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Associate Director, Marketing - Psychiatry

Requisition ID:  1138

Deerfield, Illinois, US


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.



The Associate Director, Trintellix Marketing will serve as the HCP Marketing leader, responsible for setting brand strategy and overseeing execution, in collaboration with an alliance partner. Reporting to the Brand Lead, Trintellix, this individual will serve as the marketing leader on the cross-functional brand team, which is accountable for brand performance and charged with all brand strategy and tactical planning decisions.  This individual collaboratively leads effective implementation through influencing Lundbeck and alliance colleagues. 




People Leadership

  • Leads HCP marketing team to strategic and operational excellence by ensuring coordination and maximizing results for the brand
  • Drives strategy by coordinating activities across HCP and consumer marketers, ensuring consistent adherence to and execution of strategy
  • Creates and executes Individual Development Plans with direct report(s) to aid in professional growth of the team


Marketing Strategy

  • Collaboratively leads development of brand strategy by utilizing sound marketing principles and available market research
  • Proactively considers/identifies new strategies, tactics and vendors to challenge the team’s thinking and raise the level of performance, ultimately finding ways to do more with less
  • Establish strong strategic relationships with KOLs to understand how best to communicate the value of the brand
  • Provide input into lifecycle management initiatives
  • Works collaboratively with direct reports, brand leadership, and finance to build and manage the overall brand budget
  • For all initiatives, whenever possible, coaches team to establish ways to measure impact, reports results, and adjust plans accordingly


Marketing Execution

  • Partners with Brand Lead, cross-functional brand team, marketing team and Alliance colleagues to co-lead the annual planning process
  • Manages the Alliance budget in coordination with Alliance counterparts and agencies
  • Works closely with sales and brand leadership to monitor the progress of the brand and adjust appropriately, when necessary, to increase revenue and achieve overall brand success
  • Ensures all marketing projects are compliant and have obtained necessary approvals through the appropriate medical, legal, and regulatory process


Cross-Functional Collaboration and Influence

  • Co-Chairs Joint Commercialization Team (JCT) working group on behalf of Lundbeck
  • Co-chairs Sales Working group on behalf of Lundbeck marketing
  • Serves as primary contact for brand strategy execution by extended functions including Public Relations, Patient Advocacy and Sales Force Effectiveness
  • Serves as primary marketing team contact to Field Sales leadership
  • Ensures effective implementation of promotional materials and programs by providing appropriate direction to sales training and the field organization.
  • Develops cross-department support of the brand by coordinating within the Brand Operating Model with the brand and extended teams



  • Accredited Bachelor's Degree 
  • 8+ years sales, marketing or other relevant commercial or analytical experience
  • 5+ years pharmaceutical/medical/healthcare product brand marketing or sales or other pharmaceutical/medical/healthcare product commercial leadership experience
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills along with an ability to influence both within and outside the organization
  • Ability to work with multiple internal cross-functional teams and successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong scientific/medical aptitude and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others and build consensus
  • Demonstrated relationship development with the ability to work effectively independently and as a leader of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products, namely Word, Excel, and PowerPoint



  • MBA or master’s degree
  • People leadership experience with direct reports in pharma marketing, sales, or a related pharma commercial function
  • Experience and knowledge within the area psychiatry
  • Experience and knowledge of Major Depression
  • Experience leading a team of direct reports
  • Pharmaceutical sales and/or sales management experience
  • Experience working with alliance partners
  • Experience in development and execution of marketing promotional tactics
  • Background in biosciences as demonstrated on the job or through educational training
  • Budget management experience
  • Knowledge of the AMA, ACCME, PhRMA and FDA regulations associated with promotion and industry-supported scientific education activities



  • Willingness/Ability to travel approximately 30% domestically. International travel may be required.


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.

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. 

An estimated 700 million people worldwide are living with brain diseases and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain diseases – we call this Progress in Mind.

Read more at www.lundbeck.com/global/about-us/progress-in-mind.
Our approximately 5,000 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing and sales. Our pipeline consists of several late-stage development programs and our products are available in more than 100 countries. Our research center is based in Denmark and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 18.1 billion in 2018 (EUR 2.4 billion; USD 2.8 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site www.lundbeck.com and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.