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Associate Director, Dublin

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Type of Job:
Medical Communications Jobs, Healthcare PR Jobs
Salary Description:
Highly competitive salary and benefits
Chemistry Search & Selection
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My client, an award-winning health communications agency, is looking for an experienced Associate Director to join its Dublin office. You will be responsible for hands on planning, coordination and management of the development, implementation and financial administration of client programmes. You will also oversee multiple accounts and account teams, support new business development efforts, and be part of the company’s management team. The primary focus for this role is to lead global communications.
Key responsibilities:

• Leads and maintains relationships with core clients and external audiences and partners
• Serves as strategic counsel lead for client engagements based on broad communications landscape and business goals; takes immediate action on client feedback
• Leads all aspects of financial performance management for key client engagements (i.e., client budgets, team capacity, planning and vendor management)
• Develops written materials on complex client issues (e.g., executive talking points, speeches, presentations, issues management support and counsel)
• Serves as facilitator for client workshops and events, including speaker training sessions, multi-stakeholder convening initiatives, internal messaging workshops, etc.
• Takes an active role in developing staffing plans for core businesses (including salary management and capacity planning)
• Contributes suggestions and feedback to the overarching company strategy / annual goals
• Leads development and presentation of new business proposals
• Leads client interactions and liaison with external partners to develop further client strategic counsel skills
• Provides direct and constructive feedback to junior team members, supporting them in developing fundamental skill sets (writing, research, logistics, etc.)
• Encourages regular feedback from manager and team members
• Hones presentation skills and can effectively coach other team members to further develop their skills accordingly

The ideal candidate will have good experience in communications, marketing, business or related health / science field preferably from time spent in agency or in a pharma company. You will also have proven managerial acumen and ability to handle conflict diplomatically. It is essential that you are a team player with the ability to work cooperatively across teams. You will also have superb internal and external communication skills (verbal, written, listening).

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to take a significant step in their career and join a real powerhouse agency.

Contact Details:
Chemistry Search & Selection
Tel: +44 (0)208 866 2418
Contact: Suzanne Kelly

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