Director | Life Sciences | Strategic Communications

London, United Kingdom
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powertofly approved What FTI Consulting Has to Offer:

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk, and resolve disputes. Benefits include:

  • Robust health, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401K with company match
  • Flexible spending and commuter benefits
  • Paid maternity leave

  • About the Opportunity:

    The Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting is one of the world's most highly regarded communications consultancies. We offer a broad base of disciplines across a variety of specialist sectors including financial services, retail and consumer, digital, natural resources, energy, public affairs, real estate, professional services, technology media telecoms (TMT) and life sciences.

    The Life Sciences team is a growing practice with high profile clients that concentrates on communications for the life sciences and healthcare industry including pharmaceuticals, medtech, healthcare services and diagnostics companies. The team is looking for an experienced candidate with an entrepreneurial and creative mind-set that can further build the team's brand in corporate, issues and product/device communications for healthcare and life science companies. An appreciation of financial communications would be useful but not essential for this role.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Deliver to Clients

  • Own and manage client relationships with limited senior supervision; creatively prepare and deliver the client programme
  • Ensure client programmes are agreed and project plans are in place
  • Generate supportive media coverage for clients by drafting press releases and other media assets, engaging with journalists, and arranging client events
  • Work alongside colleagues to ensure timescales and quality assurance are adhered to
  • Manage client expectations and anticipate their needs
  • Anticipate potentially challenging situations and evaluate alternatives with senior team
  • Assist senior team members in creatively preparing and delivering the client programme
  • Provide strategic advice to a portfolio of clients, manage accounts on a day-to-day basis and develop excellent relationships with clients
  • Focus on client retention through exemplary service delivery
  • Deliver research proposals

    Build the Business

  • Seek new business opportunities and produce fresh ideas
  • Awareness of wider trends within the industry and ability to think creatively to expand offering and/or client base
  • Proactively network with media and industry contacts, as well as potential clients

    Team Involvement

  • Share ideas and client information with the team
  • Share knowledge, insights and experience with colleagues
  • Develop relationships with other teams within FTI

    Education and Qualifications:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, with a minimum 2:1 (or equivalent)

    Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent stakeholder engagement capability
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong media relations skills
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to build strong rapport/relationships at all levels within FTI Consulting and client organisations
  • Time management and the ability to prioritise a varied workload
  • Ability to work effectively within a busy team
  • Takes a pragmatic and 'can do' approach
  • Understanding of relevant compliance requirements when communicating on behalf of pharmaceutical companies
  • In-depth understanding of pharmaceutical and/or wider healthcare industry across key functions and geographies
  • Ability to creatively think through client tasks and problems to solve complex challenges, issues and meet client objectives
  • Understanding of different areas of communications and applicability to Life Sciences and Healthcare clients
  • Experience and understanding of working across digital and social media channels


  • Previous experience in a PR agency or in-house corporate or product communications role
  • Experience dealing with the media
  • Issues management and crisis preparedness experience

    FTI Consulting can offer a competitive and attractive rewards package, excellent training and development opportunities, a supportive and friendly environment and the opportunity to achieve your potential.

    About FTI Consulting:

    FTI Consulting is a global business advisory firm, dedicated to helping organisations navigate and manage a diverse range of complex issues and business challenges. Our expertise covers the spectrum of Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Economic Consulting, Forensic & Litigation Consulting, Strategic Communications and Technology. We are a company of more than 3,500 professionals with annual revenues in excess of $1.8 billion, with offices located in every major business centre in the world.

    Our professionals are some of the most experienced leaders in their fields and advise across a range of industries. Our clients engage us for high-stakes concerns or emerging opportunities that require specialised expertise, and over the past two decades we have been engaged to work behind the headlines on some of the biggest news stories to date.

    FTI Consulting is a fast growing and vibrant place to work. Steered by our values of Integrity, Creativity, Achievement, Empathy and Respect, its meritocratic culture invites both collaboration and healthy debate. We are large enough to be trusted by our clients to solve their biggest issues and yet small enough to know our colleagues on a personal level enabling better team working and a supportive culture to develop your career goals and ambitions.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.


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