Vice President, Marketing

Akebia Therapeutics (“Akebia”) is seeking a Vice President Marketing for its Renal portfolio, reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer. This position is responsible for the overall development of Marketing strategy and execution. This includes supporting the short and long-term planning processes and maximizing revenue and profit for the company’s product portfolio.
Full Time On-Site/Hybrid Marketing
Annually: USD 0 - 0
VP Marketing
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Available Locations:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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?

Akebia Therapeutics (“Akebia”) is seeking a Vice President Marketing for its Renal portfolio, reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer. This position is responsible for the overall development of Marketing strategy and execution. This includes supporting the short and long-term planning processes and maximizing revenue and profit for the company’s product portfolio.

The Vice President of Marketing will:

  • Develop the renal portfolio and brand strategies, including Auryxia (Akebia’s commercial product) and vadadustat (Akebia’s Phase 3 investigational product)
  • Lead Marketing in the execution of overall strategy for the Renal portfolio, including Auryxia, vadadustat, and future product pipeline.
  • Develop and oversee execution of tactical plans to maximize market share.
  •  Collaborate with Market Access to establish strategically aligned pricing, reimbursement, and distribution.
  • Ensure Sales teams have messaging and tools to promote portfolio across multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Establish goals, key metrics, and measurement to evaluate performance across Renal portfolio.
  • Collaborate with Research, Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Legal, Compliance, and Commercial colleagues to ensure alignment and to optimize strategies and initiatives for the Renal portfolio.
  • Gather competitive insights and assesses impact on Akebia’s competitive position.
  • Develop forecasts for Renal franchise within the long-range plan, identifies key levers in the forecast, and creates strategies and tactics to drive success.
  • Develop relationships with medical experts and industry organizations to advance education, obtain advice and inform internal strategies, and support patients.
  • Be part of cross-functional team that will work with FDA in label discussions and key driver in anticipated launch for vadadustat (subject to FDA approval).
  • Partner with Legal, Compliance and Regulatory to drive business in a compliant way.

Basic Qualifications

  • BA or BS required (MBA degree preferred).
  • 12-15+ years of experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry.
  • Minimum 10+ years’ cross-functional experience including combination of Marketing, Sales, Market Access, or Analytics & Operations.
  • Product launch experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to effectively collaborate across multiple functional areas.
  • Must be a clear communicator with the ability to articulate commercial strategies and drive executable plans.
  • Able to execute flawlessly and efficiently.
  • Results-oriented with strong analytical skills.
  • Strong understanding and commitment to the legal and regulatory environment for promoting pharmaceutical products in the US.
  • Displays solid ethics and demonstrated integrity on the job.


Posted 28 days ago

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