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Planner - Brand Communications


Due to continued growth, our LEC 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

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 buzzing, intellectual pocket of Central London forming part of the London Borough of Camden and the City of Westminster. Right at the centre of the capital, it is a key commercial area situated only a short walk away from the West End and Covent Garden, which provides everything from blockbuster musicals to beautifully staged ballets. Many restaurants populate the area, aided by the surrounding luxury hotels, and the green spaces offered by the likes of Lincoln’s Inn fields also makes up for the distance from London’s major parks.

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About LEC

We bring healthcare brands to life, adding magic and maximising potential. We take every brand to heart to create campaigns that truly resonate, capitalising on our team’s vast experience across healthcare branding, advertising, communication and promotion.

We strive to be different, and we are driven by big ideas, exceptional creativity and first-class service.


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