Director, Innovation

The Director, Innovation works with SVP, Innovation department lead to continue to drive innovation forward for CMI Media Group. Under the SVP, the Director, Innovation will be on the cutting edge of technology, media and advertising and aid in bringing unique opportunities to our clients, working alongside partners to create new offerings and drive our business forward.  

The Director, Innovation will work in partnership with the SVP, Innovation, the Supplier Partner Team and Media Investment team to bridge the gap between traditional Compas partners and new, innovative partnership opportunities, as well as media and activation. The role will also heavily focus on thought leadership, workshops, and new offering creation to continue to expand team and opportunities.  


  • Help to identify, vet and evaluate new non endemic and innovative partners in the Media and Marketing space 
  • Partner with Supplier Partner and Media teams, leading to pilot opportunities for clients  
  • Serve as an Innovation lead across larger accounts within CMI Media Group, both in a client facing position as well as support for media planning team  
  • Establish strategic relationships with partners such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and other forward-thinking non-traditional, pharma-first partner opportunities  
  • Discover new technology and advertising partners, bringing them in to meet with internal stakeholders 
  • Contribute to creating bi-monthly POVs for internal use and dissemination to client teams 
  • Work alongside Market team to discover new ways to leverage technology and partners, helping to spread Agency thought leadership to prospects and current clients 
  • Stay on the cutting edge of technology and media planning, pushing Agency products and opportunities forward  
  • Work alongside SVP, Innovation to partner with vendors to create and deliver unique opportunities to brands  
  • Instrumental in the RFP and new business process, including strategic ideas and vision as well as new business pitches  
  • Work alongside Media and Activation team leads to support growth of business and uptake of new services on assigned accounts 
  • Partner with WPP creative agencies, focused on creating new offerings in-line with innovation needs to bring unique opportunities to life, both from a creative and media execution perspective 
  • For assigned accounts, through ideation and innovation, grow existing relationships and expand CMI Media Group’s presence in the marketplace, pertaining to innovation 
  • Be well versed in CMI Media Group’s current offerings, operating as a ‘sales engineer’ when partnering with strategy and execution teams within the Agency  
  • Understand and a passion for the growing innovation landscape, inclusive of: Omnichannel opportunities, Metaverse, Audio, Social and beyond  
  • Lead capabilities deck presentations and constantly look towards ways of updating and re-inventing  


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, social sciences, or other related field  
  • 6+  years working experience in the pharmaceutical or a regulated industry; Agency experience preferred  
  • Deep knowledge and passion of marketing, media, social, search, video, audio, and data 
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects at once  
  • Strong presentation and communication skills 
  • Knowledge of the pharma, health, and regulatory space 
  • Creative and strategic thinker who is able to take complex problems and address them with simple to understand solutions 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit 
  • Deep knowledge of marketing, media and data 

Growth & Innovation · Cherry Hill, NJ · Chicago, IL · King of Prussia, PA · New York, NY · Parsippany, NJ · Philadelphia, PA





CMI Media Group was built on inclusion and diversity. It is in our DNA and core values. Challenging the norm is where we started and it's what drives us as a health leader, indispensable partner, and home for our employees. We are a group of hearts and minds who want to make a difference and celebrate being different, to give voice to and truly hear our people and our partners. We believe in more than "all". We believe in "all for good."

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