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Account Director (Three Options)

£45k-£55k, negotiable, plus bonus & benefits | South East, London |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Client Services |  Permanent  | Ref:888822

The Role

Account Director (Three Options) - Medical Communications Agency - Buckinghamshire or London - £45k-£55k, negotiable, plus bonus & benefits

Award winning, independently owned medical communications agency, experiencing remarkable year on year growth.


The Company

As an Account Director you will play an integral role leading the team, as part of a company who offer:

  • Excellent company culture, supportive team environment and accommodate a happy work/life balance

  • Variety of therapy areas including rare, diseases, HIV, Oncology, Immunology, Gastro, Rheumatology, Vaccines and many others

  • The opportunity to work on more creative projects, heavily meetings and events focused (no publications)

  • A great employee benefits package including up to 20% annual bonus scheme, contributory pension up to 5%, 25 days annual leave with the ability to buy/sell additional days, private healthcare for you and your family, and regular incentive schemes aligned to team and individual performance


The Role

As an Account Director, you will be responsible for:

  • Taking strategic direction for your own key account(s)

  • Playing a part in the strategic growth of the account with ongoing knowledge of pipelines

  • Ensuring an excellent service is always provided for your clients

  • Leadership of the account team, and working closely with editorial colleagues

  • Budget management



To be considered for this Account Director vacancy you will:

  • Currently be working at Account Director or similar level within a medical communications agency (essential)

  • Have experience working autonomously, able to think for yourself rather than looking for direction

  • Have experience leading or mentoring a small team

  • Strive to provide the highest quality service to your clients, continuously building key relationships


What should you do next?

Please apply for an initial, informal call to discuss the company and this Medical Communications Account Director opportunity in more detail to see if it is a good match for you. Your details won't be shared with the company without your consent.

This Account Director role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to join an ambitious, enthusiastic and vibrant team working for a growing, highly successful company who are making waves in the medical communications industry. To discuss further, please submit your current 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.



Katie Goulbourn

Which team and area do you work/specialise in?

I work within the medical communications and medical education team, recruiting on behalf of medical communications and pharmaceutical events agencies across the UK

What are some of the typical roles you cover?

I specialise in recruiting for mid-senior level positions in medical communications, across both client services and editorial.

Typical job roles I recruit for include:

  • Account Manager, Senior Account Manager, Account Director

  • Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Project Director

  • Medical Writer, Senior Medical Writer, Principal Medical Writer

  • Medical Editor, Senior Medical Editor

  • Events Manager, Events Director

What are the hot issues in your sector currently?

In medical communications, there are a lot of vacancies to very few candidates, which means candidates are in a really strong position when they start their job search. We are able to run through a number of suitable options with each candidate, shortlisting their top 2-3 opportunities to focus on, and then guide the candidate through the application, interview and offer processes.

Who is your biggest idol / inspiration and why?

My Dad, due to his ambition and credibility in his industry.

What is your greatest fear?


You’re stranded on a desert island – what one thing could you not live without?

Hot chocolate


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