Account Manager / Senior Account Manager - Healthcare PR
Our client is a leading integrated medical communications agency working across PR, medical education, advertising and market access. They are seeking an Account Manager / Senior Account Manager to join their team and work predominantly on global healthcare PR accounts from their Surrey offices. The role will involve the day to day running of accounts. You will work closely with the account team to ensure successful and timely planning, development, implementation of project deliverables. You will also support your Account Director with the strategic development of accounts. Their work centres on creative communications rather than traditional media relations and so would suit candidates interested in creating and developing innovative narratives. In return you can expect an excellent salary along with a raft of benefits including 25 days holiday rising to 30 days with service, contributory pension and life assurance and much more. You will be working alongside a talented team of writers, designers and account handlers who together have won many industry accolades. Responsibilities: To manage the day-to-day running of accounts and maintain regular client contact Ensure regular client updates and manage any changes to planned activities Regularly review programme strategy against new issues and the external environment Maintain awareness and understanding of current issues relating to client and product area Provide clear and accurate briefings to all personnel tasked with project implementation Supervise team members and provide on the job coaching Actively support team members in achieving development goals Build and maintain contact with key opinion leaders Liaise with and brief opinion leaders on activities related to client business Instigate and lead brainstorms to develop the strategic, tactical and creative direction of accounts Assist with the preparation of proposals and cost estimates; providing information for pitches and additional business opportunities Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Life Science or Public Relations degree Solid experience in PR, primarily in a healthcare agency environment Have extensive experience of writing press releases and developing patient materials, as well as project, financial and event management Be highly skilled in patient PR and communications, stakeholder engagement, brand and internal communications and disease awareness programmes Proficiency in writing and editing documents Strong presentation, organisational and facilitation skills Excellent understanding and commercial awareness of marketing and patient communications within the healthcare sector If you are looking for a company that recognises and rewards your contributions, this is the company for you! ID Search & Selection has been successfully placing candidates in healthcare communications jobs for over 15 years. Along the way we’ve built many long term relationships with candidates and clients. We’re now trusted recruitment partners to many leading companies, big, small, network and independent. Our consultants are knowledgeable and professional and will be happy to offer information and advice. We are with you every step of the way, providing a supportive and communicative service that we will tailor to your unique needs. Jon Gawley would love to hear from you on 01932 797996.