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Account Director

£negotiable depending on experience, competitive salaries! | London |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Client Services |  Permanent  | Ref:888847

The Role

Account Director - Trendy Medical Communications Agency - Central London - £negotiable depending on experience, competitive salaries! Account Director opportunity with a forward thinking, supportive agency who are proud of their strong team ethic and high-quality scientific work.

The Company

Get the best of both worlds - a close-knit 20-person agency who are part of a global, well-known group.
  • LOCATION - modern offices based in a trendy, popular area of central London
  • BENEFITS - substantial list of benefits including discounted gym membership, bonus scheme, subsidised restaurant and bar (on the roof terrace), Healthshield cashback plan, season ticket loans
  • FLEXIBILITY - flexible working around core hours of 10am-4pm
  • CAREER - excellent training and development starting with a thorough induction scheme, a bespoke training package, regular annual appraisals and reward schemes
  • VARIETY - 70% international / 30% national accounts within Oncology, Rare Diseases, Ophthalmology and Dermatology

The Role

As an Account Director you will be responsible for:
  • Operating as an account lead, responsible for your own team
  • Strategic direction of your account(s)
  • Budget management and financial reporting
  • Ensuring work is of an excellent standard going beyond client expectations
  • New business development, although we are looking for candidates with more of a "consultative approach"


As Account Director you will take a consultative approach to your work, and be able to demonstrate:
  • Experience working at a strategic Account Director level within an agency setting
  • Experience working with pharmaceutical clients on medical communications / medical education projects
  • Budget management experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team leadership experience

What should you do next?

Please click apply for an initial, informal call to discuss the company and this Account Director opportunity in more detail to see if it is a good match for you. Your details won't be shared with our client without your consent. This Account Director job is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to work consultatively rather than in a heavily sales driven role within a well-known and incredibly well-established agency. 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.


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