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Account Director

£50k - £60k | London |  Advertising & PR, Client Services/ Account Handling |  Permanent  | Ref:888555

The Role

Account Director - Creative Healthcare Advertising Agency - London - £50k - £60k


The Company

A leading healthcare communications and advertising agencies with offices in New York, London and Asia.

  • Working across a range of prescription and OTC projects for top pharma / healthcare companies this boutique agency is challenging the norm with their captivating campaigns.

  • A boutique agency with creativity and patients at the heart of everything they do.

  • A full-service agency working across advertising, medical education and digital.

  • Multi award winning and known for producing some of the best healthcare advertising campaigns.

  • A brilliant culture with a very supportive close knit team.

  • Based in fantastic offices in the centre of London surrounded by a number of bars, restaurants and shops.


The Role

Due to year on year growth and continued new business wins, this agency is now looking for an ambitious account director to join their account handling team and drive the business to future success. As an Account Director, you will take full responsibility for the projects you work on and act as an inspiring mentor to more junior account handlers.

  • Establish strong working relationships within the agency and act as the owner of the relationship between agency and client.

  • Take a leadership role on the implementation of a project through ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget, utilising strategic thinking skills to enhance programs and opportunities and obtaining feedback and approval on overall quality of jobs.

  • Deliver long term valued brand relationships to the client and the agency.

  • Provide support and backup to Directors on all accounts and new business opportunities.

  • Take part in the training, development and motivation of account handling teams.



As Account Director, you will have 5 years' experience in account management and have experience of working in a similar position in an agency environment.

  • You will have a solid understanding and a real passion for pharmaceutical and health related communications.

  • You will have an intuitive understanding of a client's needs and objectives to assist marketing strategies.

  • Strong people management skills including influencing and nurturing skills.

  • Proven successful new business pitch abilities

  • Proven ability to effectively manage relationships upwards to senior management.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


What should you do next?

This Account Director job is a great role and won't be around for long! So don't delay. If you are unsure and need some advice, give me a ring, otherwise just click apply, upload your CV and send, it's really that easy!

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.



Matt Goldrick

Which team do you work in?
I work in the Market Research and Business Intelligence team.

Which area do you specialise in?

I specialise in senior market research roles, working with a variety of PMR agencies and consultancies. I also work with our pharma company clients, covering market insight/business intelligence positions.

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

With a well established network of clients and candidates, keeping up to date with industry news is usually quite straightforward! Alongside speaking to those directly involved in the industry, I spend time browsing relevant industry websites and reading articles on LinkedIn

What's your favourite film and why?
I would probably say either the Batman Dark Knight trilogy or the Bourne Films. I think Christopher Nolan's a great director and I really like the premise of the Bourne films - I love a good conspiracy theory!

If you could invent one thing what would it be?
Maybe Bernard's Watch...?

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?
This is a tough one! I'm going to go for a couple of clichéd statements - my never-say-die attitude and the fact I'm the most organised recruitment consultant you'll meet. I've a folder for everything! 


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