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Business Manager

The Ogilvy Group
United States, New York, New York
June 09, 2024
About Ogilvy Health

Ogilvy Health is focused on driving superior outcomes in the ever-changing healthcare environment, an increasingly complex and evolving marketplace. We inspire brands and people to impact the world by keeping our audiences' health and wellness needs at the center of every touchpoint. Ogilvy Health delivers insight, creativity, innovation, and engagement solutions for all healthcare stakeholders, patients, and consumers across the healthcare continuum. Through borderless creativity-operating, innovating, and creating at the intersection of talent and capabilities- Advertising, Experience, Public Relations, Health, and Consulting work fluidly across 131 offices in 93 countries to bring forth world-class creative solutions for our clients.

Over the past year alone, the Ogilvy network has been recognized with the following:

  • Global Network of the Year (Campaign)
  • One of the "Best Places to Work" for LGBTQ+ equality (Human Right's Council's Corporate Equality Index)
  • Agency Network of the Year (Clio Awards)
  • Network of the Year (One Show)
  • Global Network of the Year (LIA Awards)
  • Garner Magic Quadrant Leader
  • Most Awarded Agency (Influencer Marketing Awards)
  • ...and Ogilvy was the only agency network to secure the top rankings on both WARC's Creative 100 and Effective 100

For more information on us, visit OgilvyHealth.com, or follow Ogilvy Health on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

About the Role

The PMO at Ogilvy Health is responsible for project execution, process improvement, budget management and resource management across the agency. Our Business Managers are an integral member of the PMO team, focused on optimal scope development and financial management, staff mix, and adherence to agency financial process. We are looking for a business manager to oversee a portfolio of projects, partnering closely with project and account management teams to provide financial and operational expertise across the full lifecycle of agency work.

What You'll Do

  • Manage $5-10MM+ of business across a range of multi-channel client engagements in pharmaceutical, health, and wellness categories
  • Lead scope and staff plan development in collaboration with PMO partners and discipline leads
  • Provide scope oversight and support across brands in their portfolio including analysis, triage, and reporting
  • Attends and participates in weekly and monthly financial meetings including those to set revenue forecast, review project burn, track hours by employee, review revenue risks and key performance indicators for the business
  • Support Finance and PMO team members on ad-hoc finance-related tasks and requests
  • Tracks and manages scope for assigned business based on workloads, monthly forecast requirements, and profitability.
  • Provides operational recommendations on an ongoing basis based on respective team's forecast and actuals

What You'll Need

  • 3+ years Project Management/Finance/Operations experience
  • Expert knowledge of agency and financial process standards
  • Solid business sense and is able to understand and drive agency financial priorities
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and is able to communicate complex concepts to stakeholders at all levels and disciplines
  • Advanced Excel skills preferred

How We'll Support You

Ogilvy celebrates its people. Fully. Enthusiastically. Unhesitatingly. We'll empower you with the tools you'll need to succeed. We'll give you the autonomy to seek out new paths and better ways of doing things. We'll support you with colleagues who are experts in their disciplines, drawn from across the Ogilvy network. And we'll provide opportunities for you to do work of which you'll be proud, with people you'll be proud to call your teammates.


The base salary range for this position at the time of this posting is indicated below. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including location, business needs, level of responsibility, experience, and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, click here for more details.

Pay Range
$45,000 $90,000 USD

At Ogilvy, our people are at the heart of what we do: a creative agency that sparks game-changing ideas across culture and business through collaboration, integrity, and a celebration of self-expression.

We believe in building powerful teamswithpurpose. This means hiring and nurturing talent across all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientation, and gender identities - and we relentlessly curate transformative initiatives that make our commitment to fairness, and equity a reality.

Our ultimate mission is to leave a positive impact on the world, creating a better future for all, while supporting and uplifting the global communities we serve. This is central to our mantra of Borderless Creativity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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