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Entry Level Account Executive

The Role

Entry Level Account Executive - Friendly, Independent Medical Communications Agency - Cambridgeshire - Up to £23k

Fantastic opportunity for a life science graduate, with a keen interest in medical communications to join a smaller, flexible, passionate agency healthcare communications agency. This role will involve working as part of a close-knit team to plan and execute a range of projects for their pharmaceutical clients.


The Company

This independent, friendly healthcare communications agency is in need of a life science graduate, with a keen interest in medical communications, to join their close-knit team as an Account Executive. This medical communications agency covers a whole range of areas including campaign strategy, internal comms, congress engagement and clinical trial support.

  • At this agency you will get the opportunity to work with a range of clients, from local healthcare charities to global market leaders.
  • This independent agency really does value employee well-being, they have famous "no long hours" policy, and encourage flexi working.
  • This agency puts a huge value on continued professional development. Each employee has monthly reviews with their manager and gets at least 24 hours of training a year.
  • This agency is renowned for their beautiful offices in the countryside just outside Cambridge.


The Role

This Graduate Account Executive role will involve planning and executing projects by facilitating both internal teams and external suppliers regardless of media, on time, within budget, within scope and exceeding client expectations.

  • Working alongside the relevant specialists to plan and deliver projects.
  • Oversee the progress of the project from concept to completion.
  • Prepare various reports, including briefs, site visit and contact reports.
  • Monitor and control budgets including time spent on jobs.
  • Administrative support within the company.



To apply for this entry level, graduate Account Executive opportunity within medical communications, our client was hoping for candidates with the following skills and experiences:

  • A degree in the life sciences.
  • A keen interest in medical communications, with knowledge of the industry and a desire to pursue a long-term career in this area.
  • A personable nature and the ability to work well in a team.
  • Highly organised, with the ability to schedule own workload and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


What should you do next?

Entry level opportunities within medical communications don't come up very often, and a role within this sought-after agency won't be around for long. 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 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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