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Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

Requisition ID:  1210

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.


Under the guidance of the Talent Acquisition Leader, the Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist will be responsible for full life cycle recruitment for roles across the United States. This is a hands-on recruitment role responsible for developing and implementing sourcing strategies that advance talent-related initiatives that lead to the achievement of business objectives. This role: (a) drives the full talent acquisition process, leveraging industry best practices in processes, tools, and analysis; (b) develops and implements recruitment plans and resourcing to meet the hiring plan and needs of the business; and (c) leads process improvement projects.

  • Builds strong relationships with HR Business Partners and Business Leaders to understand the business needs and sell the “Lundbeck” story to potential candidates.
  • Provides recruitment leadership, requisition management, strategy, and customer service to hiring management by providing consultation to hiring managers on all staffing related issues.
  • Develops and implements sourcing and recruiting plans consistent with Lundbeck’s recruiting brand to meet business objectives which adhere to business objectives, goals and metrics. 
  • Executes the recruitment strategy by identifying and sourcing the appropriate talent for open positions including phone screening, interviewing, offer development and negotiation, and closing/offer acceptances through the on-boarding stage.
  • Conducts face to face interviews for US positions to present an overview on Lundbeck and company benefits. Leads debrief meetings to collect feedback and facilitate constructive discussion that help influence in the hiring decision making process.
  • Manages relationships with key recruiting vendors.
  • Consults with line management and HR colleagues to offer counsel and guidance regarding market employment trends, compensation, skills/attributes, target companies, recruitment strategies, interviewing/assessments, and sourcing tactics.
  • Monitors and reports on talent management metrics and competitive data including trends, research on industry and talent trends, and recommend revisions as appropriate. 
  • Ensures compliance to state/federal employment laws and company policies and practices for applicant tracking compliance and reporting metrics.
  • Assists in delivering interview training for new managers to ensure proper understanding of recruiting, the selection and interview process, best practices, compliance and legal considerations for hiring.
  • Builds internal and external networks through multiple channels, including attending relevant external meetings/conferences to meet and assess talent.
  • Assists with sales expansions and hiring events/fairs.
  • Partners with RPO recruiters for all sales backfill roles. Conducts weekly follow up calls to monitor / assist with recruiting challenges for sales backfill roles.
  • Updates/ reviews recruiting and branding materials on a yearly basis and as needed.
  • Under supervision/guidance of the Talent Acquisition leader, participates in and leads process improvement projects.


  • Accredited Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of full lifecycle recruitment experience
  • Strong communicator with ability to influence and persuade across all levels of the organization, exercising a high degree of confidentiality, professionalism, poise, tact and diplomacy to accomplish objectives.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communications competencies.
  • Strong business presence and ability to instill confidence in clients as part of delivering results.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines.
  • Strong knowledge of basic employment law, OFCCP and HR practices.
  • Project management, organizational and multi-tasking skills with strong attention to detail.


  • Healthcare, Pharmaceutical or Medical Products industry recruitment experience.
  • Ability to work independently yet collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking systems such as Success Factors
  • Previous experience leading Diversity recruitment initiatives
  • Previous Talent Acquisition/HR Project Management experience.
  • Formal proactive recruiting and sourcing experience and up to date on Web 2.0, social networks and mobile recruiting applications.
  • AIRS certification.


  • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 20% domestically.


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.