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Freelance Project Manager
  • Job ID: 132005
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Country: United States
  • State/Province: Ohio
  • City: Westerville
  • Zip/Postal Code: 43082
  • Job Category: Project Management
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You know that the outcome of a project hinges on two things: the plan and the people.

You are the glue that holds these two together. You easily maneuver the precarious path of maintaining the strategy and pace of a project, while keeping your team engaged and enthusiastic. You know what needs to be done, and your penchant for strategic delegation and problem-solving makes you a natural fit for this Freelance Project Manager position with Navicor.

The Freelance Project Manager manages multidisciplinary teams to task and oversees the production of agency work across multichannel tactics. This role is accountable as a client-facing operations position in the agency, able to clearly articulate every facet of tactical delivery to clients and agency counterparts. Responsible for overall quality of work, deadlines and budgets for agency projects and accounts. Is a key strategic partner on all brand teams.

For more than 16 years, Navicor has been a full-service, oncology-focused communications and advertising agency that has built its reputation by transforming products into brands and patients into survivors. At Navicor, cancer is more than a therapeutic category—it’s personal.


  • Effectively manages on-time, on budget delivery of projects through use of appropriate resource and processes
  • Responsible for trafficking jobs through digital routing system to ensure that they stay on task
  • Ability to develop timelines and estimates of all levels of complexity working with supervisor as needed
  • Thoroughly understands digital and print process
  • Balances agency/client needs and consults appropriate team members for input/approvals of proposed timing and estimate
  • Facilitates communication between team members in all phases of project development by ensuring all disciplines are kept abreast of action items, feedback, next steps, client communications/conference reports, project developments/status and direction etc. Ensures right people are in the right meetings
  • May perform a client-facing role, taking the lead in walking internal stakeholders and clients through project schedules of critical dates, explaining and clearly articulating details embedded in estimates and statements of work.  Proactively able to identify areas of risk associated with a project (learning risk mitigation)
  • Ensures team adherence to agency process. Identifies issues and leads problem resolution
  • Understands and is able to partner with Account Services counterpart to help manage client expectations in tandem with their agency counterparts
  • Develops strong relationships with cross functional leads
  • Mentors, trains and may directly supervise junior PM team members; review work product, estimates and timelines developed by junior team members
  • Provides weekly financial health reports and recommendations; support forecasting
    • Partners with Account team to track and report actual hours on a weekly basis
  • Partners with Account team & PM Sup to develop yearly SOW and associated staff plan
  • May mentor, train and directly supervise junior PM team members; review work product, estimates and timelines developed by junior team members

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus at least 5 years of relevant industry experience: Advertising or Interactive/Professional Services
  • Previous project management and project planning experience (3+ years)
  • Ability to collaborate closely with others in a team environment under tight deadlines
  • Outstanding communications skills
  • Superior organizational skills

Within the walls of Navicor you will find an environment of collaboration. Our culture breaks down barriers and avoids departmental silos. We believe that creative, account, digital, strategy, and support are not so much departments as they are part of the “essential collective” that have cemented our philosophy that everyone is an idea person. This is an expectation for every associate and our invitation to every client. Navicor is not siloed according to our talents; we are united by our passion.

Navicor is part of Syneos Health Communications, a purpose-built collective of agencies focused on supporting health and biopharmaceutical innovators. We work in scalable, collaborative teams that partner across disciplines and geographies to deliver integrated communications strategies that accelerate brand performance. In today’s fast-changing and complex environment, success lies in making connections: between science, emotion, and technology; between data, design and human insight. We’re able to make those connections because our medical communications, digital, advertising, public relations, data science, research and market access specialists work closely with each other and with healthcare experts, including physicians, pharmacists and advocates. Together, we are the connected healthcare partner tapping rich insights to drive innovation, change behavior and pioneer a new era of accountable marketing.

Syneos Health Communications is powered by Syneos Health, a global professional services organization designed to help the biopharmaceutical industry shorten the distance from lab to life.

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