ensure sustainable growth for the Group companies.

Reporting to the Director of Strategic Innovation, this role combines technical and commercial aspects with the post holder supporting the strategic Innovation team activities and working closely and collaboratively with Eakin R&D and the wider Group companies.



Project delivery

  • Researching market trends, clinical practice development, emerging market needs, competitor intelligence including data review
  • Stakeholder insight research and analysis
  • Technology scouting and IP landscaping
  • Collaboration with clinical, commercial, finance and R&D colleagues to generating information for business cases
  • Evaluating technologies including potential licencing/co-development/M&A opportunities.
  • Supporting IP management activities for the Eakin Group

Planning and budgeting

  • Manage sub project resources appropriately to ensure projects are delivered within the timescales and budget.


  • To adhere to the company’s Equal Opportunities policy and Dignity at work policy in all activities and to actively promote equality of opportunity wherever possible
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the company’s’ Health and Safety policy
  • To adhere to the company’s Quality policy and Environmental policy
  • To undertake other duties as may be reasonably required




  • A degree in a relevant science subject
  • Market research skills including stakeholder insight
  • Technology scouting
  • Data analysis
  • Commercial acumen
  • Experience of working in a project orientated environment within a medical device company or consultancy


  • IP landscaping and analysis
  • Project management
  • Experience of working within or for a company with a focus on respiratory care, urology/ continence care, surgery or ostomy




  • Innovation Team
  • R&D


  • Collaborators e.g. Universities
  • Suppliers e.g. consultancies



  • Expectation of 1 – 2 days week in the ERD office in Cambridgeshire, with travel to Eakin sites as work dictates.



Commercial Orientation – Ensures appropriate data is used to evaluate risks.  Looks at the wider implications and is likely to try to assess the long-term impact.  Influences others and intervenes to get appropriate results

Quality Orientation – Is precise, pays attention to details, checks things and ties up ‘loose ends’.  Has a strong conscience about getting things right and seeks to ensure that decisions and solutions do not involve undue risk, adheres to policy and standards.

Team Working – Enjoys participating in group activities and likes to work in close proximity with other people.  Is ready to collaborate with and support others and is willing to co-operate and compromise for the overall good.

Oral Communication – Talks readily and confidently to people, expressing themselves with obvious ease.  Speak out and makes themselves heard, often playing a leading and influential role in debate and discussion.

Problem solving – Generates and promotes solutions.  Sees clearly which is the best way forward. Able to make decisions and commitments within appropriate time frame.

Resilience – Can work under pressure, remains calm, thinks clearly and manages emotion under pressure. Addresses issues without being aggressive or controlling and can easily bounce back from setbacks. Is open to feedback and doesn’t dwell on past events.

Analytical – Enjoys analysing qualitative data but also considers quantitative and seeks to identify and explore they key elements in information before making commitments.  Tends to like to use facts and figures when planning and reporting and is concerned about accuracy and detail

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