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Account Director

£50k - £55k | London |  Client Services/ Account Handling |  Permanent  | Ref:887155



Jonny Ladd

Which team do you work in?

Healthcare Communications

Which area do you specialise in?

Advertising, PR & Digital

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

Through constant communication with candidates and clients within the industry. I like to meet with my clients and candidates as often as possible and to get out to as many networking events as I can. I also like to keep track of what is happening in the industry via LinkedIn, PMLive and other pharma news sites. 

What's your favourite film and why?

Gladiator - it's a timeless film with a great cast and fantastic story. They don't make them like that anymore.

If you could invent one thing what would it be?

I'd love to have a teleport. I love to travel but some places are so far away! I'd love to press a button and be able to spend the weekend on the beach in Fiji.

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

I can read and write in Korean! After teaching English over there I have learnt to really understand people and have seen how rewarding it is to help people whatever their circumstances. In my job I really listen to both my clients and candidates needs and try to match them as best as possible. 


The Role

Account Director - Boutique Advertising Agency - London - £50k - £55k


The Company

The only way to do great work is to love what you do and to have a fantastic team behind you. How would you like the opportunity to join a fantastic independent Healthcare Advertising agency who foster a truly collaborative approach regarding their work and possess a belief that the best client results are achieved through thinking differently? We are currently working with such an agency that ticks all the boxes who are looking for a talented and passionate Account Director to join their growing team. This agency provides its staff with the opportunity to work on a range of different projects and has business units focusing on Rx, OTC and Consumer Health accounts.Friendly, sociable office culture with a commitment to maintaining a successful work life balance.Winners of numerous top awards for their traditional and digital campaigns. Set up for the best year to date so much more to come!Central London office location with numerous top restaurants and bars nearby.


The Role

It is an exciting time for this agency as recent pitch wins means that their team is expanding. The agency is searching for an experienced Account Director who can drive client relationships forward, assist with new business development and help with the continued development of junior members of the team. Supporting the Managing Director in the development of creative briefs and ensuring that reasonable client expectations of deliverables and timeframes are set and managed through the entire process.

  • Working alongside project managers to reconcile costs/time at the end of each month or project and prepare invoices accordingly to ensure that profitability is maintained on each project.

  • Understanding that the agency's staff are their greatest asset and therefore nurturing and supporting more junior members of the client services and project management teams in order to aid their professional development.

  • Not only having a leading role in developing business with existing clients, but also recognising new business opportunities and driving efforts to successfully convert these opportunities too.



As well as having a background working in healthcare advertising, having a passion for healthcare communications and a drive to succeed is crucial. Also, to be successful in this role:

  • You will have an ability to make intelligent and informed decisions on behalf of the business, whilst knowing when to escalate issues or decisions to the Managing Director.

  • You will have excellent written and verbal communications skills and be experienced and confident in presenting and conducting training sessions.

  • You will have Account Director experience from a multichannel Healthcare Communications agency, with good knowledge of digital campaigns, and an interest in digital.

  • You will be enthusiastic about the fact that as an Account Director at this agency you will have a real responsibility in helping them to meet their lofty ambitions and further cement their reputation as a trusted name in this industry.


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.

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