Graduate Internship Scheme (full-time)

Hybrid working from a Sunderland office

Salary £19K- 21K (depending on skills and experience)

Closing date- 5th June 2022

The Graduate Internship Scheme is a collaboration between the University of Sunderland, a recent Graduate and a regional SME. The Scheme has been designed to benefit both the Graduate and the company, ensuring that the Graduate takes the first steps on the career ladder whilst the company benefits from the Graduate’s enthusiasm, expertise and up to date knowledge.

The Company

IGNIFI is a creative, digital and design advertising agency that sparks and sustains successful brands for high-profile clients in the healthcare sector and we’re looking to expand our Client Services Team with a new ambitious and motivated Account Executive.

Here at IGNIFI we specialise in human and animal health sectors. Working with major global brands, we develop marketing communications targeting healthcare professionals, payers, influencers, patients and consumers.

At the heart of our success is our supportive and collaborative team of 28 individuals who love to be the best. Combining our expertise in marketing and life sciences, we have a deserved reputation for exceptional customer service and we pride ourselves on gaining that all-important accolade together in our family-feel approach.

As an Account Executive you will work alongside our Account Directors, Key Account Managers and Account Managers in our Client Services department.

The role will involve providing day-to-day client support for healthcare/pharmaceuticals marketing communications clients operating in human and animal health.

The Role

Responsibilities will also include:

  • Supporting the project management of the creative, digital and marketing-related services IGNIFI provides to healthcare sectors (pharmaceuticals, med devices, OTC).
  • To ultimately take responsibility for and ‘own’ projects, being proactive whenever possible.
  • Supporting Key Account Manager (KAM) & Account managers (AM) in production of clear and accurate documentation.
  • Developing effective liaison skills with clients, external partners and IGNIFI’s creative, digital and account management teams to ensure effective delivery of client projects on time, to budget and to IGNIFI’s margin expectations.
  • Seeking continuous improvement in personal performance and industry knowledge.
  • Overall, to deliver creative and marketing materials which enhance client’s business and IGNIFI’s creative reputation and profitability within the Health sector.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will have the following relevant experience:

  • Graduate, ideally in a related field (e.g. life sciences, marketing, design).

  • Computer literate with main MS Office software
  • Articulate, accurate, numerate, organised – to manage organisational and administrative systems.
  • High standard of oral and written English.
  • Attention to detail for proofing, deadlines and estimating.
  • Flexibility (in hours and attitude) and ability to multi-task, often under time pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Experience/ qualifications in the following are desirable:

  • Healthcare/Pharmaceutical and/or marketing experience.

  • Life sciences background.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Project management experience.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Creative, Design and Digital appreciation.
  • Commercial acumen.

What will we offer you?

  • A city centre based ‘home’ (office) with free parking nearby
  • Many social opportunities with a free tab behind the bar!
  • A friendly, supportive and inclusive workplace
  • The chance to create long-lasting friendships
  • Regular pay reviews alongside company-wide performance related bonuses
  • Development, training and progression opportunities
  • Unlimited access to Udemy online learning academy courses
  • Regular care packages – depending on the season and how you feel!
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays).
  • Automatic enrolment into contributed IGNIFI Personal Pension & Group Life Assurance Schemes

If you are keen on joining us , please email your CV and a short covering letter with relevant experience to: