Commercial lead (healthcare communications)

Job description

Comradis ( 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 (, an independent, privately-owned cluster of healthcare communications agencies with offices in New Zealand, China, Singapore, UAE, Switzerland, UK and USA.

To support the continued growth of our business, we are creating a new opportunity for an individual to provide strategic and commercial leadership. The successful candidate will partner with clients and colleagues to ensure the design and delivery of complex medical communication and healthcare learning assignments.

The role can be based from any of our six UK office locations (Dundee, Manchester, Bollington, Oxford, Richmond or Brighton). AMICULUM is 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 will include:

  • Overall responsibility for managing a broad range of healthcare communications projects from briefing to delivery
  • Negotiation of project budgets with client companies
  • Leading negotiations with clients’ purchasing specialists
  • Providing clients with a high level commercial expertise
  • Establishing and building on positive long-term relationships with client teams
  • Uncovering new business opportunities with existing and new clients and leading the business development process
  • Collaborating with leading medical experts and AMICULUM colleagues across all offices
  • Creating and managing project budgets
  • Leading and motivating internal project teams


Candidates for this role should have:

  • Significant healthcare communications agency account direction experience
  • An in-depth understanding of pharmaceutical clients and compliance/content approval requirements
  • Scientific understanding and enthusiasm for healthcare-related topics and the capability to work across multiple therapy areas
  • A good first degree in a biomedical science (research degree preferred)
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a diplomatic approach to dealing with multiple client and team requirements
  • Experience gained working on rare disease assignments and an awareness of the complexities of the rare disease sector would be an advantage
  • 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-sharing bonus, pension scheme, life and income protection insurance, and 25 days’ annual leave plus public holidays.

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