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Account Director

Up to £55K DOE | North West, Greater Manchester |  Client Services |  Permanent  | Ref:885102



Phillip Hall

Which team do you work in?
Healthcare Communications.

Which area do you specialise in?
Medical Communications and Medical Education 

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?
Communicating with candidates on a regular basis, over the phone, email and through LinkedIn. Also meeting candidates over a coffee is a great way to learn more. I try to get to as many networking events as possible; meeting with clients on a regular basis to find out what they're doing really helps too. 

What's your favourite film and why?
My favourite film would have to be...'Once Upon a Time in the West'. A classic Western film that offers everything.

If you could invent one thing what would it be?
I'd invent a time-machine, or maybe something easier to use like 'Bernard's Watch'. It would be ideal to be able to stop time every now and again to catch up on some sleep or spend some extra time finding that perfect candidate!

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent? 
I'd like to think that I really get to understand what people are looking for in their next role and deliver to that. This, coupled with keeping regular contact with clients to see what their situation is, allows me to match the right candidate to the right company, as each Medical Communications Agency offers something slightly different. This may sound like ordinary recruitment to some, but you have to act differently and go the extra mile in this sector to make it work for everybody involved!


The Role

Account Director - Medical Affairs/Medical Communications Agency - South Manchester - Up to £55k Depending on experience 

An agency we've enjoyed working with over the last year who have grown significantly since the new office formed. We've placed several people with them and the feedback has been superb. Great opportunity for somebody who's working in Medical Communications and looking for something a bit different, with the agency focusing on Med Affairs outputs.


The Company

  • Medical Affairs and Medical Strategy agency looking to grow their UK base in Cheshire.

  • Enjoy the agility and autonomy of a small business with the support and leverage of being part of a large, highly reputable global name working with leaders in pharmaceutical industry

  • Flat hierarchy with all employees invited to thought gathering sessions for their input about growth plans

  • Join from the start and be an integral part of the future

  • Brand new offices surrounded by places to grab a coffee, independent restaurants and boutique shops.


The Role

  • Lead the financial management of the account(s), working closely with agency head

  • Line manage and mentor more junior members of the team

  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with clients, developing new business organically

  • Ensure all projects are on time and within budget

  • Working closely with senior editorial staff on the account(s) leading to first class delivery



  • Ability to work across multiple accounts and therapy areas

  • Solid track record of delivery, ideally in the Medical Communications arena

  • Fantastic relationship builder

  • Experience of working in a team management environment, with line management responsibility

  • Comfortable driving new business forward and building a solid brand


What should you do next?

A fantastic chance to join a business doing something a little different, slightly outside of MedComms. They've been super impressive to work with so far and the first stage is a coffee with the MD. Great chance to find out more about them and see if it's the right fit.

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