Account Executive - Healthcare Advertising 
12 Month Fixed Term Contract (with view to going permanent)
London - Hybrid 

About Ogilvy

Ogilvy was founded in 1948 by David Ogilvy. David created a culture that deeply respects and cares about its people and clients. Our mission is to inspire people and brands to make an impact and we are committed to attracting, growing, and retaining the best talent in the industry. Ogilvy was recognised as the most creative and most effective agency network in the world, ranking #1 on WARC’s Creative 100 and Effective 100 lists. The WARC 100 lists act as an industry benchmark for success based on results from the most prestigious global and regional industry competitions. Ogilvy Health is one of the largest global networks in healthcare communications and provides strategic, integrated communication solutions for our clients, including many of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical industry. We are made up of healthcare communication specialists across the disciplines of medical education and communications; brain sciences; brand promotion; digital and social; strategic planning; public relations and creative/design.

About the Role  

We're delighted to have been recently appointed as advertising and marketing agency of record for a new pharma client in the dermatology space. This means we're now looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Account Executive or newly promoted Senior Account Executive to join us!

This is a fantastic time to join this new account team as we grow and develop our relationships. You'll support the wider team by ensuring delivery of the day-to-day workstreams in the client servicing team for 2 of the lead brands, one of which is the lead brand in their portfolio. Working closely with the wider team including project management and creative, you'll support on a range of deliverables including creative campaigns and a congress booth presence in the Autumn. We'll also be delivering a new disease state awareness campaign and an updated brand campaign with new core messaging and tactics. It's a great time to join us! 

What You’ll Do 

As a Senior Account Executive, you will be responsible for the effective implementation of client campaigns and programmes, by devising project plans and timelines and taking responsibility for driving specific activities. Under the direction of an Account Manager/Director, you will be the key day-to-day contact with the client, working to create strong relationships to deliver the highest quality of client servicing. You will be asked to lead client meetings and presentations to clients where appropriate. An important part of this relationship will be a thorough understanding of the client brand, the market environment, the clinical data and marketing strategy.  

Attention to detail is important, and your role is to ensure all projects are implemented according to Ogilvy Health’s quality standards, including project deadlines and measurable objectives. In terms of your own writing and work, you will be expected to produce accurate copy (whether this is a status report, presentations, social media posts etc.) before passing anything on to team members for review.  

 As a Senior Account Executive, you will begin to become more involved with the financial side of the accounts; depending on the size of the account you may take responsibility for budget development and sourcing quotes, budget control and tracking projects and/or invoicing. Understanding the commercial aspect of our business and how Ogilvy Health works is important 

In addition to your account team colleagues, you will be working closely with the creative team, strategy and planning and external suppliers.You will be asked to take responsibility for briefing, tracking and managing some of these roles and ensuring they feel part of the account team and campaign.  

You will be reporting to the account team lead on a day-to-day basis and for career development you will have a dedicated line manager 

What You’ll Need  

  • A solid foundation having already worked in healthcare advertising or a medcomms agency
  • You'll be naturally collaborative, work well within a team but also be able to work independently
  • You anticipate problems and plan for them
  • Demonstrate meticulous attention to detail with a high level of accuracy, it's something you take real pride in
  • You adhere to deadlines and understand the importance of flagging any potential roadblocks in advance
  • You bring innovation, creativity and new ideas for brainstorms and proactive client proposals - we want to hear them!
  • Curiosity about our business, the world at large and what is going on around you 
  • You're passionate about working in this space and display a keen interest in health and pharmaceutical global communications and a good understanding of the environment in which we work  
  • Be able to work on multiple projects and demonstrate good time management skills  
  • You communicate confidently and you're not afraid to ask for help or guidance when you need it

How We’ll Support You 

Ogilvy celebrates its people. Fully. Enthusiastically. Unhesitatingly. We’ll empower you with the tools you’ll need to succeed. We’ll give you the autonomy to seek out new paths and better ways of doing things. We’ll support you with colleagues who are experts in their disciplines, drawn from across the Ogilvy network. And we’ll provide opportunities for you to do work of which you’ll be proud, with people you’ll be proud to call your teammates.  


  • 25 days holiday + your birthday off and a paid volunteering day - after 2 years service you can purchase up to an additional 5 days per year
  • Enhanced parental leave 
  • A generous pension scheme - you pay in 4% we pay 6%, following probation contributions are matched up to 10.5% (17.5% in total)
  • Choose from either Private Medical Cover (Bupa) OR Dental cover OR a monthly leisure allowance of £45 to spend on your health & wellbeing 
  • A fantastic Employee Assistance Programme provided by Telus which offers brilliant support, expert advice and specialist counselling
  • Help @ Hand by Unum - quick, free access to a remote GP, mental health support, physio or a medical 2nd opinion
  • Free 1-2-1 Coaching - online coaching for your professional or personal growth provided by Thrive Partners
  • A comprehensive Learning & Development programme 


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