Senior Market Research Manager

Deerfield, IL, United States
Aug 04, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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!

Position Summary:

The Senior Market Research Manager will be responsible for the planning, budgeting, direction, decision-making, and execution of all marketing research initiatives in support of the brand commercialization strategy. This role encompasses all phases of research along the brand's lifecycle continuum, including product development, launch preparation, brand tracking, segmentation and positioning, brand equity and life cycle management activities. Additionally, the selected candidate will provide occasional support to other brands if/when necessary and will be called on to lead non-branded research efforts and business development research when needed.

Essential Functions:
  • Provides thought leadership and subject matter expertise in market research to Lundbeck.
  • Works closely with Marketing and Sales leadership to proactively lead the development of market research plans/projects that are aligned with business goals and strategies
  • Effectively communicates key research insights to multiple audiences throughout the company.
  • Leads 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.
  • Ensure continuous alignment and strategic partnership with Marketing, Sales and Executive Leadership.
  • Participates in strategic brand planning process each year. Develops and executes market research plans and budgets in support of brand strategy and tactics. Provides feedback during the planning process on appropriate market research projects in alignment of brand strategy.
  • Provides appropriate research insights on projects such as landscape, forecasting, segmentation, positioning, and message testing necessary to support business cases for life cycle management and/or business development opportunities.
  • Collaborates with peers in the Business Insights group to bring primary research findings and secondary data analytics together.
  • Provides high level of research-based guidance for Marketing, Sales, Clinical, Forecasting, and Business Development.
  • Manages research vendors, including but not limited to RFP solicitation, relationship maintenance and budget activities.
  • Thrives both as an individual contributor as well as a collaborative partner.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills:
  • Accredited Bachelor's degree
  • 7+ years market research experience, both qualitative and quantitative
  • Pharmaceutical, medical device or biotech experience
  • Experience managing strategic framework and creating actionable insights
  • Demonstrated relationship development with the ability to work effectively both independently or within a team
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others and build consensus
  • Experience managing projects from beginning to completion
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products, namely Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:
  • Advanced degree, including MBA, MS, or Pharmacy degree
  • Brand marketing, or other commercial leadership experience
  • Previous product launch experience
  • CNS research experience within the assigned therapeutic area
  • Knowledge of secondary data sources

  • Willingness & ability to travel up to 20% 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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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.