Account Director

Account Director

Job Title: Account Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £65000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15168 SM
Contact Name: Sarah Memery
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 06, 2017 16:47

Job Description

Are you an established and successful healthcare communications account director? Are you ready for a new challenge in 2017?

My client is a thriving independent medical communication agency in central London, looking for an exceptional Account Director to lead and support a range of busy accounts with a strong focus in the areas of Diabetes and Respiratory. 

You will be responsible for the day-to-day leading of the account team(s), have experience of managing large/multiple accounts, and have responsibility for the financial health of the account(s), including accurate forecasting and meeting financial targets in consultation with the CSD. 

You will be able to apply in-depth scientific and commercial expertise in order to provide strategic advice and consultancy to clients.  Tasked with ensuring plans are in place for the organic growth of the account, as well as participating in the development and implementation of new business opportunities.  You take responsibility for the performance and development of client services staff and have prior experience in line management.

Requirements include:
  • A thorough understanding of the medical communication and education environment,
    the healthcare community and the role of pharmaceutical companies in the provision of
    healthcare services
  • A solid understanding of environmental factors and scientific/medical information that
    may impact client accounts negatively or positively, and is able to make appropriate
  • Experience of working within the publications unit to understand all processes relating
    to publication planning
  • Develop and maintains excellent relationships with clients and healthcare professionals and
    provides high-quality scientific support services, as needed
  • The ability to work across different accounts and therapy areas

Essential requirements:

  • Life science degree , ideally combined with a higher qualification (e.g. MSc, PhD)
  • Solid track record (approx. 5+ years) in the medical communication and education industry
    and in leading projects within an agency environment
  • Experience of leading financial management of account(s)
  • Extensive experience of working effectively within a team environment, with clients and with
    healthcare professionals
  • Experience of leading, motivating and line managing client services staff in an agency environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders through multiple channels
  • Excellent written English, attention to detail and proven presentation skills
  • IT literate (use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Interested? Please get in touch with your CV for a full job description and information about the agency

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This is a permanent role