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Program Specialist

£competitive salary | East Sussex, West Sussex |  Client Services, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:887862



Lewis Burne

Which team do you work in?

Healthcare Communications

Which area do you specialise in?

Medical Communications & Medical Education - roles include Medical Writers, Account Managers, Project Coordinators and Editoral Assistants. 

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

Attending events and meeting candidates and clients is a fantastic way of engaging with my sector and really getting to know people, companies and their motivations. This, alongside keeping up-to-date with MedComms Networking and PMLive articles. 

What's your favourite film and why?

I'm not the biggest of movie buffs but one of my favourites is Lars Von Trier's 'Dancer in the Dark'. It stars Bjork and I'm quite a big Bjork fan!

If you could invent one thing what would it be?

I would invent a mode of transport which is, essentially, a large rollercoaster. It would make my commute to work that bit more enjoyable.

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

I try not to make assumptions on people and get to know everyone on an individual basis. 


The Role

Work in 200 person med comms division of a large CRO, offering excellent career progression and an amazing benefits package including 10% bonus!

The Company

You will be part of a company who:

  • Team of 16 sitting within a network of 200 Med Comms professionals
  • Projects include: Publication Planning & Scientific Content, Commercial Activities, Interactive & Digital Media, Medical Expert Activities, Advisory Boards and Consultancy Meetings and Educational Slide Decks
  • Offer lots of opportunity for career progression and development
  • Offer a benefits package including 15% annual bonus up, pension scheme where the company double your contributions up to 5%/10%, private healthcare, private dental care, childcare vouchers, retail cards and other flexible benefits

The Role

As a Program Specialist you will be responsible for:

  • Creating projects plans and schedules, including change management and communications plansLeading project kick-off meetings
  • Ensure program is aligned produce strategy
  • Act as key internal and external point of contact regarding project status
  • Full financial tracking and budget monitoring


To be considered for this Program Specialist vacancy you must be able to demonstrate:

  • 2-3 years or equivalent experience in Medical Communications project management role
  • Strong client-facing and B2B experience
  • Some line management and supervisory experience is advantageous
  • Strong financial skills and business acumen

What should you do next?

This Program Specialist role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to grown and progress with a successful, expanding agency, whilst working with major global brands. 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.

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