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Director, Regulatory Affairs Strategy

Requisition ID:  427

Deerfield, Illinois, US

Date:  Jun 30, 2019

At Lundbeck, we believe life is too precious to be interrupted by brain disorders. Lundbeck is uncompromisingly committed to the research, development and delivery of targeted therapies for people living with significant psychiatric and neurological disorders. We pursue imaginative solutions, driven by passionate people committed to do the right thing for our patients, our company and our communities. Lundbeck strives to be a leader in depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. 


For Lundbeck, making a meaningful difference for patients is more than an aspiration; it is a commitment that shapes everything we do. Patient advocacy is at the core of who we are and motivates every individual at Lundbeck. Our engagement with the communities we serve grants us better understanding of the needs of patients and their families; and that drives us to develop innovative therapies and impactful programs for patients and caregivers.



The Director, Regulatory Strategy oversees the implementation of regulatory strategies to ensure the successful development and approval of assigned drug and biological products.  Directs a cross functional team to ensure that global and/or regional requirements and expectations are achieved in an optimal and compliant manner.



  • Serves as US and/or global product registration leader, influencing cross functional development teams and boards.
  • Oversees assembly and creation of documentation to support investigational and marketing registration packages throughout the world.
  • Liaises with global regulatory authorities as needed for all aspects pertaining to drug development and approval.
  • Provides high-level RA advice and identify regulatory requirements for clinical studies and marketing approval in domestic and international markets.
  • Assesses scientific data for registration purposed against regulatory requirements.
  • Facilitates policy and development of standard interpretation of global regulation.
  • Maintains awareness of global regulatory legislation and assess its impact on business and Lundbeck product development programs.
  • Trains, develops, and manages an effective RA team on a dotted-line basis (CMC, RA Operations, Labeling and Promotion, International, CPT Regulatory Satellite Team).



  • Accredited Master’s degree in life sciences.
  • 10+ years R&D experience within a pharmaceutical and/or biotech industry.
  • 7+ years’ experience in regulatory.
  • Ability to lead and work in cross-functional, matrixed and multinational teams.           
  • Demonstrated team leadership and motivation of staff to successfully execute regulatory strategies.
  • Demonstrated record of investigational and marketing application approvals.
  • Seeker of innovative and creative solutions that comply with regulation, but are also sound from a business and scientific perspective
  • Provider of contingencies and alternate approaches to Sr. Management and alliances.
  • Ability to resourcefully direct the development of creative solutions to unusually complicated regulatory and systems problems.
  • Ability to influence division management at all levels to support regulatory needs.
  • Highly proficient in communicating strategic and tactical issues to management.
  • Effectively able to multi-task within assigned deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.



  • Doctorate Degree or MBA, other professional certifications.
  • Divisional RA leadership experience.
  • Exposure to international regulatory affairs, including participation in submissions to ex-US authorities.



  • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 20% domestically. International travel will occasionally be required.


Lundbeck is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employement 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.

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 and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.