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Account Director

£50k - £55k | London |  Advertising & PR, Client Services/ Account Handling |  Permanent  | Ref:887515

The Role

Account Director in Healthcare Communications - Our award-winning client, a healthcare communications integrated agency, is seeking an Account Director to join their established team in their fabulous Central London based offices. This fantastic opportunity offers the chance to work on a broad range of multi-channel projects across a number of clients within the pharmaceutical industry. Could this be the next move for you?


The Company

A central London based boutique agency who love to innovate.

  • They develop cutting-edge multichannel solutions through the web, mobile, and M2M, for audiences including patients, carers, HCP's and other stakeholders.

  • They are a boutique agency who take a sociable and flexible approach to work

  • They also create business tools for Pharma sales, marketing and medical affairs, including medical education, e-detailing, closed loop marketing, tailored presentations, and data and analytics solutions.

  • This company share a common energy, passion and drive to deliver first class results they continue to grow and deliver more programmes that enable access to innovation.


The Role

As Account Director you will be responsible for their accounts throughout the project lifecycle, from scope through to final delivery and ongoing governance, including:

  • Planning, supervising and managing multiple digital projects at regional, national and global levels

  • Be responsible for delivering to the highest standards within the constraints of scope, quality, time, risk and budget

  • Manage overall coordination of digital applications development projects; from planning through to implementation - managing and driving multiple projects simultaneously

  • Setting project scope, priorities, deadlines, and deliverables schedules in collaboration with account teams

  • Line Management responsibilities and mentoring of more junior account handlers

  • Play a lead role in pitching and new business development



This Agency is looking for:

  • Previous account handling experience as a SAM or AD managing the working on a broad range of accounts in an agency environment, preferably from a healthcare communications background

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's or equivalent degree in a life science degree

  • Agile development experience and knowledge and love of Lean methodology


What should you do next?

This Account Director position is a fantastic role at an agency that is going from strength to strength. I have no doubt that this role will not be around for long so don't delay if getting your details sent over! Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there.



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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