Manager, Investment & Partnerships

Philadelphia, PA

Company Description

PHM is the leading health media agency in the US. We are designed for—and dedicated to—delivering best-in-class solutions that connect people with meaningful health and wellness solutions every day. Guided by our genuine passion for health and wellness, our work across the entire media ecosystem helps real patients navigate the most pivotal moments of their healthcare journeys. 

At PHM, we sit squarely at the intersection of Publicis Health, the largest Healthcare Communications network in the world, and Publicis Media, the number one buyer of media in the US. This gives us access to talent, technology and data to help us deliver the market-leading solutions that give our clients true competitive advantage.  

While we have grown to be the No. 1 agency in our industry, at heart we're still a startup. It's that energy and spirit of innovation that allows us to create bold and meaningful "health media firsts" for our clients, and to do it all with #phmlove. 

At Publicis Health, we are united around one purpose: to create a world where people are equipped and motivated to take control of their health. We transform healthcare marketing and communications into healthcare engagement. We believe healthcare marketing is healthcare, fostering healthy conversations, healthy behaviors and healthy people.

Job Description

The Manager, Investments runs the day-to-day Investment operations of the Pod.  The Manager is able to execute all elements of the Investment process with limited supervision.  They will also work up by supporting Associate Directors with senior level Investment projects. 

The goal for the role is to lead the execution of media buys while continuing to learn and become an expert in the basic Investment Management principles 

Key Responsibilities 


  • Clear understanding of media buying process 
  • Exposure to both online and offline media 
  • Follows the news and comprehends the overall media marketplace and partner landscape   
  • Understanding of media, technical, and analytical concepts 
  • Well versed in Media Ocean and Microsoft Office: Power Point, Excel and Word 

Internal: Investment Management 

  • Contributes thoughtfully to the planning process 
  • Leads negotiations with media partners  
  • Guides the training and implementation of investment processes for Associates 
  • Leads trending and forecasting of client media dollars 
  • Monitors partner agreements and T+Cs for accuracy and consistency 
  • Develops an expertise in Investment tools (Investment Management Tool, Mediatools, Authorize, etc…) 
  • “Owns” the daily work on assigned brands 
  • Ability to manage & prioritize multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Understands existing deals and partnerships in place with PHM and PMX 
  • Independently develops media re-investment recommendations and POVs 
  • Begins to independently lead the execution and monitoring of approved media plans  
  • Accountable for on-budget campaigns and quality assurance of all ad placements 
  • Develops relationships with key media partners 
  • Begins to proactively identify/resolve/escalate campaign execution issues in a timely manner 
  • Collaborates across capabilities and teams  
  • Active participant in meetings 
  • Communicates consistently with teams on status of projects 
  • Begins to proactively solve problems and improve processes and efficiencies 
  • Takes initiative and shows accountability for oneself and team’s work 

Managing and Leading Others 

  • Contributes to the training and time/project management of Associates  
  • Displays a consistent positive attitude that influences others 

Client Relationship 

  • Begins to develop rapport and working relationships with key day-to-day client/partner contacts as necessary 
  • Assists in remedying any misunderstanding or confusion for the client/partner 
  • Understands client needs and how PHM can add value 
  • Helps to establish project priorities, time lines, and roles and responsibilities 


  • 2-4 years advertising media experience 
  • Pharmaceutical industry a plus 
  • BA/BS 
  • Exhibits professionalism, integrity, self-awareness, and an attitude of continuous improvement 
  • Ability to multi-task, manage one’s time, and demonstrate personal organization to meet deadlines  
  • Ability to take initial direction, then transition to a more independent work style 
  • Proven ability to lead people and projects 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), media systems and tools 

Notable Milestones: 

  • Proficiency in deeper suite of investment systems/tools  
  • Managing a direct report 

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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