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Senior Account Director

Up to £65K DOE | South East, Berkshire, Hampshire |  Client Services |  Permanent  | Ref:886058



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

Senior/Account Director - Healthcare Communications Agency - Berkshire/North Hampshire - Up to £65K Depending on experience


The Company

We've been working closely with this business over the last few years, placing several people with them this year too. The feedback from the people we've introduced has been fantastic, the agency has also mentioned these candidates are working out very well and discussions around promotions are already happening. The agency is a small to medium sized, independent Medical Communications agency with lovely modern offices.

They currently run two business units and they're looking for a Senior/Account Director to take the lead on one, reporting directly in to the MD. They don't focus on your typical Medical Communications projects and there is very little in the way of publication planning. They're more focused on meetings/events, video production, internal communications, and insights.

  • Vast array of therapy areas available too including Neuroscience, Rare Diseases, MS, ADHD - patient centric is a big focus for the agency along with working with closely HCP's.

  • Agency on the upward curve - growing and developing year on year

  • Superb culture - friendly and supportive environment for all staff

  • Flexible and forward thinking, want to create a positive work life balance for all

  • Opportunities for career progression, recently brought in a clearly defined path for moving up!

  • Real variety in projects, not your 'run of the mill' MedComms projects!


The Role

  • Ensuring all projects are delivered to the highest standard, on budget and within time

  • Taking overall responsibility for team's accounts, maintaining targets

  • Managing and motivating the team - from Senior Account Managers to Account Executives

  • Working as part of the senior management team to support the direction of the company

  • Developing organic growth and identifying new opportunities



  • Excellent record of accomplishment within Healthcare/Medical Communications

  • Demonstration of leadership and mentoring skills

  • Strong written, presentation and communications skills

  • Able to work as part of a flexible Medical Communications agency


What should you do next?

There are a lot of agencies around and finding the right one can be tricky! We've genuinely really enjoyed partnering with this agency as they've been a pleasure to work with. They provide superb career opportunities and a real variety in projects/therapy areas. Always here for a confidential, informal chat to tell you more about this agency. Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there.

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