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Account Director -- Health Communications

Company: Barrington James Europe
Reference: BS-AD-1
Closing Date: 14 Mar 18
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Negotiable

Job Summary:

My client and I are searching for a skilled account director to drive the overall direction of clients through accountability of each accounts marketing and communication needs.



  • Must have proven experience within a Health Communication role OR as a Senior Account Manager
  • Must have clear experience with people management – showing direct leadership capability
  • Recognised and interpret health related and pharmaceutical issues
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills, inclusive of reviewing different styles of materials and editing them where appropriate
  • Helping to evolve other teams members through mentoring
  • A competent understanding of the UK professional press and the working habits of Journalists
  • An understanding of the publication planning process
  • Confidently run creative and relevant meeting programmes
  • With consideration to the position (Programme Director) you must have an clear enough understanding of new media/ IT to the point at which clients opinions of you remain credible
  • Ability to work under pressure, consistently showing good decision making skills with high accuracy and quality of outputs




  • Ensuring team members are working toward pre-agreed personal goals/objectives within the programme
  • Delegation of roles and appropriation of all team members time across the variety of projects in which they are working
  • To be held accountable for teams success as well as issues, when focusing on the latter you will work closely and sensitively to aid the resolve of these issues
  • Keep an up-to-date and accurate record of all performance – team and project - highlighting issues and working toward stabilizing them
  • Provide key strategic guidance to the client through analysing market environment, maintaining careful observation of projects being currently being worked – both medium and term
  • Make certain that account team members are keeping an appropriate degree of contact with the client
  • Accountability and ownership for the financial performance of the programmes, in proportion to the resources utilised within each specific project
  • Take charge of negotiations of the fees with clients
  • Monitor regularly income and profit VS projections and when targets are not met successfully ensure critical reviewing with the inclusion of a contingency plan (in discussion with senior management)
  • Determine the optimal balance between the levels of service provided and the revenue taken, with the exploration of any imbalances of company personal resource vs fee income
  • Stimulate the team and ensure importance of financial performance is widely recognised and understood, thus ensuring all tasks are completed in an accurate and timely fashion
  • Making sure that, to the best of your ability, all of the team comply and work with all of the companies responsibilities in mind.
  • Developing new business through market and competitor understanding, whilst also showing client retention and listening to feedback

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