Account Executive, Sandpiper Health, Sydney

Account Executive, Sandpiper Health, Sydney

Sandpiper Health, a multi-award-winning strategic communications and public affairs consultancy specialising in healthcare, is seeking a talented and entrepreneurial individual to join the firm as an Account Executive based in Sydney and working across the Asia Pacific region. Sandpiper Health brings together deep expertise in healthcare policy and advocacy and communications, working towards better health outcomes in Asia Pacific and beyond.

Our specialist consultants based across Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, and Singapore provide a full range of consultancy services including corporate communications, patient advocacy, public affairs, and policy development, as well as internal communications and social and digital strategies.

The firm is built around a simple proposition: by employing the right people to do smart thinking, we deliver tangible results and business benefits. We work with some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, as well as medical device manufacturers, health insurers, health services groups, telemedicine start-ups, and major industry associations.

Sandpiper Health is part of Sandpiper Group, whose expertise spans corporate communications, financial services and capital markets communications, brand PR, media relations, ESG and sustainability and technology.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a creative, energetic, and experienced Account Executive to join our fast-growing regional team.  We want all our colleagues to participate in shaping client strategies and contributing to the growth and management of the agency business.

Ideal candidates will have worked in-house, in agency or in government. But anyone with a demonstrable passion for healthcare will be considered. Experience of doing thought leadership work and a flair for creativity is also an advantage. 

Our multinational team of senior advisers combines local knowledge with a global perspective. We believe a deep understanding of the sectors and environments in which our clients operate is a prerequisite of strategic counsel and campaigns that make our clients stand out.

This is particularly true of our healthcare work, which is one of the largest parts of our business. We partner with some of the region and the world’s leading businesses and brands to develop effective, evidence-based communications strategies and programmes.

Requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in both Cantonese and English
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Capable of multi-tasking on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment – managing priorities and meeting deadlines, while maintaining a high level of attention to detail
  • Able to think out of the box with a good understanding of the business world and business/technology news
  • Bachelor’s degree at a minimum (a plus if it is in related fields such as communications, English, journalism)

Requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Capable of multi-tasking on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment – managing priorities and meeting deadlines, while maintaining a high level of attention to detail
  • Able to think out of the box with a good understanding of the business world and business/technology/ESG/Healthcare news
  • Bachelor’s degree at a minimum (a plus if it is in related fields such as communications, English, journalism)

Roles and Responsibilities

You will be responsible for supporting Sandpiper’s client work in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region when required. Your role will also include:

  • Draft, edit, localise, or translate editorial for a range of client communication deliverables including news releases, features, customer stories, DM material, advertorials, etc.
  • Demonstrate understanding and awareness of key media; to actively sell stories into the media; and to build relationships with journalists
  • Monitor and follow up editorial opportunities on behalf of clients as directed
  • Assist in the delivery of agreed client programmes / actions with responsibility for providing timely and clear reporting on progress
  • Attend and participate in client progress/briefing meetings where required.
  • Demonstrate awareness of social media trends and advocates and assist team members in creating and implementing traditional and social media campaigns
  • Conduct new business research and attend networking events for leads
  • Actively deepen knowledge of clients’ business, issues, and relevant media to support teams in the delivery of overall business objectives.
  • To update and maintain in-house media lists, as required

What we offer

An opportunity to work at a fast-growing agency where you can have genuine responsibility and if you chose, autonomy to create new products and services that are aligned with the evolution of the communications industry and changing client needs.

At Sandpiper, we also offer a collaborative and stimulating work environment as well as attractive remuneration and benefits.

If you want to work for the agency of the future, not the past; are bored doing the same thing every day and want to have more influence over your career – then come and join us! 

Send your CV and cover letter to careers@sandpipercomms.com