Integrated Marketing & Communications Manager

Flexible (with c. 3 days/week on-site in Barnstaple, Devon)
£45k – £65k + bonus + benefits
09 Oct 2017
29 Oct 2017
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Integrated Marketing & Communications Manager – Pharmaceuticals

Role: Initial 12-month fixed term contract

Location: Flexible (with c. 3 days/week on-site in Barnstaple, Devon)

Salary: £45k – £65k + bonus + significant benefits

The Role:

We’re seeking a creative yet pragmatic individual to rollout our integrated marketing, PR and communications plans, in-line with business objectives, across our UK sites and external activities. Working closely with our ‘Head of Marketing, Comms and PR’ and ‘EMENA Comms & PR Lead’, you’ll help finalise and manage our internal and external multi-channel activities (print and digital) to ensure we’re continuously delivering value to our customers, employees and company. Your day could include liaising with stakeholders to execute monthly commitments (e.g. business update presentations and emails), coordinating responsive and planned PR campaigns with our creative and PR agencies (including crisis comms, success stories and building trade media relationships) or working with HR to support employee relations and employer brand activities. Acting as our integrated marketing ambassador for the UK, you’ll help implement effective processes to ensure our integrated activities run smoothly and consistently, and are designed to capture key metrics and evaluation data. Keeping our brand central at all times, you’ll develop well-written and engaging content to stretch across all media, adapting it appropriately for specific audiences (internal and external) and ensuring compliance with company and industry codes of practice (e.g. ABPI). In addition, you’ll provide guidance and support to the broader Marketing and Communications team, sharing your knowledge and experience to help continuously improve our skillsets.

The Person:

With previous experience in similar marketing, PR or communications roles (in-house or agency), you’ll have significant experience delivering multi-channel activities in a highly regulated sector. With a clear understanding of integrated marketing, you understand the importance of keeping your brand central to all you do and using compelling stories to engage and unite customers and employees. Ideally, you’ll have experience working across multi-site organisations, print and digital platforms, building inclusive employer brands, managing external agencies and project budgets, using intranet systems for comms purposes and dealing with the press. From an industry perspective, you’ll have a sound understanding of the ABPI code, an appreciation of our customers and a working knowledge of the NHS, BGMA and pharmaceutical governance requirements. As a person, you’re positive, calm and proactive – happy working on your own initiative, but an equally strong team player who’s happy to share their experience in a constructive manner. Known for your excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you inspire confidence, influence decisions and develop relationships at all levels. With good project management abilities, you’re well organised, and able to multi-task, even in a fast-paced and changeable environment. A graduate-level qualification in a relevant subject would be beneficial, whilst strong copywriting skills are essential. You’ll also have the flexibility to travel to other sites, as needed and good Microsoft Office abilities.

The Rewards:

In return, we offer a competitive salary package (with bonus scheme), a generous pension scheme and 27 days’ holiday per year (plus bank holidays). We also offer a range of other benefits to support our team, including childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, subsidised restaurant facilities, sports and social club and healthcare options. Not to mention the opportunity to be part of a progressive and expanding business with increasing global reach, and the support of ongoing training and development.

If you possess the experience, passion and ability to make this role a success then we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV with covering letter to by 27th October or for further details you can contact Hattie via email on hattie_booth [at] Please note, this role is based in Barnstaple, Devon.

A Bit About Us:

Accord Healthcare is one of the fastest growing generic pharmaceutical companies in the UK and Ireland, involved in the development, manufacture and distribution of medicines to over 70 countries around the world. Recognised as a ‘Partner of Choice’ across the industry for our quality and customer service, our core aim is to support patients to receive the medicines they need, when they need them. With an ambition to become a top 5 pan-EMENA generics company by 2021, we’re looking for the best and brightest technical minds and forward-thinking business professionals to work for Accord Healthcare or our subsidiary, Actavis UK and Ireland. Keeping our people at the heart of all we do, we offer rewarding opportunities for those looking for continued personal and professional growth, investing in training and development tailored to each individual’s focus. So, if you’re looking for an inclusive company to take your career to the next level, you’re certainly in the right place.   

This role is being recruited by Actavis UK & Ireland, a subsidiary of Accord Healthcare.