• Senior Manager, Government Affairs and Patient Support

    Lundbeck LLCWashington, DC 20001

    Job #991762866

  • 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 pharmaceutical 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 Manager, Government Affairs and Patient Support will: develop and drive Lundbeck's advocacy strategy through direct lobbying of federal policymakers in collaboration with patient and professional organizations; manage the day-to-day operations of the company's programs to support access and affordability for Lundbeck's portfolio of products for underserved patients, including Lundbeck's patient assistance programs and charitable/philanthropic non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and coalitions; and drive Lundbeck's Political Action Committee strategy and manage its day-to-day operations.

    • Develops and drives strategic advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. and Illinois that advance Lundbeck's business objectives and the patients we serve. Builds and maintains key policymaker relationships on Capitol Hill focused on the Illinois delegation, leaders in mental health, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's or other CNS focus areas.
    • Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with key patient advocacy and professional associations related to prioritized policy issues. Proactively advocates the company's priorities and objectives with leaders at prioritized organizations with direct one-on-one meetings and ongoing contact, and identifies opportunities for collaboration. Collaborates with the Public Affairs team's efforts to advance Lundbeck's corporate reputation with policymakers, promoting Lundbeck through advocacy efforts as an economic driver and innovative thought leader.
    • Partners and coordinates engagement with Deerfield based patient advocacy colleagues to ensure alignment on key priorities.
    • Develops and maintains effective working business relationships:
      • With internal colleagues in departments impacted by patient assistance programs and government affairs activities including: Legal, Compliance, Market Access, Finance, Commercial, Regulatory and US Medical to support and strengthen the development of related Lundbeck policies, processes and reporting (financial or otherwise);
      • With external colleagues across the pharmaceutical industry, including our Alliance partners Takeda and Otsuka, other CNS companies, and active engagement with PhRMA.
    • Manages & directs Lundbeck's internal patient assistance programs (PAP):
      • Handles project management of Lundbeck's internal PAP programs in coordination with the company's hub provider;
      • Liaises with Lundbeck's hub employees and specialty pharmacies, including training them on program rules, providing needed communications guidance and ensuring compliance with program rules;
      • Oversees program reporting and operations;
      • Identifies opportunities for operational improvements in managing free goods programs;
      • Assists with updating SOPs as needed per legal and regulatory guidance. Ensures all PAP and other patient support programs and practices comply with all laws, regulations and industry guidelines including, but not limited to requirements of CMS, OIG, and FDA; develops and implements related policies and processes;
      • Manages Lundbeck's communication efforts ensuring compliant and consistent messaging to patients/physicians as appropriate;
      • Provides subject matter expertise and assists in developing and preparing written responses to ad hoc external and government requests for policy information related to patient assistance programs.
    • Manages LuPAC (Lundbeck's political action committee):
      • Develops and drives fundraising and membership development goals and programs for LuPAC; collaborates with GA leadership regarding strategies and objectives; leads implementation of the same in order to expand LuPAC capabilities and engagement;
      • Manages LuPAC financial reporting and other compliance obligations directly and through LUAC's third party vendor, LUPAC receipts and disbursements, budget and record-keeping; manages quarterly meetings of LUPAC's Board of Directors.
    • Represents Lundbeck at congressional fundraisers which can require attendance at early morning and evening events.
    • Accredited Bachelor's degree
    • 6+ years progressive healthcare experience and/or experience working with healthcare policies
    • Established Congressional relationships and track record of advocacy driving public policies through engagement with key stakeholders including: policymakers, patient and provider organizations
    • Strong collaborator with ability to work independently and with limited oversight; able to work well as a member of an integrated team and build key relationships within the company, with policymakers and advocacy organizations
    • Ability to provide strategic and operational guidance on complex issues and manage projects independently, within deadlines
    • Strong written and oral communications skills


    • Pharmaceutical industry experience
    • Knowledge of patient assistance programs
    • PAC management and compliance
    • Experience writing and preparing executive briefing documents as well preparing executives for external speaking engagements
    • Third party Consultant management
    • Ability to effectively navigate and leverage trade association relationships
    • Highly proficient with PowerPoint
    • Strong policy acumen
    • Schedule flexibility
    • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 20% 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 employement 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 ~~~/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 ~~~ and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.

    Company Description:

    No company knows the brain better. Lundbeck is uncompromisingly committed to the research, development and delivery of targeted therapies for people living with significant psychiatric and neurological disorders. At Lundbeck, we believe life is too beautiful to be interrupted by brain disorders. So, we pursue imaginative solutions, driven by passionate people committed to do the right thing for our patients, our company and our communities. Lundbeck strives to be a leader in depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

    For Lundbeck, making a meaningful difference for patients is more than an aspiration: it is a commitment that shapes everything we do. Our advocacy for patients isn’t an invented “company value” – it is at the core of who we are and motivates every individual at Lundbeck. Our ongoing engagement with patient communities is not what you might expect from a pharmaceutical company – we create our own programs to help patients and caregivers not simply manage their conditions but thrive in spite of them.