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Rhythm Pharmaceuticals International Marketing Director in Amsterdam, United States

Company Overview

Rhythm is a biopharmaceutical company aimed at developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of rare genetic diseases of obesity. Working at Rhythm means that you are part of a team that?s passionate about transforming the lives of people living with rare genetic disorders of obesity. We recognize the courage it takes for patients and their caregivers to begin their journey of advocacy to find the answers they need. Their courage inspires us to challenge convention, ask bold questions and seek answers for them. Every day, we strive for excellence through our willingness to adapt, learn, and our tenacity to overcome barriers, together.

Job Summary

Reporting to the VP, Head of International Strategy, the International Marketing Director will be a key member of the International team and a partner with the North America Marketing team. The individual will be a strong leader responsible for helping develop and execute successful launch and post-launch brand strategy, plans and programs.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Contribute to the development of the Brand strategy for the International region

  • Create & execute an omnichannel HCP and Patient/Caregiver marketing plan to support our launches identifying, gathering and leveraging necessary customer and market insights

  • Lead the development and delivery of supporting programs and materials with a strong focus on digital assets: virtual meetings, webinars, etc.

  • Work closely with the international Medical Affairs Head to develop and roll-out integrated activities especially in medical communications and educational tactics

  • Partner with global and regional teams to ensure strategic alignment across functions and seamless roll out of pre-launch, launch and post-launch marketing activities

  • Engage with countries to provide guidance and co-ordinate affiliate key initiatives: core campaigns & promotional materials, messaging, international conferences, digital strategy, commercial advisory boards, patient identification programs, patient support ?

  • Contribute to the development of a Global CRM customized to international needs

  • Maintain productive relationships with scientific societies, congress / virtual meeting organizers and professional bodies leadership

  • Identify Key Performance Indicators, analyze them and recommend solutions as appropriate

  • Lead the approval process of HCP and Patient/Caregiver disease and branded materials through Legal Medical Regulatory (LMR) review

  • Manage multiple agency partners to produce deliverables within timelines and budget

  • Effectively manage the operational brand budget

  • Contribute to ad hoc strategic projects requiring analysis of qualitative & quantitative dat

    Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor?s Degree in science, pharmacy or medical science; Master?s in Marketing and/or Business Administration a plus

  • At least 10 years of business experience with minimum 5 years pharmaceutical marketing experience; exposure to rare diseases preferred

  • International commercial experience with understanding of EU regulatory requirements

  • Solid understanding of current digital marketing concepts, strategy and standards along with hands-on involvement

  • Launch experience a plus

  • Budget management

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in verbal and written English

  • Team player able to work collaboratively and to perform and lead in a fast-paced environments

  • Makes things happen, self-starter, takes responsibility for execution, voices opinion

  • Outstanding leadership, team management and presentation skills

  • Solid analytical skills (proficient with Excel)

  • Ability to travel as necessary (up to 20%)

    This role will be home-office based. Candidates who apply must be willing and able to work in the Netherlands.

    This role will involve future travel, post availability of COVID-19 vaccine and pandemic travel guidelines.

More about Rhythm

Rhythm is a biopharmaceutical company aimed at developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of rare genetic disorders of obesity. The company is targeting the melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) pathway that is impaired due to genetic variants. This is a key biological pathway that regulates weight and hunger. A central element of Rhythm?s mission is to improve the understanding of these disorders and develop management strategies for patients who have no treatment options available to them. Rhythm was founded in 2008 and is based in Boston, MA. The company?s clinical development program is currently focused on several rare genetic disorders of obesity, all driven by genetic variants in the MC4R pathway. For healthcare professionals, please visit for more information. For those who may be affected or would like to learn more, visit for more information.