Planner - Brand Communications

Patient & Brand CommunicationsLondon

Due to continued growth, our OPEN Health Patient & Brand Communications London office is looking for a Planner to join their highly successful team and establish the planning function in London. As an experienced healthcare agency planner, you'll be familiar with the key responsibilities:

  • Understanding and shaping our pharmaceutical clients’ brand direction through competitor and market analysis, trend monitoring and strategic performance input
  • Assessing the company’s operational and strategic performance supporting the senior team in making effective decisions
  • Analysing business proposals
  • Aligning processes, resources-planning and brand goals with overall strategy
  • Providing support and insight into significant organisational changes (e.g. shift in strategic focus, new entrant to market etc.)

You love this role because you are:

  • Strong in your strategic focus, with high confidence levels to challenge and lead discussions
  • A skilled problem solver with an eye for detail
  • Adept at building great relationships, both internally and with clients
  • Experienced in agency life and the pharma industry
  • Calm and motivating under pressure
  • Able to help drive pitches and uncover new business opportunities
  • Passionate about healthcare, brand communications and developing the best campaigns
  • Able to multitask with ease
  • Confident in a senior role

You will be a success if you:

  • Ensure projects and brands stay true to strategic goals
  • Are regarded by the client and team as the strategic expert, able to provide support and counsel
  • Play a leading role on pitch proposals and delivery
  • Are aware of challenges to strategic plans from changes to the market
  • Support the wider team with developing strategic understanding
  • Allow yourself to be integrated into and supported by a strong delivery team

Required experience and qualifications:

  • •Proven experience as a Strategic Planner or Business Consultant
  • Sound understanding of science and medicine, the healthcare environment and the pharmaceutical industry
  • Understanding of market research and data analysis
  • Knowledge of business operations and procedures
  • Demonstrable strategic thinking abilities
  • Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude
  • Organisational and leadership skills
  • Ability to facilitate great workshops with key clients
  • Digital expertise and a willingness to find new and exciting ways to communicate
  • Great people management skills (both internally and externally) and a proven track record of building lasting relationships with clients
  • Great presentation skills
  • A proactive, outgoing personality with a genuine enjoyment of client contact and teamwork
  • Life science degree

OPEN Health Patient & Brand Communications is an award winning international creative agency. We help to develop brands all over the world for some of the biggest healthcare companies. Our work extends through strategy and planning, creative campaign development and full tactical implementation. We are privileged to work across a variety of primary care and specialist brands, including life-saving oncology brands. Science is at the heart of everything we do and we have an amazingly talented team who are dedicated to bringing science to life in the most engaging and compelling ways possible.

Great people are fundamental to the success of the business. We work tirelessly to create a positive, open and fun environment in which individuals can flourish and grow. We want people to love their work and love coming to work. Alongside of a great working environment, we ensure a competitive salary, fantastic benefits, flexible time and a generous holiday allowance.


Holborn is a vibrant borough in central London, only a short walk away from the West End and Covent Garden. There are loads of restaurants and bars in the area, offering something for every taste, and transport links around the capital are excellent.

About Patient & Brand Communications

Patient & Brand Communications (PBC) comprises the OPEN Health disciplines of patient engagement, health technology, market insight, public relations and brand communications.

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