Regional Marketing Managers (Field Based) Geography – 3 roles – East, West and Central Zones


United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 01/16/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 34175 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont, CA, 94555

About Ardelyx

Ardelyx is focused on enhancing the way people with kidney and cardiovascular diseases are treated by developing innovative first-in-class medicines.

Job Description

Ardelyx is a publicly traded biotech company focused on improving the lives of patients by developing and commercializing first-in-class targeted therapies that advance patient care. Using our discovery model, Ardelyx scientists have identified completely new biological mechanisms and pathways that have enabled us to develop a pipeline of drug candidates to manage complications related to kidney and cardiovascular diseases. Our lead candidate, tenapanor, is a first-in-class small molecule therapy for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia in adult patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis. If approved, tenapanor could become a foundational therapy, completely changing the treatment paradigm in a disease state with significant unmet need. Based on our NDA submission in June, we are preparing to commercialize tenapanor with expected FDA approval in mid-2021, and a commercial launch soon thereafter.

Regional Marketing Managers

The three Regional Marketing Managers (RMM) will be an integral part of the Marketing team and the broader Commercial organization, and will assist in the successful launch and ongoing commercialization of tenapanor. The role will work closely with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) within a defined geography and will focus on KOL engagements to gain insights into the market in order to drive regional marketing opportunities and to build product advocacy. Working closely with cross-functional functions such as the regional sales teams, regulatory, legal, medical and market access, the incumbent will develop strategies and implement plans directed towards influential external stakeholders in the region. Additionally, the individual will lead the development and execution of speaker programs, regional advisory boards and other marketing strategies and tactics as appropriate.


  • Mirroring the Zone Director geography, the RMM will develop and implement innovative regional marketing tactics that execute on strategic priorities, to support the launch and long-term success of tenapanor within the region
  • Balance customer-facing time and management of multiple regional marketing projects
  • Drive results in key areas, including KOL relationship management, collecting market insights, advocacy development, speaker identification, advisory board management and other regional marketing efforts
  • Share key insights and best practices from the regional with other RMMs and the broader Marketing and Commercial organization
  • Develop a solid understanding of the regional market and market trends in order to develop strategic and tactical plans for KOL engagement and education
  • Help lead the development, content creation and oversee deployment of regional advisory boards and other insight generation projects
  • Contribute to speaker bureau development, including recruiting, developing content, training, executing and evaluating branded and unbranded educational peer-to-peer programs
  • Contribute to and pull-through commercial strategies at regional medical conferences and meetings
  • Prioritize, and help develop and implement peer-to-peer education or other tactics that meet the needs of regional markets
  • Establish strong working relationships with key internal functions such as sales, brand marketing, market access, legal, regulatory and medical teams
  • Ensure plans and tactics meet compliance and regulatory standards
  • Participate on cross-functional teams and occasionally represent the Brand team at Promotional Material Review Committee (PMRC) meetings, and other internal meetings, as required
  • Manage marketing projects and budgets associated with any regional key customer activities



  • BA/BS, 3-5 years regional marketing experience, preferably in mid to small size healthcare/pharma/biotech
  • Pharma/biotech launch experience and/or nephrology strongly preferred
  • KOL engagement experience
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to consistently and successfully execute multiple simultaneous projects
  • Ability to effectively work and communicate with teams and facilitate cross-functional alignment
  • Focused on action and outcomes, taking on everything with drive and energy
  • Ability to work well in fast-paced, innovative, entrepreneurial environment with significant autonomy
  • Ability to travel as required to meet business needs (25%)

Work Environment

  • This position is field-based
  • Position reports into the VP of Marketing

As a member of the Ardelyx team, you will help us in developing and bringing to market first in class medicines to better the lives of underserved patients with cardiorenal diseases. It’s the patients in need that motivate and inspire us to be relentless and work hard every day. They push us to maintain a clear focus on scientific and clinical integrity with a commitment to medical innovation so that we can deliver exceptional medicines.

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