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Program Director (PMO)

New York, NY
Req ID: 5962


Position at VMLY&R

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking — harnessing creativity, technology and culture — to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people’s lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

VMLY&R is looking for an experienced Program Director who is a proactive problem solver that can manage team dynamics, track project financial performance, clearly communicate across a global network of internal and external teams, and drive progression towards dates.


  • Provide Global PMO support across global markets, integrated agency teams and client functions throughout the duration of all campaign phases (strategy, creative development, production, etc.) 
  • Deliver and manage a full masterwork back calendar
  • Keep all internal and external partners on track against key milestones
  • Lean into client’s internal processes where identified to help keep them on track
  • Maintain direct client relationships with client project owners and client management leadership
  • Support scoping and estimation exercises with Client Engagement teams
  • Act as key point of contact and liaison for inter-agency network and regional teams

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

Skills & Experience

  • Several years’ experience managing campaign or creative programs at global scale
  • Ability to provide proactive and assertive leadership in problem-solving
  • Proficiency in communications to drive alignment on program status, financial considerations, and clear actions
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to resolve conflict with productive outcomes 
  • Ability to effectively work across departments, regions, and teams with diplomacy and a firm understanding of other's roles and perspectives 
  • Ability to manage multiple work-streams (projects) effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to view problems in context at the system and organization and align solutions with the strategic direction of our clients and company 
  • Proactive, adaptable, and flexible 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Demonstrable ability to operate under tight deadlines with minimal waste
  • Ability to manage workload with minimal supervision 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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