Account Director

Healthcare agency brands within the Life Sciences industry always need creative, collaborative, and insight-led input when it comes to communication. Account Directors are known for pushing the boundaries of healthcare communications. At Meet, our expertise helps source the best talent and opportunities to take businesses and careers to the next level. 

Account Directors help businesses establish and build client relationships by leading strategic campaigns and multi-channel projects. Essentially they are the vital link between agencies and their clients, working closely with internal and external senior account managers. 

People in this client-facing position will work across various projects, meaning no day is the same. They often support and train junior talent and manage their teams within their agency. Account Directors stay up to date with the latest trends within Healthcare Advertising and the work their competitors are actioning. 

An Account Director is someone with extensive creative flair and a wide range of knowledge of all things Life Science. Individuals who work in this role love what they do, and the businesses who hire them extract significant value from them. 

Responsibilities of an Account Director


Depending on the employer, an Account Director is responsible for the following:

  • Build and manage relationships with key clients, colleagues and other stakeholders 
  • Play a key role in driving excellent client service and delivery of results
  • Devise strategic advertising campaigns that meet the client's brief and budget 
  • Present and pitch campaign ideas to the client and agency
  • Write and document client reports
  • Secure new business for the agency
  • Build and maintain client relationships
  • Support both junior and senior team members
  • Manage any of the agencies outsourced freelancer work relevant to the campaign
  • Understand the clients brand and ensure this adheres to the campaign 
  • Be the contact link between the internal business and the client marketing agency 
  • Negotiate details of the campaigns with both client and agency
  • Lead and monitor effective projects and campaigns
  • Be accountable for the campaigns budgets, costs and invoices
  • Liaise with clients to ensure their specific briefs are met

Skills and experience needed

Top Account Director talent will be required to have the below skills and experience:

  • Experience working in a healthcare and PR/communications agency 
  • Knowledge of digital content to strengthen a message across multiple media channels relevant to a client’s key audiences
  • A strong understanding of client needs across various markets
  • Excellent written and verbal skills 
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • A strategic thinker.
  • Solid knowledge of financial and general account management 
  • In-depth knowledge of global healthcare environments
  • Experience in line management and developing a team
  • Ability to think creatively and have strong media relations skills
  • Able to build strong client relationships
  • Data analytics and brand communication skills
  • Ability to create and lead digital and social media campaigns
  • Prior experience in pitching
  • People management and leadership skills 


Any Account Director will be expected to have a BS/MS degree or postgraduate qualification in any of the below:

  • Advertising
  • Business/management
  • Communications
  • Creative writing
  • Design
  • English
  • Liberal arts
  • Marketing
  • Public relations

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At Meet. we're service lead; our reputation is built on our friendly, supportive and professional approach. We are good people, who are great at recruitment. We truly go above and beyond to get the right fit for both candidates and clients within Life Sciences and Healthcare Advertising.

Our philosophy is to provide exceptional, personalised service, and we take pride in adhering to this each and every day.  

If you're looking to hire an Account Director to transform your business, we can help. We will dedicate our time to understand how your business works and tailor our talent search to your specific requirements. Discover how our team of professionals at Meet can find your perfect candidate today. Learn more here. 

We will help secure a permanent role that best suits you. With the industries most competitive salaries and the option of remote hybrid working, you can shape your future with Meet. So, if you're looking for your next Account Director job, speak to one of our professionals today. Discover more here.

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