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Cherry is an award-winning healthcare creative agency.
We normally prefer to defy definition
(but that doesn’t help the search engines find us).

So what makes us tick?

Well, we absolutely love devising clever strategy and inventing unexpected creativity that works hard for your brand’s bottom line.
We call this Cherry thinking.

But enough of us. You’re a busy and very important person
(to us at least).

Scroll along Bermondsey Street to see more.

Cherry is an AVENIR GLOBAL company.

The Work

  • MPS Globe
  • Gardasil banner
  • Gardasil banner
  • Gardasil TV advert
  • Nutramigen Facebook
  • Ferinject
  • Clinimed
  • Clinimed Aura DPS ad
  • Haydn's Wish
  • Haydn's Wish website
  • MJN - Is it cow's milk allergy?
  • Appeel Flushables
  • Nutramigen
  • Enfamil
  • Are you ready 2 go?
  • Sobi WFH game
  • Fortisip compact protein
  • Forticreme
  • Is it cow's milk allergy?
  • Is it cow's milk allergy?
  • LBF Spray
  • Opticrom
  • Appeal Sterile
  • Are you ready 2 go?
  • Nutrison
  • Spiriva
  • Hyqvia
  • Digifab
  • Is it cow's milk allergy?
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Digital Account Director

Principal role

To effectively orchestrate appropriate agency resources to deliver brand success and agency profitability. Operates at a senior level to drive the client and brand strategy, influencing these as appropriate and developing an in-depth understanding of the client needs. Leads new business development efforts with existing and new clients.

Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years within a pharmaceutical marketing related role, or
  • At least 2 years experience as an Account Manager

Skills Required:

  • Leadership capability
  • Judgment and problem solving
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical and health related issues
  • Experience of working with all elements of the promotional mix
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Personnel management skills: Works to develop other junior team members; mentoring
  • Sound financial management

Specific Responsibilities

Client servicing

  • Responsible for running accounts, encompassing all elements of the client and Agency relationship
  • assumes ownership and responsibility for brand strategy development – drives the strategy of the client brand(s) by identifying and solving marketing / business issues
  • manages other account handlers working on the account – understands and influences client strategies, translates this understanding into actionable creative briefings
  • orchestrates Agency resources to deliver client results and Agency profit; keeps creative work on track
  • interacts at senior levels with the client and within Cherry; builds relationships

New Business

  • Actively seek new business opportunities from both existing clients and from new clients
    – derive targeted plans to bring this about
    – lead activities to generate this business
  • Heading up pitches with new business development team

Internal processes

  • Keeps management informed of business status, issues and involves them as appropriate to client benefit
    – understands finances, profit / loss
    – knows when to ask for support
  • Monitor all aspects of the business in order to prioritise activities, anticipate difficulties and opportunities and then proactively manage them
    – on top of all administrative items e.g. fee recs, invoicing, timelines / deadlines, etc.
    – knows the market and business intimately, including competitor advertising & activities

Financial Management

  • Total financial responsibility for individual accounts
  • Fee negotiations with client
  • Liaison with finance department where necessary

People Management

  • Manage and motivate direct reports
    – provide coaching and counseling where needed
    – leads by example; shows team-player attitude
    – influences people while avoiding conflict
    – deals with conflict constructively and effectively
    – works to build the internal team through clear communication and genuine interest in others

If you feel you have what it takes, in the first instance please email danni@cherrythinking.com with your CV and samples of your work and salary expectations.
No agencies please.

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Account Director

Principal role

To effectively orchestrate appropriate agency resources to deliver brand success and agency profitability. Operates at a senior level to drive the client and brand strategy, influencing these as appropriate and developing an in-depth understanding of the client needs. Leads new business development efforts with existing and new clients.

Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years within a pharmaceutical marketing related role, or
  • At least 2 years experience as an Account Manager

Skills Required:

  • Leadership capability
  • Judgment and problem solving
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical and health related issues
  • Experience of working with all elements of the promotional mix
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Personnel management skills: Works to develop other junior team members; mentoring
  • Sound financial management

Specific Responsibilities

Client servicing

  • Responsible for running accounts, encompassing all elements of the client and Agency relationship
  • assumes ownership and responsibility for brand strategy development – drives the strategy of the client brand(s) by identifying and solving marketing / business issues
  • manages other account handlers working on the account – understands and influences client strategies, translates this understanding into actionable creative briefings
  • orchestrates Agency resources to deliver client results and Agency profit; keeps creative work on track
  • interacts at senior levels with the client and within Cherry; builds relationships

New Business

  • Actively seek new business opportunities from both existing clients and from new clients
    – derive targeted plans to bring this about
    – lead activities to generate this business
  • Heading up pitches with new business development team

Internal processes

  • Keeps management informed of business status, issues and involves them as appropriate to client benefit
    – understands finances, profit / loss
    – knows when to ask for support
  • Monitor all aspects of the business in order to prioritise activities, anticipate difficulties and opportunities and then proactively manage them
    – on top of all administrative items e.g. fee recs, invoicing, timelines / deadlines, etc.
    – knows the market and business intimately, including competitor advertising & activities

Financial Management

  • Total financial responsibility for individual accounts
  • Fee negotiations with client
  • Liaison with finance department where necessary

People Management

  • Manage and motivate direct reports
    – provide coaching and counseling where needed
    – leads by example; shows team-player attitude
    – influences people while avoiding conflict
    – deals with conflict constructively and effectively
    – works to build the internal team through clear communication and genuine interest in others

If you feel you have what it takes, in the first instance please email danni@cherrythinking.com with your CV and samples of your work and salary expectations.
No agencies please.

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Medical Writer

The role:

Working with the other members of the Copy team, the role will involve a wide range of writing, from heavily scientific medical writing to conceptual copy for healthcare advertising. The role will entail working closely with both account handlers and art directors to deliver persuasive and informative copy.

The ideal candidate

You will have a minimum of 2 years’ promotional medical writing experience in a healthcare-related agency and a life sciences degree. You will have an excellent ability to communicate your ideas, listen to others and adapt.

The role involves:

  • Creating compelling and imaginative copy
  • Communicating complex scientific information in a clear and appropriate way
  • Acting as agency scientific lead on your brands and liaising with client medics
  • Working with art directors to develop advertising concepts and headlines
  • Taking an active role in pitches
  • Presenting work and attending client meetings and teleconferences
  • A good knowledge of the ABPI Code of Practice
  • Using Zinc and Veeva Vault

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to become part of a team at the heart of the agency’s scientific and creative work.

About Cherry

Cherry is 75 people strong, based in London Bridge.

Employee skills development and career progression is a key focus for the agency. We provide ongoing on the job training, and where appropriate team members will be funded to enrol in training courses to address specific development needs. Team members receive regular annual reviews to ensure continued development and progression - we have no set headcount limits imposed on us for promotion which means people are advanced on merit as and when they demonstrate their ability to take the next step.

Every team member will have the chance to work closely with both line managers and directors too, giving the opportunity to learn from more experienced staff. All Cherry’s owner/directors work actively on accounts and are directly involved with mentoring team members.

At Cherry we consider ourselves a friendly bunch and we encourage a social environment. We provide drinks on a Friday afternoon, there’s also a cake club, a book group, people go running together, there’s tennis in the local park in summer and groups of us can be found in the local bars and restaurants pretty regularly of an evening. In addition to these, we hold seasonal company parties where the whole agency will go out to undertake an activity, followed by a team dinner and drinks.

Get Exposure To

  • Accelerated career progression with the opportunity to work and learn in different client project environments
  • A competitive salary which grows as you develop in your career
  • Ongoing professional development support, guidance and mentoring

If you feel you have what it takes, in the first instance please email danni@cherrythinking.com with your CV and salary expectations.

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Group Account Director

Principal Role:

To effectively orchestrate appropriate agency resources to deliver brand success and agency profitability. Operates at a senior level to drive the client and brand strategy, influencing these as appropriate and developing an in-depth understanding of the client needs. Leads new business development efforts with existing and new clients.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 6 years within a pharmaceutical marketing related role, or
  • At least 3 years experience as an Account Director
  • Proven people management experience

Skills Required:

  • leadership
  • Judgment and problem solving
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical and health related issues
  • Thorough understanding of all elements of promotional mix
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Personnel management skills: Works to develop other team members; mentoring
  • Sound financial management

Specific Responsibilities

Client servicing

  • Responsible for managing a group of accounts, encompassing all elements of the client and Agency relationship
    – assumes ownership and responsibility for brand strategy development
    – drives the strategy of the client brand(s) by identifying and solving marketing / business issues
    – manages other account handlers working on the account
    – understands and influences client strategies, translates this understanding into actionable creative briefings
    – orchestrates Agency resources to deliver client results and Agency profit; keeps creative work on track
    – forecasting and managing financials with clients – interacts at senior levels with the client and within Cherry; builds relationships

New Business

  • Actively seek new business opportunities from both existing clients and from new clients
    – derive targeted plans to bring this about
    – lead activities to generate this business
  • Heading up pitches with new business development team

Internal processes

  • Keeps senior management team informed of business status, issues and involves them as appropriate to client benefit
    – understands finances, profit / loss
    – knows when to ask for support
  • Monitor all aspects of the business in order to prioritise activities, anticipate difficulties and opportunities and then proactively manage them
    – on top of all administrative items e.g. fee recs, invoicing, timelines / deadlines, etc.
    – knows the market and business intimately, including competitor advertising & activities
  • Involvement in senior management new business meetings
  • Developing inter-department processes

Financial Management

  • Financial responsibility for individual accounts – ¼ reports on profitability
  • Fee negotiations with client

People Management

  • Manage and motivate direct reports
    – provide coaching and counseling where needed
    – leads by example; shows team-player attitude
    – influences people while avoiding conflict
    – deals with conflict constructively and effectively
    – works to build the internal team through clear communication and genuine interest in others

If you feel you have what it takes, in the first instance please email danni@cherrythinking.com with your CV and samples of your work and salary expectations.
No agencies please.

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Account Manager

Principal Role:

Client facing role. Working under the supervision of the Account Director (AD), the Account Manager is responsible for ensuring the delivery of profitable business on time and within budget. Responsible for delivering a high standard of service to all clients.

Experience:

Minimum of 2 years account handling experience at a healthcare communications agency (ideally advertising, however medical comms would be considered)

Skills Required:

  • Understanding of pharmaceutical and health related issues
  • Understanding of all elements within the promotional/marketing mix
  • Good interpersonal, organisation and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound financial management
  • Proficient and proactive account planner

Specific Responsibilities

  • Day to day Client contact, leading and executing all projects planned and agreed with the Client and AD
  • Provide support to the AD in the strategic planning of the clients’ business (where possible and appropriate)
  • Present agency output at client meetings
  • Ensure job bags and electronic system are kept up to date / organised
  • Ensure relevant client status reports are prepared and sent
  • Ensure contact reports are produced after all meetings
  • Set agenda for and attend client meetings
  • Build client confidence in Cherry
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of client products and markets
  • Organise team meetings
  • Take an active / lead role in the preparation and presentation of proposals / material / presentations to clients
  • Be fully conversant with the ABPI Code of Practice
  • Ensure accurate briefs are provided to members of the team, to include timelines

New Business

  • Be alert to opportunities for organic growth of accounts
  • Recognise opportunities for new business, ensuring these are drawn to the attention of the AD
  • Be involved in background research and presentation preparation for new business pitches

Financial management

  • Liaise with the AD/creative team to ensure accurate estimates are provided to clients
  • Progress production jobs ensuring deadlines are met and budgets are adhered to
  • Enter appropriate financial information into agency software system on a regular basis
  • Monitor hours spent by Cherry team throughout job lifecycle to ensure it is within budget, proactively addressing overspend with the Client
  • Ensure Purchase Orders are received from client in time for invoicing at the end of each month
  • Preparation and checking of hours spreadsheets for fee discussions by AD

Digital and print production

  • Have a solid understanding of how to plan, develop and manage print and digital projects
  • Have detailed knowledge and understanding of the digital production, and a good working knowledge of the print processes
  • Check quality control on all production jobs – ensure all relevant personnel sign off materials before sending to client
  • Have good understanding of client production processes and monitor profitability of all print jobs to ensure Cherry maximise print business

External agency liaison

  • Understanding role of other external agencies (e.g. PR, Med Ed etc.) Media

Media

  • Ensure fulfillment of media schedules
  • Generate and maintain contacts with key press
  • Scan journals/internet and forward relevant information to clients/other account groups

If you feel you have what it takes, in the first instance please email danni@cherrythinking.com with your CV and samples of your work and salary expectations.
No agencies please.

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Senior Developer

Principal role

Our new team member will have an aptitude for development and be proficient in a wide range of interactive technologies. Ideally with a minimum of 5 years’ experience, they will have a good knowledge of new and emerging tech and trends and be passionate about the work they deliver. They will use these skills when shaping creative projects from conception through to development. As a senior developer the code produced needs to be exceptionally clean and easy to understand in order to allow collaboration between internal team members or external partners. The candidate should have a broad range of technical knowledge with proven experience of using their skills and expertise to define and deliver digital solutions. The candidate will be able to lead projects with good communication skills and have the ability to motivate and inspire others.

Experience

  • Extensive experience working as a Senior Front End Developer developing scalable web-based interfaces
  • Experience as an integrator with cross-functional teams (technology, marketing and creative/design), working together in support of programs and campaigns
  • Experience communicating with non-technical stakeholders to ensure smooth delivery of digital projects

Skills Required:

  • HTML and CSS development skills and familiarity with CSS pre-processors like SASS or Less
  • Good JavaScript skills: candidate should be comfortable using Node.js, ES2015/ES6, Common JS and a modern JS framework like React
  • Knowledge of HTML email best practice
  • SQL Server design and development skills
  • A good understanding of web application security and secure development principles
  • Familiar working with common hosting platforms such as AWS, Azure and Herok
  • Experience scoping and planning complex projects
  • Familiar with Agile principles and practices and the pragmatic application of these in delivering digital project
  • Experience working with Git for source control
  • Extensive hands-on experience using creative tools, including: Photoshop, Illustrator, Azure, InDesign and Sketch
  • Unit testing and BDD
  • Capable of jumping in to help solve complex problems with hands-on development
  • The ability to solve problems, strong time management, organisational skills, meeting tight deadlines, as well as multi-tasking effectively
  • Strong communication skills - both written and verbal – and demonstrable ability to communicate complex technical information to other teams across the agency, in an easy-to-understand way
  • Able to work in a collaborative creative environment
  • A desire to learn about the clients' business and competitor activities

Project Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Technical Lead and Digital Designer to prototype, iterate and develop functional user interfaces at low and high fidelity
  • Regularly take part in reviews of our current projects, development approach and tools in use to ensure we are constantly striving for and attaining technical excellence
  • Involvement in project setup and understanding of cost proposal and appreciation of agency profitability
  • Review project profitability and points of failure
  • Contributing to documentation (instructional, pitch and technical specification)

The person:

  • Passionate about all things digital and wants to work with cutting edge technologies
  • Detail orientated
  • Can think clearly under pressure
  • Positive can-do attitude:
    -Always approachable
    -Calm and even-tempered
    -Patient communicator

If you feel you have what it takes, in the first instance please email danni@cherrythinking.com with your CV and samples of your work and salary expectations.
No agencies please.

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Digital Project Director

Principal role

The Digital Project Director will be responsible for the Digital Project Management Team and the services that they provide. As Digital Project Director you will operate with minimal supervision and demonstrate proactivity in the planning and management of complex digital projects, including the delegating of tasks and ensuring they are delivered within set time scales. You will lead by example, ensuring the Digital Project Management Team owns the production process across multiple client brand teams, and drives projects from brief to delivery. You will achieve results through leadership, collaboration, and teamwork. The ability to communicate technical information and best practice approaches effectively with not only internal teams but also clients is a must. Together with the Traffic Manager, The Digital Project Director will ensure the right team member is assigned to fulfil projects to the highest standard, working hand-in-hand with a multi-disciplinary department leads and account management teams.

Experience

  • 8+ years digital project management experience gained from working in a busy agency environment - integrated or digital
  • Native level English skills with excellent grammatical and writing capabilities
  • A proven track record of successfully implementing web and app development projects using various methodologies, including Agile, and specifically SCRUM
  • Experience in both the business and technical sides of the PM role – comfortable liaising with clients
  • Solid experience in managing large-scale digital projects and working with international teams

Skills Required:

  • Have an excellent understanding of commercial processes, delivering profitable projects every time
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organisational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
  • Proven ability to lead and manage multiple development projects simultaneously and ensuring quick wins and optimised delivery of benefits to time and budget, along with objectives, goals, and commitments being met
  • Creative approach to problem solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view
  • Solid understanding and experience of digital technologies to effectively communicate with technical delivery team
  • Be confident working alongside the technical team to specify and document technical solutions
  • Have an excellent understanding of web projects and implementation methodologies
  • Have the ability to highlight project risks at the appropriate stage of the project
  • Have the ability to manage changing business and technical requirements
  • Be expert at own time management and setting own and others work goals
  • Be authoritative and efficient – able to direct others confidently
  • Be able to have tough conversations with your team and other internal teams
  • Have a very good understanding of wider usability and accessibility constraints and opportunities within the industry and the ability to draw on expertise to continually improve in this area
  • Have a very good understanding and knowledge of web standards, accessibility and compatibility issues
  • Be familiar with multiple technology platforms i.e. mobile apps, web, email and streaming media
  • Experience of producing project documentation - including sitemaps/user journeys, wireframes and project schedules
  • Ability to define product backlogs (epics, user stories, tasks) and coordinate sprint activities such as sprint planning, sprint retrospectives, daily SCRUM meetings, and management reviews
  • Ability to plan, organise and run projects using MS Project, Excel, Slack, Trello, Jira, Basecamp and Google Docs
  • Have good numeracy skills for estimating, scheduling, production and invoicing purposes
  • Have exceptional communication skills – both internally and client facing
  • Be forward thinking, with an ability to innovate and leverage technology as it evolves
  • Be analytical with great attention to detail, ensuring consistent improvement in the quality of our output
  • Able to resolve project issues, mitigate risks, and manages scope change requests
  • Love all things digital and naturally keep up-to-date with design trends, UX principles, understanding of digital strategy, SEO, SEM and analytics
  • Working knowledge of digital design and production software
  • Knowledge of standard UX software, e.g. Axure Pro.
  • Expert knowledge of Software Engineering principles
  • Support with project plans and implementation

If you feel you have what it takes, in the first instance please email danni.buxton@cherrythinking.com with your CV and samples of your work and salary expectations.
No agencies please.

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Digital Project Manager

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a bright, hardworking and enthusiastic digital project manager with a minimum 5 years agency experience. The ideal digital PM will have gained their experience from working in a busy agency environment, having worked on complex and innovative projects. You will have a great understanding and experience of the project life cycle from planning to deployment, along with a proven track record of dealing with internal and external stakeholders with the ability to communicate effectively through multiple channels and across functions. In all the projects you manage you will strive to exceed the clients’ expectations and motivate your team towards this goal too.

About the role

The Digital Project Manager will work closely with the agency’s Digital Director, Technical Lead, PM Team, Technical Team and Digital Account Handling Team and will be driving digital innovation forward across the agency.

As an experienced Digital Project Manager you’ll be responsible for helping plan, organise and manage concurrent digital projects within a fast-paced environment. Where required, you’ll be responsible for motivating the digital project teams that will be involved in delivering complex app and web builds. Part of the job will be to manage the pace of projects, allowing space for creative and technical thinking but also to press when a deadline nears. In performing these roles, the digital project manager will constantly be looking to improve agency processes.

Other key responsibilities are:

  • Project planning and management – Working with the account management team to define project scope and schedule while focusing on timely delivery; organise and lead project status and troubleshooting meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage and mitigate risks and issues; correct deviations from the plan; and perform delivery planning for owned projects
  • Team management – Making sure the right resources are available at the right time and that team members are happy with the plan
  • Project leader support – Support the account management team in managing client expectations, managing stakeholders, and helping to maintain good client relationships
  • Process management and improvement – Define and manage a well-defined project management process and constantly improve the agency’s approach to agile design and development
  • You’ll have these qualifications::

    • 5 years minimum digital project management experience gained from working in a busy agency environment - integrated or digital
    • A proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects using Agile methodologies, specifically SCRUM
    • Experience in both the business and technical sides of the PM role – comfortable liaising with clients
    • Solid experience in managing large-scale digital projects and working with international teams

    You’ll have these skills:

    You’ll need to have an eye for detail, enthusiasm for technology, a passion for advertising and want to work in a creative, stimulating, dynamic environment and have a skill set as below:

    • Ability to plan, organise and run projects using MS Project, Excel, Slack, Trello, Jira, Basecamp and Google Docs
    • Strong analytical, planning, and organisational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
    • Experience conducting usability research both online and in the field in order to provide recommendations for improvements.
    • Experience interacting with both clients, tech team and non-technical project team
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills when interacting with both clients and internal delivery teams – especially the tech team
    • Solid understanding and experience of digital technologies to effectively communicate with technical delivery team
    • Creative approach to problem solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view
    • Ability to define product backlogs (epics, user stories, tasks) and coordinate sprint activities such as sprint planning, sprint retrospectives, daily SCRUM meetings, and management reviews
    • Able to resolve project issues, mitigate risks, and manages scope change requests
    • Responsible for enacting Scrum values and practices
    • Experience and understanding of digital strategy, SEO, SEM and analytics

    If you feel you have what it takes, in the first instance please email danni.buxton@cherrythinking.com with your CV and samples of your work and salary expectations.
    No agencies please.

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