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Account Director

£Generous Salary DoE | London |  Client Services/ Account Handling, Medical Communications & Medical Education, Client Services |  Permanent  | Ref:890018

The Role

Account Director - Independent Healthcare Communications Agency - Central London - £Generous Salary DOE

This fully-integrated, independent healthcare communications agency are seeking an Account Director to join their close-knit and extremely successful team. They specialise in delivering healthcare communications strategies with a creative flair for some of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical sector.

**Interviewing and onboarding remotely ASAP!**


The Company

A fully-integrated Healthcare Communications Agency, as an Account Director you will be joining an agency that combines scientific data with a creative flair to deliver a wide range of solutions to pharmaceutical clients:

  • SPECIALIST SERVICES - in the area of rare diseases, plus also have accounts in the areas of oncology and haemophilia
  • CREATIVE - with a branding consultancy heritage, they are now a full-service agency working on websites, apps, iPad detail aids, videos, technical training modules, slides for congresses
  • VARIETY - working on complex projects, from centralised branding and patient websites which require rolling out to local countries to creating brand new apps
  • QUALITY - a focus on producing the highest quality material around story telling
  • BENEFITS - including Bupa healthcare, an annual company bonus, pension scheme and 24 days annual leave


The Role

As an Account Director you will work closely with the senior management to take the lead on a wide variety of client accounts; working with some of the biggest names in pharma and on life-changing pharmaceutical products:

  • Taking responsibility for your own key accounts, building these client relationships and effectively managing projects ensuring delivery of the highest standards
  • Developing growth with existing clients and identifying opportunities for new business, including preparing and leading new business pitches
  • Responsibility for leading and inspiring your own team of Account Managers



This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Account Manager or Account Director, who is seeking to join a close-knit and specialist agency. To be successful you will have:

  • Substantial experience in a similar role within a healthcare communications agency environment; medical communications or advertising…or both!
  • Successful track record of managing client accounts, on a national and international basis
  • Strong project management skills, managing strict deadlines and budgets
  • Leadership experience, with the ability to motivate and inspire your own team
  • Success in new business and organic existing business growth, including involvement in new business pitches


What should you do next?

Please 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 the company without your consent.

This Account Director role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to utilise your digital experience and knowledge to make an impact in the healthcare sector. 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.



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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