Program Manager - MSC

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Project Management & Delivery

Location: New York, NY, United States

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

WT MSC is the marketing services & digital production division of Wunderman Thompson. WT MSC offers brands 'modern and smart' production mixing content and technology with integrated analytics to increase agility, reduce costs and faster time-to-market.

Who we are looking for:

Wunderman Thompson MSC is seeking a Program Manager who will be responsible for overseeing the overall technology stack, all related processes, software and hardware for a dedicated group of pharma clients, and act as a primary point of contact with client leadership, technical stakeholders and serve as the “connective tissue” between internal resources and external connections. This role will serve as part Project Leader, Management Consultant and Delivery Manager both for our pharma client stakeholders and internal production teams.

The ideal candidate will have experience leading in and thriving in an agile and collaborative work environment. You will have worked on complex production delivery projects/campaigns, inclusive of all project elements and phases from inception to completion while remaining cool under pressure. You are familiar with the complexities and regulations within pharma marketing content and its production. You consider yourself a team captain — someone who can manage scopes of work, complex technical roll outs and workstreams across different interagency teams and agency partners with ease. You have your finger on the pulse on the latest technology trends, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector. You are a leader, able to convey strategic insights and offer consultation to internal and external stakeholders.

What you will do:

  • Build and maintain a solid technological base for the growth of Wunderman Thompson and WT MSC, from the point of view of processes, software and hardware and the adoption of new technologies. You will work with internal Process and Project Management teams to drive innovative initiatives, analyze, plan and implement the technological solutions that are part of our roadmap and drive cross-brand Tech-related projects acting as the primary point of contact for clients.
  • Consult and support and serve as a key pillar to our internal production and account teams as you identify opportunities for streamlining, automating or implementing efficient processes within WT and for our clients.
  • Own and grow the relationship with the Tech counterparts at our clients, such as internal IT groups, Business Technology Leaders and License Owners and you will have an active role within WT, with visibility and involvement in the development of new proposals, products and services.

Who you are:

  • A Builder, possessing an entrepreneurial attitude coupled with strong business acumen. You possess the gravitas and appetite to bring people together, while marshaling people and building consensus to drive ideas and launch solutions.
  • Open and collaborative: Our team is close-knit and supportive and we’re working with a lot of unknowns. You must be a champion of team environments that are comfortable and encouraging.
  • Optimistic and resilient: Dig in and figure out how to work around problems. Exemplify a “Yes and why not?” posture. Takes care of self and team. Balance needed to maintain stamina and positivity.
  • Ego-less: We all wear the hats that need wearing, it’s a mentality that makes the team successful.

What You’ll Need:

  • Ideally 5+ years of project and delivery management experience in advertising or marketing communications; a minimum of 3+ years of hands-on experience managing technical, digital projects and other 360 campaigns in the Pharmaceutical sector (digital, CLM, CRM, etc.)
  • PMP certification is nice to have and successful implementation of Agile a plus
  • Experience of working in (preferably large) agencies on large global accounts
  • Experience in the Health/Pharma space, understanding the unique needs therein
  • Knowledge of the Immunology, Oncology, Cardiovascular Metabolism, Neuroscience, Pulmonary Hypertension and/or Infectious Diseases and Vaccines or Medical Devices sectors are most welcome
  • Self-driven with proven experience working with multi-disciplinary teams (CX, UX, Tech, Creative, PM/AM) across remote offices
  • Good understanding of emerging web standards, user-centered design, optimization and search practices
  • Experience with Veeva PromoMats, Vault and CLM assets a plus
  • Experience with SalesForce Marketing Cloud a plus
  • High EQ and the ability to read what a team needs to help motivate them
  • Proficiency in MS Office products
  • Availability to travel within the US and to other Wunderman Thompson MSC offices

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency. For more information, please visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Wunderman Thompson is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting and retaining the most qualified employees regardless of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability. We rely on legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing personal information under the GDPR for purposes of recruitment and applications for employment.

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect. As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; Our People. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

 

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

We rely on legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing personal information under the GDPR for purposes of recruitment and applications for employment. 
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