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Associate Director

Business Type: Market Research Agency, Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Account Manager
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Location: United Kingdom
Reference: 2021-30394
Job Details:
Position: Associate Director
Company: Adelphi Research, part of Adelphi Group (an Omnicom Healthcare Company)
Job Location: Based in our HQ office in Bollington, Cheshire, UK, however, we offer great flexibility and hybrid working.

Whilst virtual client engagement and execution of research has been virtual since 2020, we do expect travel to be part of this role in the future.

About Adelphi Research: Adelphi Research is a global market research consultancy. As an Adelphi Group company, we’ve been providing insights that impact strategic decision-making for pharmaceutical and healthcare organisations for over 30 years. Our work focuses on designing and delivering insights that inspire action and drive change our clients seek to achieve. It is through the continuous development of our people and honing of our culture we drive our successes.

We are a dynamic, creative and connected team with a thirst for learning, which is reflected in the meaningful relationships that we develop, both internally as a team and externally with our clients.
From our HQ offices in the UK and USA, we carry out research globally, working across a wide range of therapy areas. 

We have invested time and development in adopting a model of transformational growth and change, which provides diverse opportunities for our teams to experiment in the spirit of continuously improving what we do.
The role: Our Associate Director role is the first opportunity to take ownership of important account management. Involving high interaction with clients and elevated involvement in how we drive our business ahead.  You will showcase your research experience, commercial awareness, strategic insight and people skills, including the important role of line manager and mentor.

The Person: You will be able to thrive due to the  diverse career development paths as well as the opportunity to immerse in areas that you would like to develop expertise in personally. 

As this role incorporates account management, you will be engaged exploring different solutions for our clients and putting the best skills together on the team to secure work and build our relationships through high quality delivery. 

We do set targets so we as a company achieve our goals, and these are established through discussions around the right fit for you to ensure you are set up to succeed.

You may have / develop a particular talent in a specific area of market research and consulting, but you will be both curious and conversant across the full range of tools and techniques we use to address our clients’ business questions. 

The person who best fits this role will be an articulate communicator with a desire to learn and grow, incorporating personal learning goals in all you do and embracing the many individualised training opportunities provided by Adelphi.
  •  Think creatively
  •  Invent relevantly
  •  Deliver with impact
  •  Engage with enthusiasm
Role requirements: Reporting directly to a Director or Senior Director, you will be heavily involved in leading the business through strong client management, winning new business across existing and future clients, along with being a role model for the wider team internally.

Big picture thinking is essential in order to make what we learn actionable.  Mentoring talent within the team is critical to ensuring we continuously deliver impact from our work.

We have embedded a way of working together known as Radical Candor, which ensures we care personally and challenge directly, both to amplify talent and performance as well as address challenges in a timely and effective fashion.

Core competencies- You must be able to demonstrate the following:
Research and Delivery Expertise
  •  Proficient in the design of high level custom qualitative and quantitative studies, with significant expertise in at least one area
  •  Strong analytical skills and report design
  •  Create and deliver visually impactful and action-focused presentations and reports with clear strategic guidance, efficiently and profitably (with some support)
  •  Communicate your thinking with clarity to clients
  •  Lead project teams by providing clear guidance and direction
  •  Confident to foresee/avoid/manage problems and provide solutions
Company and Client Management
  •  Lead for allocated clients, (with support of Director / Senior Director), including actively developing commercial plans based on deep knowledge of your accounts
  •  Identify new business opportunities AND relationships that deliver RFPs
  •  Develop key accounts by designing outstanding / winning client proposals
  •  Supporting the business to achieve financial goals
People Management
  •  Understanding of, and input into, personal development for your direct reports
  •  Skilful in providing both positive and critical feedback
  •  A positive role model across the whole business driving team engagement and motivation
Qualifications and Experience:
  •  Degree level qualified (2:1 as a minimum in a relevant area), ideally with a relevant advanced qualification (e.g. MSc, PhD, MBA)
  •  7+ years of market research experience
  •  Healthcare/pharmaceutical research experience with proven track record of client delivery (input into proposals and research design, financial understanding, project management and great research deliverables)
  •  Experience presenting research results to clients and able to communicate clearly and efficiently
  •  Experience across an array of different research approaches, but able to demonstrate expertise and client credibility in at least one area
  •  Knowledge across specific therapy areas
  •  Adelphi Research offer a competitive remuneration package consisting of base salary, quarterly performance-based bonus and car allowance.
  •  If you have expertise in advanced quantitative research (e.g. segmentation, conjoint etc.) and/or have strength and significant experience in oncology or haematology then this experience will be reflected in your package
In addition to your salary package, we also provide:
  •  Company laptop
  •  Free-gym membership
  •  Health insurance (taxable benefit)
  •  Pension benefits
  •  Car Allowance
Omnicom Health Group is committed to hiring and developing exceptional talent. We agree that talent is equally distributed, and we’re focused on developing diverse teams that can bring the best solutions to everything we do. We strongly believe that celebrating what makes us different makes us better together. Join us—we look forward to getting to know you.

Posted: 17/01/2022 | NPJ Ref: 295513 | NPJ Original URL
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