Posted to MedZilla on 4/25/2019

Touchpoint Solutions

US-NY, Director, Project Management - Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, New York saa001594-MZ


Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness (SSW) is looking for a Director of Project Management to join our team in New York.

Walk the halls of SSW and you'll find a rather spirited and passionate group of people. It's a stimulating assembly of professionals writers, managers, strategists, art directors, planners, analysts and developers.

We believe the only way to move people to live healthier, happier lives is to create ideas that move them emotionally. Never powered by reason alone, people whether they re consumers, caregivers, doctors or payers are motivated to take action by emotion. Only when people feel something will they be willing to do something.  


For decades, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness has provided consumer and professional marketing, strategic consulting and medical education to pharmaceutical and wellness brands. Today, we're dedicated to continuing that legacy by raising the bar and crafting award- winning work online, on-air, in print and in-office. Going beyond addressing simply the absence of illness, our vision is to inspire a healthier, happier world. Together, we strive to help brands thrive in today s culture of wellbeing by leveraging the power of Wellness IntelligenceSM.  

About the Role:

This is not your average Director of Project Management role.  Do you geek out over finding the best way to tackle a new client ask?  Do you feel better when you have stepped OUTSIDE the beaten path to develop a new and more efficient way for your team to work?  The Director of Project Management provides leadership from planning to execution and is responsible for partnering with agency leads to establish and evolve workflow processes for a given client.  This role requires taking the macrolevel view and distilling it into action by setting the framework in which good work can be executed.  Directors develop tools and governance practices that drive operational efficiencies, improve work quality, and build solutions to better enable creative solutions and client satisfaction.  Then they work with their teams to bring those practices to life.

If you like to roll up your sleeves and jump in with your team, and you know the rules well enough to break them, this just might be your next job.  


  • PM Technical Skills: Leads large teams to drive complex projects and programs to completion based on scope and budget. Well-versed in production needs; considered an expert in multiple channels and understands other mediums well enough to be a strategic problem solver
  • Talent Selection: Demonstrates the ability to hire and retain highly capable people while fostering diversity and career development
  • Client Finance: Accountable for the accuracy of all team SOWs and subsequent financial tracking
  • Problem Solving: Team s chief problem solver and talent choreographer
  • Agency process: Develops key operational tools (i.e. team or brand specific processes)
  • Technology: Continuously learning technology. Advanced Smartsheet and Excel ability. Strong understanding of today s digital technologies 


  • Resource allocation: Reviews all projects across account to determine resource and skill requirements; drives resource allocation management; ensures the right resources are cast to the need
  • Project Plans: Accountable for account-level master project plan creation and management.
  • Process improvement: Proactively identifies opportunities to adjust processes for efficiencies
  • Quality Control: Structures and leads project status reviews; leads cross-team post-mortem sessions
  • Informing: Partners with account/ marketing team to provide appropriate and consistent communication directly to client(s) in an effort to clearly manage expectations
  • Risk Management: Leads large teams to develop and manage risk mitigation plans

Tactics and Execution

  • Agency Cost Management: Vigilantly seeks to optimize both agency services and internal resources
  • Internal Relationships and Team Leadership: Collaborative business partner to team capability leads
  • Execution: Prioritizes work in progress (WIP) with production and account teams to pull work forward and break bottlenecks
  • Vendors: Point of escalation for vendor management concerns
  • Scope Definition: Scopes and estimates complex, multi-channel engagements  

Client Relationship 

  • Relationship: Client-facing lead on issues related to production and project management
  • Client knowledge: Understands the client s business and plans projects accordingly
  • Passion: Demonstrates passion for the brands and our work
  • Accountability: Owns vendor/partner relationships
  • Problem Solving: Able to drive difficult or complex production discussions with client and facilitate resolution
  • New Business: Production lead on new business pitches; identifies upsell opportunities
  • Communication and Writing: Uses advanced interpersonal and listening skills. Solid written and presentation skills

About Publicis Health                                                                                                                   

Publicis Health is the world s premier health-oriented agency network. A division of Publicis Groupe, Publicis Health manages top-tier agencies specializing in promoting innovative solutions in advertising, digital, branding, message delivery, market access, and medical communications. Publicis Health s mission is to be the indispensable force for health and wellness business transformation through the alchemy of creativity and technology for good.

With more than 5,000 employees around the world, Publicis Health manages 18 agency brands through 40 offices located in seven countries. Publicis Health brands include Digitas Health, Discovery USA, Heartbeat, in-sync, Langland, Maxcess Managed Markets, Payer Sciences, PDI, PlowShare Group, Publicis Health Media, Publicis LifeBrands, Publicis Resolute, Publicis Touchpoint Solutions, Razorfish Health, Real Science, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Tardis Medical Consultancy and Verilogue.

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