Business Manager

Updated: November 18, 2021
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: 137919

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As a Business Manager, you will support the financial and operational needs of the US Public Relations team.


As a Business Manager, you will support the financial and operational needs of the US Public Relations team. Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide and analyze real time reporting of project financial performance
    • Maintain weekly budget trackers
    • Perform data validation
    • Analyze and execute time moves
    • Key performance metrics: burn rates, profitability, billability, etc
    • Assist the account teams with monthly financial forecasting and staffing projections
    • Manage communications between the account teams, PFAs and finance – keeping all relevant parties informed and accountable for changes and updates
    • Maintain a continuous improvement mindset – suggesting areas to streamline and standardize
    • Initiate and facilitate actions against potential overbudgets
      • Work with account leads to secure additional budget or move budget between projects
      • Put forth writeoff request
      • Identify root cause and provide efficiencies to avoid future budgeting issues
      • Create and maintain investment oversight protocols
      • Partner with contract manager in the new client set up process – contracting, rates, approvals, etc
      • Own the project set up process: approval documentation, budgets, staffing, etc
      • Partner with contract manager in the vendor contracting and invoicing process
      • Initiate and own side projects that further the efficiencies of USPR operations

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-5 years work experience
  • Background in project management, finance or operations preferred
  • Detail oriented and excellent communications skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft excel
  • Experience with Oracle preferred
  • Keen eye for process improvements and reporting efficiencies 

As a healthcare company we have an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless an exemption can be confirmed based on a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission & Approval of an Exemption does not guarantee that an exemption can be accommodated.

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.

Syneos Health Communications is the only healthcare communications network that is part of a company on the frontlines of healthcare, with a clear view into the everyday complexities of life and health. As part of Syneos Health™, our agencies — consisting of leading brands and experts in advertising, branding, public relations, managed markets and medical communications — are engaged in every point of influence in health, providing real-world insight into markets and audiences in ways that no other partner could.

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