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Manager, Medical Training

Requisition ID:  983

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 pharmaceutical 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 Manager, Medical Training is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of a standardized approach for on-boarding and functional area training for the Lundbeck MSL teams to positively impact the organization’s effectiveness and performance. The Manager, Medical Training will work closely with key stakeholders within the NA R&D department (Medical Directors, Medical Information, Publications, Regulatory, Clinical) as well as cross-functional business partners (e.g. Sales, Sales Training, Marketing) and Alliance partners (Otsuka and Takeda) to achieve training and education business objectives.  The Manager, Medical Training coordinates and leads initiatives involving the development, implementation, and deployment of resources, education, and training for the department.



  • Collaborates with the Director of Medical Operations and Training, as well as key stakeholders within the department to lead, develop, and implement, resources and training programs consistent with the overarching Medical Affairs strategy and product strategies
  • Assist with the delivery of MSL on-boarding; co-leads and/or facilitates the virtual classrooms, live meetings, and competency assessments/certifications
  • Assists with the development of ongoing scientific and functional training curriculum for the MSL teams and create training programs that enhance the MSL’s effectiveness and performance
  • Works closely with Director of Medical Operations and Training and key stakeholders across the department to determine performance/skill and knowledge gaps for MSLs in order to prioritize education and training needs
  • Serves as an extended member of specific Medical Strategy Teams (MSTs) to gain a deep understanding of gaps and unmet needs in order to implement and develop resources, as well as a robust training and education plan for the department
  • Assists with the development of MSL field resources and training materials across the brands
  • Assists in coordinating with Sales Training regarding Commercial-related education and training needs across the products (e.g., POAs, Sales Leadership Meetings, Initial Sales Training Classes, etc.); responsible for vetting the needs of Commercial with the Director of Medical Operations and Training
  • Assists with the planning and coordination of all training meetings (e.g., virtual, onsite, offsite, regional, and national)
  • Serves as the Project Manager for PARC/STRC/MARC reviews and meetings on an as-needed basis
  • Works with the Director of Medical Operations and Training to collaborate with the alliance partners (Otsuka and Takeda) in coordinating and implementing training needs of the field medical team
  • Attends scientific conferences on an ad hoc basis, based on the need of the department



  • Advanced scientific or medical degree (MD, Pharm.D., PhD, or NP)
  • 2 years of pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device or healthcare industry experience
  • Excellent at collaboration, building relationships, and teamwork across multiple departments
  • Superior oral, written, and presentation communication skills
  • Results-oriented with a proven track record of leadership
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities with minimal direction
  • Flexibility to adapt and meet the changing/growing needs of key stakeholders in the organization
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload when facing multiple tasks, deadlines, and competing demands
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook



  • 1-2 years of experience in Medical Affairs
  • Experience in training or teaching
  • Experience as an MSL
  • Experience in the CNS therapeutic area
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in executing strategies by influencing without direct authority
  • Knowledge of interactive technologies for learning (podcasts, iPad Apps, Lync, Skype, etc)
  • Knowledge of IT platforms such as Veeva, Sharepoint, etc.



  • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 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 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.

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.