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Director, Market Access Strategy and Operations

Requisition ID:  1219

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 Director, Market Access Strategy and Operations, with particular focus on the launch of Vyepti, manages and collaborates with payer marketers across the broader portfolio to assist in the development and implementation of key payer strategies and initiatives.  This is to ensure proper focus on securing access for current and future Lundbeck products among commercial and government payers.  This role will also be responsible for helping facilitate clinical and economic strategies to enhance the efforts of the field-based Regional, National and Strategic Account Managers. The incumbent is responsible for elevating Lundbeck’s organizational understanding of Market Access working cross functionally with the members of Market Access, Neurology and Psychiatry business unit heads, marketing, sales, R&D, value evidence (HEOR), regulatory, legal, alliance partners, and agencies. This individual will be responsible for collaborating with others to advance ongoing workstreams including;


  • Value evidence
  • Market access value story playbook
  • Customer engagement
  • Analytics capabilities
  • Contracting and negotiations capabilities
  • Tracking and benchmarking
  • The role is also responsible for providing day to day operational leadership and oversight for Market Access strategic planning, operations, budget, training, and staff meetings. 



  • Facilitate the development and execution of U.S. Market Access strategies which includes identification of key market issues and opportunities, critical success factors and strategic imperatives, key tactical programs and payer product positioning and messaging.   Contribute strategic input to LCM, pipeline and business development assets.
  • Collaborates cross-functionally with brand marketing, sales, R&D, value evidence (HEOR), market access payer marketing, contracting, and other departments to gain alignment around strategic approaches to support physician access for patients at the provider and payer level for Lundbeck promoted products.
  • Develops market access acumen of payer and Access Marketers, brand leadership, business unit heads, and any others cross functionally whose role requires Market Access knowledge.  
  • Instills medical benefit knowledge across the organization.
  • Collaborates with training to elevate the market access acumen of the field sales force
  • Provides guidance to supportable payer value propositions for promoted products in collaboration with brand management  and alliance partners.
  • Helps develop and monitors effective pull-through plans in collaboration with market access field team, sales leadership & management, and sales Account Managers.
  • Oversees development and execution of field reimbursement access materials while ensuring full compliance
  • Performs analysis using various data sources to illustrate effectiveness of programs and payer access for Lundbeck products
  • Provides insights to business development, commercial planning, marketing, and senior management on how the evolving market is impacting physician access and how payers may impact current and future Lundbeck products.
  • Monitor market access and pricing landscape along with the associated implications for Lundbeck
  • Partner cross-functionally to develop and maintain internal communication tools including business intelligence tools and dashboards that will be shared with the broader organization
  • Partner with and influence brand team members and alliance counterparts on payer and pricing strategies for the psychiatry portfolio and Lundbeck’s brand team members for the neurology portfolio including Lundbeck’s recently launched VYEPTI, a medical benefit product. 
  • Ensures continuity in payer and access marketing business planning, managing vendors, managing the relationship with data analytics colleagues, and overseeing the departmental budget.
  • Attract, develop and retain talent through effective leadership competencies



  • Accredited Bachelor’s degree.
  • 15+ years in progressive sales, marketing or market access leadership experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or healthcare industry.
  • 5+ years of market access experience in a U.S. pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical organization.
  • Sound understanding of the payer channels and customer dynamics.
  • Strong understanding of physician access needs for medical and pharmacy benefit products
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills required along with strong project/process management skills.
  • Strong collaboration skills; demonstrated ability to influence without direct management authority
  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint (the general Microsoft Suite).



  • Deep experience in both the medical and pharmacy benefit markets.
  • Health policy and/or health economics experience/expertise.
  • Field reimbursement experience
  • Pharm.D., MBA, R. Ph. or Ph. D.



  • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 20% 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.