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Cherry is an award-winning independent 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).

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The Work

  • Gardasil banner
  • Gardasil banner
  • Gardasil TV advert
  • Nutramigen Facebook
  • Hyqvia
  • 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?
  • Fortisip compact protein
  • Forticreme
  • Is it cow's milk allergy?
  • Is it cow's milk allergy?
  • LBF Spray
  • Opticrom
  • Fortisip compact protein
  • Appeal Sterile
  • Are you ready 2 go?
  • Nutrison
  • Spiriva
  • 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 Copywriter

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.

What you’ll receive:

Cherry is a fun-loving agency with a great work-life balance, quarterly team parties and regular social events. Alongside a competitive salary and benefits package which is dependent on your experience and ability, you’ll become a key member of our team where the chance to express your opinions is not only offered, but actively encouraged.

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.

Back Apply

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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Creative Art Worker

Principal role

The ideal candidate will have a design qualification/background have at least 3 years agency experience, working across print (mailers, exhibition, brochure, advertising) and digital (psd layout for interactive iPad presentations, hyperlinked PDFs, online advertising).

Aside from the usual artwork tasks (Ad adapts, language adapts, copy amends), the role will require an eye for layout/design. The candidate will be asked to follow an existing style or style guide and be expected to continue/finalise work for a designer.

Must be organised, tidy worker with great attention to detail, committed to finalising their work to a high standard and also able to ask for advice and learn/adapt quickly. Speed is good but need to be thorough too. Key Adobe suite applications are: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator (bonus to have Powerpoint, Premiere, After effects, & Sketch).

Needs to be confident, a good communicator and work well with in a studio/team environment. The candidate will be managed by Rich Lee and will also need to work closely with art directors/designers and account managers.

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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Middleweight Digital Designer

Principal role

Working closely with our Digital Design Lead designer, the role will involve all aspects of design, including creating and developing responsive, interactive designs for all digital platforms from initial scamps to final delivery, with the opportunity to work closely with our development team (no coding experience required but could be beneficial).

You will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience designing across all traditional and digital platforms, a good understanding of UX/UI design and a creative portfolio that demonstrates your versatility. You will have an excellent ability to communicate your ideas, listen to others and adapt.

The role will involve:

  • Supporting our lead designer and development team
  • Scamp creation and development
  • Responsive web design, layout and optimisation
  • Design/layout for print and digital sales material, including interactive infographics and animation
  • Expert ability to use Adobe Creative Suite inc Sketch
  • Motion graphics development using After Effects
  • Experience using Adobe Premiere Pro
  • PowerPoint experience (beneficial)

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to be part of a team influencing the Agency’s design projects across a wide variety of digital and traditional platforms.

You’ll receive:

Cherry is a fun-loving agency with a great work-life balance, quarterly team parties and regular social events. Alongside a competitive salary and benefits package, which is dependent on your experience and ability, you’ll become a key member of our team, where the chance to express your opinions is not only offered but actively encouraged.

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.

Back Apply
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