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Associate Director

£60k - £70k | London |  Advertising & PR, Client Services/ Account Handling |  Contract  | Ref:886888



Adam Walker

Which team do you work in?

Healthcare Communications

Which area do you specialise in?

Advertising, PR and Digital 

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

The best way is to constantly communicate with my candidates, new and old. If something is happening within the industry, candidates are usually the first people to know and voice their opinion.

What's your favourite film and why?

Probably Leon. 12-year-old Natalie Portman learns how to become an assassin from Jean Reno, who has a strange relationship with a potted plant and tries to kill the drug fuelled Gary Oldman. Brilliantly over-the-top.

If you could invent one thing what would it be?

Lightsabers – need I say more?

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

I formed a record label with a few friends at 18, which expanded massively, and went on to host stages at a couple of national festivals. I didn't realise how valuable it was at the time, but networking with key industry figures and musicians was crucial. Our artists quickly grabbed attention and are currently on tour across Europe. As a huge music aficionado, it’s fantastic knowing we’ve pushed them to that level. Looking back, it’s the same in any industry – networking, knowing your industry leaders, and attending national and international events is key.


The Role

Associate Director - Leading Healthcare Comms Agency - London - £60k-£70k


The Company

A specialist communications agency are looking to expand their London healthcare team and bring in an Associate Director. Initially, this person would join the business on a 12 Month FTC, with a view to a permanent position as Business Director. With 70 offices worldwide, they are one of the leading global communications businesses, also covering FMCG, Retail, Finance and more. Working across large pharmaceutical accounts and consumer health accounts, their current clients include: Novartis, Pfizer, Nestle and GSK.

  • State of the art offices - recent relocation to Central London

  • A great cultural mix within the London office, with people from around the globe

  • Rooftop bar - weekly DJ nights and events

  • Great variety of events, in and outside the office - Yoga, Team Building Days, regular Conferences and nights out!

  • Award winning - dominant in international awards programmes


The Role

This role would be ideal for a Senior Account Director looking to step up into an Associate Director role, or an Associate Director looking to move in a different direction. You will be expected to:

  • Play an active role in coaching, facilitating long-term career development of staff

  • Manage accounts to a high standard of service, on time, within budget

  • Manage large complex, and demanding client briefs and budgets, including providing communications planning, strategy formulation and content development



To be considered for this Associate Director role, you will need:

  • University Degree or equivalent, ideally in life sciences

  • Experience in an SAD or Associate Director role previously

  • Good reputation within healthcare communications

  • Demonstrated abilities in handling a variety of difficult and challenging assignments

  • Strong network of global and local communications contacts


What should you do next?

This new Associate Director opportunity 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.

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