Company Name: Instinctif Partners
Practice Area: Life Sciences
Location: UK - London
Instinctif Partners is an international business communications consultancy, specialists in reputation, influence and engagement. We work with over 850 clients globally, from FTSE100 enterprises to SMEs just starting out on their journey. We are 450+ people in twenty offices in ten countries, working across six practice areas and a range of sector specialisms.
The Life Sciences practice of Instinctif Partners brings together a unique mix of expertise in corporate, financial, marketing and product communications with a dedicated design consultancy. We’ve earned a formidable reputation for creative, comprehensive and effective communications counsel over two decades. We deliver strategic business communications programmes focused on enhancing the value proposition for companies seeking investment, partnerships or customers. Our clients range from start-ups to multi-nationals. All have a common goal to make a difference, whether that’s in pharma, biotech, medical devices, diagnostics, e-health, or through enabling technologies and services. We aim to make a difference through the strategic counsel and communications services we offer.
We have an opening for graduate/post graduate level Account Executives within our Life Sciences financial communications team. The successful candidate will provide a comprehensive support service to our financial communications client management. You will support a thriving team and have the opportunity to contribute on a range of quoted and unquoted clients within the life sciences sector. We are looking for an organised and analytical individual who can work flexibly in a matrix management team. The role will involve an individual to work effectively in pressured situations, have excellent communication skills and attention to detail. Good written communication and an understanding or/interest in the Life Sciences and the financial markets is essential.
Developing knowledge of key business publications as relevant to our clients to support financial communication programmes;
Learning to draft copy for share sensitive press releases, investor presentations and various digital channels;
Compiling and managing banking analyst and media databases;
Researching financial results and investor banking/B2B/scientific conference calendars, maintaining the master database and using this to help populate the client specific communications plans;
Assist with events e.g. full and half year results meetings, capital markets days and general client meetings to ensure that the team and clients experience a professional service;
Proof reading material when required by the team;
Formatting regulatory news for transmission to the London Stock Exchange and other regulatory channels;
Posting appropriate copy to website and social media sites;
Undertaking directed research to support the development of campaigns and new business proposals;
Scanning business and trade publications and other sources for editorial, articles and other useful information e.g. competitive information to pass on to the team and/or our clients;
Taking notes in meetings and drafting status reports including monthly and ad hoc activity reports; and
Provide administrative support for various tasks as required.
Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes:
Understanding of and interest in the life sciences industry;
Understanding of and interest in the workings of capital markets;
Some experience of communications e.g. as an intern within a PR consultancy or press office or news outlet;
Educational Requirements: degree level;
Language Skills: Excellent spoken and written English;
IT Skills: Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Word and PowerPoint experience to a professional level using templates, a working knowledge of Excel;
Other Knowledge: Social media skills. Attention to detail and high levels of accuracy are essential;
A well-presented communicator, both verbally and written;
Proven ability to build rapport with colleagues and stakeholders;
An individual that shows initiative and takes responsibility for planning and organising their own work;
A team-player who can work flexibly within a team and will seek help when appropriate;
An individual that embraces change and is quickly able to adapt to team needs/demands and priorities to deliver to set/multiple deadlines;
An analytical problem-solver who is able to quickly and accurately identify key issues, will proactively support the team and has a passion for delivering communications in a business environment;
A well-organised planner who will follow rules and procedures when appropriate;
An engaged individual who demonstrates enthusiasm for keeping up to date with current affairs and the life sciences sector;
A professional individual with exceptional attention to detail; and
Looking to develop personal gravitas and standing, and learn how to interact with clients and other advisors at C-suite level.
Working hours: 37.5 per week to be worked during normal business hours.
Our success is underpinned by our four key values:
Blaze a Trail – We push boundaries and set the pace within our industry;
Move Fast -We anticipate change and respond quickly;
Always Connect – We combine skills, experience and perspectives that unite people and organisations; and
Keep it real – We are open, fair and authentic, always listening and understanding before we respond.
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