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Associate Director, BD and Pipeline Forecasting and Analytics

Company: Lundbeck
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Do you want to join a team where the mission is meaningful, the challenges are complex, and you can directly see the results of your hard work? At Lundbeck, we are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. Inspired and driven by our purpose, we are the only global biopharmaceutical company focused solely on brain diseases. We have a robust and innovative pipeline, bringing forward transformative therapies to address unmet needs in neurology and psychiatry. Join us on our journey of growth!


The Associate Director of BD & Pipeline Forecasting leads the development of forecasting and commercial assessment cases for the US organization. The cases include assets within our internal pipeline as well as business development opportunities and works closely with cross-functional partners to gather assumptions related to forecasts and commercial cases while ensuring proper stakeholder management across the organization. Reports to the Director of Forecasting but will also work with the VP of Insights and Analytics to drive an efficient process of evaluation and refinement.

Essential Functions:

  • Leads the design, preparation, and maintenance of asset forecasts & commercial costs for BD and Pipeline opportunities by applying multiple forecast methodologies, including epidemiology, patient flow and TRx based modeling as well as analog analysis
  • Leads BD opportunities to define feasibility and attractiveness for US organization. Understands the competitive landscape in order to represent the US perspective for BD and Pipeline assets in discussions with the global teams (e.g., NPP, BD and forecasting)
  • Position requires ability to quickly gather disease landscape materials and competitive intelligence by leveraging internal and external sources (e.g, DRG, Evaluate Pharma, academic papers)
  • Prepare robust & comprehensive presentation and present to US and global senior leadership
  • Leads project management and socialization of forecasts for both BD and pipeline assets. Ensure appropriate stakeholders are providing key inputs and reviewing as appropriate, including US and global stakeholders
  • Develops and maintains key collaborative relationships with global and US internal cross functional and external partners to initiate and obtain relevant data and analysis for business case inputs. Includes global New Product Planning team, BD, and Market Research teams as well as US Market Access.
  • Manages the development and aggregation of assumptions for commercials cases (e.g., SG&A costs) to contribute to development of business cases
  • Creates and manages a repository of previous cases (forecasts, costs, etc.) to allow for growth of internal knowledge to reference for future use
  • Tracks external sources for news related to current or upcoming BD opportunities

    Required Education, Experience, and Skills:
    • The Company requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof upon hire, or request a medical or religious accommodation
    • Accredited Bachelor s degree
    • 8+ years of experience in forecasting, finance, data analysis, strategy consulting or other quantitative fields with at least 4years within Pharma/Biotech
    • Or Master s Degree in relevant field with 6+ years experience in forecasting, finance, data analysis, strategy consulting or other quantitative fields with at least 4years within Pharma/Biotech
    • 3+ years of direct experience in pharmaceutical forecasting
    • Strong command of a variety of analytical techniques: Forecasting, analytics, primary market research, competitive intelligence. Strong analytical and critical thinking that assist with problem-solving
    • Highly self-motivated and works independently and can identify issues, design, and execute the solution, as well as drawing meaningful conclusions. Quickly grasps the big picture and links insights to larger issues
    • Comfort and experience working on cross-functional teams in multi-functional projects while interacting with all levels of employees
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical subject matter experts
    • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment as well as ability to establish detailed timelines and ensure milestones are achieved
    • Strong Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word skills

      Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:
      • Experience working within a Global company
      • Knowledge of advanced analytics, statistics, etc. techniques and best practices
      • Knowledge of HCP prescriber level data, anonymized patient longitudinal data, etc.
      • Previous experience with analytical software applications such as SAS, R, etc.

        • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 10% domestically. International travel may be required.

          Why Lundbeck

          Lundbeck is unique from other biopharmaceutical companies in that we are 70 percent owned by a research-focused foundation. We have a deep heritage of discovery and have brought breakthrough therapies to millions of people across the globe. And we're just getting started! Our success is driven by our great people and inclusive culture, which is guided by our beliefs of being Patient-Driven, Courageous, Ambitious, Passionate & Responsible. Are you ready to make an impact, one patient at a time?

          Lundbeck offers a robust and comprehensive benefits package to help employees live well and protect their health, family, and everyday life. Information regarding our benefit offering can be found on the U.S. career site .

          Lundbeck is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to disabled veterans and other individuals with disabilities during our employment application process. If, because of a disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please visit the U.S. career site .

          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 .

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          About Lundbeck

          About Lundbeck

          Tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best

          With too many people living with brain diseases around the world, our purpose couldn't be more important or more worth striving for. Every day we work tirelessly to change the outcome for these people. We are a community of specialists fiercely dedicated to restoring brain health, drawing on, and embracing, the uniqueness of every employee.

          Our global footprint

          Our approximately 5,300 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged across the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing, and sales. Our research programs tackle some of the most complex challenges in neuroscience, and our pipeline is focused on bringing forward transformative treatments for brain diseases for which there are few, if any therapeutic options. We have research facilities in Denmark and the United States, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 16.3 billion in 2021 (EUR 2.2 billion; USD 2.6 billion).

          For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate website , and connect with us on , and via LinkedIn .

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