Publicis Sapient

    Associate Director, Program Management - Health


    The Associate Director, Program Management owns the successful delivery of the program through effective program management to ensure business success for clients in our Health vertical. The primary functions of this position include project and program management, client management and team leadership.  The Associate Director, Program Management position requires a sufficient breadth and depth of expertise in Publicis Sapient’s capabilities to lead large multi-disciplinary teams of people to successfully deliver integrated client solutions.

    The Associate Director, Program Management manages complex, multi-track projects or small-scale programs to an acceptable level of risk by balancing scope, time, cost and quality while maintaining a positive environment that promotes individual development and high performance standards. He/she uses advanced problem solving skills, business skills, solid verbal and written communication skills, excellent relationship building skills, as well as strong leadership and team management skills. He/she must have a solid understanding of project management tools and approaches to manage complex, multi-disciplinary projects and the flexibility to lead diverse and dynamic teams to deliver balanced integrated solutions to our client’s challenging business problems. In performing the essential functions of this role, the work environment is fast-paced, moderately noisy and team-based. Additionally, frequent overnight travel is required.

    Your Impact:
    •Structures and manages integrated, multi-track projects and/or programs of multiple projects. •Leads the development and tracking of integrated project plans. 

    •Adapts and applies the Publicis Sapient Approach to meet project and program objectives and client business drivers. 

    •Establishes and maintains project and/or program communications. Oversees project estimations and staffing. 

    •Oversees the development of project deliverables. Establishes and maintains processes to manage scope over the project lifecycle. 

    •Identifies and manages project and/or program issues. Sets project quality and performance standards. Assesses and manages risk within, and across, multiple projects. Maintains project tracking and information systems

    •Partners with other project leaders to lead teams of 15-20+ people. Builds and structures the project team to ensure maximum performance. Provides purpose, direction and motivation to team. 

    •Clarifies and communicates project objectives and success criteria. 

    •Ensures key project and program-wide roles and responsibilities are defined. Ensures the use of best practices and applies lessons learned from previous projects. 

    •Ensures a positive, collaborative work environment for the team. Directly supervises the work of Associate Project Manager(s), Track Leads & Domain Leads. Mentors and coaches project team members, as appropriate. 

    •Manages third-party partner and/or vendor relationships, as necessary

    •Responsible for ongoing client satisfaction. Manages peer-level client relationships (expectations, communications, negotiations, escalation, feedback, etc.). Develops relationships with, and ensures the appropriate participation of, key client stakeholders and client executives. 

    •Maintains awareness of the current industry environment that shapes opportunities for client solutions (i.e. news events, trends, mergers, etc.). •Works with business unit leadership to pursue, shape and sell holistic Publicis Sapient client solutions utilizing innovative sales tools and strategies. Participates in recruitment and hiring activities, including interviewing and conducting hiring exercises for Associates, Sr. Associates, Managers in the Program Management Domain. 

    •Participates in, and assists with, company events such as training and internal initiatives. Contributes to the ongoing development of the. Program Management Domain and community at Publicis Sapient. Participates in progress and quality reviews of other projects. Actively shares knowledge and learning from project experiences

    Your Skills & Experience:
    •Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent military experience
    •MBA/ Master's degree preferred
    •Flexibility for up to 80% travel
    •8-12 years project management experience in successfully delivering marketing and technology solutions; consulting experience preferred
    •4-6 years experience working on projects within the Healthcare field
    •Mandatory experience leading diverse project types and future interest should include supporting the following project types: technology, creative and strategy
    •Led diverse teams of 15 or more people in dynamic and fast-paced environments in a globally distributed model, with resources representing multiple disciplines (such as marketing, technology, creative, production)
    •Accountability for budget or client revenue of $3M and higher
    •Experienced multiple full project lifecycles from business development to final delivery
    •Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously (preferably in an integrated program)
    •Experience and interest in supporting new business initiatives
    •Demonstrated ability to craft and define a strategic business solution based on broad client goals

    Benefits of Working Here
    •Flexible vacation policy; time is not limited, allocated, or accrued
    •15 paid holidays throughout the year
    •Corporate Gift Matching Program
    •Health, Dental, Vision Insurance Options
    Career Level - Manager

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    Publicis Sapient is a digital transformation partner helping established organizations get to their future, digitally-enabled state, both in the way they work and the way they serve their customers. We help unlock value through a start-up mindset and modern methods, fusing strategy, consulting and customer experience with agile engineering and problem-solving creativity. United by our core values and our purpose of helping people thrive in the brave pursuit of next, our 20,000+ people in 53 offices around the world combine experience across technology, data sciences, consulting and customer obsession to accelerate our clients’ businesses through designing the products and services their customers truly value.

    As part of our dedication to an inclusive and diverse workforce, Publicis Sapient is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or you may call us at +1-617-621-0200.


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