Executive Producer I Project Manager (DTC)

Account Management / Client Services New York, New York


Position at Havas


An Executive Producer at Havas Tonic is responsible for day to day management of the operations of one or more consumer healthcare accounts and leadership of internal teams on one large or multiple accounts.  Deep understanding of 360 campaign process. Established, monitors and optimizes project and process for maximum effectiveness and efficiency. 

Role:  “Owner”

  • Responsible for project operations and strategic organization for workload for an account
  • Senior leader/mentor for Project Management Team
  • Uses and provides recommendations for improvement of project management tools
  • Develops and enforce project timelines
  • Participate in developing scope of work and staffing plans for new and renewing clients
  • Responsible for partnering with Resource Management to allocate resources across projects
  • Responsible for tracking margin/burn rate at project level and making necessary adjustments
  • Monitor and report on utilization and profitability across project teams
  • Driver of process efficiencies and improvements

Critical Skills

  • Business & Category Acumen: Uses knowledge to develop and implement efficient agency and project operations. Branded consumer pharma experience is required. OPDP submission experience preferred
  • Developing People: Creates a culture for people to succeed. Provides counsel and leadership to all team members. Employs an open door policy. Is actively aware of team members’ skills and progress.
  • Inspiration & Leadership: Is an agent of inspiration and influence. Understands the potential to use intellect and emotions to achieve great things. Strives to empower the team in an enlivened, animated way to create an energized work environment.
  • Idea Catalyst: Creates a creative culture of idea generation, where good ideas are celebrated and nurtured and bad ideas are discarded.  Champions big ideas, both externally and internally.
  • Creative Advocacy: Is passionate about creativity and views him/her self as close partner with the Executive Creative Director/CCO in helping create a culture of creativity. Fosters an atmosphere where big ideas are identified, nurtured, sold in and protected throughout the development and client approval processes. Helps lead agency to develop workflows and processes that support creativity and big idea development. Helps lead agency to develop the kind of work that contributes to enhancing the creative reputation of the agency.
  • Committed to Superior Outcomes: Creates a culture for constant improvement and rigorous analysis. Sets overall objectives. When appropriate, determines the course of action to be taken.
  • Critical Thinking-Intuitive & Analytical: Is an expert problem solver – comfortable with hardcore analysis and the softer science of intuition and gut. Creates a culture that expects and rewards the uncovering of alternative approaches and methods for achieving greater effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Communication Skills: Can be called on to author scopes of work, staffing plans, operational documentation, transition/onboarding plans, etc. Can confidently and clearly communicate about scope, staff, fees, etc. Can control and command a room and is effectively persuasive and influential. Can effectively set a relaxed tone for a positive and constructive meeting environment. Is able to answer the hard questions.
  • Operational Excellence: Sets the course for the integrated team in terms of operational excellence, and provide guidance for delivering the best results.


  • Manages multiple integrated, multi-track projects simultaneously and investigates and understands project priorities in the context of agency and client expectations. Including managing and maintaining relationships with third party vendors
  • Develops operational workflows by client
  • Leader/mentor for project managers across their accounts
  • Leverage project management tools to support effective and efficient project delivery
  • Develop and lead process improvement initiatives for client engagements
  • Participate in developing scope of work and staffing plans for new and renewing clients
  • Creates, maintains and enforces project schedules, estimates, and resourcing for all projects
  • Sets project quality and performance standards
  • Develop project budget for resource management
  • Develop scopes across new business engagements based on broad assumptions, comfortable with the unknown
  • Monitor and report on utilization and profitability
  • Responsible for the profitability of accounts assigned
  • Responsible for forecasts and financial reporting
  • Assesses and manages risk within, and across multiple projects
  • Ensures the best practices and standards are understood and followed throughout the project and applies lesson learned from previous projects
  • Ensures a positive, collaborative work environment for the team
  • Maintains awareness of the current industry environment that shapes opportunities for client solutions (news events, trends, tools, etc.)
  • Establishes strong relationships across all agency disciplines and Havas offerings
  • Aggressively pursues new ways to contribute to overall agency and client profitability

 Characteristics and Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree, MBA or equivalent business experience preferred
  • Must be an industry leader with stature; someone others look up to and respect
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience within an advertising agency or comparable business                   
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good negotiating skills
  • Inspires, builds on and champions creative ideas
  • Strong overall business and marketing skills
  • Professional with high integrity
  • Mature and unflappable in tense situations
  • Team player
  • Embodies values of Havas