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Market Research Manager

Requisition ID:  217

Deerfield, Illinois, US

Date:  Jun 3, 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 Marketing Research Manager is responsible for directing and executing all market research initiatives in support of the commercialization strategy for one of our key brands.   This role will encompass all phases of research along the brand lifecycle continuum, which includes both potential new opportunities, key tracking studies and potential current opportunities in the marketplace.  Major responsibilities include designing and managing qualitative and quantitative studies, analyzing data and providing strategic direction and recommendations to brand leadership.  The manager is responsible for completing each project within agreed upon timelines and within budget.



  • Collaborates with Marketing and Sales leadership to support them with timely, accurate, cost effective insights through research aligned to business goals and strategies.
  • Manages the entire market research process, including research design, sampling strategy, data collection, data analysis plan, providing key learnings and making recommendations aligned to business objectives
  • Develops and executes market research projects and budgets in support of brand strategy and tactics.  Provide feedback during the planning process on appropriate market research projects in alignment of brand strategy.
  • Develop strong working relationships with research and marketing peers at our co-promotion partner.
  • Provides market research expertise to support business cases for LCM and/or BD opportunities.  
  • Manages research vendors from RFP solicitation to selection to end-of-project reporting and budgeting.
  • Drives results through effective communication of key research insights to multiple audiences throughout the company.



  • Accredited Bachelor’s degree
  • 4+ years qualitative and/or quantitative market research experience OR pharmaceutical brand marketing or other commercial leadership experience
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others and build consensus.
  • Experience managing projects to completion.
  • Demonstrated relationship development with the ability to work effectively both independently or within a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products, namely Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.



  • Accredited Bachelor’s degree in Business, Nursing, Life Science or other related areas
  • Advanced degree, including MBA, MS, or Pharmacy degree
  • Pharmaceutical or CNS market research experience
  • Knowledge of secondary data sources
  • Experience with alliance partnerships



  • 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 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.