Senior Business Insights Analyst

Deerfield, IL, United States
Feb 22, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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.

The Senior Business Insights Analyst provides support within Business Insights, with primary focus on Forecasting and Project Management. The incumbent's primary responsibility is to assist in conducting analyses and managing projects which drive value for the organization. In addition, the incumbent will begin to take on some individual management responsibility for select project work. The value brought by this role includes business analysis insights which influence decision making and project management to ensure successful execution of key initiatives. The incumbent will provide immediate value to the organization while also gaining experience across multiple brands which positions them well for future growth and development within Lundbeck. The position reports to the Director, Commercial Forecasting but will work closely with and receive day to day guidance from multiple others across Business Insights.

  • Assists with product forecasts by applying multiple forecast methodologies, including epidemiology based and TRx based modeling, to establish sales forecasts for in-line products and life-cycle management opportunities
  • Assists in life cycle management, pipeline assessments/ forecasts, and business development
  • Assists in the communication of actual results for in-line products versus forecast
  • Assists in development and delivery of stakeholder presentations for US and Global leadership
  • With limited direction;
  • Conducts monthly and quarterly demand and financial performance analysis
  • Completes analyses to define forecast assumptions and inputs
  • Works with and collaborates with the global forecasting team in the development of all U.S. forecasts
  • Partners with brand teams and other internal functions in the development and communication of forecasts

Project Management
  • Assists in developing project management processes to be leveraged across Business Insights (e.g., workspaces, content management, stakeholder management)
  • Assists in the project management of forecast cycles to ensure key stakeholders are providing input and reviewing key information
  • Assists in project management for business development opportunities to ensure appropriate knowledge transfer to in-line/LCM product forecasts
  • Participates in planning sessions across Business Insights to increase collaboration across the team and help to establish processes that would help the team deliver strong support to the brands teams
  • Help to deliver monthly, quarterly, and yearly reporting to ensure appropriate stakeholders are involved
  • Assist in the identification of areas where reporting and communication can be streamlined and deliver the highest value to the stakeholders

  • Accredited Bachelor's degree with 4+ years of direct industry (pharmaceutical, healthcare, medical) AND / OR healthcare consulting business experience with quantitative analytics, financial, and/ or project management focus
  • OR Master's Degree with 2+ years of direct industry (pharmaceutical, healthcare, medical) AND / OR healthcare consulting business experience with quantitative analytics, financial, and/ or project management focus
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of forecasting, descriptive analytics, etc. techniques and best practices
  • Comfort and experience working on cross-functional teams in multi-functional projects/programs
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, taking initiative and working independently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical subject matter experts
  • Ability to establish detailed timelines and ensure milestones are achieved
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word skills
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment

  • MBA or master's degree in Analytics, Computer Science preferred
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience
  • 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% of 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 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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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.

Millions of people worldwide live 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 5,800 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 R&D programs, and our products are available in more than 100 countries. We have research centers in Denmark and the US, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France, and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17 billion in 2019 (EUR 2.3 billion; USD 2.6 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site, and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.