Account Director - Healthcare

Employer
The Fix Creative Ltd
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
27 Sep 2020

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Sector
Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Permanent
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The Fix have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Account Director to join our client, a well-known and successful healthcare communications agency.
This particular role is within the brand communications team, so they are specifically looking for candidates with experience in this.
Brand Communications:
From brand strategy and development to creative campaigns; multi-channel marketing to brand & disease awareness; corporate and internal motivation campaigns to sales aids.
As part of the Patient & Brand Communications team, you'll be responsible for the following activities:
* Full ownership of the communications programme for each client, ranging from strategic input to day-to-day management of tactics (based on the specific needs for each account)
* Ensure optimal financial management of each account and demonstrate a clear understanding of all financial processes within the business. Manage financial issues promptly
* Monitor forecast and plans in conjunction with Account Managers and Account Executives to ensure business objectives are met, on time and within budget. Ensure the Managing Director/Client Services Director is kept up to date with all relevant information
* Thorough understanding of the clients' business objectives, product strategy and relevant therapeutic area. Clear communication of this to all internal team members, as relevant
* In depth understanding of the relevant ABPI and NICE policies in the UK and equivalent across Europe and processes that impact upon the company
* Manage and influence senior-level client contacts and maintain positive working relationships, as well as working proactively to identify new business opportunities by networking and researching within existing client companies
* Highlight key issues to the regarding key accounts and the account team, as appropriate
* Lead pitches
* Ensure all account team members take ownership of their business and appropriate levels of responsibility
* Support the development and training of Account Executives, Account Managers and Senior Account Managers
* Line management responsibility, where appropriate
What you'll bring:
* Ability to work with client and agency staff on a day to day project management basis both independently and as part of the team
* Pro-actively apply a thorough understanding of the client's therapeutic area and ability to provide strategic input
* Strong understanding of the healthcare environment and target audience gained through significant experience in a healthcare agency or pharmaceutical company role
* Approachable hands-on manager, trainer, delegator with strong leadership skills
* Financial acumen
* The ability to distil complex information and produce simple, compelling briefs
* Ability to multitask and prioritise; excellent time management skills
* Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
* Competent in using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
* Solid grasp of relevant digital technologies, including CRM systems
* Sound understanding of what it takes to be compliant in the pharma industry, including knowledge of the ABPI code of practice
* Projects managed effectively and delivered on brief, on time, on budget
* Growing client business with a high degree of client satisfaction
What we offer:
* A total of 29 days holidays - 25 plus an additional 3 at our Christmas shutdown plus your birthday off
* Flexible start and finish times around core office hours and 4pm finish on fridays
* A training platform that provides access to self-paced and face-to-face learning & development
* Private Medical Insurance
* Life Assurance
* Enhanced parental leave
AND MORE
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