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Manager, Business Transformation

Company: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Location: New York
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. is a publicly held global company. It is one of the world s largest advertising and marketing services companies, comprised of communication agencies around the world that deliver custom marketing solutions on behalf of their clients. These agencies cover the spectrum of marketing disciplines and specialties, from traditional services such as consumer advertising and direct marketing, to emerging services such as mobile and search engine marketing. With hundreds of offices in over 100 countries and approximately 50,000 employees, their agencies develop marketing programs that build brands, influence consumer behavior, and sell products. The role reports directly to the Director, Business Transformation (based in New York) and will engage as a lead program manager and business transformation support on corporately defined and executive management supported programs over a length of time. The role will work with other IPG Corporate Departments, Information Technology (GIS), project participants at agencies both globally and across the regions, global agency support teams, and external consultants. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Drive the components of key initiatives within strategic program efforts and support related corporate and agency priorities; partner and collaborate with critical participating groups (e.g., GIS)
  • Proactively participate in operational excellence future state design working within various IPG operations team to recognize areas for improvement, support data analytics for quantitative insights to improvement areas
  • Lead the creation and review of process documentation activities as well as oversight and progress of portfolio projects to drive adoption and compliance, working closely with existing departmental teams and/or agencies
  • Engage key parties within specific programs to push through operational engineering, definition of business requirements, defining measurable improvements of programs as necessary, through the execution of key program tenants (e.g., training, future state design sessions.)
  • Support projects and teams with skills in process excellence, project management, facilitation, problem solving, accelerating transformation and value creation to drive toward required outcomes
  • Ensure visibility of project status for both internal teams and agencies via existing governance structures in place including consolidated status reporting and reviews, dependency management, and issue/risk management
  • Support business transformation efforts with active participation in process redesign activities, data analysis and comprehensive documentation of current state and future state design EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
    • A minimum of a Bachelor of Commerce; MBA preferred
    • 5-8 years experience in advertising, media, or communications agency, or working in the service industry, preferred
    • Advertising, media or communications agency experience, or experience working in the service industry is preferred
    • A hands-on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment, who is willing to roll up their sleeves and do the work
    • Demonstrated strategic agility and ability to collaborate, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner with of a multi-national organization
    • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model.
    • Demonstrate change management experience
    • Strong enterprise financial and production system skills on systems such as SAP, Oracle, etc.
    • A logical thinker who can decompose inefficient processes, determine root cause inefficiencies, and work with the business to create a best practice efficient way to proceed. The person should be troubled by processes that seem to be too complicated, take too long, or seem inefficient
    • Resilient and able to work under pressure
    • An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills in English. Exhibits executive presence in tailoring messages to the appropriate audience at various levels
    • Ability to adapt to a fast paced and changing environment while maintaining strong focus
    • Innovative and driven to continuous improvements
    • Ability to understand and manage stakeholders expectations
    • Ability to resolve issues and conflicts with logical and sustainable approach
    • Mentor and develop teams, managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, communication, job level goals, and the building of an effective team dynamic BENEFITS OF JOINING IPG: One of our primary goals is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our compensation plan includes the following benefits, in addition to many others:
      • Healthcare Options
        • Medical
        • Dental
        • Vision
        • Prescription
        • Dependent and Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts
        • 401(k) savings plan with company match
        • Flexible based Paid Time Off
        • Employee Assistance Program
        • Legal Assistance Plan
        • Tuition Reimbursement
        • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
        • Exclusive discounts on cell phones, gyms, and everyday purchases IPG is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity, inclusion and equity at our company. We do not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Keywords: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., New York , Manager, Business Transformation, Executive , New York, New York

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