Director, Partner Direct - HCP Media

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

As the Director, Partner Direct you will manage day-to-day tactical plan needs. You will develop strong relationships with internal & external media stakeholders. Your goal is to develop innovative, multi-channel, healthcare media plans while fostering strong media partnerships to expand marketplace skill set specifically within the HCP space. This position reports to the SVP, Partner Direct.

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.

  • You will come to the role with an expert understanding of how the agency works and how jobs flow throughout
  • You will have a strong understanding of how client business objectives translate into media investment and management strategies
  • You will possess a deep understanding of the planning process, the overall media marketplace and partner landscape
  • You will have a strong understanding of partnership opportunities, deals and terms
  • You have an expert understanding of agency planning tools


  • You will oversee the Partner Direct media recommendation and the daily execution of Partner Direct team tasks
  • You will ensure best practices in agency process, efficiencies, etc… are implemented and operational
  • You will drives POVs on new partner offerings, processes, and technologies
  • You will be responsible for managing on delivery of team projects and tasks
  • You will be responsible for PD marketplace 101's and education days
  • You will be responsible for leading rate negotiations for large scale, multi-channel, and/or first to market deals

Internal + External Relationships

  • You will be responsible for developing talent, delegating, and ensuring teams are working smoothly
  • You will have the skills and ability to navigate proper support for planning systems and tools
  • You will oversee a team and will be responsible for:
  • Managing a team and prioritizing team assignments
  • Delivers constructive, actionable feedback to team
  • provide clear, regular communication regarding client and project goals, prioritization, and measures of success to the team & other key stakeholders
  • Provides expertise and shares knowledge with junior team members
  • As needed, you will develop:
  • New working relationships with client contacts
  • Continues to develop relationships with key media partners
  • Collaborates internally with leadership across capabilities and teams
  • Continues to develop relationships with key Groupe teams, such as APEX and PMX
  • You may be asked to contribute o new business efforts as needed


  • 7-8+ years of experience media industry experience
  • 3+ years experience in 5+ channels, audiences, and campaign types (Digital - Endemic/Lifestyle, Video, Audio - Terrestrial & Streaming, Print, OOH, HCP, Payer/Managed Markets)
  • 3+ years experience people managing
  • 1+ years previous HCP pharma media experience
  • 0-1+ years experience across a diverse set of conditions, disease states, and audiences (DTC, HCP, Payer)

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 fostering belonging and creating equitable & inclusive experiences for all talent.

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

Compensation Range: $98,500 - $154,500.  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. The Company anticipates the application deadline for this job posting will be 06/07/2024.

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