Roles and missions of the Business developer

The business developer is a profession that requires a combination of commercial skills, technological knowledge and strategic analysis. The main role is to establish strategic partnerships, generate business opportunities and work with clients who share common interests. The main tasks of a Business Developer include:

  • Researching and analyzing business opportunities in the market: he/she must be able to understand market trends and implement action plans to exploit these opportunities.
  • Develop relationships with strategic partners: The Business Developer must maintain strong business relationships with key partners to grow the company's business.
  • Manage and develop relationships with current and potential customers: He/she must be able to create long-term relationships and provide the best possible service to his/her customers.
  • Identify new sources of revenue: the Business Developer explores new sources of revenue and develops strategies to maximize the company's profits.
  • Plan and organize marketing and sales activities: He/she must develop marketing strategies and sales plans to promote the company's products and services.
  • Manage projects and coordinate internal and external activities: The Business Developer is responsible for managing the company's projects and coordinating internal and external activities to ensure that objectives are met.
  • Develop reports and business performance reports: The Business Developer is responsible for generating reports and dashboards to measure the performance of business activities.

Salary and career development of a business developer

The salary of a business developer in France varies according to the years of experience:

  • 0 to 2 years: approximately €28,000 to €36,000 gross per year
  • 2 to 5 years: about 32 000 € to 42 000 € gross per year
  • 5 to 10 years: about 39 000 € to 48 000 € gross per year
  • 10 to 15 years: approximately €45,000 to €55,000 gross annually
  • More than 15 years: approximately €50,000 to €60,000 gross per year

A Business developer has several opportunities for career development. Here are some possible jobs:

  • Business analyst
  • Manager of a company
  • Marketing and communication director
  • Business development consultant
  • Sales manager

Advantages and disadvantages of being a business developer

  • Ability to use innovative tools and technologies to develop innovative products or services.
  • Good opportunity to collaborate with individuals from various sectors such as marketing, IT development, finance and customer service.
  • Opportunity to work on challenging and varied projects.
  • Good compensation and career development opportunities.
  • Good knowledge of the company and its products and services.
  • Very competitive, especially in areas such as business development.
  • May require frequent travel.
  • May require overtime and high pressure.
  • May require a high degree of technical expertise and industry knowledge.
  • May require frequent adaptation of products and services to meet customer needs

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