Account Director - Medical Education

Location Salisbury
Discipline: Life Sciences
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £60k (c)
Contact name: Liam McConnell

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Job ref: REF: 7099
Published: 23 days ago
Expiry date: 27 Aug 2022 23:59

The Account Director leads a client account ensuring that they are profitable, and growing. You will take up responsibility for the delivery of quality work that meets the client’s needs, accurately addresses the brief, and is delivered on time and on budget. You will do so through the effective management of your own team, setting team priorities and managing resource, and through your ability to develop strong client relationships and to lead and inspire others inside and outside the agency. You will be involved with pitches for new business, approaching these with both a creative and commercial mindset and actively seeks and recommends new business opportunities.

 Key responsibilities:

  • Lead client accounts of up to £500K revenue, with overall responsibility for the client/agency relationship

  • Take the strategic lead on client briefs, and provide strategic direction from kick off to campaign/project completion

  • Push clients, and the agency, creatively and strategically to optimum performance, seeking support of Executive Directors if required

  • Follow up on individual campaigns and projects to gain feedback and manage client satisfaction

  • Ensure a working knowledge of the therapeutic landscape relevant to client accounts

  • Maintain the high-quality of all deliverables through appropriate accuracy and quality checks

  • Ensure the profitability and growth of client accounts through accurate budgeting, monitoring of hours vs. budget

  • Identify, develop and convert new business opportunities with existing and future clients

  • Ensure a thorough knowledge of all relevant codes of practice and legislation

Essential skills/experience

       Significant experience within the healthcare/pharma industry including relevant agency experience with Medical Education specifically

       Experience in publications planning and delivery beneficial

       The ability to plan and strategize (e.g. marketing, communication, tactical and messaging strategy)

       A fantastic relationship builder with excellent communication and interpersonal skills

       Outstanding team and project management skills. Fully conversant with relevant software programmes e.g. PowerPoint, Excel and Word and with all relevant industry standards and codes of practice

The organisation was established to bring together experienced healthcare communicators, working in senior teams, employing an agile working model to deliver key services to their client base across the UK and throughout Europe.

The position offer the opportunity to work remotely with the occasional site visit to the company HQ, perhaps once a quarter. The hours are full time offering a number of lucrative benefits as part of the package. Contact Liam to apply today.