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Senior Human Resources Business Partner






505 - Human Resources


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.


The purpose of the Senior HR Business Partner position is to lead the management of the HR relationship with the US Drug Development, Business Effectiveness and Public Affairs organizations.  This role will challenge, support and add value to the business in pursuit of their objectives and overall strategy. Additionally, this role will create HR plans that drive optimal business performance in terms of Change Management, Talent Management, Resourcing, Performance Management and Leadership Capability, ensuring all are in line with HR polices and standards and the goals of the Lundbeck organization. This position reports to the Director of HR Business Partners and Talent Management.


  • Acts as the lead HR business partner and internal consultant to the US Drug Development, Public Affairs and Business Effectiveness organizations. Establishes trust and credibility with leaders and acts as a valuable sounding board on organizational and talent issues. Actively undertakes “positive tension” coaching conversations to challenging leaders’ current thinking to get to the best decisions.
  • Maintains deep understanding of each groups’ strategy and goals, and identifies opportunities to enhance the groups’ capabilities and structure. Rigorously promotes leadership aligned with We Are Lundbeck vision and principles, and My Competency behaviors.
  • Proactively provides guidance and advice to managers and leaders on employee engagement.  Influences leaders and managers to assess results and build comprehensive action plans. Ensure accountability for proactive dialogue throughout the year.
  • Partners across North America affiliate and with Corporate work partners in support of HR initiatives and organizations that span regional boundaries.
  • In partnership with Compensation, consults and recommends pay decisions, policy and guideline interpretations and job evaluations, including designing and creating solutions to specific compensation related problems/needs.
  • As a key driver of our high-performance culture, ensures managers and employees understand and participate in the performance management and development programs. Additionally, facilitates the annual review process, inclusive of calibration sessions, career development planning and mentoring.  Coaches employees and managers on the process of resolving and/or addressing performance gaps.
  • Leads cross-functional projects, new initiatives and process improvement teams. Results oriented in recommending improvements to ensure operational excellence across the HR function.
  • Manages complex employee relations issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations, and work/performance issues while ensuring legal compliance, leveraging employee abilities and managing risk. Effectively investigates issues, makes recommendations, and takes appropriate action.
  • Conducts exit interviews; analyzes trends in turnover, hiring, promotions, separations and grievances to determine support or action needed to adjust unfavorable trends; provides data, analysis and predictive recommendations on turnover trends.
  • Provides comprehensive consultation on the hiring and selection process. Works with hiring managers to develop robust job descriptions and ensures they have the resources and tools to identify and recognize the My Competency behaviors, key success factors and skills for the roles. Partners with Talent Acquisition and hiring manager to ensure diverse candidates slate and appropriate interview panel. Provides informed, creative recommendations for workforce planning.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 7 years of progressive human resources experience with 5 years demonstrated success in HR business partnering with senior leaders
  • Demonstrated client focused orientation/consultative skills. Ability to empower, influence and coach executives to improve their leadership effectiveness.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to develop clear, actionable steps to support overall business strategy
  • Proven success in supporting global teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to support organizational change
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Uses informed, sound judgment: makes timely, effective and sound decisions; makes educated decisions under conditions of uncertainty
  • Demonstrated employee relations experience, conducting workplace investigations, harassment claims and advising managers on implementing corrective action interventions
  • Strong working knowledge of local, state and federal regulations/laws/statutes impacting employees in the work environment including but not limited to hiring practices and termination scenarios
  • Ability to develop clear, actionable steps to support overall business strategy
  • Able to self direct and work effectively to influence without authority all levels of the organization, business partners, team members and senior leaders.
  • Ability to prioritize workflow and requests to deliver high quality, value-added and timely advisory services to employees and management utilizing developed mediation/facilitation/conflict resolution skills
  • Accepts clear responsibility and accountability for results
  • Committed to the delivery of quality services, creates efficiencies.


  • Accredited MBA; SPHR or equivalent
  • Experience in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology or supporting research & development organizations 


  • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 20%.

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