Project Manager – pharma

Publicis Groupe

Company Description

Publicis is an omni-channel communications agency with over 600 employees across our Canadian operations. The office is the largest in our industry in Canada and boasts talent across various disciplines of marketing and advertising expertise. Publicis carries a balanced split of Canadian, U.S. and Global clients for which we are Agency of Record. Publicis supports a range of D&I actions through our Driving Change team as well as giving back to the community through a long-standing participation in the Out of the Cold Program. With a strong, active and familial culture, Pub United is the agency’s social club, hosting events as wide reaching as Curling, Trivia Nights and more.

Job Description

Do you excel at consolidating and communicating medical/scientific information? Do you enjoy finding new and creative ways to look at, think about, simplify, visualize and communicate information and concepts? Do you enjoy working in a collaborative, fast-paced environment, alongside people with a rich variety of skill sets and perspectives? If so, this position could be for you! 

We’re searching for a Project Manager with 2+ years in a PM role in digital agency environment with a focus on pharma advertising as this role aligns to a leading BioPharma Client. This is an exciting opportunity to join the growing team at Publicis Health Toronto (PHT). 

The Project Manager will have a strong understanding of the creative process from brief though to production, to ensure projects are executed on time and on budget. Working closely with Account Managers within a Production environment, the Senior project manager will help lead project schedules, resources and workflows on a variety of digital projects; banners, social adds, website, photoshoots. The project manager will focus on the end-to-end project workflow, the delivery of high quality and efficient work, while mitigating risks and working quickly to resolve any issues that arise. 

  • Assist in scope and estimate development. 
  • Manage projects from end to end – starting with the strategy brief through to asset delivery. 
  • Work with strategy, creative, account management, and production teams to ensure smooth delivery of assets and deliverables, while also facilitating inter-departmental communication between teams. 
  • Partner with creative resources management and production departments to ensure collaboration and support innovative and award-winning creative ideas. 
  • Delivery of the project to the highest possible standard. 
  • Ensure work is assigned and completed on time and within budget. 
  • Proactively communicate project information to all stakeholders involved, ensuring any changes to the project scope are communicated. 
  • Flag potential impacts to timings and estimates, ensuring they are revised accordingly. 
  • Assist with creative resource management to assemble the best creative teams for each assignment. 
  • Nurture cross-functional agency relationships and be the ultimate problem solver. 
  • Consistent involvement in status and creative meetings, ensuring action steps are always communicated. 


  • 2-3 years of experience working as a project manager in an agency environment with a focus on managing pharma advertising projects
  • Financially competent with a demonstrated ability to plan and deliver projects within deadlines and against budgets. 
  • Solid understanding of creative processes and agency functions. 
  • Knowledge of project, task and knowledge management tools, ie. MS Project, JIRA, Confluence. 
  • Enthusiastic participant in the digital / interactive space, with a keen ability to identify opportunities for innovation and improvement.

Additional Information

Publicis Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of our community. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital / family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply. If you require a specific accommodation please contact Human Resources at 416-925-7733 or by email at [email protected]

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