Director, Project Management – Pharma

Publicis Groupe

Firm Description

Publicis is an omni-channel communications company with over 600 staff throughout our Canadian operations. The workplace is the most important in our business in Canada and boasts expertise throughout varied disciplines of promoting and promoting experience. Publicis carries a balanced cut up of Canadian, U.S. and International purchasers for which we’re Company of Report. Publicis helps a spread of D&I actions by way of our Driving Change crew in addition to giving again to the group by way of a long-standing participation within the Out of the Chilly Program. With a robust, lively and familial tradition, Pub United is the company’s social membership, internet hosting occasions as extensive reaching as Curling, Trivia Nights and extra.

Job Description

Publicis Well being Toronto is looking for a Director, Venture Administration with experience in pharma for our rising crew. The Director PM may have a robust understanding of the inventive course of from temporary although to manufacturing, to make sure tasks are executed on time and on finances. Working carefully with Account Administrators inside a Manufacturing surroundings, you’ll handle a gaggle of PM’s, lead undertaking schedules, sources and workflows on a wide range of digital tasks; banners, social provides, web site, photoshoots.

  • It is a fulltime position primarily based in Toronto; we’re solely contemplating candidates who’ve expertise managing tasks & packages for pharmaceutical manufacturers***

A Director, Program Administration is equal components resolution shaper, veteran undertaking supervisor, shopper drawback solver, trusted advisor, gross sales pursuit chief, enterprise supervisor and cat herder. 

Individuals on this position transcend simply managing giant tasks or portfolios…they’re additionally participant/coaches, facilitators, collaborators, threat mitigators, group builders and professional planners. They’re not afraid to paint outdoors the strains or roll up their sleeves. 

You may be accountable for:

  • Supply of large-scale end- to-end advertising engagements throughout a big model or a portfolio of manufacturers
  • Framing selections round enterprise drivers, scope, time, price, and high quality.
  • Partnering with the Enterprise chief to make sure success and shopper satisfaction throughout a big portfolio of end-to-end advertising packages

The perfect candidate ought to have in depth expertise structuring and main multi-million-dollar international advertising and promoting packages comprised of multidisciplinary sources and parallel strains of enterprise, with demonstrated success in collaborating with key company stakeholders, together with however not restricted to Artistic, Shopper Providers, Finance, Technique, Information and Analytics, Media, and Expertise. Expertise with managing multi-channel engagements (video, TVC, print, digital and so on.) is required. In depth expertise managing complicated P&Ls involving a number of company companions is required.

They can even possess a confirmed capacity to symbolize and advocate for the Program Administration self-discipline and be deft at constructing and sustaining sturdy relationships with company, shopper and third-party companions. They’ll work with these entities to proactively resolve enterprise challenges and develop operational processes that adapt to evolving enterprise challenges, finest practices and business requirements.


  • Companion with key organizational and shopper management to develop and instill processes, workflows and instruments that help the worthwhile supply of shopper work. Contribute to a tradition of supply effectivity and excellence with direct experiences and bigger Program division.
  • Liable for main a crew within the scoping and administration of a number of concurrent giant scale-projects and shopper engagements
  • Companion with International Shopper and Finance results in actively handle enterprise challenges, shopper relationships, MSAs, develop annual scopes and contracts, and guarantee profitability. 
  • Be the go-to enterprise associate for operational course of improvement and implementation, organizational construction and design, and threat identification and mitigation.
  • Develop and encourage the very best requirements of communications and documentation, together with standing and monetary experiences, timelines, scopes, change orders, burn experiences and forecasting, finest practices and asset administration.
  • Champion departmental values, imaginative and prescient, course and tasks with management groups. Actively associate with Management to introduce new learnings, alternatives, and areas of progress to the Program Administration division and Company.
  • Companion with inside stakeholders to repeatedly audit and optimize current operational processes and techniques, making certain buy-in and compliance with division.
  • Present solutions-oriented management with an professional capacity to creatively resolve complicated issues with a optimistic, skilled demeanor and a excessive diploma of emotional intelligence.
  • Companion with International Shopper Administrators to handle total shopper relationship and actively associate to develop new concepts to purchasers to boost their enterprise and develop income. Introduce choices to the connection the place applicable.
  • Proactively handle, present steering, and develop clear communication requirements round program and business-related dangers, together with mitigation planning and disaster administration.


  • Minimal of 7-9 years of expertise in a inventive providers group working with international manufacturers and main senior cross-functional stakeholders together with technique, knowledge and planning, inventive, editorial, expertise design, manufacturing, expertise, operations and resourcing.
  • Pharma – Vital expertise managing pharmaceutical advertising packages and campaigns required. 
  • Expertise with each DTC and HCP packages
  • Digital – Vital expertise managing packages with complicated digital workstreams
  • 5+ years’ expertise managing a crew of Program Managers/Venture Managers in any respect ranges.
  • Demonstrated and confirmed expertise in managing portfolios of $20MM+ yearly, proudly owning and managing scoping, staffing, shopper agreements (SOWs, MSAs, vendor contracts), estimates, profitability, partnering with Shopper and Company results in run engagements at scale.
  • Instruments: Expertise leveraging a wide range of PM instruments.
  • Workfront expertise most well-liked


  • Bachelor’s diploma required or equal expertise

Further Data

Publicis Canada is dedicated to constructing a various workforce consultant of our group. We encourage and are happy to think about all certified candidates, with out regard to race, color, citizenship, faith, intercourse, marital / household standing, sexual orientation, gender id, aboriginal standing, age, incapacity or individuals who might require an lodging, to use. Should you require a selected lodging please contact Human Assets at 416-925-7733 or by e mail at [email protected]

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