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Account Director

£negotiable and competitive | London |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Client Services |  Permanent  | Ref:887730

The Role

Account Director - Medical Communications Agency - Central London - £negotiable and competitive

A young yet highly respected company, who organically grew to £3.5m turnover within their first 2 years, are looking for an experienced Account Director to help shape the future of the business.


The Company

Based in new, modern central London offices, this company offer:

  • VARIETY - to work across a number of accounts including events, meetings, digital, publications and other exciting areas such as podcast recording from a TV studio and PR accounts
  • OPTIONS - the opportunity to work on a strategic level either in a hybrid role or more traditional client services
  • TRAVEL - to a range of really exciting international locations such as LA, Tennesse, Chicago, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Vienna.
  • EXPOSURE - to a variety of therapy areas including oncology, immunology, neuroscience and rare diseases to name a few
  • BENEFITS - including annual company bonus, season ticket loans, 25 days annual leave, pension scheme and more


The Role

You will excel in this Account Director position if you enjoy:

  • Strategically leading on your own key accounts, building client relationships and effectively managing projects ensuring delivery of the highest standards
  • Developing growth with existing clients and identifying opportunities for new business
  • Having a number of direct reports
  • Getting involved with hybrid responsibilities such as writing up minutes, slide decks, patient information leaflets etc. (optional)



To be consider for this Account Director vacancy, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience working strategically at Account Director level
  • Experience either working within a medical communications agency, or in an agency environment with pharma or healthcare clients
  • Team leadership experience, either direct reports or leading on a project
  • Ambition and drive!


What should you do next?

Please apply for an initial, informal call to discuss the company and this Account Director opportunity in more detail to see if it is a good match for you. Your details won't be shared with the company without your consent. This Account Director role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to join a young, exciting and rapidly growing agency offering the ability to really excel your career! To discuss further, please submit your current CV.

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Katie Goulbourn

Which team and area do you work/specialise in?

I work within the medical communications and medical education team, recruiting on behalf of medical communications and pharmaceutical events agencies across the UK

What are some of the typical roles you cover?

I specialise in recruiting for mid-senior level positions in medical communications, across both client services and editorial.

Typical job roles I recruit for include:

  • Account Manager, Senior Account Manager, Account Director
  • Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Project Director
  • Medical Writer, Senior Medical Writer, Principal Medical Writer
  • Medical Editor, Senior Medical Editor
  • Events Manager, Events Director

What are the hot issues in your sector currently?

In medical communications, there are a lot of vacancies to very few candidates, which means candidates are in a really strong position when they start their job search. We are able to run through a number of suitable options with each candidate, shortlisting their top 2-3 opportunities to focus on, and then guide the candidate through the application, interview and offer processes.

Who is your biggest idol / inspiration and why?

My Dad, due to his ambition and credibility in his industry.

What is your greatest fear?


You’re stranded on a desert island – what one thing could you not live without?

Hot chocolate


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