Program Manager

Job Description

  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #5957


  • Columbus, OH

  • Hybrid, 3 days in office

  • Full-Time (30+ Hours) – Benefits eligible

  • Long-Term Contract (6-12 Months)

A Columbus client of ours is looking for a Program Manager who is solutions-oriented and skilled in driving strong relationships with partnering brand teams. 


  • Global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life

  • Life-changing technologies that span the spectrum of healthcare

  • Products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritional, and branded generic medicines


  • Deliver outstanding execution of consumer and/or healthcare professional (HCP) programs (Web, Email, Social, and Podcast)

  • Communicate all relevant business objectives, strategies, competitive threats, customer insights, business plans, business problems, etc., to internal team so they are equally immersed in the brand and are equipped to provide added value

  • Ensure that all consumer and HCP materials are in line with medical, regulatory, and legal guidelines

  • Accountable for final program details to ensure delivery against the assignment brief, including strategic and business objectives, brand and guidelines, and consistency of message

  • Review brand briefs in partnership with Integrated Marketing Manager (IMM) and Associate Creative Director (ACD), to ask questions, gain clarity, provide builds, and make sure the brief is solid prior to executing

  • Partner with internal team to execute and review weekly status reports, both internally and externally

  • Partner with IMM, ACD, and branding in the development, maintenance, and adherence to an annual planning calendar

  • Ensure recaps and conference reports are completed and distributed in a timely manner at the end of all interactions where the action is needed

  • Have a good understanding of and help with the implementation of SEO, content management tools, usability testing and research

  • Work to break problems down into manageable parts to reach a solution that works for all stakeholders

  • Understand the development and design process that goes into the creation of both Print and Digital programs

  • Understand, champion, and adhere to the processes within the internal agency

  • Ensure all job start forms, change forms, etc., are accurately completed in both a detailed and timely manner for team to execute against

  • Build and maintain effective alliances with key internal (Medical/Regulatory/Legal) and external partners to achieve optimal results

  • Work with traffic/project management for consistent execution of timelines and budgets, and ensure the agency and brand teams are adhering to both

  • Help with the development and execution of performance (metrics and analytics) reports across all channels along with actionable recommendations for improvements

  • Have familiarity with the Google suite analytics tools with the ability to understand the data and apply the most relevant findings


  • 4-6 years of client services/account management experience within an agency, including working with a creative team

  • Strong marketing and communications acumen

  • Problem-solving skills, solutions-oriented

  • Good written and verbal communication skills for in-person and over-the-phone presentations

  • Adept at negotiations

  • Get it done attitude

  • Must have proven ability to orchestrate teams to get work done regardless of roadblocks. This may require direct conversations with stakeholders to break down barriers and develop alternate plans

  • Experience across all print and digital channels/tactics

  • Keen understanding of Social Media platforms and best practices

  • Ability to work in a matrixed organization to lead and influence a wide range of people

  • Must act with professionalism and be able to influence a wide spectrum of people with divergent opinions, responsibilities, and business drivers to support

  • Keen awareness and ability to anticipate and recognize how data relates to the business

  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Powerpoint


  • Familiarity with design software

  • Problem-solving skills, solutions-oriented


Portfolio Creative is an award-winning women-owned specialized staffing and recruiting company providing talent in the digital, marketing, and creative industries. We work with clients in several states, and employ candidates in and outside of Ohio. Please note, we do not have the ability to work with candidates outside of the U.S.

Portfolio Creative is an equal-opportunity employer. We strive to have a diverse and inclusive workforce and are committed to ensuring all employees are recruited, assigned, and employed on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Job Number: 5957

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