Pharmaceutical Project Manager
The Project Manager is accountable for the day-to-day management of assigned projects including: project initiation and planning, directing and managing project execution, monitoring and controlling project work, and scheduling of all project activities for multichannel tactics. The Project Manager is accountable for ensuring that all projects are effectively and efficiently executed and delivered successfully against client expectations, and delivered on-time, on-budget and error-free contributing to overall agency profitability.
With a high level of independence and collaboration with senior levels and partners across the agency, the Project Manager is accountable for managing team adherence to the agency workflow and process and demonstrates a deep knowledge of agency processes and SOPs
1. PROCESS & WORKFLOW:
Direct and manage the execution of multi-channel media jobs from inception through completion. Assess job requirements, resources, milestones, and deliverables ensuring collaboration and efficiency throughout. Collaborate with senior level agency leaders and provide experienced-based input to ensure that the client’s strategic objectives are met within the parameters of the creative/project brief. Accountable for team adherence of workflow and process management focusing on quality, profitability, efficiency, and productivity. Effectively employ project management methodology throughout the lifecycle of all jobs ensuring quality control and flawless execution of intermediary and final job submissions. Regularly implements executional improvements and shares best practices broadly across the agency.
2. RESOURCE & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT:
Work closely with Senior Account and Creative leads to determine internal resource and financial allocation and ensure that all jobs are managed on budget and within scope. Accurately track, report and evaluate jobs, lead internal financial review meetings, proactively plan for and update resource needs on a weekly basis, and actively participate in client financial reconciliation meetings. Maintain consistent communication and alert senior management if additional resources are recommended to meet timeline and deliverables, addressing issues as they arise.
3.EXECUTION OF DELIVERABLES:
Develop, implement, and manage project plans and communicate objectives, priorities and goals among internal brand teams to ensure that tasks are accomplished collaboratively, on-schedule and meet agency and client standards. As the primary interface with full internal team and leadership, the project manager actively engages in all relevant internal and client meetings. Proactively monitors and controls project execution with all team members throughout the lifecycle of a job; updates teams on progress and addresses obstacles and concerns to maintain quality job output.
Educate, grow, and motivate junior-level staff to promote an internal learning and development culture that achieves business growth and marketplace differentiation. The Project Manager will set clear performance expectations, encourage and foster development opportunities, and ensure alignment between individual roles, client expectations, and overall organizational strategy.
- 1-2+ years project management experience in a fast-paced Pharma agency environment
- Comfort and confidence in a leadership role, working with teams at varying levels of experience
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- The ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, with high attention to detail and to agency process
- To be extremely organized and proactive with the ability to collaborate in a team environment
- A Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, or related field
- Computer skills: MS Office (Word, Excel, Project); Familiarity with Timesheet software, Advantage/Webvantage, as well as Resourcing/Tasking software, Fogbugz, is a plus
Competitive salary and benefits package