• Group Account Director

    Job ID
    2018-13077
    Location
    US-NY-New York
    Category
    Client Services
    Company
    Health Science Communications
  • Overview

    At Health Science Communications (HSC) we share a genius for translating scientific promise into clinical reality. In fact, we’ve built our business on it! We continue to grow and lead our field by providing scientific strategy, medical education, and multi-channel peer-to-peer initiatives to maximize the value of our clients’ brands with the utmost scientific integrity.

    Come join our team of medical, marketing, creative, and digital experts as we continue to catalyze the science, meaningfully engage with our audiences, and strategically partner with some of the most exciting companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and device industries.

     

    We are seeking a dynamic a Group Account Director. The Group Account Director will play an active role partnering with our clients and spearheading medical education/communication plans from strategic concept development through implementation. You will function as a dynamic member of the HCG team, representing our agency with significant client exposure and working as part of a cross-functional internal team, leveraging your scientific acumen and tactical experience to deliver great work for our clients.

     

    Strategic Business Stewardship

    • Begins to lead the development, communication, and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes across teams to protect business against vulnerability
    • Monitors the team’s management of day-to-day client deliverable activities to proactively decrease/eliminate challenges
    • Initiates and participates in strategic and tactical brainstorming sessions; directs the strategic development of projects and programs
    • Identifies and seeks out new business opportunities and expansion of existing accounts

    Client Relations

    • Builds and maintains strong and strategic client relationships
    • Serves as a senior resource for client; monitors company/client relationship, ensuring resolution of day-to-day account issues
    • Advises clients on message development and marketing strategies and generates written proposals to meet client marketing strategies
    • Effectively develops, organizes, and delivers compelling verbal presentations, from 1:1 client meetings to group new business pitches

    Financial Management

    • Regularly analyzes accounts to enhance profitability on assigned accounts, recommends changes and renegotiations
    • Submits forecast of annual goals and objectives, including proposals for generating new business and business expansion activities
    • Ensures assigned projects and programs are completed accurately, on time, and within budget

    People Management

    • Holistically manages and ensures relationships across all client teams and levels to set positive cultural tones
    • Mentors and assists career growth of various team members
    • Identifies talent issues or challenges and proactively collaborates with senior management to build and work against a plan of action
    • Contributes to internal trainings and initiatives as requested by senior management

    QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITION

    • Bachelor’s degree with a strong interest in pharmaceutical marketing
    • A minimum of 6 years medical communication or clinician-focused healthcare marketing agency-side experience
    • Appreciation for and willingness to travel

    SKILLS

    • Strategic acumen and consultative client management experience
    • Previous success leading client business coupled with the experience of encouraging and supporting direct reports
    • Ability to build rapport and to work well with internal and external teams
    • Judgment skills: decision making that is logical and based on a sound thought process

    What we offer:

    • A competitive compensation package
    • Paid annual vacation, holiday and sick time off
    • Comprehensive health plans including medical, dental and vision
    • Competitive 401(k) investment options
    • Employee stock purchase plan
    • Life insurance
    • Commuter benefits
    • Employee referral awards
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Training and mentoring opportunities through programs such as Omnicom University, led by international influencers and Harvard Business School professors
    • Retail and entertainment discounts and benefits available
    • A rewarding workplace and a fun team environment

    The companies within the Healthcare Consultancy Group are Equal Opportunity Employers. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any category or class of person protected by law.

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