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Account Director

£Fantastic package! | West Sussex, West London |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Client Services |  Permanent  | Ref:889659

The Role

Account Director - Medical Communications (equiv to CSD / GAD) - Global Med Comms Accounts - West London or South Coast - £Fantastic package!

Fantastic opportunity for a Group Account Director or Client Services Director who enjoys working across global publications and non-publications accounts and wants to benefit from the flexible working arrangements offered by this internationally respected CRO. You will oversee 2 - 3 large established global accounts, line manage a small team, and develop solid client partnerships. You can be based at company offices in West London or on the South Coast, with regular home working.


The Company

Global business delivering world class solutions.

  • Innovator in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Flat management structure focusing on individual skills and nurturing talent
  • Very impressive showcase of work that pushes boundaries and attracts lots of repeat and new business
  • Employees actively encouraged to be super creative which elicits the best ideas for their clients
  • Comprehensive benefits package including private healthcare, private dental insurance, long term disability insurance, life assurance, contributory pension to 10% plus various flexible benefits you can opt in to.
  • Global Medical Communications team of 250 people across the UK, India and US.


The Job

This Account Director role is the equivalent of a Group Account Director or Client Services Director in other agencies and is responsible for account planning and delivery across a range of therapy areas and deliverables.

  • Provide full services in medical communications including commercial activities, interactive and digital media, publication planning and scientific content, medical expert activities, advisory boards, consultancy meetings and educational slide decs.
  • Full line management responsibilities for a small team of up to 3 people including 1-2-1's, recruitment, appraisals, training and development and resource allocation.
  • Oversee 2 - 3 established global accounts.
  • Understand budgets, forecasting, pricing, project planning, leading strategy events, publications and visions meetings, and representing at commercial events.
  • Identify new business and be happy to travel (20-25% of the role) for client meetings



This role will suit a strong character and excellent communicator who is personable, engaging and collaborative. Someone who is proactive, self-motivated, able to motivate a geographically diverse team and happy to work in a corporate environment.

  • Must have worked on global accounts, not UK only
  • Experience across publication and non-publication accounts
  • Line management experience of 1 or 2 junior account handlers
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Able to be based in West London or West Sussex for part of the week and can home-work for the remainder.

What should you do next?

This Account Director job is always popular due to the flexibility in working arrangements and the fantastic reputation of the client! 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.



Louise Lavelle

Which team and area do you work/specialise in?

Healthcare Communications covering Medical Communications, Medical Education, Healthcare Advertising and PR.

What are some of the typical roles you cover?

Client Services: Senior Account Director, Group Account Director, Client Services Director, Director of Client Services, Business Unit Director, Managing Director, Business Development Director, Strategic Solutions Director, Client Partnership Director, Agency Lead

Editorial: Scientific Team Lead, Editorial Lead, Scientific Director, Editorial Director, Senior Scientific Specialist, Executive Scientific Director, Senior Scientific Director, Director of Scientific Services, Business Unit Director, Managing Director, Agency Lead


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