Account director - healthcare communications (Brighton)

Job description

Comradis (www.comradis.biz) is an independent healthcare consultancy that specializes in rare diseases and uncommon cancers. We provide industry-leading insights, compelling communications and commercialization expertise to organizations seeking to improve the treatment options for patients with significant unmet medical needs. Comradis is part of AMICULUM (www.amiculum.biz), an independent, privately-owned cluster of healthcare communications agencies with offices in New Zealand, China, Singapore, UAE, Switzerland, UK and USA.


In response to the continued growth of our business, we are creating a new opportunity for an experienced account director with publications management experience to join our team in the UK. This role will support Comradis in delivering global medical communications with a focus on complex respiratory diseases.


The role can be based from any of our six UK office locations (Dundee, Manchester, Bollington, Oxford, Richmond or Brighton). We are also inviting applications from candidates based in Glasgow or Edinburgh, who would be interested in home-working flexibility with regular trips to our Dundee office.


Key responsibilities:


  • Oversee and take responsibility for managing a broad range of publications projects from briefing to delivery
  • Provide clients with high-level scientific, strategic, and commercial expertise on medical communications projects
  • Set performance targets with clients and monitor progress on account against targets
  • Establish and build on positive long-term relationships with client teams
  • Create and manage project budgets
  • Lead, motivate and inspire internal project teams
  • Collaborate with leading medical experts and AMICULUM colleagues across all offices
  • Support business development activities through relationship building and organic growth of accounts

Requirements

Candidates for this role should have:


  • An academic background in biomedical science and significant healthcare communications agency account direction experience
  • An in-depth understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and relevant compliance/content approval requirements
  • Scientific understanding and enthusiasm for healthcare-related topics, particularly in the field of  rare diseases
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Experience leading and managing multifunctional teams both locally and remotely
  • The ability to be self-motivated, with a knack for planning and a willingness to get involved with a range of organizational, financial, and project-related tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a diplomatic approach to dealing with multiple client and team requirements
  • Intermediate/advanced skills with standard business software packages (Word/Excel/PowerPoint essential)


In return, we offer a great working environment and a competitive salary, dependent on experience and qualifications. Our benefits are excellent and include a personal performance-related bonus, a global profit-related bonus, pension scheme, life and income protection insurances, and 25 days’ annual leave plus public holidays.


If you believe you are suited to this role, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please send us your CV along with a covering letter.