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Congress Project Manager

Up to £35k | London, Greater Manchester |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Client Services |  Permanent  | Ref:889087

The Role

Congress Project Manager - Vibrant Medical Communications Agency - Manchester or London - Up to £35k DoE


The Company

This Manchester/ London creative marketing agency has an outstanding reputation for the medical events they carry out for their clients. This agency stands out for their vibrant and lively working culture and variety of events that they specialise in. What sets this agency apart from their competitors?

  • The wider company works across a whole range of sectors, so are accustomed to producing highly creative deliverables.
  • Fantastic internal progression opportunities
  • Competitive benefits
  • A fantastic social working environment in renovated city centre offices which offer brilliant transport links.


The Role

This Congress Project Manager role will involve delivering exceptional medical congresses for a variety of pharmaceutical clients. The role will involve the following key responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate all stakeholders (clients & agency colleagues) to ensure delivery of all client-led congress activity, on time and on budget
  • Chair and lead all project calls, including preparation of agenda, briefing materials and minutes
  • Escalate delivery / budget concerns to client lead and / or internally as required with recommended resolution
  • Create and manage project management budget, including control of scope creep
  • Work with relevant departments to ensure delivery of core project components, e.g. logistics, exhibition stand, film, technical production, working with other agencies where appropriate



To apply for this role as a Congress Project Manager our client was hoping for candidates with the following skills and experiences:

  • Must have experience of delivering events for the pharmaceutical industry
  • Must also have an understanding of global medical congresses
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent client / stakeholder management skills
  • Knowledge of exhibition, symposia and logistics management preferred


What should you do next?

This Congress Project Manager role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to deliver a wide range of events, and project manage the process from briefing right through to event delivery. 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.



Nicola Simpson

Which team do you work in?

I work on the Healthcare Communications team.

Which area do you specialise in?

I specialise in attracting and resourcing high calibre candidates for junior level Medical Communications and Medical Education teams.

On the Client Services side I work across: Account Executive jobs, Project Executive jobs, Senior Account Executive jobs and Account Manager positions. 

And on the Editorial side I work on: Editorial Assistant jobs, Medical Editor jobs, Associate Medical Writer jobs, and Medical Writer jobs.

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

I keep up-to-date using groups on LinkedIn and by keeping in regular contact with people currently working in the industry. 

What's your favourite film and why?

I love films, so there's far too many to choose from! If I had to pick one it would probably be the Harry Potter series. 

If you could invent one thing what would it be?

I'd invent a machine that made me a coffee as soon as I woke up - that would make getting out of bed much easier! 

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

I like to treat everyone as an individual and feel my psychology degree has helped me gain an insight into different people's perspective and motivations. 


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