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2019-07-09 13:08:461970-01-01 Pop Science
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Location Buckinghamshire
Area South East Buckinghamshire
Sector Science
Salary £50k - 60k per year
Start Date ASAP
Job Ref 800
Job Views 241
Description

You will love this role if you:

  • You enjoy regular client contact either though face to face meetings, phone and written communication
  • You get a great deal of satisfaction from delivering exciting and innovative projects on time and in budget
  • You have a high attention to detail to ensure that quality outputs are delivered to your clients
  • You enjoy working as part of a supportive and dynamic team

You will be a success if you:

  • Can share your passion and enthusiasm with your clients and colleagues
  • Are a team worker and collaborative
  • Are keen to learn new skills and therapy areas
  • Interested in developing new ideas to bring science and medicine to life
  • Able to build relationships with clients (external and internal) and value the importance of creating a good rapport
  • If you manage projects effectively and they are delivered on brief, on time and on budget
  • You achieve a high degree of client satisfaction
  • You actively grow client business
  • You keep your team appropriately engaged and well informed
  • You actively mentor and lead within the team
  • You follow SOPs
  • Your time sheets are completed and submitted in a timely manner
  • Adhere to the core values at all times

  
As part of the Medical Communications team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:
Working in an Account Management team, alongside Medical Writers and a Creative team, to manage our clients requirements and deliver their projects

  • Full ownership of the communications programme for each client, ranging from strategic input to day-to-day management of tactics (based on the specific needs for each account)
  • Ensure optimal financial management of each account and demonstrate a clear understanding of all financial processes within the business
  • Monitor forecast and plans in conjunction with Senior Account Managers, Account Managers and Account Executives to ensure business objectives are met, on time and within budget.
  • Ensure the finance team is kept up to date with all relevant information and manage financial issues in a timely manner
  • Thorough understanding of the clients’ business objectives, product strategy and relevant therapeutic area. Clear communication of this to all internal team members, as relevant
  • In depth understanding of the relevant NHS organisations, policies and processes that impact upon the business
  • Responsibility for building and maintaining professional relationships with opinion leaders (industry and NHS)
  • Manage and influence senior-level client contacts and maintain positive working relationships, immediately identifying any issues and leading remedial action, as required
  • Promote services to all clients, identifying new business opportunities
  • Highlight key issues to the GAD or Partner regarding key accounts and the account team, as appropriate
  • Ensure understanding and implementation of all Medical Communications procedures and quality standards across all account team members
  • Ensure all account team members take ownership for their business and appropriate levels of responsibility
  • Support the GAD/Partner as a senior member of the team
  • Ensure the GAD/Partner is kept up to date on client activities
  • Contribute to discussions regarding overall company strategy
  • Coordinate effectively and efficiently with appropriate members of the team
  • Ensure effective cross-company working on integrated accounts, where appropriate
  • Support the development and training of Account Executives, Account Managers and Senior Account Managers
  • Line management responsibility of AMs, SAEs, AEs, where appropriate

  
What you’ll bring:

  • Work within the core values at all times
  • Thorough understanding of the client’s therapeutic area and ability to provide strategic input
  • Strong understanding of science and medicine, the healthcare environment and the Medical Education/Comms industry
  • Manager, trainer, delegator
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Approachability
  • Significant experience in a healthcare agency or pharmaceutical company role
  • Excellent project management and analytical skills
  • Financial acumen
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise; excellent time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Competent in using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Sound understanding of the ABPI code of practice

  

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