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SVP, Director of Project Management - McCann Health

Company: McCann Worldwide
Location: New York
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

SVP, Director of Project Management - McCann Health New York Tracking Code 10119-094 Job Description The SVP, Director of Project Management manages a multi-skilled team of fully integrated project directors, managers, and coordinators with 5+ direct reports. This individual is responsible for the development and refinement of the overall project management function, providing leadership, coordination, and management of PM processes and functions. The SVP should be well versed in all project management methodologies and be able to lead a team of strong project managers to drive excellence in delivery, accountability, and action across all agency accounts. The SVP should drive process change and improvement, have a deep understanding of scoping and scope development, budget management, fiscal stewardship, and team building and leadership. The SVP, Director of Project Management is the central escalation point for any delivery issues that may arise across the agency and reports directly to the EVP, Operations. About The Job Define, articulate, and execute a cohesive vision for the Project Management team (PMO). Manage and oversee complex programs/campaigns throughout project lifecycles to the approved budget, scoping, estimating, making necessary adjustments to resources, etc. working closely with Resource Management; responsible for managing the profitability of individual projects working with project management team members/leads Strong understanding of today?s digital technologies, platforms. Train and mentor others based on this knowledge especially as it relates to project management best practices. Maintain a firm understanding of all projects at a high level ? working with PM team to mitigate risks, triage issues, and generally problem solve Partner closely with Resource Management to ensure optimal utilization, proper casting, and ongoing capacity planning Monitor planned vs. actual (burn) across all projects working with PM and Client Finance teams Develop key operational tools (i.e. team or brand-specific processes) Oversee all project scoping and estimating across the agency Hire, manage, recruit, coach, and mentor team of talented project managers Design and lead relevant training for project management practice/best practices Prioritize agency workflow in partnership with Project Directors and Account leads to pull work forward and break bottlenecks Work with PMs to ensure post-project learnings are captured, documented and breakdowns are not repeated Participate in pitches to secure new business as subject matter expert on delivery and execution Oversee and maintain all project management software/tools/artifacts (such as Smart Sheet, Hotsheet templates, Process documents, Project Status reports) Main day-to-day production liaison between 3 rd party vendors (such as Craft) and McCann Health New York Help to enforce agency process across all projects working closely with PM team Develop executive-level reporting regarding status and risks across agency projects Continuous learning when it comes to digital project management best practices and approaches especially as it relates to digital marketing, social content creation and website & mobile app design and development About You 15+ years in a management role leading teams of senior and junior project managers across omnichannel campaigns and programs (print, digital, broadcast). Supervisory experience of at least 5 direct reports, and teams of 25+ people At least 7 years of deep digital/technology experience. Past experience at a full-service digital agency a plus Extensive experience interviewing, coaching, and performance managing senior project management team members Deep experience in the healthcare marketing agency world and all associated tactics ? both HCP and DTC a must Strong familiarity with software development and large-scale website design and development. Experience with Agile software development a huge plus Expertise in all facets of digital media, including mobile, social media, SEO/SEM, digital analytics, responsive web design, and vendor management Able to drive difficult or complex production discussions with clients/vendors and facilitate resolution ? especially when it comes to digital tactics/programs Experience launching and using advanced workflow software such as Screendragon or Workfront. Fluent in digital routing software such as Ziflow and/or ProofHQ Expert communication and presentation skills a must. This includes the ability to quickly draft decks outlining processes or training High level of competency around resource management, utilization, and reporting Analytical skills required with the ability to craft complex pricing estimates/scopes Advanced negotiation and conflict management skills Experience with risk management, change management, communications management, and senior client (including procurement) interactions Advanced Microsoft Project and Excel skills About McCann Health NY McCann Health New York is born from the union of McCann--HumanCare--and McCann Healthcare, experts respectively in consumer and HCP communications. We have come together to form a singularity of comprehensive health and wellness wisdom. This integration means we can raise the bar on the notion of a ?full-service agency.? We take integration, client experience, product, brand, communications planning, and service expertise to unheard-of levels. We?re always on the lookout for inspired and inspiring talent. Whether you?re a creative genius, a next-level business thinker, a client-whisperer, or a tech-focused science geek, connect with us, we'd love to talk.-- Job Location New York, New York, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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