Clinical Sales Consultant – South & Southeast (Multiple Locations)


Charlotte, NC, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Sales
  • Post Date: 02/26/2021
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  • 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 developing and commercializing first-in-class targeted therapies that advance patient care. Ardelyx scientists have characterized 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 phosphate absorption inhibitor for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia in adult patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis. The New Drug Application for tenapanor for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia in patients with CKD on dialysis has been submitted to the FDA, with an assigned PDUFA date of April 29, 2021.  We are advancing the build of our commercial organization to be prepared for launch of tenapanor in mid-2021.

Clinical Sales Consultant 

If you’ve ever wanted to try biotech/pharmaceutical sales while utilizing your clinical acumen as a renal dietitian or nurse, this job may be for you!  If you’re a passionate, driven individual and you love to make a positive impact on patients, here’s your opportunity to influence thousands of dialysis patients in your area. As an inaugural member of the Ardelyx sales team, the Clinical Sales Consultant (CSC) will be instrumental in educating nephrologists, dialysis center staff (dietitians, social workers, and nurses), and local advocacy groups about tenapanor across our key geographic areas nationwide. CSCs will help establish Ardelyx as a leading cardiorenal company, one that advances patient care with first-in-class therapies that meet important clinical needs. If you’d like to help launch not only a new biotech company, but also an important new product for the nephrology community as an Ardelyx CSC, come join us!


  • Work closely with an Area Business Director to achieve sales objectives.
  • Engage with nephrologists, renal dietitians, nephrology group practices, and dialysis organizations to promote tenapanor and the Ardelyx mission.
  • Focus on accountability, collaboration, compliance, and teamwork to delivering favorable results to customers, patients, and Ardelyx.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with an office-based Inside Sales Representative to support area business objectives.
  • Collaborate with CSCs across the Sales organization as well as personnel from Market Access, Patient & Hub Services, Medical Affairs, and Marketing to facilitate best practices and idea exchanges to drive sales and patient advocacy objectives.
  • Master clinical data, disease state knowledge, competitive product landscape, and market access information to drive relevant messaging with decision-makers and influencers.
  • Analyze sales data and key performance metrics to identify business opportunities.
  • Ensure activities comply with all laws, regulations, and Ardelyx compliance policies.


  • Renal Dietitian (RD), nephrology nursing (RN/BSN), Physician Assistant (PA), Nurse Practitioner (NP) experience and degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in nephrology/dialysis center setting.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrate strong drive, initiative, and willingness to work with a sense of urgency.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to translate and communicate technical/scientific concepts.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Exceptional collaboration skills to partner with internal colleagues and external customers (nephrologists, nephrology group practices, and dialysis centers), and patient advocacy groups.
  • Possess integrity, work with honesty, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to engage customers with a keen focus on their needs and experiences.
  • Existing or the ability to build strong relationships with nephrology professionals, dialysis organizations, patient advocacy groups, and local/regional renal dietitian/nephrology nursing organizations.
  • Prior biotech/pharmaceutical sales experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Work Environment:

  • This position reports to one of the team of Area Business Directors responsible for each geographic area.
  • This position is field-based.
  • This position may require up to 30% travel for customer visits, company meetings, conferences (dependent on area geography/size).

SOUTH  & SOUTHEAST TERRITORIES include: Charlotte, NC  Oklahoma City, OK  Raleigh, NC  Nashville, TN   New Orleans, LA   Atlanta, GA   Miami, FL   Tampa, FL    Dallas, TX  Houston, TX

As a member of the Ardelyx team, you will play a key role in developing and bringing to market first-in-class medicines to better the lives of underserved patients.  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.  We are different for good.

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