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Account Director

Negotiable | London |  Client Services/ Account Handling |  Permanent  | Ref:883491



Phillip Hall

Which team do you work in?
Healthcare Communications.

Which area do you specialise in?
Medical Communications and Medical Education 

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?
Communicating with candidates on a regular basis, over the phone, email and through LinkedIn. Also meeting candidates over a coffee is a great way to learn more. I try to get to as many networking events as possible; meeting with clients on a regular basis to find out what they're doing really helps too. 

What's your favourite film and why?
My favourite film would have to be...'Once Upon a Time in the West'. A classic Western film that offers everything.

If you could invent one thing what would it be?
I'd invent a time-machine, or maybe something easier to use like 'Bernard's Watch'. It would be ideal to be able to stop time every now and again to catch up on some sleep or spend some extra time finding that perfect candidate!

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent? 
I'd like to think that I really get to understand what people are looking for in their next role and deliver to that. This, coupled with keeping regular contact with clients to see what their situation is, allows me to match the right candidate to the right company, as each Medical Communications Agency offers something slightly different. This may sound like ordinary recruitment to some, but you have to act differently and go the extra mile in this sector to make it work for everybody involved!


The Role

Account Director - Medical Communications - Very creative - Central London - Up to £60K DOE

The Company

We're privileged to be working with an agency that is able to offer something a little different from many of the other agencies out there at the moment. The agency is part of a wider group, looking to expand their Medical Communications division. This will allow the Account Director to mould the position and grow and develop the business in a direction they wish.

  • Excellent network of clients and business ready to go!

  • Work across a range of therapy areas and deliverables. The AD will be responsible for the direction of these too.

  • Offices in Central London, easily commutable across various transport links

  • Excellent resources available on site for all employees to have access too

  • Backing of a larger group, no insecurity over future of the business

The Job

  • Responsible for the day to day leading of the account team

  • Lead the financial management of the account(s)

  • Work closely with the senior editorial staff on the account(s) to ensure delivery of projects

  • Ensure all projects are within client brief and budget

  • Work across a number of therapy areas and deliverables


  • Ability to manage and motivate a team

  • Excellent relationship building skills

  • Experience managing large budgets and various sized accounts

  • Motivated to keep abreast of current thinking and any market changes

  • Comfortable leading a new area of the business, developing this area

What should you do next?

This is genuinely something a little different from some of the other opportunities out there within Medical Communications. This role will give the successful candidate the chance to grow and develop a new area for the business. This part of the business has the backing of a larger agency network and there are no fears for this being an unstable time for the up and coming MedComms agency.

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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