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Senior Manager, Program Management

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals
Boston, MA
Expired: April 01, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Company Overview

Rhythm is a global, commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to transforming the care of people living with rare melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) pathway diseases. Working at Rhythm means that you are part of a team that's passionate about transforming the lives of people living with hyperphagia (pathological, insatiable hunger) and severe obesity caused by rare MC4R pathway diseases. 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.

Opportunity Overview

Rhythm is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Senior Program Manager to join the Program Management team, reporting to the Head of Program Management. You will play a meaningful role in overall success of our development programs, working closely with functional-area program leads and program directors to enable execution of the program strategy. In this role, you may manage multiple programs in different phases of development. You will routinely interact across clinical, manufacturing, and commercial to ensure deliverables are met.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Participate in the creation of cross-functional, integrated program plans including evaluating, optimizing, and planning of alternative development plans and associated operational scenarios
  • Create operational dashboards to track and communicate progress to the appropriate stakeholders
  • Support and/or lead development of program critical path, decision criteria and milestones/decision gates
  • Communicate and interact with cross-functional program leads and team members as well as senior leadership
  • Develop/ensure accuracy of program team timelines, track and drive program deliverables across functions
  • Manage process and accountabilities for key cross functional deliverables
  • Monitor potential budget, timeline and strategy variances; proactively bring forward with functions; assess options for tradeoffs within overall budget, timeline, and strategy
  • Manage operational aspects of program team: chartering, agendas, driving and documentation of actions and decisions, meeting facilitation, timelines, overviews, etc.
  • Manage and archive project and program information conduct and implement key lessons learned and after-action reviews as appropriate to the program/team
  • Actively contribute to, oversee or lead the development of processes, tools, and standards necessary to establish program management best practices; Drive continuous process improvement initiatives across functional areas of Rhythm.

Qualifications and Skills
  • BA/BS degree required
  • 6 years of experience in project/program management preferably within a CRO, pharmaceutical, and/or biotech company
  • Passion and excitement for driving research forward toward a goal of helping patients with rare, unmet medical needs.
  • Experience in drug development/early phase development preferred including simultaneous oversight of multiple projects
  • Regulatory knowledge, including Good Clinical Practices (GCPs)
  • Working knowledge of the essential activities for all key functional areas across cross-functional program teams
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills and ability to execute while dealing with competing priorities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal)
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word and PowerPoint); Familiarity with Smartsheet or MS Project preferred

This role is based out of our corporate office in Boston, Massachusetts. Rhythm operates in a hybrid-work model. Candidates applying must be willing and able to be in the Boston office in coordination with their department and business needs.

More about Rhythm

Rhythm is a global, commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company aimed at developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of rare genetic diseases of hyperphagia and severe obesity due to rare melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) pathway diseases. 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 diseases 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 MC4R pathway diseases. For healthcare professionals, visit for more information. For those who may be affected or would like to learn more, visit for more information.


Rhythm Pharmaceuticals

Boston, MA
02298 USA



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