Account Director

  • Competitive
  • -, United Kingdom
  • Permanent

A global communications consultancy trusted by some of the highest profile organisations in the world is looking for an Account Director to join their team.Their headquarters are in London but they have offices in Paris, Washington, Singapore to name just a few. 

The Health Team

We’re trusted by the most high-profile organisations in the world, including 5 of the 10 largest pharmaceutical companies.

We advise clients on the biggest issues facing the sector, from the launch of cutting-edge therapies to major population health issues.

And we pride ourselves on deep, joined-up thinking, grounded in insights. Often working at the intersection of health policy and communications, we offer strategic problem-solving and high-level counsel alongside quality, creative execution.

The Role

As a Senior Consultant (AD) in the Health team, you’ll be part of the Health’s management team. You’ll be responsible for leading account teams across multiple clients in the life sciences sector; providing strategic counsel, lead the delivery of impactful communications programmes, ensuring quality and building and maintaining great client relationships. You’ll also play a role in helping win and grow new business.

Specifically, the role includes:

  • Being a day-to-day point of contact and source of advice for senior clients
  • Providing strategic oversight to multiple projects for multiple clients, leading and managing account teams of varying size
  • Working with senior colleagues (Partners and Directors) to develop communications strategies that address client objectives and developing tactics that engage their priority audiences - such as insight led narrative development, executive thought leadership, strategic corporate media engagement, digital activation and policy campaigning
  • Overseeing communications activity for product launches, corporate initiatives, regulatory milestones, executive thought leadership, and more.
  • Supporting the development of the team through high quality line management of junior team members
  • Contributing to the commercial growth of the business by participating in proposal development and pitches
  • Building internal and external networks with colleagues, opinion leaders, journalists, professional associations, online influencers and other relevant third-parties

You must:

  • Be intellectually curious, with a passion for solving complex problems in the healthcare sector
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the regulations that govern what pharmaceutical companies can and cannot communicate publicly (e.g. the UK’s ABPI Code of Practice)
  • Be an experienced programme lead with at least 4+ years of experience working for pharmaceutical/life sciences clients on behalf of a communications consultancy or in an in-house role
  • Have proven experience of leading the delivery of high-profile accounts/work programmes and be able to anticipate clients’ challenges and develop strategies to solve them
  • Be highly organised, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, work quickly and meet deadlines
  • Have strong knowledge of, and interest in, the UK and/or EU healthcare environment and adjacent media landscape
  • Know how to engage priority audiences for the sector, including – but not limited to - payers, HCPs, policymakers, patients/PAGs, health media and the broader public

What we offer in return:

We are committed to employee development and have an open doors culture where you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced people in the business. We regularly reward and promote success, and actively encourage staff to take on new challenges and responsibilities to aid progression.

Our remuneration package also includes our competitive pension contributions, private healthcare life assurance cover, flexible hours, annual profit share, company contribution to gym membership, wellbeing workshops and activities, company parties, lunch contribution each week and much, much more!

If this sounds like an interesting opportunity then please apply or reach out to 

Roisin Heekin Resourcer

Apply for this role

Not registered? Create your account or if you already have an account? Sign in here

Meet Recruitment 2022. Meet Recruitment Ltd., Meet Recruitment Inc. and Meet Personalberatung GmbH are all subsidiaries of Meet Group (No. 13556131) a company registered in England and Wales at Irongate House, 22-30 Dukes Place, London, EC3A 7LP.
Site by Venn