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Account Director:  Marketing

We're looking for like-minded individuals to join our expanding team.

Our ambition over the coming years is to help bring 100 game-changing life science products to market to transform the world through the power of science. We’ll achieve this by working with some of the world’s most exciting companies, helping them to tell stories that educate, inform, entertain and inspire life science professionals across the globe in the pursuit of mutual growth and success.

We’re passionate about how science can improve the world around us. Ultimately, our work helps to ensure that companies, scientists and healthcare experts find and understand the technologies they need to drive discovery, cure disease, improve crop yields and make the world a better place.

It's our core values that make us unique and are key to our success. They work to unify our team and align our efforts to deliver our shared goals for the company and our clients.

Our core values are: Do the right thing Get stuff done Do a ridiculously good job Be a modest expert Live to learn Be an analytical thinker.

We’re one of the fastest-growing life science marketing agencies in the world and are looking for talented individuals to join our awesome team. Could this be you?

About the Account Director role at BioStrata

It’s an exciting time to join BioStrata – as part of our ongoing growth, we’re looking for someone to join our expanding client services team.

Your role would be to work as an Account Director on several client accounts to create, drive and help execute strategic marketing plans.

We want to help you leverage your marketing skills and experience to have an impact, both through working with exciting life science clients, and mentoring your account team to reach their full potential. We will also work hard to ensure you will be recognised and rewarded for your hard work and your contribution to BioStrata's ongoing success.

What are the key responsibilities? 

As an Account Director within our client services team, you will lead strategic-level projects across a diverse mix of client accounts. You will manage a team of like-minded colleagues, developing them along with yourself and your clients. Your role will include:

  • Working as an Account Director across several clients, supported by a team of Account Managers and Account Executives

  • Interpreting the business challenges faced by BioStrata’s clients (for example, bottlenecks in their marketing and sales funnel) and then making recommendations to solve these issues

  • Creating integrated marketing strategies and plans that are targeted to client needs and objectives, applying an in-depth knowledge of marketing tactics to select appropriate activities and channels that deliver results

  • Overseeing an account team of Account Managers and Account Execs, who will manage and execute against these marketing plans by briefing and working with our specialist executional writing, design and development teams to deliver results, on deadline and on budget

What skills are required?

Ideally, you will have:

  • A diverse, deep and demonstrable knowledge and experience of marketing strategies and tactics
  • The ability to quickly diagnose the challenges being faced by a client, drawing upon the full marketing mix to suggest solutions via the development of marketing strategies and associated tactical plans

  • Over 7 years of experience working as a marketer within an agency environment or with a mix of experience across both in-house and agency 

  • Experience working as a line manager to coach and develop direct reports

  • A positive, proactive attitude and someone who will thrive on the chance to take our client services team to the next level

  • Experience working in life science marketing is preferred but not essential

If you don’t quite meet the specifications above but are passionate, smart, ambitious, willing to learn quickly and have proven marketing expertise honed working in a marketing agency, then we’d still like to hear from you, so please apply here. In particular, if you a currently an agency Senior Account Manager with the drive and track record to develop into the Account Director role over time, then we'd still love you to apply. 

Location and salary details

  • Location: Our head office is in Cambridge, UK (but remote and hybrid options are also available)
  • Salary: Our salaries are very competitive based on salaries in the UK. We also offer a wide range of benefits and an attractive bonus scheme:
    • Account Director salary band: £50k-£74k

The wider package

At BioStrata, we are passionate about giving our people the power to pursue their dreams and follow their passions. We have committed to this through a range of investments, initiatives and innovations. These pioneering mechanisms will create an important backdrop to your overall package.

Our benefits package includes:

  • 25 days holiday, plus additional days rewarded for long service
  • A generous annual bonus system
  • Hybrid working enabling both home- and office-based working as you prefer
  • Contributions to employee pensions above the government standard rate
  • Protective insurances including life insurance, income and critical illness protections at no extra cost to you, giving you and your family that extra piece of mind
  • Paid days off to study and develop your knowledge
  • Optional paid time out of the office to volunteer
  • Personal and Professional aspiration goal setting - we want to help you achieve your personal and professional goals

We care about our team’s mental and physical health, that’s why our package also includes:

  • Perkbox, delivering hundreds of great benefits, including an Employee Assistance Programme offering a wealth of support and information on topics from childcare to legal advice, mental health support, discount vouchers and more.
  • YuLife, an app for you to track your physical health, with challenges that unlock discounts in a variety of stores, including Amazon, Apple iTunes etc.
  • An in-house yoga teacher who holds weekly classes at our offices in Cambridge, UK

If all of the above sounds like the ideal opportunity for you, then please apply here.

The closing date for applications is 31st May 2022.

Learn more about us before applying

Want to learn more about what it is like to work at BioStrata before you apply? Then check out our updated careers page, which includes info on our mission, values, company benefits and more. You can also learn more about our teamcompany and clients.