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Account Director

£55k | London |  Client Services/ Account Handling |  Permanent  | Ref:886974



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

Account Director - Leading International Agency - Central London - £55k


The Company

This leading international agency are looking to expand their team, given a successful start to 2018, winning a number of new regional and international accounts. Building upon their current client base, which includes Viiv Healthcare, GSK, Roche and Shire, they have added a number of consumer health accounts and large pharmaceutical accounts. They are looking for an experienced Account Director to join the business.

  • Fantastic benefit package - 35 days annual leave, international events, and competitive pension contribution

  • Brand-new offices - relocated in 2015

  • Staff numbers grown by 300% since 2008

  • International accounts - 60% of their workload


The Role

This role will be perfect for a Senior Account Manager or Account Director who has media relations experience but who enjoys the challenge of a more integrated approach. As they are an ambitious agency and you'll be playing a vital role in delivering their award winning campaigns and developing the business further.

  • You will work across a range of UK and global accounts.

  • You will work across a range of UK and global accounts

  • An opportunity to mentor junior members of staff

  • Hands on, client facing role

  • An opportunity to work on a variety of therapy areas (including infectious disease, HIV, oncology)



You'll have experience of account handling gained within healthcare PR, with a real interest in working in a more creative, integrated environment.

  • 5 years' healthcare agency experience

  • Experience of pitching new business

  • Solid project management skills

  • Man management experience

  • A team mentality


What should you do next?

This Account Director role offers a great opportunity, 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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