Director, Project Management – Pharma

Publicis Groupe

Firm Description

Publicis is an omni-channel communications company with over 600 workers throughout our Canadian operations. The workplace is the biggest 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 shoppers for which we’re Company of Document. 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 large reaching as Curling, Trivia Nights and extra.

Job Description

Publicis Well being Toronto is searching for a Director, Undertaking Administration with experience in pharma for our rising crew. The Director PM could have a robust understanding of the artistic course of from transient although to manufacturing, to make sure tasks are executed on time and on funds. Working intently with Account Administrators inside a Manufacturing surroundings, you’ll handle a bunch of PM’s, lead mission schedules, sources and workflows on a wide range of digital tasks; banners, social provides, web site, photoshoots.

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

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

Folks on this position transcend simply managing massive 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 traces or roll up their sleeves. 

You can be accountable for:

  • Supply of large-scale end- to-end advertising and marketing 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 and marketing applications

The perfect candidate ought to have in depth expertise structuring and main multi-million-dollar international advertising and marketing and promoting applications comprised of multidisciplinary sources and parallel traces of enterprise, with demonstrated success in collaborating with key company stakeholders, together with however not restricted to Inventive, Consumer Providers, Finance, Technique, Information and Analytics, Media, and Expertise. 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 skill to characterize and advocate for the Program Administration self-discipline and be deft at constructing and sustaining robust 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 business requirements.


  • Companion with key organizational and consumer management to develop and instill processes, workflows and instruments that help the worthwhile supply of consumer work. Contribute to a tradition of supply effectivity and excellence with direct reviews and bigger Program division.
  • Liable for main a crew within the scoping and administration of a number of concurrent massive scale-projects and consumer engagements
  • Companion with International Consumer and Finance results in actively handle enterprise challenges, consumer relationships, MSAs, develop annual scopes and contracts, and guarantee profitability. 
  • Be the go-to enterprise companion for operational course of growth and implementation, organizational construction and design, and threat identification and mitigation.
  • Develop and encourage the 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 duties with management groups. Actively companion with Management to introduce new learnings, alternatives, and areas of development to the Program Administration division and Company.
  • Companion with inner stakeholders to repeatedly audit and optimize present operational processes and methods, making certain buy-in and compliance with division.
  • Present solutions-oriented management with an professional skill to creatively resolve advanced issues with a constructive, skilled demeanor and a excessive diploma of emotional intelligence.
  • Companion with International Consumer Administrators to handle general consumer relationship and actively companion to develop new concepts to shoppers to reinforce their enterprise and develop income. Introduce choices to the connection the place acceptable.
  • 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 artistic companies group working with international manufacturers and main senior cross-functional stakeholders together with technique, knowledge and planning, artistic, editorial, expertise design, manufacturing, expertise, operations and resourcing.
  • Pharma – Important expertise managing pharmaceutical advertising and marketing 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 crew of Program Managers/Undertaking 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 Consumer and Company results in run engagements at scale.
  • Instruments: Expertise leveraging a wide range of PM instruments.
  • Workfront expertise most popular


  • 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 contemplate 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 could require an lodging, to use. When you require a particular lodging please contact Human Assets at 416-925-7733 or by electronic mail at [email protected]

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