Area Director - Central

The Area Director, Key Accounts will lead, inspire, coach, hire, and retain a team of Key Account Managers to ensure market penetration. The AD, Key Accounts will develop their team to be industry leading experts.
Full Time Remote in United States Sales
Annually: USD 0 - 0
(UTC-06:00) Central Time (US and Canada)
Sales Director
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Nearly 37 million Americans are currently affected by Chronic Kidney Disease. 37 million.

At Akebia we take that number very seriously and every day we come to work, with the purpose of bettering the lives of each person impacted by kidney disease and the renal community that serves them.

Our tenacious, passionate employees challenge the status quo and work to develop unique therapeutics that have the potential to set new standards of care for people living with kidney disease.

This is life-changing work, and we are all in, are you?

The Area Director, Key Accounts will lead, inspire, coach, hire, and retain a team of Key Account Managers to ensure market penetration. The AD, Key Accounts will develop their team to be industry leading experts. The ideal candidate is an energetic, driven sales leader with a history of success; achieving result by working collaboratively with the commercial team and their AD, Key Accounts peers to help Akebia achieve/exceed their goals. They will be well versed in clinical and business dynamics within value-based care and organized customers groups.

  • Lead a team of tenured Key Account Managers (KAMs), ensuring they are clinically strong, have excellent selling skills, and can be successful in an account based selling environment
  • Analyze market dynamics to build strategic business plan, set goals and ensure sales plans are achieved in line with corporate goals
  • Communicate product value propositions to organized customers and develop their team to deliver these messages based on account plans
  • Partner with National Accounts, commercial leadership, marketing, training, commercial operations to elevate commercial effectiveness
  • Ensure all team members are fully informed of, and in compliance with Akebia Therapeutics commercial compliance policies.
  • Develop relationships with key business and physician executives that are connected to top accounts

 Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’ of Science/ Bachelor of Arts

  • 10+ years commercial experience in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry
  • 3+ years of pharmaceutical sales management experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Renal and/or Specialty sales experience
  • Demonstrated launch experience
  • Account based sales experience
  • Work experience in start-up company or small biopharma, reflecting innovation and agility
  • Headquarters experiences (or in-house rotations) in sales operations, marketing, training, or market access.

Are you an Akebian?

An Akebian is curious, empathetic, and values making connections to people and ideas. Akebian’s aren’t afraid of diving in and owning a process or a problem, because we all want to deliver a great solution. Akebian’s believe that we are better together because we are all working toward a common purpose – to better the life of each person impacted by kidney disease. Want to learn more about what it means to be an Akebian? Visit our website:

COVID 19 Vaccination: All Akebia new hires will be required to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or, if not, that they are legally entitled to an accommodation due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and Akebia will consider, among other things whether a proposed accommodation would create an undue hardship. Please note that it is unlikely that accommodations can be granted for customer-facing positions.

Akebia is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all job applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, height, weight, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.


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