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Business Unit Lead – Creative Healthcare Advertising Agency – Central London – c£85K + Bonus


This is an exciting senior leadership opportunity to join a highly successful and award-winning creative healthcare advertising agency. This independent agency prides itself on its ability to work with its teams’ individual interests to shape a rewarding role and develop the future of the agency.

The Company

Due to its ongoing growth and success, this agency is seeking a Business Unit Lead to join their senior leadership team in a rewarding position to help shape the future of the agency. They are a truly creative healthcare advertising agency with a strategic approach, working closely with their exciting portfolio of pharmaceutical clients to shape innovative communications campaigns.

  • Central London location with collaborative offices offering flexible working
  • Independently-owned and run agency offering a personalised approach to your career progression
  • Close-knit, friendly, and supportive team environment
  • Varied accounts and projects including patient-focused work, consultancy, and behaviour change work

The Role

The Business Unit Lead will play a key role working alongside 2x other BUDs as the senior management of the account handling team. Responsible for a business unit worth £1.5M you will be responsible for strategy, revenue delivery, and new business growth:

  • Working within the senior management team to oversee business strategy, direction, and growth in the agency
  • Responsible for internal leadership responsibilities including line management, training, and development
  • Responsible for overseeing the business unit including revenue delivery, organic growth, and new business strategies
  • Alongside strategy and business oversight, you will also oversee the day to day delivery and running of accounts alongside the wider team


To be successful for this Business Unit Lead opportunity it is essential that you have a wealth of experience within healthcare comms with an emphasis on branding and advertising strategies. You will have a genuine passion for healthcare and be accustomed to leading creative campaigns working with hardworking and enthusiastic teams.

  • You will have leadership expertise and experience, a drive to achieve only the best results for your clients, and a solid level of healthcare experience.
  • You will have an ideas-driven approach to your work and excel in an environment that generates and shares ideas, asks questions, and pushes boundaries.
  • Confident, empowering, and motivational leadership qualities
  • A predilection for digital/experiential/conceptual work at the cutting edge
  • A willingness to ask questions, challenge the ordinary and say no
  • Solid experience either as a BUD, or as an SAD looking for a refreshing approach to healthcare advertising

What should you do next?

If you’re interested in discussing this Business Unit Lead role then please get in touch as soon as possible! It won’t be around for long so send your CV over and let’s talk!

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there.

Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.

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Job Consultant

Alice Smith

Healthcare Advertising & PR


01625 361078

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