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Account Director (Advertising)

c£50K | South West, Bristol |  Advertising & PR, Client Services/ Account Handling |  Permanent  | Ref:889477

The Role

Account Director (Advertising) - Independent Healthcare Agency - Bristol - c£50K

This specialist healthcare advertising agency are seeking an ambitious, dedicated and curious Account Director to take the lead on a portfolio of exciting clients across medical devices, pharma and healthcare accounts.


The Company

This healthcare advertising agency are privately owned and well-established with over a decade of experience providing dedicated and creative advertising solutions to their clients across medical devices, pharma and healthcare at both UK and global levels. They are seeking an Account Director to play a pivotal role in an agency offering long-term career prospects and the chance to make your mark and shape their future development.

  • Independently owned healthcare advertising agency with a long-standing reputation for producing exciting, creative and engaging work
  • Personalised career development plans designed around you, your personal and professional goals
  • Sociable team with regular events, socials and activities in the office
  • Grown-up work environment that respects and trusts its team
  • Work-life balance is at the heart of what they do and they firmly believe in a life outside the office!


The Role

As an Account Director you will play a crucial role in taking the lead across a varied portfolio of accounts, identifying and driving new business…but also ensuring the day to day running of projects is on time, on brief and to budget. You will work closely with the senior leadership team involved with strategic development and high-profile client liaison.

  • Responsible for the oversight and delivery across a variety of client accounts to ensure projects run smoothly, within strict timelines and allocated budgets
  • Building strong relationships with new and existing clients and identifying areas for new business
  • Handle client briefings and translating to motivate and manage your team to deliver the best possible solutions
  • Proactively deliver and exceed client expectations, delivering hard-hitting presentations
  • Participating in client meetings, pitches and conferences globally



This Account Director is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to join a close-knit team in a well-established independent advertising agency. You will bring a solid level of healthcare expertise and industry knowledge to the role…as accounts can range across indications you don't need specific therapeutic experience but a flexible, dynamic and conscientious approach to client delivery.

  • Solid healthcare advertising experience handling multiple clients is essential
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise with clientele at all levels in a confident, professional and engaging manner
  • You should have a genuine passion for producing the best work possible, take pride in what you do and respect the expertise of your colleagues and clients alike
  • You will bring positivity, enthusiasm and determination to succeed


What should you do next?

This Account Director role is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to join a driven and successful advertising in a close-knit and supportive team of experts. If this sounds like something you would be interested in please register your interest by submitting your CV!

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there. Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.



Alice Smith

Which team do you work in?

Healthcare Communications

Which area do you specialise in?

I specialise in healthcare advertising and PR roles. 

On the Client Services side these roles include: Account Executive jobs, Account Manager jobs, Account Director jobs, Business Unit Director jobs, Client Services Director jobs and Managing Director positions.

On the Copy side these roles include: Medical Writer jobs, Creative Copywriter jobs, Deputy Head of Copy jobs, and Copy Team Lead positions.

And on the Creative side the roles I work across include: Artworker jobs, Designer jobs, Creative jobs, Art Director jobs, Social Media Specialist jobs, Communication Specialist jobs, PR Specialist jobs and Corporate Communications Director positions. 

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?

Speaking to candidates and clients on a daily basis allows me to keep up-to-date with changes and news in my industry. I also find LinkedIn groups and professional journals are invaluable for keeping on top of industry topics. 

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

Having studied art I like to think I look at things with a creative twist and have the ability to look beyond the obvious. This is helpful when it comes to guiding and advising candidates and clients to overcome potential problems and arrive at the best conclusion for all. 


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