Strategic Planner (Advertising)

Patient & Brand CommunicationsLondon

About OPEN Health Advertising

At OPEN Health Advertising, deep scientific and healthcare knowledge, combined with a curious, passionate and fun culture gives our expert team the unique ability to PLAY!

Our Strategic Planners help us link the rational with the random, to make unexpected connections that lead to inspired, original and compelling creative solutions.

You will love this role if you are:

  • A champion of strategy
  • An insight hunter
  • Deeply interested in how people communicate and receive information
  • Continually open to new ways of thinking
  • Fervent in your desire to develop the best possible campaigns
  • An eloquent communicator, with the ability to ‘demystify’ the strategic process
  • An enthusiastic, inclusive collaborator
  • Adept at building great relationships, both internally and with clients
  • Experienced in agency life and the pharma industry
  • Able to help drive pitches and uncover new business opportunities
  • Able to multitask with ease

You will be a success if you:

  • Ensure projects and brands start off and 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

As part of the OPEN Health Communications team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:

  • Understand and shape our clients’ brand communication strategy and tactical plan
  • Help to refine and champion straightforward, accessible processes for both strategic and tactical execution of multichannel campaigns
  • Research competition to identify threats and opportunities
  • Align processes, resources-planning and brand goals with overall strategy
  • Work with our other Centres of Excellence within the group to create a market leading approach to broad, fully integrated multichannel strategy
  • Support senior team in making effective decisions
  • Partner with studio and design teams to optimize process and more effectively utilize content
  • Monitor and analyse industry trends and market changes

What you’ll bring:

  • Proven planning experience with ‘infectious’ strategic thinking ability
  • An analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude
  • Sound understanding of science, medicine, healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry
  • Understanding of market research and data analysis
  • A proven track record of building lasting relationships with clients
  • A proactive, outgoing personality with a genuine enjoyment of client contact and teamwork
  • The ability to facilitate great workshops with key clients
  • Great presentation skills
  • Digital experience and a curiosity to find new and exciting ways to communicate

What we offer:

At OPEN Health, we are entirely dependent upon our people. They are the basis of every contract we win, every service we provide and every project we deliver. As a result, we are always on the lookout for the brightest, most enthusiastic, creative and ambitious individuals to join our teams in UK and USA. We work hard to create friendly and collaborative workplaces; to provide fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities.

We have an extensive benefits package that includes:

  • A total of 29 days holidays – 25 plus an additional 3 at Christmas shutdown plus your birthday off
  • Flexible start and finish times around core office hours
  • 4pm Friday finish
  • A training platform that provides access to self-paced and face-to-face learning & development
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Casual dress code
  • Active CSR community supporting a range of worthwhile causes


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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