Posted to MedZilla on 8/11/2018

Syneos Health

US-NY, Senior Project Manager 2891140-MZ



"Do you speak people?"

It's a language many healthcare companies have forgotten - a simple clear way to communicate great ideas that break through because everyone can understand it. No Jargon. No lingo. No catch phrase of the day. We are GSW and speaking people is at the core of everything we do. We are a healthcare advertising agency that thinks just a bit differently, works just a bit closer and dives just a bit deeper. And because we talk to each other like people, instead of a corporate machine, we come up with great ideas that talk to clients and customers on the most effective level of all - the human level.

Speaking people isn't easy. But if you can do it, we need to talk.

Position Title

Senior Project Manager

Business Unit

GSW Worldwide

Position Category

Project Management

Position Type

Full Time


As a Senior Project Manager, you will be the problem-solving partner to the account leads for all things financial & logistical, leading the agency team to meet its deliverables with both decisiveness and confidence. The SPM will have 1 or more PMs assigned to assist within a project portfolio and will oversee their timeline development. For certain key projects, a SPM may manage the projects directly.

The SPM has a pro-active, can-do attitude, with a sense of urgency and willingness to take on additional tasks when necessary. The right candidate will have a strong personality and be direct in team communications, but will exhibit superb professionalism and diplomacy.

Description of Duties

  • Oversees timeline and estimate development efforts of PM(s) within assigned portfolio of projects
  • Participates in pre-kick and kickoff meetings and co-leads in partnership with account; leads estimate and timeline portion of discussion
  • Submits projects for med legal review in client's electronic review system
  • Liaises with marketing operations colleagues to ensure projects route compliantly and efficiently through system
  • Partners with 3rd party vendors to ensure projects deploy accurately
  • Proactively manages changes to tasks and timing
  • Independently develop project estimates and vet with department leads; Partners with Account but leads the financial process
  • Pulls and reviews necessary financial reports and ensures projects are tracking to goals
  • Ensures project estimates are created and approved by internal department leads and Client for each project and entered into Agency financial system (Advantage/WebVantage)
  • Monitors project performance w/ weekly analysis of hours, missing time, misbilled time - ie. weekly job status meetings
  • Has the ability to proactively identify financial risk and communicate up appropriately
  • Develops annual scopes in partnership with Account and department leads; Owns (in partnership with Account) overall SOW creation process and develop budget estimates w/ core team
  • Resolves issues regarding cost and leverages the internal process to accommodate new client direction and feedback. Partners with Account, Finance and Operations to rectify as needed

Minimum Requirements

  • 5-7 years of experience in digital/print production of pharmaceutical sales materials (print and digital sales aids, iPad applications, videos, responsive websites, banner ads, email tools, 4C print collateral, etc.). BA/PMP certification, a plus.
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies (agile, waterfall)
  • Direct management and/or portfolio team management of $3-6M pharmaceutical brand teams in an agency environment. Launch, med/legal and FDA 2253/OPDP submission experience.
  • Finance: Proficiency developing estimates and weekly project performance reporting
  • MS Suite: Word, Project, Excel, PowerPoint; Acrobat Professional; web-based paperless routing, project management system administration & finance system experience for estimating / budget monitoring. Zinc Maps and Veeva Vault experience, a plus.

EEO Statement

inVentiv Health, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected status. If you require accommodation due to a disability in order to complete the application process, please contact our EEO Administrator at 781-425-4600 or by email at [click here]


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