Account Director, Healthcare EU PA

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06 Jun 2022

Account Director – Healthcare Policy & Advocacy

Ketchum is a global integrated communications agency, a member of the Omnicom Group, with over

100 offices in 70 countries around the world. From Brussels to Washington DC, our public affairs teams help companies navigate complex policy and regulatory issues, build their reputation, and defend their license to operate. Our EU Public Affairs team in Brussels, PNKetchum+, is looking for an Account Director to join its Healthcare Public Affairs and Advocacy practice.


The Account Director will be responding to the VP Healthcare Public Affairs and Advocacy. He/she will be responsible for managing client accounts, supporting companies and patient organizations on EU

and global projects. He/she will also lead on new business development. She/he will also manage, coach and mentor more junior team members.

The Account Director will be a key part of the wider Ketchum team, collaborating with colleagues from various Ketchum offices and working with international clients in an integrated PA/PR approach.


  • Manage client accounts and oversee and lead engagement programs for clients
  • Provide high-level strategic advice to clients
  • Manage budgets related to the portfolio of clients
  • Lead client meetings and internal account management meetings
  • Manage account teams to ensure effective delivery of agreed client projects, on budget and to a high quality
  • Review progress, monitor capacity and allocate tasks
  • Lead on new business activity (acquisition, development and pitching)
  • Coach and mentor junior team members


  • At least seven years of relevant experience having worked for or working at one or more: an EU or international institution, a public affairs consultancy, an in-house public affairs role in a company, a trade association or an NGO
  • Understanding of the workings of the EU institutions and legislatives processes, in policy areas related to healthcare, well-being and related areas
  • Expertise in EU policy is an absolute must
  • Intellectually curious and motivated by complex and varied assignments
  • Results and service oriented
  • Interest in the commercial side of working in an agency
  • Good organizational and team-working skills
  • Near native knowledge of the English language is required          


  • You will join a human-centered international company built to create impact
  • A challenging role with room for initiatives and bringing new ideas
  • The chance to work for an exciting range of brands and organizations
  • A competitive salary and flexibility

Application should be sent to:

Deadline 6 June


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