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Accelerated R&D Services Marketing Senior Manager, Philadelphia

Job Location: PA - Philadelphia

Regional Description: Northeast

Job Number: 00516672


- Job description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Marketing and Communications 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Job Description


This senior manager role will lead and drive the development of the strategy and execution of the marketing and communications plan for Accelerated R&D Services.  The individual is accountable for the marketing strategy, conception, design, resourcing, rollout/execution, measurement, reporting and overall performance of this growing part of our life sciences practice.   This individual contributes both strategic thinking, overall positioning and messaging as well as campaign design and execution across all areas of the business.  This individual is able to effectively divide his/her time based on the prioritization of the areas by Life Sciences and Accelerated R&D Services business strategy and leadership. This person will also oversee all marketing activities related to Accenture Scientific Informatics Services (part of Accelerated R&D Services but also extends into other industries) and our Emerging Biopharma segment. 


Key initiatives include: strategic marketing plan development, thought leadership/research/issues-based marketing initiatives and campaigns; services/product marketing strategies and campaigns; digital and social media programs, acquisitions in the space, internal awareness programs, sales support programs, relationship building initiatives; and developing and maximizing Accenture participation at alliance and industry events.  This person will liaise with and support the Media and Analyst teams and collaborate with the Accenture Growth Platforms, Businesses and Alliances as well as other industry groups as appropriate (e.g., Health and Public Service) helping select, package and disseminate materials related to the areas of responsibility.   


Key Objectives:

  • Significantly increase market and client awareness, knowledge and preference for Accenture's capabilities, services, platforms, assets and offerings in Accelerated R&D Services through high impact, global, multi-channel integrated marketing campaigns.   
  • Differentiate Accenture from competitors and create a unique, distinctive and substantiated positioning for Accenture across the full scope of the business and within each domain area (Research, Clinical, Patient Safety/PV and Regulatory).    
  • Ensure alignment of marketing activities with sales efforts and help contribute to lead generation. 
  • Develop highly effective, global multi-channel, integrated marketing campaigns for select large clients that result in greater, more meaningful interactions, broader and better relationships and expand and enhance Accenture’s positioning at the client. 
  • Identify and contribute to opportunity centric marketing campaigns for must-win deals in the R&D space   

Relationships:  Accelerated R&D Services leadership Team. 


Reports to: Global Life Sciences Marketing Lead



Key Responsibilities:

Develop and execute global, multichannel, content-led, issues based integrated marketing strategies and plans in Accelerated R&D Services,       

  • Conduct and analyze market/competitor/target client research as input to positioning and external marketing and communications plans
  • Develop differentiated messaging and positioning, customized by customer segment, business area, geography, channel and/or tactic as needed.
  • Lead the development of thought leadership and research, working closely with content owners.
  • Lead the development and execution of marketing campaigns related to thought leadership/research including managing all resources and third party service providers (e.g. approved agencies, designers, writers) and program budgets
  • Create and develop marketing collateral, including sales brochures, asset development, online diagnostics, presentations, handouts, fact sheets, videos
  • Lead the development of all digital marketing programs including blogging, online articles, social media (paid and organic) related to R&D working in conjunction with the digital marketing lead/team for life sciences
  • Identify and lead development of externally approved credentials and references
  • Work closely with media relations team on key PR opportunities and analyst relations
  • Define, track and report metrics to assess effectiveness of marketing programs and initiatives
  • Provide marketing counsel to junior members of the team
  • Identify and provide strategic counsel on big deals/OCM in areas of responsibility in addition to occasionally leading full marketing program and support of key deals
  • Plan and manage investment and/ or operations budget items in areas of responsibility
  • Travel domestically and/ or internationally as needed 
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or other 4 year university degree
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in integrated marketing
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or Journalism
  • MS or MBA in Marketing
  • Experience working in Life Sciences (pharmaceuticals or medical technology), ideally in the R&D space
  • Proven experience in Marketing Strategy Development and Planning
  • Proven experience in Message and Sales Campaign Development
  • Significant experience in internet marketing and digital campaigning
  • Significant experience in Thought Leadership Development
  • Proven experience in Client Credentials/ Case Study and Marketing Collateral Development
  • Experience with client centric and opportunity centric marketing
  • Strong written, content development and oral communication skills
Professional Skills:
  • Mastery of the English language – both verbal and written
  • Superior communication skills
  • Strong multichannel and multi-geography marketing skills
  • Strong digital and social media skills
  • Marketing strategy expert
  • Message development mastery
  • Superior program management
  • Ability to cut through clutter/obstacles and deliver programs in a timely manner
  • Strong executive presence with ability to interface with very senior executives, push back, ask questions
  • Proven track record and experience developing and executing internal and external marketing campaigns/communications strategies
  • Ability to present and communicate ideas clearly and persuasively at all levels to both internal and external audience
  • Ability to influence highest levels of leadership within Accenture’s large, matrixed organization through relationship building and strong executive-level presence
  • Ability to operate in a virtual (technology-enabled) global team environment” as a Professional skill
  • Sensitivity to the cultural variances across different countries
  • Goal oriented and focused
  • Drive, energy and enthusiasm and strongly proactive
  • Proven ability to motivate, mentor and optimize in a collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Broad understanding of the Accenture organization:  knowledge of our growth platforms and offerings, as well as our business strategy
  • Resourceful and able to move forward with ambiguity
  • Ability to multi-task and work quickly and effectively under pressure
  • Strong project management, budget management and financial reporting skills
  • Negotiation, mediation and conflict management skills to resolve complex or disputed issues
  • Ability to influence executives within Marketing & Communications through relationship building and executive-level presence
  • Ability to manage projects under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
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