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 trade in Canada and boasts expertise throughout varied disciplines of selling and promoting experience. Publicis carries a balanced cut up of Canadian, U.S. and International purchasers for which we’re Company of File. Publicis helps a variety of D&I actions by means of our Driving Change workforce in addition to giving again to the neighborhood by means of a long-standing participation within the Out of the Chilly Program. With a robust, energetic 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, Challenge Administration with experience in pharma for our rising workforce. The Director PM could have a robust understanding of the inventive course of from temporary although to manufacturing, to make sure initiatives are executed on time and on price range. Working intently with Account Administrators inside a Manufacturing surroundings, you’ll handle a gaggle of PM’s, lead venture schedules, sources and workflows on quite a lot of digital initiatives; banners, social provides, web site, photoshoots.

  • This can be a fulltime position primarily based in Toronto; we’re solely contemplating candidates who’ve expertise managing initiatives & applications for pharmaceutical manufacturers***

A Director, Program Administration is equal components answer shaper, veteran venture supervisor, consumer downside solver, trusted advisor, gross sales pursuit chief, enterprise supervisor and cat herder. 

Individuals on this position transcend simply managing massive initiatives or portfolios…they’re additionally participant/coaches, facilitators, collaborators, danger mitigators, neighborhood builders and professional planners. They’re not afraid to paint exterior 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 choices round enterprise drivers, scope, time, value, and high quality.
  • Partnering with the Enterprise chief to make sure success and consumer satisfaction throughout a big portfolio of end-to-end advertising applications

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

They may also possess a confirmed potential to signify and advocate for the Program Administration self-discipline and be deft at constructing and sustaining sturdy relationships with company, consumer and third-party companions. They may work with these entities to proactively resolve enterprise challenges and develop operational processes that adapt to evolving enterprise challenges, finest practices and trade requirements.


  • Companion with key organizational and consumer management to develop and instill processes, workflows and instruments that assist the worthwhile supply of consumer work. Contribute to a tradition of supply effectivity and excellence with direct reviews and bigger Program division.
  • Accountable for main a workforce within the scoping and administration of a number of concurrent massive scale-projects and consumer engagements
  • Companion with International Shopper and Finance results in actively handle enterprise challenges, consumer relationships, MSAs, develop annual scopes and contracts, and guarantee profitability. 
  • Be the go-to enterprise associate for operational course of growth and implementation, organizational construction and design, and danger identification and mitigation.
  • Develop and encourage the very best requirements of communications and documentation, together with standing and monetary reviews, timelines, scopes, change orders, burn reviews and forecasting, finest practices and asset administration.
  • Champion departmental values, imaginative and prescient, route 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 inner stakeholders to constantly audit and optimize current operational processes and methods, making certain buy-in and compliance with division.
  • Present solutions-oriented management with an professional potential to creatively resolve advanced issues with a optimistic, skilled demeanor and a excessive diploma of emotional intelligence.
  • Companion with International Shopper Administrators to handle general consumer relationship and actively associate to develop new concepts to purchasers to reinforce their enterprise and develop income. Introduce choices to the connection the place applicable.
  • Proactively handle, present steerage, 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 – Important expertise managing pharmaceutical advertising applications and campaigns required. 
  • Expertise with each DTC and HCP applications
  • Digital – Important expertise managing applications with advanced digital workstreams
  • 5+ years’ expertise managing a workforce of Program Managers/Challenge Managers in any respect ranges.
  • Demonstrated and confirmed expertise in managing portfolios of $20MM+ yearly, proudly owning and managing scoping, staffing, consumer agreements (SOWs, MSAs, vendor contracts), estimates, profitability, partnering with Shopper and Company results in run engagements at scale.
  • Instruments: Expertise leveraging quite a lot of PM instruments.
  • Workfront expertise most popular


  • Bachelor’s diploma required or equal expertise

Further Info

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

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