Exhibitions Project Manager - Reading

The Health Engagement & Communications division of QuintilesIMS is an award winning, global marketing and communications agency of over 200 staff based in key offices in the US and Europe. We specialise in engaging and communicating with patients and healthcare professionals on a range of topics from education and clinical research to awareness and marketing. We do this on behalf of an impressive list of the top biopharmaceutical clients and other life science companies. Our offering is segmented into the following five practice areas:

  • Patient engagement and investigator education
  • Direct to patient research
  • Medical communications
  • Patient support and adherence
  • Integrated multichannel engagement

Our in-house team consists of account leads and project managers who specialise in the above practice areas and our “Integrated Solutions” team who span our entire offering to collaboratively deliver Medical Direction, Creative Direction, Content Development, Digital Solutions, Patient Insights, Media & Communities and Event Management.

The role

We are currently looking for a dynamic exhibitions specialist to drive and oversee the development of products/services to ensure QuintilesIMS continues to offer/deliver creative and innovative exhibitions solutions to our customers.

Reporting to the Head of Events you will work with clients to create and execute ideas that make their exhibition unforgettable, whilst working within the constraints of the medical industry.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead exhibition pitch processes through design and proposal content
  • Challenge and clarify the brief
  • Provide high quality campaign execution
  • Take responsibility for the production and execution of any project from initial concept to client delivery
  • Have an understanding of traffic flow, approval processes and timelines and the impact on team resource/project delivery
  • Oversee the development and delivery of client content and messaging
  • Take ownership of budgetary financial management
  • Liaison with suppliers, venues and internal stakeholders
  • Hold a key role in client liaison and communications
  • Liaising with suppliers / contractors to ensure our exhibitions are delivered to a high standard

This role will require European/global travel to attend the onsite events/conferences and in addition does offer some flexibility to work from home.


The successful individual should have an exhibitions background and be able to support exhibitions from a creative/technical aspect working in tandem with the Account Lead. You should also bring new ideas and innovation to the team.

In return for your dedication, you will receive an excellent salary and great benefits, including a profit-related annual bonus, private health insurance and a generous company pension scheme.

What next

Please visit www.quintilesims.com to apply job ref: 1617310


Experienced in project management for Exhibitions with excellent overall technical knowledge

Experienced in spatial planning, 3D design and knowledge of materials

Experience working in a highly matrixed organisation and leading and participating in teams

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including client liaison and supplier management skills

Demonstrated ability to work creatively in a fast-paced environment. Ability to maintain demanding timelines. Adaptability and flexibility to changing priorities

Proven client handling skills

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients

Exceptional attention to detail and ability to work simultaneously on multiple priorities. Flexible personality and a quick learner who operates with a sense of urgency

Strong finance skills

Good problem solving skills

Strong analytical skills and ability to translate analysis to executable programs with defined goals. Must be able to articulate straightforward and elegant solutions

Strong organisational, planning, project management and logistics skills

Sound judgement and decision making skills

Demonstrated ability to deliver results to the appropriate quality and timeline metrics

Strong software and computer skills, including MS Office applications

Good knowledge of pharmaceutical compliance

Mentoring / coaching skills

Full eligibility to work full-time in the UK

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