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Account Director

£Unrivalled Salary + Benefits Package | North West, Greater Manchester |  Client Services/ Account Handling, Medical Communications & Medical Education |  Permanent  | Ref:889133

The Role

Account Director, Award-Winning Healthcare Agency, Manchester City Centre - Unrivalled Salary Benefits Package

Move away from the traditional, quiet med comms agency into a creative, fun and lively environment in the heart of Manchester.


The Company

This leading, award-winning global healthcare communications agency are seeking an experienced Account Director to join their successful team and support ongoing growth: You will be part of a company who:

  • Reward your hard work with a huge list of amazing perks such as: all expenses paid holidays, free breakfast, annual parties and award ceremonies, Friday drinks, many social events and lots more!
  • Are within a short walk of Manchester Piccadilly and Oxford Road train stations
  • Have a great reputation with well-established relationships with major pharma companies, running significant sized accounts
  • Have a relaxed culture, with casual dress code and dogs in the office
  • Offer fantastic progression opportunities either upwards or across into a different team if you fancy a change. There are also annual salary reviews
  • Substantial benefits including: bonus scheme, season ticket loans, enhanced maternity/paternity, healthcare, sabbatical opportunities, pension scheme, increasing holiday allowance and the opportunity to buy 10 additional days.
  • Softer benefits include: Monday breakfast club, weekly fruit, coffee machines, free eye tests, yoga sessions weekly, meditation sessions, running club, football club, early finish Fridays during summer months and late start Mondays during the winter, manager awards such as spa days, hotel stay, meals out, football tickets etc.


The Role

As an Account Director, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Group Account Director in leading on a large account within the areas of either Diabetes or Dermatology
  • Strategically driving forward your account and identifying opportunities for growth
  • Leading brand strategy and brand development projects across the full product lifecycle
  • Providing line management, support and guidance to your team
  • Travel internationally approximately 3-4 times a year, across the US or Europe to attend conferences and client meetings (nice flights, hotels & your own bag of miniature toiletries)



To be successful in joining this amazing, forward thinking agency as an Account Director, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Ambition and drive, eager to motivate and lead your team and provide only the most exceptional service to your clients
  • Account Director experience on a strategic level
  • Pharma knowledge and experience in a medical communications agency setting
  • Experience leading on substantially large accounts, ideally upwards of £2m
  • Understanding of patient campaigns in additional to HCP campaigns


What should you do next?

These two unique and exciting Account Director opportunities won't be around for long, so please apply ASAP with your CV and I will give you a call to discuss the client and vacancies in more detail to see which option is the best fit for you. This Account Director role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to work for one of the most well-known agencies in the industry who offer the best combination of work and fun… 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.



Alice Smith

Which team do you work in?

Healthcare Communications

Which area do you specialise in?

I specialise in healthcare advertising and PR roles. 

On the Client Services side these roles include: Account Executive jobs, Account Manager jobs, Account Director jobs, Business Unit Director jobs, Client Services Director jobs and Managing Director positions.

On the Copy side these roles include: Medical Writer jobs, Creative Copywriter jobs, Deputy Head of Copy jobs, and Copy Team Lead positions.

And on the Creative side the roles I work across include: Artworker jobs, Designer jobs, Creative jobs, Art Director jobs, Social Media Specialist jobs, Communication Specialist jobs, PR Specialist jobs and Corporate Communications Director positions. 


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

Speaking to candidates and clients on a daily basis allows me to keep up-to-date with changes and news in my industry. I also find LinkedIn groups and professional journals are invaluable for keeping on top of industry topics. 

What's your favourite film and why?

Tim Burton's Big Fish has to be my go-to film of choice. An over the top, fantastical and emotional story of epic proportions full of weird and quirky touches...escapism at it's finest!

If you could invent one thing what would it be?

If I could invent one thing it would be to make the Replicator from Star Trek a reality - I love food but hate cooking after a busy day in the office so this would be ideal! 

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

Having studied art I like to think I look at things with a creative twist and have the ability to look beyond the obvious. This is helpful when it comes to guiding and advising candidates and clients to overcome potential problems and arrive at the best conclusion for all. 


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