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Growth Director

Greater Manchester

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What if your expertise could help someone, somewhere, to live a better life?

Helping children living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis to communicate their pain, giving people with psoriasis their confidence back, shocking 2.3 million HCPs into taking action against second heart attacks to proving to the world that eczema isn’t a skin condition.

Havas Lynx Group is a creative communications agency dedicated to changing the way the world does healthcare communications for the better. We are committed to bringing about change. Change informed by experience, driven by innovation and proven in delivery. We work alongside healthcare professionals, patients, carers, and pharmaceutical brands to overcome the complex challenges of modern healthcare. Our work blends strategic insight and deep scientific understanding with creativity and digital innovation, delivering healthcare campaigns and solutions that really make a difference to people’s lives.

An accredited Top 40 ‘UK Great Place to Work’, we’re a team of over 500+ people in Manchester and London, with a history of over 35 years and an ever-evolving future. You can get a feel for the #LYNXLife via YouTube, #LYNXLife playlist, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Everything this company achieves, every life it saves, every penny it makes, every policy it changes, every award it wins, is down to everyone that works here.

Our Role

As the Growth Director you will own purposeful growth and assigned business development across Havas Lynx Group. You will drive high quality and consistent growth offering across the group. You will champion the vision and approach of the Growth team to the agencies to support a culture of winning pitches and proposals. Collaborating with different teams across the agency in order to enhance opportunities for new business. As Growth Director you will lead growth coordination with the Havas Health & You (HH&Y) growth functions and the broader network.

This role would be a great fit for someone in a similar role, or a senior client services operator looking for a new challenge. Previous agency experience is a must.

What you can expect to be doing:

  • Drive the vision and approach of the Growth Team to the agency level to support a culture of winning pitches and proposals
  • Own RFI and proposal development for assigned opportunities
  • Support Go/No-Go process when determining agency response to pitches, including conducting early bench research to qualify opportunities
  • Push thinking on agency differentiation and experience impact throughout BD process:
    • Confirm right resources are in place/ are engaged appropriately
    • Help pitch lead to identify approach and guide story and presentation development
    • Provide feedback and guidance to strengthen presentation: push to elevate the quality of each and every engagement
    • Attend rehearsals for pitches to coach on red-thread story, presentation style, and facilitate Q&A brainstorming
    • Fulfil the same role on multi-agency pitches as needed
  • Act as the lead point of coordination with the broader HH&Y Growth Team’s involving network opportunities, communication and reporting and broader growth initiatives
  • Partner with Chief Client Officer and Partnership Director for pitch training and to drive organic growth initiatives
  • Own pitch and post-mortem process for assigned opportunities
  • Partner with Chief Client Officer and Partnership Director for Growth Planning workstreams with agency leadership, maintaining an ongoing dialogue and drive follow up on individual basis
  • Own data-collection on pitch performance for assigned agencies and partner with Agency Leadership to develop and implement recommendations to improve performance
  • Support agency-level marketing efforts as needed in conjunction with the marketing team (i.e., social media, thought leadership publications etc.)
  • Own and develop key growth resources accessible to the group
  • Support and help drive core capes presentation development/refinement
  • Own ad-hoc Growth Team initiatives as required

What we’d like to see from you:

  • Previous experience in advertising/marketing/communications with a history of successful pitching
  • Experience with professional and consumer/patient communications and a thorough understanding of the healthcare market is preferred (but not essential)
  • Line management or mentoring capabilities
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to meet deadlines / escalate issues as appropriate

What you can expect from us

A supportive and challenging environment in which you will have the opportunity to learn, grow, and make an impact that matters. We put a huge investment into #LYNXLife and our #LXAcademy internal programmes. It’s a unique initiative that aims to reward hard work, reduce pressures, and ensure that we can all enjoy our time at Lynx. Our strategy is to build capabilities internally and inspire the best talent, so we can continue to deliver on our mission.

You can also expect a whole host of benefits, including:

  • Hybrid Working
  • Starting holiday allowance of 28 days annual leave + Bank Holidays, with increasing allowance connected to length of service
  • Option to buy, carry or sell holidays
  • Early Friday finish throughout the year
  • Seasonal working hours
  • Enhanced family leave, pay and return to work benefit scheme
  • Extensive L&D support
  • Sabbatical opportunities
  • Season ticket interest free loans for travel
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life insurance (4x salary)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Fully compensated company events
  • Volunteer days
  • Wellbeing programme including sports clubs, discounted gym memberships, free onsite flu vaccinations, extended lunch breaks on Wellness Wednesdays and much more
  • +Medicash healthcare benefit
  • 24/7 access to a free, confidential and independent Employee Assistance Programme
  • Workplace nursery benefit

Get in touch to find out how we can make an impact that matters together.