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Associate Director, BD and Pipeline Forecasting and Analytics

Deerfield, Illinois
Start date
Mar 21, 2023

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Administration, Finance, Science/R&D, Biotechnology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

Do you want to join a team where the mission is meaningful, the challenges are complex, and you can directly see the results of your hard work? At Lundbeck, we are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. Inspired and driven by our purpose, we are the only global biopharmaceutical company focused solely on brain diseases. We have a robust and innovative pipeline, bringing forward transformative therapies to address unmet needs in neurology and psychiatry. Join us on our journey of growth!



The Associate Director of BD & Pipeline Forecasting leads the development of forecasting and commercial assessment cases for the US organization. The cases include assets within our internal pipeline as well as business development opportunities and works closely with cross-functional partners to gather assumptions related to forecasts and commercial cases while ensuring proper stakeholder management across the organization. Reports to the Director of Forecasting but will also work with the VP of Insights and Analytics to drive an efficient process of evaluation and refinement. 


Essential Functions:

  • Leads the design, preparation, and maintenance of asset forecasts & commercial costs for BD and Pipeline opportunities by applying multiple forecast methodologies, including epidemiology, patient flow and TRx based modeling as well as analog analysis

  • Leads BD opportunities to define feasibility and attractiveness for US organization. Understands the competitive landscape in order to represent the US perspective for BD and Pipeline assets in discussions with the global teams (e.g., NPP, BD and forecasting)

  • Position requires ability to quickly gather disease landscape materials and competitive intelligence by leveraging internal and external sources (e.g, DRG, Evaluate Pharma, academic papers)

  • Prepare robust & comprehensive presentation and present to US and global senior leadership

  • Leads project management and socialization of forecasts for both BD and pipeline assets. Ensure appropriate stakeholders are providing key inputs and reviewing as appropriate, including US and global stakeholders

  • Develops and maintains key collaborative relationships with global and US internal cross functional and external partners to initiate and obtain relevant data and analysis for business case inputs. Includes global New Product Planning team, BD, and Market Research teams as well as US Market Access.

  • Manages the development and aggregation of assumptions for commercials cases (e.g., SG&A costs) to contribute to development of business cases

  • Creates and manages a repository of previous cases (forecasts, costs, etc.) to allow for growth of internal knowledge to reference for future use

  • Tracks external sources for news related to current or upcoming BD opportunities


Required Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • The Company requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof upon hire, or request a medical or religious accommodation

  • Accredited Bachelor’s degree

  • 8+ years of experience in forecasting, finance, data analysis, strategy consulting or other quantitative fields with at least 4 years within Pharma/Biotech 

  • Or Master’s Degree in relevant field with 6+ years’ experience in forecasting, finance, data analysis, strategy consulting or other quantitative fields with at least 4 years within Pharma/Biotech 

  • 3+ years of direct experience in pharmaceutical forecasting

  • Strong command of a variety of analytical techniques: Forecasting, analytics, primary market research, competitive intelligence.  Strong analytical and critical thinking that assist with problem-solving

  • Highly self-motivated and works independently and can identify issues, design, and execute the solution, as well as drawing meaningful conclusions.  Quickly grasps the big picture and links insights to larger issues

  • Comfort and experience working on cross-functional teams in multi-functional projects while interacting with all levels of employees

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical subject matter experts

  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment as well as ability to establish detailed timelines and ensure milestones are achieved

  • Strong Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word skills


Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Experience working within a Global company

  • Knowledge of advanced analytics, statistics, etc. techniques and best practices

  • Knowledge of HCP prescriber level data, anonymized patient longitudinal data, etc.

  • Previous experience with analytical software applications such as SAS, R, etc. 



  • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 10% domestically. International travel may be required.




Why Lundbeck

Lundbeck is unique from other biopharmaceutical companies in that we are 70 percent owned by a research-focused foundation. We have a deep heritage of discovery and have brought breakthrough therapies to millions of people across the globe. And we're just getting started! Our success is driven by our great people and inclusive culture, which is guided by our beliefs of being Patient-Driven, Courageous, Ambitious, Passionate & Responsible. Are you ready to make an impact, one patient at a time? 


Lundbeck offers a robust and comprehensive benefits package to help employees live well and protect their health, family, and everyday life. Information regarding our benefit offering can be found on the U.S. career site.



Lundbeck is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to disabled veterans and other individuals with disabilities during our employment application process. If, because of a disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please visit the U.S. career site.


Lundbeck is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law, rule, or regulation. Lundbeck participates in E-Verify.


At Lundbeck, we are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health so every person can be their best. Headquartered in Copenhagen with a U.S. home office in Deerfield, Ill., Lundbeck is the only global biopharmaceutical company focused solely on brain diseases. Our legacy in neuroscience goes back seven decades and we have a long heritage of innovation. Lundbeck has developed and commercialized some of the world’s most widely prescribed therapies for psychiatric and neurological disorders. Today, we remain uncompromisingly committed to improving the quality of life for people impacted by brain disorders. Lundbeck is unique from other biopharmaceutical companies in that we are 70 percent owned by a research-focused foundation. We have a deep and productive pipeline, and we continue to bring forward symptomatic therapies to help people live better lives, while simultaneously pursuing disease-modifying treatments.

Offices in:

  • Deerfield, IL - Lundbeck US Home Office
  • LaJolla, CA - Lundbeck La Jolla Research Center, Inc.
  • Bothell, WA - Lundbeck Seattle BioPharmaceuticals, Inc


Diversity matters, and inclusion creates powerful organizations

To ensure that we reflect the diversity of our patients and their needs, we are focused on creating the context, culture, and systems where all Lundbeck employees - no matter who and where they are - can be their authentic self and perform at their best. In practice, this means that individuals feel empowered not despite their differences but because of them. We know that people are sometimes put into boxes - some of these boxes are of our own choosing and some of these boxes are chosen for us. For this reason, Lundbeck is taking a systematic, business-led approach to D&I that looks into and breaks down these boxes. Our bold action on inclusion includes an ambitious two-year plan that enables equality of opportunity through fairness and transparency, promotes openness, tackles bias and discrimination, and fosters belonging through our unique Lundbeck culture. From the highest levels of Lundbeck to the shop floor, we are working to ensure D&I is an integrated practice and mindset.


Lundbeck offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

• Medical, dental, vision effective day 1 of employment

• Generous vacation, sick leave, holiday shut down and company paid holidays

• 401k match with immediate vesting

• Parental Leave

• Hybrid work model for office-based roles

To view more details about our Benefits, please click on the link below.

Lundbeck 2023 Benefits Summary

Sustainable Development Goals

In 2020, we based the key aspects of our sustainability strategy on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We found we have a significant impact on seven of the 17 Goals:

• Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

• Goal 5: Gender Equality

• Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

• Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

• Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

• Goal 13: Climate Action

• Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Key examples are Goal 3 that is closely linked to our corporate purpose and dedication to restore brain health and Goal 13 that drives our efforts to prepare for a zero emissions future. We will use our influence and act to promote Goals 5, 8, 12 and 16. Across our sustainability actions, we are seeking partnerships with others to enable change and maximize impact (Goal 17).


Who We Are

A highly specialized pharmaceutical company that has conducted neuroscience research for more than 70 years. We develop innovative treatments to restore brain health and transform the lives of millions of people worldwide.

What We Strive For

Global leadership in brain health. Whatever your area of specialization, you will be part of our company-wide commitment to develop and advance treatments that improve the lives of people with brain disease.

What Drives Us

A culture of innovation, collaboration, and respect. We inspire curiosity, expect integrity, and pursue our achievements through knowledge-sharing, patient engagement, and the passion to deliver our end goal.

Our Societal Commitment

We understand we carry a huge responsibility for the societies we serve, and use our knowledge and voice to raise awareness, challenge standards, and increase opportunities – for patients and each other. We are at the forefront of treatment innovation, and together we continue to make a difference to people living with brain diseases.

Our Investment in You

As one way we invest in your career, we offer our employees a competitive compensation and benefit package that matches benchmark and general market conditions in our individual business locations.

Employee Satisfaction

The success of our strategy, “Expand and Invest to Grow Lundbeck” hinges on our combined competencies – and competence hinges on highly qualified and motivated employees. Our Employee Satisfaction Survey (ESS) gives us the pulse on employee motivation by asking about key elements in our work lives including management, work climate and development opportunities. We follow up on the ESS with concrete initiatives aimed at maintaining our focus on our unique workplace culture and providing personalized and aligned development opportunities for our employees.


Our Beliefs

• Patient-driven We put patients at the center of our fight for health and human dignity.

• Courageous We dare to confront unsolved healthcare challenges.

• Ambitious We set high expectations for ourselves because people in need have high expectations of us.

• Passionate We persist in developing life-changing therapies because life should not be interrupted by brain disease.

• Responsible We act with respect and integrity in everything we do



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