This is IXICO
IXICO is a fast growing and profitable medical data analytics company, providing data management and advanced analytics to the pharmaceutical clinical trials market. Established in 2004 and listed as a public company in 2013, IXICO has established itself as a trusted partner to the global pharmaceutical industry developing new therapies for neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.
Our purpose is to advance medicine and human health by turning data into clinically meaningful information, providing valuable new insights in neuroscience. We will focus on developing and deploying breakthrough data analytics through our remote access technology platform.
We are guided by our “4A” values:
These are at the heart of our culture and empower our people to directly contribute to achieving our goal to be a leading proponent of artificial intelligence in clinical drug development. We recognise that we will succeed in realising our purpose and achieving our goal only by bringing together the diverse set of skills needed to innovate and develop cutting-edge technologies, and by building an inclusive culture to continuously enhance our service offering to support our customers’ scientific endeavours.
As our great team continues to grow we are looking to hire a Marketing Communications Manager (FTC) in a full-time capacity on a fixed-term contract for 6 months. Open to applications from candidates looking to work on a consultancy basis.
The Marketing Communications Manager is responsible for driving the full range of IXICO’s communication activity to a range of stakeholders:
- Pharmaceutical Clients
- Academic collaborators and commercial partners
- Employees (working in concert with the HR team)
- The investment community
The role holder manages the Marketing communication plan and ensures execution of a strong pipeline of PR, IR and client webinar & conference opportunities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The incumbent owns the IXICO marketing communications plan, updating this on at least a bi-monthly basis and implementing the actions required to deliver this; measuring return on investment and ensuring that appropriate resource is available to execute on the plan.
- Developing and implementing an internal approval process, ensuring that material is developed within the policy and approved by nominated stakeholders (internal and external) before release.
- Manage the appointed PR/IR advisors and other marcomms/IR service providers to ensure execution on the plan and that internal resources are available.
- Ensure that all IXICO press releases are developed and issued in a timely way, working closely with the external PR agency to ensure that they are compliant with London Stock Exchange rules on disclosure.
- Manage IXICO’s library of marketing material, including presentations, proposal templates, literature and brochures, images, track record and ensure that these are kept up to date and available to the team.
- Create a scorecard to measure the success of our online and offline marketing activities.
- Client engagement:
- Develop a plan to generate interest in the company’s offering, liaising with business development staff to provide new business opportunities
- Develop a plan for close client engagement to elicit publications and endorsements
- Conduct client surveys from time to time to measure satisfaction and better understand client needs
- Prepare and issue customer newsletters using automated marketing tools (e.g. Act-On) and keep contact databases up to date and compliant with relevant legislation (e.g. GDPR)
- Plan IXICO’s attendance at key scientific meetings, managing the annual budget, evaluating value for money, and recommending the investment in specific events and ensuring the right resource attends, as well as co-ordinating all necessary logistic matters.
- Manage IXICO’s attendance at industry events (e.g. awards, networking, investor meetings)
- Lead the preparation of the annual report publication (which incorporates regulated material), working closely with finance colleagues and external stakeholders to ensure that this is completed on time and to budget
- Support senior leadership in preparation of presentation collateral for use in investor meetings.
- Online tools development:
- Keep IXICO’s website up to date as and when required by the marketing communications plan; identify opportunities to drive traffic to the sites and develop and execute the plan (with budget approval)
- Periodically review IXICO’s service providers and ensuring the best available rates for the company
- Ownership and management of IXICO’s social media accounts (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc) with regular updates
- Contribute to the wider team effort by completing related tasks as needed.
- Life science degree; preferably with a marketing qualification or extensive track record.
- >10 years’ digital marketing experience within the life sciences industry in an international marketing role
- Robust ability to develop and execute marketing plans, particularly via online tools and social media platforms
Knowledge and skills required for the role:
- Prior experience of working in a technical/scientific organisation is highly desirable.
- Strong planning skills and working to tight deadlines.
- Demonstrates creative thinking and sound judgement for PR processes.
- Strong on process and stakeholder management.
- Proven ability to integrate well into small organisations.
- Good interpersonal skills and strong persuasion skills.
- Comfortably communicating across all levels of seniority, both internally and externally.
- Willingness to direct activity through others as well as execute tasks independently.
- Client-centric with a desire to move others to act.
- Strong presentation skills and written communication skills.
- Strong team player.
- Generous employer pension contribution,
- 25 days annual leave, increasing up to 28 days with every year at IXICO,
- Annual salary review and discretionary company bonus scheme,
- Life Assurance scheme,
- Various discounts in retail, food & drink and entertainment through our benefit portal,
- Work in an industry where you make a difference every single day.
How to Apply
IXICO is working hard to create a representative, inclusive and super-friendly 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 passionate marketing professional to thrive in an engaging and fast-paced environment, to make a difference on an every day basis.
If you think IXICO should meet you, please send us your CV and covering letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to your application. Please note that due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation our entire business is operating remotely. If you have got any questions about this please reach out to our careers team.