Associate Director, Partner Direct

New York, NY

Company Description

PHM is the leading health media agency in the US. We are designed for—and dedicated to—delivering 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 patients navigate the most important moments of their healthcare journeys.

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.

Job Description

Manage daily tactical plan needs. Develop relationships with internal & external media partners. Plan and direct media programs for clients. The goal for this role is to develop multi-channel, healthcare media plans while promoting media partnerships to expand marketplace skills.

This is a hybrid role, requiring three days in-office each week. If you are contacted for an interview, your recruiter will discuss specifics with you, inclusive of any necessary reasonable accommodations.

Your Impact:



  • Strong understanding of how the agency works and how jobs flow throughout
  • Understanding of client's business and goals
  • Understanding of how client goals translate into media investment and management strategies
  • Understanding of the planning process
  • Understanding of the media marketplace and partner landscape


  • Oversees the daily execution of Partner Direct team tasks
  • Responsible for leading media planning process - team adherence to timelines, ensure partner recommendations ladder up to media strategies
  • Responsible for leading tactical plan presentation with client teams
  • Responsible for leading rate negotiations
  • Responsible for developing POV's on new partners and media offerings


Internal + External Relationships

  • Responsible for developing talent, delegating, and ensuring teams are working smoothly
  • Responsible for managing team assignments
  • Provide clear, regular communication regarding client and project goals, prioritization, and measures of success to all partners
  • Foster a positive work environment
  • Provide expertise and share knowledge with junior team members
  • Deliver constructive, relevant feedback to team
  • Begin to develop working relationships with client contacts
  • Continue to develop relationships with media partners
  • Collaborates internally with leadership across capabilities and teams
  • Continue to develop relationships with Groupe teams, such as APEX and PMX
  • Able to navigate proper support for planning systems and tools
  • Contribute to new business efforts

Requirements and Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience
  • Pharma Experience
  • Expertise in 4+ channels, audiences, and campaign types:
  • Digital - Endemic/Lifestyle, Video, Audio - Terrestrial & Streaming, Print, OOH, HCP, and Payer/Managed Markets
  • Experience writing presentations, creative briefs, summaries of industry news and POVs
  • Client relationship skills; ability to think from a client's perspective
  • Ability to translate concepts into applicable media plans

Additional Information

Our Publicis Groupe motto “Viva La Différence” means we’re better together, and we believe that our differences make us stronger. It means we honor and celebrate all identities, across all facets of intersectionality, and it underpins all that we do as an organization. We are focused on promoting belonging and creating equitable & inclusive experiences for all talent.

Publicis Groupe provides inclusive benefit programs and policies to support the evolving and diverse needs of our talent and allow every person to grow and thrive.  Our benefits package includes medical coverage, dental, vision, disability, 401K,  and parental and family care leave, family forming assistance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible time off.

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

Compensation Range:  $73,500 - $115,500 annually. This is the pay range the Company believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and the Company reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time. For this role, the Company will offer medical coverage, dental, vision, disability, 401k, and paid time off. The Company anticipates the application deadline for this job posting will be 4/1/2024.


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