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Senior Project Manager



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Company Description

Publicis Health is the health and wellness vertical of Publicis Groupe, the most-established communications holding company in the world. We are a growing network of 11 brands with 40+ agencies worldwide and a population of 3,000+. At Publicis Health, we are uniquely positioned to make an impact through the work that we do in in healthcare marketing and communications, and health isn’t just what we do – it’s who we are. We believe healthcare marketing is an essential part of healthcare. When you work with us, you join a tight-knit community of award-winning creative directors and clinical trial designers, accomplished data-scientists and media specialists, behavioral science innovators and analytics practitioners; all united around one purpose—to create a world where people are equipped and motivated to take control of their health and well-being. We share a passion for the life-changing work healthcare industries create, and we believe that together we can move people toward the products and services that will change their lives for the better. Our beliefs and purpose inspire how we take care of our people—prioritizing your health and well-being across every stage of your personal and professional life.

Job Description

The Senior Program Manager leads the production of multi-channel projects of large size or complexity. You will manage the delivery of high quality deliverables that power client satisfaction, meet our requirements, and balance client and agency economics. Career manages at least one person. You will report to the SVP, Project Management.

This is a hybrid role, requiring three days in-office each week. If you are contacted for an interview, your recruiter will discuss specifics with you, inclusive of any necessary reasonable accommodations.

Your Impact:

  • PM Technical Skills: Well-versed in production needs; considered an expert in at least one channel (interactive/digital, print, or video) but understands other media
  • SOWs: Prepare complex statements of work, with quick turnaround time and minimal revisions. Create statement of work documentation; accountable for top-down and bottom-up budgets to ensure scopes reflect required work effort
  • Client finances: Calculates cost-to-complete estimates


  • Project Plan: Creates and manages master project plans and timelines through a cross-capability collaborative approach
  • Quality Control: Ensures team adherence to QC plan
  • Identify opportunities to improve processes and to create efficiencies and suggest alternative solutions
  • Conflict resolution: Arbitrates team conflicts and facilitates cross-capability solutions
  • Resource allocation: Leads resource allocation discussions on the project-level with cross-capability team
  • Project risk: Mitigates risk by identifying quality, budget, and timeline impacts

Tactics and Execution

  • Finances: Responsible for cost management across portfolio of projects. Provide accurate and realistic cost-to-complete estimates and forecasts for assigned projects
  • Resources: Leads resource planning
  • Vendors: Manages 3rd party vendor engagement
  • Execution: Manages production of engagements from award to completion
  • Internal Relationships and Team Leadership: Positive influence within department. Develop positive working relationships with other departments/team members
  • Management: Mentors and directs the activity of one or more Associates or Senior Associates
  • Culture: Promotes and contributes to department’s culture and environment
  • Onboarding: On boards new team members to the brand/agency process

Client Relationship

  • Relationship: Engages with client procurement staff. Build relationship and credibility with client peer and expert counsel
  • Client process: Has intimate understanding of client processes and priorities
  • Manage expectations: Ensures that appropriate client and company partner expectations are managed
  • Communication and Writing: Lead role in ensuring accurate client documentation and correspondence. Present complex data or messages in a clear, succinct, compelling manner



  • 5+ Years of Experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project
  • Knowledge of digital and healthcare required
  • Agency experience required
  • Pharmaceutical experience required

Education and Experience

  • Agency or digital project experience
  • Pharmaceutical experience required
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Experience in communications or marketing environment

Additional Information

Our Publicis Groupe motto “Viva La Différence” means we’re better together, and we believe that our differences make us stronger. It means we honor and celebrate all identities, across all facets of intersectionality, and it underpins all that we do as an organization. We are focused on fostering belonging and creating equitable & inclusive experiences for all talent.

Publicis Groupe provides robust and inclusive benefit programs and policies to support the evolving and diverse needs of our talent and enable every person to grow and thrive. Our benefits package includes medical coverage, dental, vision, disability, 401K, as well as parental and family care leave, family forming assistance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible time off.

If you require accommodation or assistance with the application or onboarding process specifically, please contact [email protected].

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Compensation Range: $70,000-$115,000. This is the pay range the Company believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and the Company reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time. For this role, the Company will offer medical coverage, dental, vision, disability, 401k, and paid time off.