HAVAS LYNX is a global communications group with over 250 employees in the team – supported by the wider HAVAS network; we deliver truly global campaigns based on robust local insight and as a group, we are proud to have been responsible for a series of industry firsts. We innovate on behalf of our clients across the healthcare and wellness sectors and key to our success is our exceptional Insights & Planning team – due to growth in this offering, we’re pleased to be looking for an additional Planner to join us in either London or Manchester.

As an agency, HAVAS LYNX delivers relevant, distinctive and effective marketing solutions for our clients – we work on global and local campaign strategy and execution. Our Planners are involved in the entirety of a project; from brand planning, through to influence and direction on campaign execution, and then evaluation and refinement.

This is a hands-on role and the successful candidate will have a responsible and integral part to play. Working as part of a team, you’ll be heavily involved in client contact; establishing relationships, leading pitches, workshops and fronting external meetings, both in the UK and abroad. You will develop an approach to research and conduct this as part of a team, communicate findings and recommendations, you will develop overarching strategy for products at varied stages in their life cycle and then you will be involved throughout the implementation stages to ensure that tactics are on strategy and have the best possible chance of contributing to the achievement of their aims.

A typical month could see you working on product launches to healthcare professionals, education for healthcare professionals around the best treatment options for their patients, brand development, awareness raising in the public arena, relaunching an existing or declining brand in specific markets or globally, or boosting sales of a ‘blockbuster’. Due to the nature of our market place, which is heavily regulated, you will come across additional challenges – this role is perfect for someone who is looking for a complex environment in which to demonstrate their expertise and from which to gain an increased sense of reward and purpose: when we deliver a successful campaign it has the potential to save lives.

We would be very excited to receive an application from you for this role if you have:
• A strong, strategic, digital marketing background gained from either a creative agency or the pharmaceutical industry (prior experience of the healthcare sector is not vital, though an interest in working in it essential)
• The ability to confidently provide and cater market research to develop robust insights, achieving a thorough understanding of the brand and target audience
• The confidence and interpersonal skills to work effectively with both internal teams and clients
• An eagerness to thoroughly understand the client’s long-term brand objectives and to exceed their expectations, whilst promoting new business opportunities

As well as the above, your softer skills are also very important to us. You will find that HAVAS LYNX is a sociable, friendly environment, so personality is key. We would hope you are a real team player who is confident, proactive and who has the ability to remain calm and deliver under pressure. In return, we place a great deal of focus on the development of our people, supporting you and giving you every opportunity for the advancement of your career. We are proud to offer a comprehensive, internal development program to everyone in our team – you can view more details on LX Academy at http://www.havaslynx.com/lx-academy/

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