French Business Development Manager - Amsterdam
Posted by Mitch on 30th October 2017
FRENCH BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
€70K BASE + 50% BONUS
Doing business in France. C’est du gâteau, n’est ce pas?
Wear a suit that fits.
Faire la bise or shake hands.
Know when to ‘tutoyer’ and when to ‘vouvoyer’.
Don’t ‘bavarder’ with your clients about their holidays (of which there are many).
Allow two hours for lunch. And don’t even think about doing a deal until the cheese course.
Okay, on reflection, perhaps it’s not that simple.
Our client’s strength is in technology – their platform is well known and well liked around the world. Selling advertising space to different European territories is vital: c’est là que vous entrez en jeu…
You’ll be joining this business at an ideal time. They’ve been around for a good few years now; still young enough to explore and experiment but sizeable enough to offer the stability and global reach you’re looking for in your next career move.
Develop a sales strategy for France…
As part of a sales restructure, you’ll take responsibility for creating and delivering a business development strategy that works in France.
You’ll have a refreshing amount of freedom here – the company are relying on your judgement on what works in the French ad sales market.
Succeed and there’s huge room to develop, whether that’s growing and leading a bigger French sales team or branching out into similar sales roles in Europe, The Middle East or Asia.
An ideal step up…
We’re open minded about your background – this could be an ideal chance for someone with ambition, ideas and initiative to make a step up.
You’ll definitely need to be a fluent French speaker who’s fully conversant with French business culture – especially when it comes to working with businesses in the creative and tech sphere.
With a proven record in ad sales or account management, you’ve shown you can articulate brand values and get prospects to buy into your company’s culture and personality.
Find out more…
There’s so much more we can tell you about this business and the scope of the role.