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Account Director – Leadership role

Employment Type:
Type of Job:
Medical Communications Jobs, Medical Education Jobs
North West England
Salary Description:
Great salary and benefits
UK Pound
ID Search & Selection
Job Ref:
PID 3620

Our client, an international medical communications agency, is seeking and Account Director to lead a team and a new office site in Cheshire. As well as developing existing accounts to their full potential through relationship building with clients and supporting delivery, you will also be responsible for building a strong and passionate team to ensure ongoing client satisfaction.

This is a great chance for an experienced Account Director to take on further management responsibilities and essentially lead their own business unit.

In return you can expect an excellent salary along with benefits including a great holiday package, performance-related bonus scheme, contributory pension and private health insurance and more.

 Team Leadership:

  • Lead team with an emphasis on professional development
  • Motivate your team, instilling project ownership to ensure smooth running of accounts
  • Regularly review performance of your team
  • Responsible for interviewing and building the team to fully resource assigned accounts

Strategic Direction:

  • Review key deliverables for strategic alignment with client expectations and product strategy
  • Drive strategic elements of the account, including communication and publication plans
  • Proactively identify account opportunities and make recommendations
  • Advise on budget priorities and budget spend

Account Development:

  • Develop and manage an account plan
  • Arrange regular review meetings with client to review status (performance and satisfaction) and prospectively plan future work
  • Lead development of proposals/pitches on existing accounts
  • Create effective partnerships, rather than vendor relationships, with clients
  • Encourage internal team to develop effective relationships with clients


  • Develop financial account plan, including forecasts
  • Maintain responsibility for account recovery rates
  • Responsibility for achieving financial targets

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Life science degree
  • Prior experience of running pharmaceutical marketing accounts gained in a medical communications agency or pharmaceutical environment
  • Experience of running an account team
  • Excellent commercial awareness and customer focus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organisation and planning abilities
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team

For more information please contact Jon Gawley on 01932 797996.

Contact Details:
ID Search & Selection
Tel: + 44 (0) 1932 797996
Contact: Jon Gawley

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