Business Manager

Updated: June 24, 2024
Location: New York City, NY, United States
Job ID: 4741






You provide the vision, set the pace and inspire success.

There is one thing you do that is exceptional: lead. You formulate a plan and focus your team to solve the unsolvable, beat the unbeatable and come out on top. Your capacity to creatively strategize, motivate , and elicit achievement makes you the right fit for this vital Business Manager role with Syneos Health PR Group.

As a Business Manager, you will support the operational needs of Public Relations through managing projects. Responsibilities include:

  • Ownership of project set up process – rates, roles, approval documentation, etc
  • Provide real time reporting of project financial performance
    • Engage in internal and client account meetings
    • Creation of scopes/estimates
    • Maintain key financial metrics: burn rate, profitability, etc
    • Ownership of change orders
  • Manage communications between account teams, PFAs and finance – keeping all relevant parties informed of status and changes
  • Maintain project trackers and perform data validation to ensure accuracy of performance against budgets
  • Partner with PFA on reconciliation of projects - provide updates to account leads and facilitate action against overbudgets, i.e.
    • work with account lead to secure additional budget
    • work with account lead to seek approvals from client to move budgets between projects to cover overages
    • recommend efficiencies that will allow project to track to budget
  • Support new customer onboarding
  • Identify areas for improvement in both process and reporting


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous project management experience
  • Detail oriented and excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with Oracle preferred
  • Keen eye for process improvements and reporting efficiencies 

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $67,000 to $95,000. The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high of the Syneos Health range for this position. Actual salary will vary based on various factors such as the candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role. In addition, some positions may include eligibility to earn commissions/bonus based on company and / or individual performance.

At Syneos Health Communications, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. At times, we will consider transferable skills from previous roles. We also encourage you to join our Talent Network to stay connected to additional career opportunities.

At Syneos Health Public Relations, the possibilities are infinite. Because of our “no walls, no limits” philosophy and entrepreneurial spirit, our employees have the opportunity and potential to work on projects beyond their years of experience. The only limitations here are those that are self-imposed, and we make sure to reward staff based on talent, not title.

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Syneos Health companies are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled)

Syneos Health has a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy. We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated. Additionally, certain local governments or Syneos Health customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees. These employees are required to submit proof of vaccination to Syneos Health and maintain compliance with these requirements.
At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which Our People can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality-of-life balance. The benefits for this position will include a competitive compensation package, Health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision, Company match 401k, flexible paid time off (PTO) and sick time. Because certain states and municipalities have regulated paid sick time requirements, eligibility for paid sick time may vary depending on where you work. Syneos Health complies with all applicable federal, state, and municipal paid sick time requirements.

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