Associate Director, Business Technology Project Management

Deerfield, IL, United States
Apr 14, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
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!


As a part of the growing North America (US and Canada) Business Technology team, the Associate Director, Business Technology Project Management works closely with key personnel across the organization in identifying challenges and defining solutions to help improve organizational efficiency. This position's primary objective is helping our internal customers implement technology solutions in a cost-effective way by determining and consulting on the requirements of a project or idea and communicating the requirements clearly to stakeholders. This individual will act as the lead for portfolio management, project definition, intake and ensuring accurate and timely delivery of projects and deliverables.

Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for owning the development, leadership, and execution of strategies focused on IT Project Management, process improvements, and system enhancements
  • Support program review and portfolio prioritization processes
  • Manage stakeholder expectations and change management activities regarding deliverables during program execution
  • Coordinate communication across projects, seeking user feedback and optimizing PM tools, structure and reporting
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of each of Lundbeck customers and each department's goals and objectives
  • Develop communication channels to ensure team members and project stakeholders are kept informed across North America and Global counterparts
  • Advise, design and build standardized PMO reporting tools, dashboards, and scoring metrics to facilitate regular communication of portfolio progress to external and internal stakeholders
  • Monitor compliance with project management standards, policies, procedures, and templates
  • Maintain, curate and report on the North America Business Technology Roadmap
  • Manage local team and project budgets as required
  • Engage with global and local cross functional project managers

Required Education, Experience, and Skills:
  • Accredited Bachelor's degree
  • 8+ years of experience in IT project management or business analysis
  • 5+ years of experience in pharmaceuticals, healthcare or supporting commercial/sales organizations
  • Fluency in modern design approaches and emerging technology including design thinking, agile delivery, scrum
  • Ability to gather project requirements and communicate them effectively
  • Experience with project management applications (e.g. JIRA, MS Project, Workfront)
  • 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
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with ability to interface well with other functions and lead effectively and efficiently in a team environment
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:
  • Experience with pharmaceutical commercial organizations
  • Prior people management experience or management oversight of consultants/contractors
  • Experience with commercial applications (CRM, BI, data warehousing)
  • Experience with marketing technology (marketo, salesforce, Adobe)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification a plus.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

• Willingness/Ability to travel up to 15%. 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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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.