Compensation & Benefits Manager






- Take a leading role in executing Lundbecks Corporate Compensation & Benefits strategy

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 https://www.lundbeck.com/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 www.lundbeck.com. 

Job brief

Lundbeck offers a challenging position as Compensation & Benefits Manager on senior specialist level. The position is a central part of our C&B, mobility and Recruitment team which is consisting of 7 highly skilled and committed employees reporting to the Senior Director. The C&B team is part of our HR organization with app. 35 employees working within HR Partnering, Recruitment, Talent Management, Learning & Development, HR processes & administration and Compensation & Benefits. HR has a keen focus on providing value adding business support to help Lundbeck achieve its strategic goals.


You will be a central part of the Compensation & Benefits agenda, which is responsible for driving and developing Lundbecks global C&B strategy to support Lundbeck as a highly attractive place to work. Key objectives for the position will be to promote a global transparency and process efficiency and to help the C&B function be a strategic sparring partner for the organization. You will work closely with many stakeholders across the global organization (mainly other HR teams, Finance, Legal, Management) and provide input and presentations to the Remuneration Committee responsible for top management and board salaries in Lundbeck.

Main responsibilities:


·       Execute on our Global Position Framework journey

·      Global process ownerships; Salary adjustment, Short Term Incentives (STI), Long Term Incentives (LTI)

·       Job evaluation based on Mercer and source compensation benchmark analyses for the Group

·       Provide analyses and presentations for decision making for Remuneration Committee and Management

·       Report on incentive programs in close cooperation with Finance


Location of the position is in Lundbecks corporate headquarters based in Valby, Copenhagen. Due to the corporate responsibility of the position, travel activity is estimated to approximately 10-20 days a year.



As the ideal profile to further build and develop this vital Compensation & Benefits Manager position you have:


·      Academic credentials on a Master level in Finance, HR, Law or related field

·       At least 5-10 years solid compensation & benefits experience, alternatively HR controlling or similar

·       International experience in reward strategy and planning, compensation and benefits policy and processes, including external and internal benchmarking

·       Excellent numerical skills and high proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

·       Fluent in written and oral English

Personal characteristics and competencies are extremely important for this position. Some of the most important are:


·       High level analytical abilities and business acumen enabling you to provide valuable C&B insights - attention to details, also with focus on the larger picture

·       A structured, reliable and well-organized personality supporting you in planning, executing and further developing C&B activities

·       Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, ability to explain complex subjects and present data in a logical and concise manner

·       An outgoing personality and great interpersonal skills in order to work effectively across geographic and business boundaries within team and with senior business stakeholders

·       A robust, persistent and resilient personality, not giving up


Lundbeck Offers

A strategically important position due to the international nature of Lundbeck with a variety of position types in 57 countries all over the world. For a company like Lundbeck it is vital for success to attract and maintain highly skilled world-class employees. There will be lots of opportunity to further develop the C&B area in Lundbeck.

The position entails top management attention and exposure. The compensation and benefits package will be on an attractive level, which besides a fixed salary includes bonus, pension scheme and car allowance.


Interested in the position
Focus Recruitment supports Lundbeck with the search process. In case of interest in or questions regarding the position, please contact Partner, Steffen Marstrand on 5051 9215 / sma@focus-recruitment.dk

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