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Title: Project Manager

Location: Kew, Surrey

Role: Synergy is a successful, dynamic agency providing market development services to the pharmaceutical industry via medical education. We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to work on a range of our innovative educational programmes.

Key Responsibilities:
To ensure that all educational projects are produced to the highest standard within the agreed specification and budget in a timely and appropriate manner.

1) Editorial
* Copy preparation
* Outline development for all materials and programmes with Project Director / Senior Project Manager
* Create briefs and project specifications for freelance support staff
* Create and produce production briefs
* Writing where appropriate: from patient support materials to manuscript submission to primary care journals
* Review and edit copy to ensure it fulfils client brief and outline supplied
* Updating/reviewing material in line with client comments
* Referencing of all copy
* Co-ordinate and mange print process where applicable

2) Account organisation
* Project folders should be kept up-to-date and references managed appropriately
* Regular client updates and liaison on project status
* Manage project checklists and follow approval procedures

3) Project / time management
* Create project plan and schedules for completion of projects
* Create project budgets
* Create written project specifications and expectations for freelance support staff
* Keep project checklists up-to-date
* Ensure deadlines are met

4) Project Content
* Keep up-to-date with data, new references and developments in your disease areas.

5) Communication
* Client liaison
- Attending client approval meetings
- Day-to-day contact with client on all project specific queries
* Key output from client meetings should be a debrief so all other members of the team are aware of any key changes to wording or data etc
* KOLs
- Liaising with authors regarding content.
- Communicating changes /issues to client and incorporating as appropriate

7) Teamwork
* Ensure that all members of the team are kept informed of any material change to the project in terms of specification, budget and schedule
* Ensure that all team members are up-to-date with any developments in the disease or drug area
* Client developments, strategy changes, competitor info etc.

8) Other
* Support preparation of pitches and new business proposals
* Specific jobs e.g. management of writers, freelancers, designers


Competitive basic salary dependant on candidate and experience

Person Profil


* Science Degree
* 2 years medical education or science publishing experience
* Preferably from a editorial/writing background doesn't necessarily need the direct client facing experience.
* Need to have hands-on writing and managing experience. This role won’t have anything to do with budget creation, new business etc so may not be suitable for straight Account Managers.
* Excellent written and spoken communication

This is a hands-on role offering an interesting mix of editorial, production and project management work. It provides an excellent career development opportunity for a good team-player who has a keen eye for detail, enjoys the challenge of working to meet strict deadlines and can communicate effectively, demonstrating the ability to build strong relationships with clients.


2 Stage interview process

1st Stage - Copy-editing & Writing Test, CV and experiences
2nd Stage - Further discsussions on CV and experiences - meeting the team.

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