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Business Unit Director

£Highly Competitive | Buckinghamshire |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Client Services, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:888885

The Role

Business Unit Director - Healthcare Communications / Medical Education / Digital - Bucks, £Highly Competitive

A digitally focused medical education agency with an impressive client list of big pharma and biotech companies. Looking to recruit a Business Unit Director to join their friendly, creative and ambitious team in a lovely Buckinghamshire town, with cafes, pubs and countryside on your doorstep!


The Company

Quick to understand the medical education needs of the brand, and then design and develop medical education programmes to achieve and support the brand objectives.

  • Creative, digital and innovative agency

  • Mostly UK and European accounts

  • 80% of their work is meetings based

  • TA's include Haematology, Hep C, Oncology, Urology, Diabetes and HIV.


The Role

Strategic client consultation and medical education programme design.

  • Facilitate and deliver training workshops, advisory boards, symposia and stand-alone meetings.

  • Lead external stakeholder engagement to gain insights that will inform programmes

  • Strategic input and leadership to optimise accounts and grow business

  • Profit and Loss accountability

  • Senior member contributing to the operational excellence of the agency.

  • Lead and deliver new business pitches.



Likely to have a solid career in Medical Education or Medical Communications, this Business Unit Director candidate could come from a client services or editorial background, with an interest in leading client strategy, programme design and the P/L financials.

  • Comfortable and competent developing new business opportunities

  • Strategic input into management discussions and the future shaping of the agency.

  • Able to design and develop medical education programmes in line with client brief.

  • Motivational team lead keen to develop and nurture talent.


What should you do next?

This Programme Director role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to work closely with clients and have a valued input into the 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.



Louise Lavelle

Which team do you work in?
Healthcare Communications

Which area do you specialise in?
I look after the Medical Education and Medical Communications roles such as medical writers and account managers.

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?

Following companies and people of interest on LinkedIn, reading updates on MedCommsnetworking and PMLive, and catching up on relevant news on the "health" section of news websites. 

What's your favourite film and why?
I don't really watch films. Does Corrie count??

If you could invent one thing what would it be?
A chocolate-making machine that would be a normal household object to be used daily, like a toaster. 

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?
I treat people as people, and not commodities. The recruitment process can be stressful and I am constantly mindful of peoples' feelings and overall goals. 


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