Director, Project Management

MedThink Communications United States Cary, North Carolina


Description

MedThink, a Fingerpaint company, offers extensive medical communications through two distinct divisions: MedThink SciCom, which harnesses deep scientific knowledge and extensive industry experience to develop solutions for medical affairs, medical communications and publication groups, and MedThink Communications, which provides healthcare communications and marketing services to commercial teams that leverages performance-driven medical education to enhance HCP beliefs and understanding.

 Moving Minds. Moving Markets. Moving Medicine.

 Our Uniqueness and Expectations of Future THINKERS…

Take Ownership

Help Colleagues Do Their Best

Infuse Optimism and Fun

Nurture Innovation

Keep an Open Mind

Exceed Expectations

Respect Others

                                                                                               
Objectives of this role:

The Director of Project Management has responsibility for department operations and mentorship and growth of its staff.  In this role, the Director is the integrator of multiple departments within the agency and project workflow, and is the true hub for any project-related information within the organization. This leader directs the tasks necessary for the development and peer review of each project, while overseeing the internal workings of MedThink Communications to ensure the execution of high-priority work, optimal resource management, executional excellence, timeline management, and project-level financials. This individual does not compromise on the cost/quality/speed equation!


Duties and Responsibilities:

 Communication

  • Drive difficult or complex brand discussions with department leads
  • Advise on technical solutions, usability, and data integration fulfillment
  • Skilled at influencing and persuading across agency
  • Represent department in company-wide communications

Project Management 

  • Collaborative business partner to team capability leads and agency leadership
  • May function as PM lead for smaller brands
  • Seeks to optimize both agency services and internal resources
  • Responsible for ensuring continuous improvements are identified and established, and that their project teams use flexible project planning designed to support the strategic,
  • creative and executional process
  • Develops key operational tools and processes
  • Responsible for the quality and consistency of work across department

 Financial

  • Partners with PM, Account, and Finance leads to ensure accurate, complete, reliable agency forecasting
  • Evaluates and acts on utilization trends and staffing requirements for the department
  • QC Agency SOWs before sending to finance for review; ensuring a) assumptions are reasonable and all assumed costs are included/excluded; b) staffing allocations are

appropriate for each department based on initiatives/lifecycle of product

  • A member of agency leadership, works to maximize client profitability across agency

 Job Requirements:

 Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

Experience:

  • 8+ years project management experience, of which a subset has been spent managing direct reports
  • Previous experience at a promotional medical education or medical advertising agency. Digital/Interactive agency experience required with strong understanding of web technology and infrastructure

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess leadership qualities and command authority naturally. Be an optimistic and supportive leader viewed in a favorable light and valued by the organization
  • Simultaneously possess both soft people skills and strong, hands-on project management skills
  • Professional presentation and polished client management skills
  • Proficient in Workamajig time management tool, MS Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio

 Reports To: Managing Director, MedThink Communications

MedThink, a Fingerpaint Group company, provides equal employment [and affirmative action] opportunities to all applicants and employees. We are proud to recruit qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or citizenship status. 

Don’t meet every single requirement? That’s okay! Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Fingerpaint, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles! Our team of qualified recruiters can match you with the right opportunity.