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Senior Planner

c£65k + extensive benefits | London |  Advertising & PR, Client Services/ Account Handling |  Permanent  | Ref:889617

The Role

Senior Planner - Award-Winning Healthcare Advertising Agency - Central London - c£65K + Extensive Benefits

Working hand in hand with the Client Services Team you will lead strategic planning on a series of pharmaceutical accounts to contribute to the ongoing success and growth of this award-winning agency.


The Company

This leading Healthcare Communications agency has a reputation for producing award-winning work and has the trust of the leading names in the pharmaceutical, biotech and clinical research world. As a Senior Planner you will join a company that can offer:

  • State-of-the-art, modern offices based in Central London
  • A complete flexible working policy - to help make your career fit around your life
  • Collaborative working at the core of everything they do
  • Mental health and wellbeing support strategies built in the company culture from the top down
  • A diverse, rich and varied team made up of interesting, intelligent and passionate people
  • A global team of experts determined to be the best at what they do


The Role

As a Senior Planner you will work closely with the Client Services team to deliver strategic plans tailored to a variety of accounts to build client relationships, grow the business and become a invaluable asset to the client services team.

  • Provide tactical and strategic planning insights to develop a long-term plan tailored to each client across a variety of channels, both print and digital
  • Provide in-depth analytical insight into the market to ensure plans are robust and inline with market trends, competitor activities and commercial landscapes
  • Playing an integral role to support the creative/account and planning team throughout the creative journey
  • Bring new ideas, insights and the ability to solve problems objectively and strategically



To be successful for this Senior Planner opportunity you will have been working as a Planner in an agency setting where you have gained the following:

  • Demonstrable experience leading the planning for a core piece of business
  • Experience working with clients to build strategic, evidence-based brand plans and go-to-market plans that drive business growth
  • An ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • An in-depth understanding of business and brand strategic specific to the pharmaceutical sector
  • Experience providing market insights and analysis to give an overview of the agencies activities in relation to the market and their competitors
  • Excellent communications skills to convey credibility and respect
  • Degree-educated


What should you do next?

Don't settle with what is comfortable or familiar! This Senior Planner opportunity is a rare challenge working for a global, award-winning agency. To discuss further, don't hesitate to get in touch and 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 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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