Account Director - Healthcare (Pharma Comms)

Job Locations UK-London
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/25/2021 4:42 PM)
# of Openings
Position Function
Public Relations


As part of the global FleishmanHillard/Omnicom healthcare network, our UK team is the largest of 13 teams in Europe, offering deep, sector-specific expertise and award-winning creativity.  Our team are a diverse bunch of collaborative individuals. As creative as they are strategic, with a broad spectrum of talents, experiences and expertise which all come together to tackle complex issues and deliver outstanding results for our clients. 


As sector specialists the team are experts at driving engagement by designing and bringing to life healthcare communications programs that are informed by insight and data-led strategy. We are inspired by developing communications that improve access and uptake of therapeutic and diagnostic innovations and approaches, linked directly to health outcomes. See here for the variety of communications support we offer our clients.


As an Account Director in the team you will be supporting clients across a varied portfolio of therapy areas. This could range from revolutionary treatments in chronic kidney disease, heart failure, immunology, oncology, hematology, rare diseases or neuroscience.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Being the day-to-day lead on a portfolio of client accounts. This will involve managing delivery, contributing to strategy and utilising senior counsel.
  • Ensuring a high standard of work and superior client service, always with an eye to driving the satisfaction that supports client retention and growth.
  • Be a trusted advisor. Our clients want thought partnership, which means you need to know their issues as well as they do and offer smart strategic thinking to help them stay ahead of issues impacting their business.
  • Media relations, pitching stories and finding creative angles, maintaining relationships with key opinion leaders, media, online influencers and other relevant third-parties.
  • Contributing to the management of client budgets; overseeing the client budget development, tracking, billing and communications
  • Developing new business through networking and lead generation, responding to external briefs and cross-practice identified opportunities, identifying opportunities for organic growth, and leading proposals and pitches.
  • Helping to shape our broader healthcare offering in an enabling environment, where your ideas will really count.
  • Developing integrated campaigns, working with media and digital specialists across the business while leading on activations.
  • Inspiring, mentoring and motivating junior team members to build a highly inclusive, engaged and productive team.


If you have experience in the above within a communications agency, we would love to hear from you!


Why FleishmanHillard?


Awarded Gold in PR Week’s Best Places to Work (2020), we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for everyone. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age. Do let us know if you need any adjustments made during the interview process. 


Your individual strengths, passions and ambitions are what make FH an incredible agency, so our employee benefits are built to support this.  Check us out on Insta to see what we've been up to recently. 


FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. We have been named PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year and Best Places to Work; a “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for six years running; and among our firm’s award-winning work we’ve taken home 5 Lions in the past two years at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.  We’re also more motivated by what we can give than what we receive, and in our 70th year, we’ve initiated a worldwide service commitment to support social inclusion in the communities in which we work and live. 


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