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Business Unit Director

c£85k | London |  Advertising & PR, Client Services/ Account Handling |  Contract  | Ref:890125

The Role

Oncology Business Unit Director (Advertising) – Global Healthcare Advertising Agency – Central London – c£85K (12 months FTC to start 1st September)

This exciting and hugely successful global healthcare ad agency are seeking a Business Unit Director for a 12 month FTC from the end of August/beginning of September 2020.

**Ready to interview and onboard fully remotely!**


The Company

This Business Unit Director (12 month contract) is a unique opportunity to join a global advertising agency renowned for its unique approach to developing future-proof brands guaranteed to stand the test of time through innovation, creativity and the desire to do things differently. This agency is not afraid to stand-out or ask questions and this confidence is what brings some of the biggest names in the healthcare industry to partner with them. If you have Oncology experience and currently working at a Senior Account Director level, looking for a leadership opportunity, or a freelancer looking for a long-term contract then look no further.

  • Fantastic, modern offices based Centrally and boasting state-of-the-art facilities
  • Collaborative and energetic surroundings working alongside passionate and ideas-driven people!  
  • A well-established agency with clear structure and close-knit team set-up, also part of a networked group offering the ‘best of both’
  • A global reputation in the industry for producing cutting edge and conceptual creative work
  • A solid benefits package offering a solid pension, healthcare, great holidays and perks!


The Role

This Business Unit Director (12 month contract) will play a key role in the successful running of this specialist Oncology Business Unit …you will be able to inspire and motivate your team, providing support and enabling them to realise their potential. Adept at managing the day to day whilst keeping an eye on the overarching goal you will be responsible for:

  • Taking ownership of the business unit including the team, clients and projects
  • Working collaboratively internally and externally to build concrete relationships
  • Empowering and motivating your team to achieve results and realise their potential
  • Taking the lead on projects; delegating, monitoring and ensuring projects are running smoothly
  • Pre-empting potential issues and taking the lead on any problem-solving, crisis management or project resolutions
  • Upholding the agency values and ideas to ensure that hard-hitting and engaging work is being produced



To be successful for this Business Unit Director (12 month Contract) it is essential that you have a genuine passion for healthcare, leadership expertise and experience, a drive to achieve only the best results for your clients and a solid level of Oncology experience.

  • You will have an ideas-driven approach to your work and excel in an environment that generates and shares ideas, asks questions and pushes boundaries.
  • Confident, empowering and motivational leadership qualities
  • A predilection for digital/experiential/conceptual work at the cutting edge
  • A willingness to ask questions, challenges the ordinary and say no
  • Solid experience as an SAD looking for a refreshing approach to healthcare advertising.


What should you do next?

If you’re available from the beginning of September and seeking a fixed-term contract with a stand-out healthcare advertising agency in a challenging Business Unit Director role then do not hesitate to get in touch. Send your CV over and let’s talk.

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.



Alice Smith

Which team do you work in?

Healthcare Communications

Which area do you specialise in?

I specialise in healthcare advertising and PR roles. 

On the Client Services side these roles include: Account Executive jobs, Account Manager jobs, Account Director jobs, Business Unit Director jobs, Client Services Director jobs and Managing Director positions.

On the Copy side these roles include: Medical Writer jobs, Creative Copywriter jobs, Deputy Head of Copy jobs, and Copy Team Lead positions.

And on the Creative side the roles I work across include: Artworker jobs, Designer jobs, Creative jobs, Art Director jobs, Social Media Specialist jobs, Communication Specialist jobs, PR Specialist jobs and Corporate Communications Director positions. 

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

Speaking to candidates and clients on a daily basis allows me to keep up-to-date with changes and news in my industry. I also find LinkedIn groups and professional journals are invaluable for keeping on top of industry topics. 

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

Having studied art I like to think I look at things with a creative twist and have the ability to look beyond the obvious. This is helpful when it comes to guiding and advising candidates and clients to overcome potential problems and arrive at the best conclusion for all. 


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