Account Director - Med Comms
Due to continued expansion a leading medical communications agency have an opportunity for an Account Director to join its team in London or Cheshire. Our client provides a full complement of medical communications services to their pharma, biotech and medical organisations. They work on global accounts and are interested to hear from candidates with previous experience in oncology or haematology although this is not imperative. As Account Director you will be responsible for supervising a range of communications projects. The role would suit a candidate who enjoys multi-tasking and is motivated to drive and develop the business. Using your project management skills and scientific expertise you will deliver a range of scientific services to clients, including scientific and strategic consultation, publications planning for new and existing drug therapies, satellite symposia, international conferences and medical education projects in both web and multimedia formats. You will be responsible for maintaining and developing excellent client relations and guaranteeing client satisfaction by meeting and surpassing their needs. In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package including pension, healthcare, bonus and 25 days they are known for their friendly and informal working environment. They also offer excellent opportunities for career and personal development, including secondments to other offices in the group. Responsibilities: Contributes to the development of strategic and tactical marketing activities Ensures the overall delivery and implementation of projects to the highest quality, in line with the project brief and the allocated budget Coordinate and manage project teams including staff and personnel from other divisions to ensure the efficient and timely completion of projects Monitors and manages the team to ensure delivery of projects to timescales, quality and within budget Identify new business opportunities both with existing and new clients Develop and participate in new business presentations Manages, motivates and develops junior members of the Account team Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: A life sciences degree or PhD Previous experience in a medical communications agency or pharmaceutical marketing environment You should have good financial understanding and have had experience with budgeting You will have experience in managing meetings (conferences, symposia, satellite meetings, events etc.) Experience and knowledge of a broad range of therapy areas You will also be able to work well within a team and demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills General computer literacy required with use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook This role might suit candidates who are looking to develop their management skills. 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.