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This posting is for a future job opportunity.

To support the needs of our clients, Avanade is actively recruiting and interviewing for future opportunities as we continue to build on another year of growth in our business. Now, with more than 60,000 employees around the globe, we are positioning our organization to effectively prepare for the future. What does this mean for you? We encourage you to apply and interview for this role without the need to decide now. This allows you to connect with leaders and hiring managers at a pace that works for you and when roles become available, you will be the first know.

Business Development Manager, F/H

In support of our continued growth journey, Avanade is looking for a Business Development Manager with a focus on clients and whitespace accounts. Do you have experience in selling digital transformation services (consulting, system implementation and managed services) by means of consultative selling to enterprise and upper mid-market customers? Are you looking to be part of an ambitious growth strategy and would like to work at a successful and innovative company where people have a real passion for their profession with a growth mind set? Then Avanade is the place for you.

Avanade France, Microsoft experts and partners

We have a total of 6 offices in France, spread out across Paris, Nantes, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lyon and Clermont-Ferrand. With our organization we service 46% of Global 500 companies and they are our active clients. This means we do more than 21000 projects with 4000 customers since we started as a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft.

The Team and Role

As a Business Development Manager you are responsible for our growth within a defined industry. It is up to you to create opportunities by means of a solid plan of action. You analyze the market, create a target list of (whitespace) accounts together with the Industry Lead, identify key themes within the industry, work closely with Microsoft and Accenture, be pro-active towards your set of accounts to learn about their business priorities and trigger digital transformation aspirations. You will map these priorities to our top-notch digital transformation services and sell them, ranging from the modern workplace to businesses applications, and from cloud to data & AI. 

As a Business Development Manager, you will manage the relationship and business development of a portfolio of Key Account Clients, coordinating best approaches and services. You will work closely with the rest of the (sales) team consisting of others like pre-sales consultants, Solution Architects, Marketing and the Industry Lead. Together you convert the opportunities you have created into new assignments. You have a hunter mentality and generate opportunities for both the short and the long term.

In this role you are responsible for the entire sales process; from lead generation to writing proposals and from negotiations to the conclusion of the contract. The role therefore requires an experienced Business Development Manager, preferably with a network of clients and influencers that you can use. Your experience and drive for success will help with our growth ambitions. 


You are an experienced Business Developer with expertise and leadership in building and developing successful sales teams, selling solutions, account strategy, and conducting business in competitive and complex environments.

·       You have strong skills and abilities to develop a territory strategy to ensure short- and long-term goals.

·       You are a trusted advisor to major French and International Groups in their IS/IT transformation or optimization.

·       You forge and execute a C-level conviction and vision, and you actively coordinate multidisciplinary pre-sales teams to maximize your impact at key accounts: your mission is to help our clients succeed in the challenges they face, in defining and implementing their cloud transformation strategies

·       By surrounding yourself and mentoring a team that shares the same DNA of commitment to our customers, passion for innovation and technology, excellence in quality and delivery, and inspiring and leading our talent, you will achieve profitable growth.

·       With an entrepreneurial spirit, you are now-looking and committed to the future with a passion for innovation and consulting

·       Passionate about professional development, you will grow by empowering and advancing others through cross-organizational teamwork, while you develop your own career

·       You are responsible for the growth of your scope on the two axes of sales volume and turnover

·       A good level of written and oral English is essential.

Why should you choose Avanade?

·       With your drive and knowledge, you and our people will make a difference at our clients;

·       You can move through our career stages with your career advisor. This is someone who will work with you directly to discuss and challenge ambitions, and make a roadmap to achieve those;

·       Become part of a successful team, in which you can thrive with your own territory of accounts;

·       Work in a team where you receive trust and where you can grab ownership;

·       An attractive salary and an on-target compensation plan;

·       A strong training and development plan;

·       A place where you can develop and continue to grow;

·       We offer the opportunity to be socially involved during working hours and to do work for a good cause.

You also receive a complete package with among others:

·       A compensation plan 70% fixed / 30% variable

·       Mobility package

·       Business savings plan with contribution

·       Participation bonus

·       Budget for the purchase of personal high tech equipment

·       60% of health insurance covered by Avanade

·       Lunch allowance

·       AMEX Card

The Recruitment Process

The recruitment process is seamless so you can quickly find out if the position is right for you. It consists of only 3 steps:

·       Step 1: Contact a recruiter to answer your first questions about Avanade, the position, our organization.

·       Step 2: Interview with your potential future manager, for a close relationship from the first exchange.

·       Step 3: Interview with sales management, to deepen your understanding of the position, in these strategic dimensions for Avanade France and the Group.

Do you feel the match?

Do you recognize yourself in this description and would you like to get to know us? Then apply immediately by sending in your CV via our website. Applying by e-mail is not possible.

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 59,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 

We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.

We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at