Account Director

Recruiter
ID Search and Selection Ltd
Location
Cheshire
Salary
£50-55K
Posted
02 Dec 2017
Closes
08 Dec 2017
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A great opportunity to join an independent pharma and healthcare communications agency as an Account Director. Based in Cheshire, they cover a broad range of therapy areas and provide a full portfolio of services.

They are seeking an experienced account handler to deliver revenues for assigned accounts through effective internal teamwork: on time, on budget and to meet client needs. You will provide strategic and commercial direction to the account team and deliver organic business growth.

This role comes with an excellent salary and benefits package.

Responsibilities:

- Oversee the delivery of all live projects within the assigned accounts to agreed financial ratios and in line with project specifications
- Take overall responsibility for client negotiations, agreeing terms, conditions and contracts
- Liaise appropriately with all relevant departments, providing information that may assist them in their day-to-day work
- Oversee and drive the day-to-day project management of all live projects within accounts
- Develop account teams to reach full potential both personally and for the benefit of the business
- Build and sustain long-term influential business relationships with client teams and wider company contacts
- Identify opportunities within the client franchise and company and forward any leads to the Business Development Director

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

- Educated to degree level (preferably in a science)
- Experience in a healthcare communications agency essential
- Understanding of the drug development and communication process
- Broad range of therapeutic knowledge
- Proficient in account planning
- Ability to think strategically
- Ability to apply knowledge of pharmaceutical marketing and medical communications
- Sound financial and commercial acumen to ensure programmes are delivered profitably
- Proven leadership skills
- Able to coach and mentor other team members
- Ability to apply the principles of negotiation in relevant situations