Planning Director (Pharma, Oncology)

New York, NY | Freelance | Job ID #59284 |
Posted Earlier this month

Our client, a leading global advertising agency, is seeking a Planning Director with Oncology Pharma experience to join their team. This role begins remotely as soon as possible. Candidates must be local to NYC as the intention will be to resume some in-person work when safe to do so.

What you'll be doing:

  • Lead the strategy development on your assigned brands, becoming a trusted partner to you internal and client partners
  • Develop and execute a research plans including traveling to individual US markets for consumer research
  • Take existing consumer insights, sales and demographics data and develop into a solid strategic creative brief with insights about target and product
  • Work with your creative and account partners to develop tactical executions to bring creative insights to life through execution
  • Leverage your strong command of comms planning and channel knowledge to guide to the right tactics
  • Develop strategic and creative guidelines to help in bringing to life the positioning in a consistent way going forward
  • Support new business pitches across the agency team
  • Support an environment of collaboration and learning amongst your team members and department
  • Manage a Strategist on your team
  • Help with award submissions
  • Other tasks may be required

About you:

  • Strategic and creative thinker who brings 8-10+ years of experience in branding, communications, and/or digital strategy and implementation
  • Significant experience in Pharma advertising strategy including Oncology
  • Have experience with a top tier branding, digital or advertising agency or client organization
  • Strong analytical skills, utilizing analysis of data to inform strategy and creative work and bring to life the voice of the consumer
  • Inform the team on how to leverage digital mediums to transform the client's business, using sound rationale
  • A team player with strong client development and relationship management skills
  • You are proactive about managing client relationships and identifying and seizing opportunities

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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