Marketing Communications Manager

Advanced analytics. Intelligent insights.

IXICO plc (AIM: IXI), is a leading neuroimaging Contract Research Organization (CRO), delivering advanced Ai analytical insights in neuroscience to the global clinical trials market. Established in 2004, listed as a public company in 2013, IXICO has firmly established itself as a trusted partner to the global life sciences industry, supporting the development of new therapies for neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

With our focus on neuroscience, our purpose is to advance human health by turning data into clinically valuable insights; helping our clients reduce clinical development risk and improve return on investment from their clinical development programmes. We achieve this by combining Ai machine learning imaging biomarker analysis, together with centralised neuroimaging CRO services to provide an integrated service covering every stage of clinical development through to post-marketing surveillance. We are committed to invest in continuously enhancing our validated and peer reviewed disease optimised machine learning Ai analytics services and our infrastructure and technology to support our ambitious growth strategy. Our people are empowered to enable us to achieve   our company goals and their own personal development through the “4A” values at the heart of our culture: Aspiration, Ability, Agility and Accountability.

To help us deliver our medical image analysis solutions to large clinical trials we are hiring an experienced Marketing Communications Manager in a full-time capacity. 

 

Purpose of the Role

The Marketing Communications Manager is responsible for IXICO’s Annual Marketing Communication Plan and associated annual budget. The purpose of the role is to ensure effective communications of our value proposition and market proposition of delivering validated Ai machine learning imaging biomarker analytics with the quality assurance of our centralised Neuroimaging CRO services; made available through our proprietary TrialTracker imaging data management platform.  In doing so, raise the company’s external market facing profile with current and prospective biopharma clients, academic collaborators, and partners to ensure sustained long term, profitable growth.

 

The role works closely with senior scientific, product, operations, and commercial management, to ensure timely execution of the company’s client outreach programmes. These include development of webinars, PR collateral, white papers, conference, and lead generation initiatives in line with agreed product marketing communication objectives.  Working closely with the product function, there is a requirement to translate complex, cutting-edge scientific information into concise, easy to understand marketing communication that addresses and anticipates the needs of our target audience.

 

As a Marketing Communications Manager in a small and ambitious organisation, the role holder has access to the company Senior Leadership and will be able to make a significant impact in the way we communicate and tell the IXICO story. The role holder will play an important role in articulating how IXICO is deploying cutting edge AI technology with highly curated, disease specific patient data to develop and commercialise new, validated imaging biomarker analytics in support of our neuroimaging CRO business.

 

This role is expected to be dedicating significant time to developing and executing the company services marketing communications plan; with significant focus on content generation and communication, event management and reporting on return-on-Investment KPIs.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Translate complex scientific materials into compelling marketing communications. Work with the Science and Product teams to define validation studies and case studies that further evidence and document value proposition of current and future IXICO services.

 

  • Develop a communication plan to position the company as a premium, specialist neuroimaging data analytics partner to the global biopharmaceutical industry. In doing so, strengthen the company’s position in existing clients so that the company fully leverages its Master Service Agreements, whilst raising awareness of the company’s capabilities with prospective new clients.

 

  • Work closely with the business development team in generating new business development leads through heightened brand awareness and clearly defined value propositions for our services.

 

  • Become the “owner” for the effectiveness of the company’s website in meeting the needs of all interested parties and stakeholders. Ensure the website is continuously maintained and developed to ensure IXICO become a byword for the highest quality, scientific and technology capabilities for the delivery of CNS imaging studies.

 

  • Develop and execute a communication plan that maximises brand awareness through website content, SEO, use of social media channels and PR.

 

  • Develop library of materials (presentations, brochures, images, scientific presentations) that showcase the added value of our services and update in line with latest developments

 

  • Develop and maintain annual marketing calendar to assure effective planning of marketing activities for scheduled conference attendance, product launches and other activities.

 

  • Manage 3rd party vendors including PR companies, graphic designers, printers and website designers.

 

  • Provide timely monthly reporting on progress against agreed KPI’s. Track and manage marketing spending to agreed budget levels.

 

Qualifications and skills required for the role:

Essential

  • Prior experience of working in a technical/scientific organisation
  • 3+ years’ external communications experience within the life sciences industry; ideally with experience of working within the clinical trials service industry.
  • Strong planning skills and demonstrable ability to develop and execute communication plans.
  • Impactful writing skills and attention to detail to ensure accurate documentation in published
  • Technical competency with social media communication, web content, multimedia.
  • Strong planning and interpersonal skills. Ability to use MS Office Suite.
  • Strong team player, with Excellent English with strong communications skills.
  • Ability to use MS Office Suite.

 

Desirable

  • Formal marketing qualification
  • Medical writing
  • Scientific or technical degree

 

Benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration package including benchmarked salaries.
  • Staff Annual Bonus Plans and Annual Salary Review.
  • Generous employer pension contribution of 6%.
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing up to 28 days with every year at IXICO.
  • Life Assurance of 4x annual salary.
  • Employee Benefits Portal, Perkbox offering various discounts in retail, food & drink, and entertainment.
  • Engaging and social environment, with fundraising and sporting activities and seasonal events such as Summer and Christmas parties.
  • Wellbeing initiatives such as eye tests, flu jabs, and Mental Health Awareness Training.
  • Employee Assistance Programme offering advice and support on a wide range of topics.
  • Hybrid working model pattern split between working at our vibrant head office in the City of London and remotely.
  • Reimbursement allowance to purchase equipment to support working from home.
  • Generous employee referral scheme offering £2,000 for referring a successful candidate to the company.
  • Financial assistance for professional qualifications.
  • A company in an industry where your work has an impact every single day.

 

 How to Apply

IXICO is working hard to create a representative, inclusive and empowered team, because we believe different experiences, perspectives and backgrounds make a better workplace, and ultimately better services.

IXICO doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected class.

This is a great opportunity for a strong and experienced Marketing Communications Manager to thrive in an engaging and fast-paced environment, to make a difference on an everyday basis. 

If you think IXICO should meet you, please send us your CV and covering letter by email to careers@ixico.com or apply directly via LinkedIn. We are looking forward to your application. 

Please note that our entire business is operating under a Hybrid-Working Model, where employees are required to attend our London office 2 days a week. If you have got any questions about this please reach out to our careers team.

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