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Account Director

£50k - £55k | London |  Client Services/ Account Handling |  Permanent  | Ref:887515

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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. 

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The Role

Account Director in Healthcare Communications - Our award-winning client, a healthcare communications integrated agency, is seeking an Account Director to join their established team in their fabulous Central London based offices. This fantastic opportunity offers the chance to work on a broad range of multi-channel projects across a number of clients within the pharmaceutical industry. Could this be the next move for you?

 

The Company

A central London based boutique agency who love to innovate.

  • They develop cutting-edge multichannel solutions through the web, mobile, and M2M, for audiences including patients, carers, HCP's and other stakeholders.

  • They are a boutique agency who take a sociable and flexible approach to work

  • They also create business tools for Pharma sales, marketing and medical affairs, including medical education, e-detailing, closed loop marketing, tailored presentations, and data and analytics solutions.

  • This company share a common energy, passion and drive to deliver first class results they continue to grow and deliver more programmes that enable access to innovation.

 

The Role

As Account Director you will be responsible for their accounts throughout the project lifecycle, from scope through to final delivery and ongoing governance, including:

  • Planning, supervising and managing multiple digital projects at regional, national and global levels

  • Be responsible for delivering to the highest standards within the constraints of scope, quality, time, risk and budget

  • Manage overall coordination of digital applications development projects; from planning through to implementation - managing and driving multiple projects simultaneously

  • Setting project scope, priorities, deadlines, and deliverables schedules in collaboration with account teams

  • Line Management responsibilities and mentoring of more junior account handlers

  • Play a lead role in pitching and new business development

 

You

This Agency is looking for:

  • Previous account handling experience as a SAM or AD managing the working on a broad range of accounts in an agency environment, preferably from a healthcare communications background

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's or equivalent degree in a life science degree

  • Agile development experience and knowledge and love of Lean methodology

 

What should you do next?

This Account Director position is a fantastic role at an agency that is going from strength to strength. I have no doubt that this role will not be around for long so don't delay if getting your details sent over! Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there.



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