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Great people are the lifeblood of our business and as a growing business we are always on the lookout for bright sparks to join our team.

Development and personal growth are central to why we are all here, so our Always Developing™ professional development programme ensures that joining the team is just the start of the journey.

As a business driven by founders who all love the work, success for us is so much more than the bottom line. Growth is only ever as fast as we can integrate and develop the right talent.

What makes us a great place to work

Getting involved in interesting, stretchy projects with many of the world’s top global pharma and healthcare companies.

Being part of a privately owned business with an exciting vision for growth.

Working with a bunch of smart and nice people in a culture where we support each other to be our best and everyone’s voice is listened to.

Access to ongoing tailored career development that stretches you and is based on your ambition, abilities and interests – not on boxes.

A thoughtful reward package that goes beyond competitive – birthday day off, flexible working, above and beyond bonuses, dog friendly office, well-stocked kitchen…

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The great team we’ve built has been as much about attracting people with passion, potential and the right attitude as it has been about having people with the perfect background or experience.

Some of the key things we look for in the ideal Norther…

  • A passion for brands and pharma/healthcare
  • Genuine team players
  • High quality standards and a desire to deliver work that really makes a difference
  • Intellectual curiosity, a willingness to question the accepted wisdom and the ability to think beyond the obvious
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Strategic North is a great place to work! The team has a great mix of backgrounds and levels of experience spanning marketing and science; agency and client side and brand strategy and market research, so it’s a great place to learn whilst delivering great work. Not many other companies can offer such a hands-on role where you get to work on such strategically important projects!

- Dan, Consultant

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As a Senior Consultant at Strategic North, I lead and support both research and strategy projects. A fantastic aspect about working at Strategic North is that you’re exposed to diverse and rapidly evolving therapy areas. We all collaborate as a team, and respect everyone’s ideas and opinions. We learn from each other as we aim to deliver quality client work. I am proud to work with a team of experts who are so committed to excellence in what they do, and who create a great environment to do it.

- Chris, Senior Consultant

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Strategic North is a fantastic place to be a part of an ambitious and growing agency, it’s a true motivator for producing quality work for high profile clients. There’s always an opportunity to contribute to the running of the business, where there’s an extremely positive working environment and a culture based on the values of teamwork and partnership. Internal promotion is always possible, they encourage to develop yourself and enhance your career.

- Gareth, Consultancy Director

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I joined the Strategic North Graduate Scheme straight from university, where I’d spent 4 years studying Biomedical Sciences with Industrial Experience. From day one, the training has been incredibly organised and well thought-out to ensure that we are equipped with all the tools we need to assume the role of an analyst when we reach the end of the Graduate Scheme. In addition to the training we are receiving, we’ve also had exposure to multiple live projects, for which I feel our input has been welcomed and genuinely valued. As a company, Strategic North offer numerous opportunities to progress and develop your career, all whilst providing a fun and relaxed environment in which to work.

- Charlotte, Analyst (from Graduate Scheme)

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A unique aspect of working as an Analyst for Strategic North was the extensive training received which has offered me the necessary skills to approach every project confidently. During training, I had multiple opportunities, including to have mock interviews with doctors, run mock workshops or write discussion guides and questionnaires, which will help me tremendously in any future qualitative or quantitative work.

However, whilst completing the training, I was also given the chance to work on real life project, which has entailed liaising with different stakeholders to ensure the smooth running of the projects, analysing complex information and turning it into valuable insights.This distinctive culture at Strategic North which encourages people to push themselves and take on many responsibilities has helped me gain valuable
transferable skills.

- Iulia, Analyst (from Graduate Scheme)

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As a graduate at Strategic North, no two days are the same. The training on offer introduces you to the world of pharmaceutical research and marketing at a pace that is both challenging and fun. With training delivered by experts with years of experience in their fields, you can expect to learn how to take a proposal from a client through the research progress into a creative and informative final output. On a day-to-day basis you could be doing anything from interviewing a consultant or GP, to using research to deliver insights which have a real impact on patients lives.

One of the most compelling reasons for joining Strategic North is the opportunity to learn and progress on the job. With a fantastic internal promotion programme, the chance to keep learning new skills with every passing day, and a genuine interest in what you have to say, Strategic North is a fantastic place for those looking to continue to progress every day.

- Sam, Analyst (from Graduate Scheme)

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I think what strikes me the most about the Strategic North Graduate scheme is just how much we have learnt and how much we have grown already in such a short time. We have been trained thoroughly and at the same time had the opportunity to learn whilst doing ‘real’ project work with people who are so passionate about what they do and who are real experts in the field.

Each day brings different tasks and challenges but we are given lots of support and are equipped with the necessary skills to work to the best of our ability. Since the very start, our voices have been heard and we have been given lots of opportunities and responsibilities. That, coupled with the hugely culture/people-focused working environment and positive colleagues makes Strategic North a really great place to be.

- Beth, Analyst (from Graduate Scheme)

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My role as Senior Research Operations Manager is extremely interesting and challenging, no two days are the same! I work closely with the team across various research and strategy projects to ensure they are delivered within time and on budget. We have the freedom to get involved at all levels to help improve our understanding of the business and the industry. The culture is a very important part of working at Strategic North, we have a very strong sense of team and are encouraged to help and support each other, having a flat non-hierarchical structure gives us the chance to ‘have a go’ at various tasks and roles.

- Sarah, Senior Research Operations Manager

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Sarah, our Head of People and Culture, is always happy to talk through any recruitment enquiries.

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Call: +44 (0)161 942 9610

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3 months 3 weeks ago

We entered team Strategic North for the Great Manchester Run 10k on Sunday! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️💨

Alongside the run we were delighted to donate to 42nd Street The Horsfall - a great cause! ⭐️

Well done to everyone who completed it! 🏆💯

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4 months 2 weeks ago

Last week we were tucking into lovely tapas at EvunaAltrincham 🇪🇸, then made our way to the Everyman Cinema Altrincham! 🎬

It was a great evening, and well deserved for all our hard work recently! 💯

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5 months 1 week ago

Team News -

We are very pleased to announce that Phil Streit has joined Strategic North as a Consultant! 🎉

Phil has just under 10 years experience in the pharma industry. This experience has been a mix between both research and strategic planning roles, across marketing and communications agencies. 📣

Welcome! 👋🏻