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Project Director / Account Director

£depends on level of experience | London, South East |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Client Services |  Permanent  | Ref:888722

The Role

Project Director / Account Director - Multichannel Medical Communications Agency - Surrey / London / Homeworking - £depends on level of experience Contributing to the strategic direction of accounts and the tactical input into projects, this role of Project Director offers someone a varied and exciting career within a fun and rewarding healthcare communications agency in Surrey.

The Company

Split into a number of specialist divisions, we are recruiting within the medical communications team as they continue to grow.
  • CULTURE - They boast a number of long service employees who have progressed through the company and are committed to ensuring the happiness and well-being of their talented and friendly team
  • GLOBAL CLIENTS - working for some of the most well-known top pharma companies
  • VARIETY - impressive array of innovative, creative and multichannel projects - medical strategy and publications, digital solutions, live events, stakeholder engagement programmes, research projects and training solutions, creative marketing and brand communications solutions, medical affairs, medical and marketing communications, market access and HEOR analytics, and digital, along with specialty services in other areas such as public affairs and meetings and event management
  • SHARED SERVICES - Internal scientific team (Medical Writing), Studio and events management team
  • BENEFITS - 25 days annual leave increasing to 30 days with service, private healthcare, season ticket loans, subsidised gym membership, on-site exercise classes, homeworking flexibility

The Role

As a Project Director / Account Director you will be responsible for:
  • Responsible for project delivery across a number of major accounts, including live events, stakeholder engagement, digital solutions, research projects, consensus programmes and training programmes.
  • Able to create and communicate a compelling scientific message
  • Mentor and motivate an ambitious and diverse team to drive outstanding project delivery
  • Lead client interactions providing strategic counsel as required
  • Driven to maximise organic and new business development opportunities.


To be considered for this Project Director / Account Director you will be able to demonstrate:
  • Either experience at Project Director / Account Director level or 2 years as Senior Project Manager / Senior Account Manager level
  • Experience working within a medical communications agency
  • Client focused approach to programme delivery
  • Creative and bold ideas generator
  • Strategic mindset and compassionate leader

What should you do next?

Please click apply for an initial, informal call to discuss the company and this Project Director / Account Director opportunity in more detail to see if it is a good match for you. Your details won't be shared with our client without your consent. This Project Director / Account Director job is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to make your mark as the agency move from "boutique" feel to well-established. To discuss further, please submit your current CV. 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.



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.


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