Pharmaceutical Competitive Intelligence Professional:

The Role:


Dig Worldwide requires a full-time competitive intelligence (CI) professional focused on competitive intelligence led initiatives within the Pharmaceutical and Biopharma sector.  Your main responsibility will be to manage client projects, ensuring delivery of any given project in line with client expectations. 

You will need to successfully coordinate the internal research team to deliver projects against the plan and within budget, including report generation, ideally (depending on experience) leading project calls/updates with the client, monitoring actual progress against forecasted progress and raising any risks / red flags as appropriate.

Whilst taking your own initiative is an imperative, you will be mentored and guided by the owners of the business; who between them have nearly 40 years of Pharmaceutical and Biopharma competitive intelligence experience. 


Who is Dig Worldwide?

Dig Worldwide is a specialist consultancy, providing back-to-basics primary competitive intelligence in a legal and ethical manner. We are based in Innovation House, Discovery Park, Sandwich and as our name suggests, we work globally. Everything that we do is based on asking the right questions of both our clients and our sources. This ensures effort is focused on what matters rather than peripheral activity; providing our clients with robust and validated intelligence insights. Most of our work is focused on the healthcare sector with projects covering a broad range of therapy areas and topics.

The owners of the business are looking for an ambitious biological/natural scientist who has ideally completed a PhD and wanting to expand or change their career horizons. Life is never dull at Dig Worldwide, with each project different from the next and plenty of opportunity to think and act creatively. We are a small business and being able to take initiative, think independently and learn quickly will allow you to thrive working for us. 

Our ideal candidate will learn from the owners the art of competitive intelligence and as time goes by, become an integral part of the business. If shaking away the stress of working for a large corporation is an aspiration, then talking to us is a significant step toward that goal.    


Scope of Role:

Client and Account management

  • Manages regional accounts or sections within large global accounts.
  • Manages client relationships, ensuring client satisfaction throughout the project lifecycle and identifying areas for future account growth.
  • Manages business development activity within assigned engagements, working with client leads to deliver against key account plans.
  • Scopes project opportunities and prices projects.


Project Management 

  • Manages large, complex projects, ensuring seamless delivery of the project in line with client timelines and expectations.
  • Developing reports from the intelligence collected via the research team
  • Reports need to contain analysed competitor insights that include, but are not limited to, answering the Key Intelligence Questions, competitor roles within industry/market trends, competitor regulatory and clinical strategies, competitor payer and market access strategies, pipeline asset review, competitor tactics at a local level, potential positioning and competitive threat assessments
  • Manages delivery of project according to plan and within project budget, incl. key milestones, delivery timelines, review sessions, with an eye for available capacity and for potential issues and risks
  • Manages the internal project team and sub-contractors, including global teams, as necessary
  • Supports the development of project team members by aligning development needs to project deliverables and facilitating a feedback culture.
  • Conducting limited competitive intelligence research as required
  • Congress Attendance: conducting primary research to gather information for specific projects on an as needed basis
  • The ability to travel ~20% of the time to visit clients, attend a medical conference or competitive intelligence networking event
  • Working hours will typically be between 09.00 – 17:00 GMT however as many of our clients are based in the USA, occasionally there is a need to participate in a teleconference later in the day
  • Hybrid or WFH with meet-ups in London at least every two months with other team members



Key Skills

  • Creative, robust thinking and analysis skills – ability to conceptualise complex data into digestible and meaningful insights for clients
  • Subject matter expertise or the ability to quickly learn and immerse yourself into a new therapy area based on your academic capabilities
  • A natural communicator both verbally and in writing 
  • Must be able to demonstrate mastery of secondary data and ability to use these data in addressing a specific business need /question
  • Ability to use problem-solving logic to complete assigned tasks
  • Good attention to detail  
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver high quality outputs under time-pressured deadlines
  • Flexible and hard-working team player
  • Responsive to client need
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (to include Excel and PowerPoint) and able to produce deliverables which tell a competitive story



  • A BSc is essential in the biological /medical sciences. MSc or PhD is preferred
  • UK citizen or the right to live and work in the UK
  • Familiarity, and in-market experience, with the pharmaceutical market, through recent employment with UK-based consulting firm or leading pharmaceutical company
  • 3+ years of work  experience, with company recognised as leading in its field
  • Track record of professional success
  • Robust knowledge and several years of recent and hands-on pharma / biopharma experience including situational analysis, data synthesis and insight generation
  • Proven leadership skills (functional, team, client, team, etc.)
  • Depth in one or more of the following therapeutic areas
    • Oncology
    • Immunology
    • Cell & Gene therapy

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to to apply.

Contact us