Job title: Account Director - Healthcare Communications & PR
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Public Relations
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 24/11/2022
Job ID: 36530

Job Description

Job Title: Account Director – Healthcare Communications – Leading PR & Comms Consultancy

Location: City of London/hybrid Working

Salary: Competitive rate depending on experience - plus bonus and an excellent range of benefits.


About the company: one of Europe’s leading comms consultancies, working across a range of areas including PR, policy, public affairs, and advocacy.


About the role:

The role requires an ambitious Account Director to join a dynamic and fast-growing Healthcare Communications team. The Account Director's role is to provide strategic advice to the company’s existing clients together with management of client accounts, teams, and budgets.

In addition, they will take responsibility for new business activity, and will take on team management duties. The role is for someone who is enthusiastic about helping breakthrough clients to succeed. The existing team has strong expertise in product PR, patient advocacy, corporate communications, and media relations, also working across a number of exciting therapy areas including neuroscience, immunology and pain


Responsibilities of the Account Director

  • Provide strategic advice to clients informed intelligence-gathering
  • Project manage and supervise client account delivery
  • Lead internal and client meetings
  • New business duties from existing and prospective clients
  • Responsible for an expanding new business network
  • Team management duties
  • Budget management internally and for clients


Skills & Experience Required of the Account Director

  • Experience in a pharmaceutical and/or healthcare PR role
  • A good knowledge of healthcare product and corporate communications
  • Team and client-management abilities
  • Project, time and financial management ability
  • Familiarity with a mix of media
  • Business development ability


What they offer

In addition to a competitive salary, your core benefits package will include:

  • An annual performance-related bonus plus additional bonus potential linked to new business and long service 
  • Private healthcare insurance and company pension scheme  
  • Flexible and hybrid working policies, with eligibility to apply for a sabbatical after 2 years’ service
  • International secondments across the Group consultancies in Europe, Middle East and North America


They are an equal opportunities employer, committed to encouraging a balanced workforce within their company and the wider industry. 


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