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Medical Communications Lead

  • Medical Communications Lead
  • Auckland
  • Competitive Salary
Following application, a talent agent will review your CV, cover note & portfolio against the role and will be in touch within 72 hours (it's the polite thing to do isn't it?).
  • Full Time
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Role is with:

Leighton Howl Recruitment Director

Are you a strategic & commercial Senior Medical Writer/ Medical Communications professional who can flawlessly write content with simplicity and scientific credibility and accuracy? 

Do you have 8 + years of promotional medical education and campaign expertise from the healthcare, pharmaceutical or biosciences industry?

If so, here’s your chance to step-change your career and join a leading and successful specialist Healthcare agency, with global brand clients, in downtown Auckland. 

This is a growth hire, where you lead, build and grow your medical content team.

  • Be part of the leadership team.
  • Help shape the direction of future growth for the agency 
  • Enjoy the Auckland CBD office space, close to public transport.

On behalf of our client, a Healthcare Agency that specialises in healthcare communications, we are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Medical Communications and Content Lead. This agency works with world-leading pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and healthcare organisations to deliver compelling behaviour-changing solutions.

The Medical Communications Lead is a new and pivotal role in this tight-knit and dynamic agency of 12 people, and you will have a seat at the leadership table.

In this role, you’ll drive the development of accurate, engaging, and medically sound content for our healthcare advertising and medical communications campaigns. You’ll collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, ensuring that all content is accurate, and content that aligns with regulatory guidelines, client objectives and industry best practices.

Are you in a pharmaceutical, dental, biosciences or healthcare company or advertising agency wanting to be part of a creative and progressive creative agency? Or a freelance specialist medical content writer hanging out to grow your career alongside a dynamic, friendly, and high-performing team?

This is your chance to bring your expertise and showcase your leadership and wider communications skills! APPLY NOW!

The breakdown

We are looking for a Medical Communications Lead with:

  • At least 8+ years’ commercial/technical writing experience in an agency/similar
  • Experience in medical content development within Healthcare, Life Sciences or Pharmacology sectors communications or advertising.
  • Strong understanding of healthcare marketing, healthcare industry regulations, and compliance standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to translate complex medical information into clear and compelling content.
  • Proven leadership experience with the ability to manage and inspire a team of content professionals.
  • Work in a fast-paced, deadline-drivem, team-oriented environment.
  • Familiarity with digital marketing trends and technology in the healthcare sector is a bonus.

You’ll have proven experience in …

  • Content strategy, development and execution that aligns with clients' marketing and medical educational objectives and regulatory requirements.
  • Generating high-quality, evidence-based medical content across various channels, including digital, print, and multimedia platforms.
  • Researching therapeutic areas, treatment and competitive landscapes to inform content.
  • Shaping the agency’s offering and being actively involved in new business pitches.
  • Being abreast of ANZ industry regulations, guidelines, and compliance standards
  • Regulatory compliance and how to get medical content approvals.
  • Being the subject matter expert and confidently presenting internally to stakeholders.
  • Ensuring rigorous quality control to ensure accuracy, relevance, and consistency.

Are you someone who…

  • Passionate about your work and sharing your expertise.
  • Technically minded.
  • Positive attitude, friendly and motivated.
  • A natural presenter, leader and communicator.
  • Know how to prioritise workload to meet deadlines.
  • Is excited to be part of this agency and what it offers.

 The reward

  • Competitive salary 
  • Be part of a dynamic, specialist healthcare agency
  • Central-based offices close to public transport

Mandatory requirements

  • Must have a relevant degree in relevant sciences or similar
  • Right to work in New Zealand

In summary

This is an exciting career opportunity for someone seeking a change and keen to join a leading New Zealand healthcare and pharmaceutical advertising agency. This role offers the opportunity to join a passionate and supportive team paving the way in healthcare and medical advertising and working on global brands across Australia and New Zealand.

Apply today

If this role sounds like you then apply or e-mail recruitment consultant [email protected] with a brief summary of why you may be interested in this position.

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