General information

Agency: Healix

Job Function: Planning

Location: New York, United States

Job Ref#: 12954

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

As Director, Communications Design you are responsible for communications planning excellence, including for translating the communications strategy into the media plan. You bring an expert knowledge of the HCP media and communications landscape and are well-versed in opportunities impacting your client’s audience and category.
You will collaborate with the Strategy team on the Connections Architecture and utilize your experience & skills to manage the design of fully-integrated communications plans across owned, earned and paid connections. You work closely with the analytics leads to identify appropriate audience and data strategies to unlock growth. You lead the relationship with agencies throughout the planning process.
The HCP Communications Design team dynamically brings pharmaceutical brands to life through their actions. They:
  • Are experts in audience and communications behavior, and how changes in behaviors are creating new opportunities for connection
  • Lead the creation of the dynamic omnichannel ecosystem approach to deliver a strategy
  • Work with partners (media, creative, technology, platforms, Specialty Business Units) to curate how a brand can best connect with healthcare professionals to inform, educate and support patient needs
  • Lead the identification of the right HCP audiences to address how to meet business goals, and guide the quantification of connection encounters holistically
  • Champion innovative, forward-thinking activities that help brands create value with their audience

Key Responsibilities

  • Present the communications design idea and recommendation to the client in collaboration with Client Leadership, Strategy and Partnerships 
  • Oversee the day-to-day requirements and workflow of the client as it relates to Communications Design outputs
  • You understand the intersection of the Patient and HCP throughout the patient journey and bring synergy to the Client's overall media approach across all stakeholder groups
  • Oversee client education program around relevant marketplace trends
  • Responsible for the communications design brief deployment and relevant stakeholder engagement (Specialty Business Units, partnerships, partner agencies, media)
  • Lead ideation sessions and curate outcomes
  • Responsible for the development of the communications idea all connections will help unlock
  • Responsible for effective design of communications architecture and ecosystem delivery across Owned, Earned, Shared, Paid (OESP) for your clients. Within the team, responsible for ensuring communications plans move far beyond paid, and are unified by a clear idea and communications behavior/s
  • Responsible for analytics strategy per brief and the integration of MBI input 
  • Responsible for integration of Specialty Business Units activities within every relevant brief, in line with business goals
  • Responsible for implementation of communications design deliverables as part of client business development & growth strategy 

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor degree in related field or equivalent experience  
  • 8+ years in integrated planning role in media or communications discipline (digital, content)
  • 4+ years of experience in managing or developing staff 
  • Experience in pharmaceutical category (HCP)
  • Ability to delegate and oversee direct reports
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with senior clients, colleagues and vendors
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Required PC proficiency and solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) 
  • Ability to work successfully within a team, handling multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines under pressure 

Wage and Benefits

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plans, flex spending, life insurance, disability, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and paid family benefits to support you and your family. To give you the ability to better meet your personal needs, and in support of your physical and emotional well-being, you will receive discretionary time off days and company-wide Appreciation Weeks and Wellness Days.

We also offer a competitive Total Compensation package, including a competitive salary and eligibility for an annual discretionary incentive award or a relevant incentive award.

The salary range for this position is $130,000 to $160,000.  Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position, market considerations, budgetary considerations, tenure and standing with the Company (applicable to current employees), as well as the employee’s/applicant’s skill set, level of experience, and qualifications.  

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Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

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About Us

Initiative is different to other media agencies.
We are not trapped by a legacy structure primarily centered on paid advertising. Instead, we are liberated by a new world structure designed to deliver highly differentiated and highly effective communications strategies for our clients.
We are the world’s fastest growing media agency built upon the strongest strategic capability of any agency in the market. Core to this strategic proposition is the belief that the faster a brand can move through culture the more relevant it can become.
We call this Cultural Velocity ™.
Our process is designed to create ideas that move through culture through unique insight, market leading analytics and strategic media brilliance.
Our new world model is comprised of “craft centers” – Client Advice and Management, Strategy, Communications Design, Partnership and Culture, Insights & Analytics.