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Account Director

£50k - £60k | London |  Advertising & PR, Client Services/ Account Handling |  Permanent  | Ref:888555

The Role

Account Director - Creative Healthcare Advertising Agency - London - £50k - £60k


The Company

A leading healthcare communications and advertising agencies with offices in New York, London and Asia.

  • Working across a range of prescription and OTC projects for top pharma / healthcare companies this boutique agency is challenging the norm with their captivating campaigns.

  • A boutique agency with creativity and patients at the heart of everything they do.

  • A full-service agency working across advertising, medical education and digital.

  • Multi award winning and known for producing some of the best healthcare advertising campaigns.

  • A brilliant culture with a very supportive close knit team.

  • Based in fantastic offices in the centre of London surrounded by a number of bars, restaurants and shops.


The Role

Due to year on year growth and continued new business wins, this agency is now looking for an ambitious account director to join their account handling team and drive the business to future success. As an Account Director, you will take full responsibility for the projects you work on and act as an inspiring mentor to more junior account handlers.

  • Establish strong working relationships within the agency and act as the owner of the relationship between agency and client.

  • Take a leadership role on the implementation of a project through ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget, utilising strategic thinking skills to enhance programs and opportunities and obtaining feedback and approval on overall quality of jobs.

  • Deliver long term valued brand relationships to the client and the agency.

  • Provide support and backup to Directors on all accounts and new business opportunities.

  • Take part in the training, development and motivation of account handling teams.



As Account Director, you will have 5 years' experience in account management and have experience of working in a similar position in an agency environment.

  • You will have a solid understanding and a real passion for pharmaceutical and health related communications.

  • You will have an intuitive understanding of a client's needs and objectives to assist marketing strategies.

  • Strong people management skills including influencing and nurturing skills.

  • Proven successful new business pitch abilities

  • Proven ability to effectively manage relationships upwards to senior management.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


What should you do next?

This Account Director job is a great role and won't be around for long! So don't delay. If you are unsure and need some advice, give me a ring, otherwise just click apply, upload your CV and send, it's really that easy!

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 specialist in healthcare advertising and PR roles. 

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's your favourite film and why?

Tim Burton's Big Fish has to be my go-to film of choice. An over the top, fantastical and emotional story of epic proportions full of weird and quirky touches...escapism at it's finest!

If you could invent one thing what would it be?

If I could invent one thing it would be to make the Replicator from Star Trek a reality - I love food but hate cooking after a busy day in the office so this would be ideal! 

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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