VP, Account Director / New Biz Dev - Healthcare


South Norwalk, CT (Remote considered)


Senior Level


10+ Years

The “PhD” of Healthcare Marketers

Are you a hungry, savvy, take-no-prisoners kind of marketer looking to do things a little differently in the Healthcare space? Welcome. S50 is a growing, nimble agency proud to have won Ad Age’s “Best Places to Work” 3 years in a row and is one of INC. 5000s Fastest growing agencies 2020. We are looking for a VP, Account Director/ New Business Development for our exponentially growing Healthcare practice. Our ideal fit is someone who can develop a vision for S50’s unique role in the Healthcare agency world and help build it. This talented, collaborative leader will be driven by a passion to shape an agency, activate their own client network and get to test out new ideas around the future of healthcare digital marketing. We live and breathe our Agile test-learn-and-iterate philosophy.  


  • Drive agency growth – proven track record acquiring new clients and building existing
  • Bring Healthcare thought-leadership to their teams and the agency
  • Serve as a strategic leader for both clients and internal teams
  • Proactively manages relationship with clients and seeks opportunities to build new relationships as needed
  • Take ownership and accountability for the Healthcare practice book of business
  • Lead annual brand planning for our clients and sell-in plans to grow revenue year-over-year
  • Assumes responsibility for the writing and preparation of marketing communications plans and proposals  
  • Work with our VP of Operations to develop budgets to include accurate estimating and tracking of hours, out-of-pocket expenses, and reconciliation against estimates. Raises client awareness as to when changes in client direction affect estimates. 
  • Provide on-going tactical and executional oversight and take responsibility for flawless execution
  • Solutions and detail-oriented; decisive and ability to prioritize work/projects/tasks on-the-fly 
  • Stay on top of where the healthcare industry is going and embrace new ways for doing things
  • Speak as our thought-leader at conferences, podcasts, and press opportunities
  • Grow and mentor our talent: provide clear direction and feedback to our team, grow more leaders in the space, and listen
  • Initiate and collaborate on creative brief development
  • Work collaboratively with agency partners to iterate on the agency offering, keep them informed of health of the businesses and client relationships, involving them in critical meetings as needed 


You have:

  • 10+ years of experience with a deep expertise in health and/or pharma marketing communications and regulations of the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry in the US
  • Proven sales / new business development track-record a must
  • Digital marketing and strategy development, ideally in a client facing role within an agency
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a strategic advisor to clients
  • A passion for technology, emerging media, eCRM and all things digital
  • Proactive and action-oriented; independent, driven, and a good multitasker
  • Willingness to work as a part of small, nimble, fast-paced team, openness to collaboration and will get your hands dirty
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A plus if you have previously helped build a Healthcare practice

So, if you have what it takes, hit us up @ iwannawork@scrum50.com with a subject line of VP, HEALTHCARE.

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