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An exciting opportunity for an Associate Director to join a fast-growing independent agency in London, who are recognised industry-leaders in patient advocacy and patient partnership. They have a mission to extend and enhance people's lives by building impactful campaigns that shape the way patients, professionals, and policymakers think and act. Operating globally, they specialise in healthcare, public affairs, patient advocacy and PR. Their Health team is recognised as one of the highest-performing practices in the industry.

We are seeking an Associate Director to lead their client programs, drive business growth, and contribute to the continued success.

Key Requirements:

Demonstrated expertise in a healthcare agency with a focus on policy, government affairs, and advocacy.

Significant knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, including its operating environment, commercial priorities, and regulatory landscape

Expertise and well-established connections within the health policy ecosystem.

Proven track record of leading successful pitch processes and other business development activities.

Experience implementing complex programs with measurable outcomes, managing matrix teams to deliver high-quality work on time and within budget.

Comprehensive understanding of the healthcare and policy landscape, either at a country (e.g., the UK) or multi-market/global level.

Strong commercial skills and a robust understanding of financial management.

Key Responsibilities:

Act as senior counsel for clients, building strong relationships, and developing high-impact programs. Take responsibility for all client communication and engagement, providing strategic advice on key healthcare landscape issues and trends.

Drive growth in our client portfolio through proactive prospecting, lead generation, leading responses to RFPs, and pitching. Identify and capitalize on new business opportunities.

Manage, coach, and mentor teams to deliver consistently best-in-class work. Work with the Practice senior team to oversee operational delivery, including capacity planning, servicing, profitability, forecasting, and billing.

If you have the relevant experience and this opportunity sounds interesting to you, please get in touch with our team including a copy of your CV as soon as possible via the form below.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. You can access our Diversity and Inclusion Policy here.

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Researcher Arlena Butt

Arlena graduated from University of Stirling in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in criminology and social policy. She has an interest in Public Affairs and the Communications sector. Alongside this, Arlena is passionate about diversity and inclusion and is excited to work in the space.

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