Business Development Director - Paris or London

London, England, United KingdomFull-time

Company Description

Just Hack it!

With 53 millions of tracks and a presence in 180 countries, Deezer is the most personal music streaming service in the world.

Behind the code and the pixels is our team of 500 music lovers, and we’re building something incredible together. Want in? If you’re looking for an adventure, not just a job, and you fancy seeing ideas come to life in a heartbeat, you’re in the right place.

We dare to challenge the status quo and believe innovation is part of our DNA.

Job Description

How about you?

Partnerships are at the heart of our DNA and are one of the main drivers of our growth: today we are partnering with leading brands like Xbox, Sonos, Orange, BMW, Google Home, T-Mobile, Roku, Fnac or Fitbit.

As a Business Development Director within the Partnerships Team, you will be responsible for building strategic relationships with global partners to distribute and promote Deezer and develop new business lines. If you are seeking an opportunity that will allow you to significantly impact our core KPIs and own the growth of this strategic area of our business, you’re in the right place.

What will you do?

  • Shape Deezer’s partnering strategy globally by identifying strategic verticals & creating associated deals frameworks including scalable commercial models for global & local deployment
  • Identify, prioritise and pursue a pipeline of leads that have the potential to drive growth at global scale
  • Build credibility and establish key stakeholder relationships within partners’ organisation, including at Executive level
  • Structure, negotiate and close global partnership opportunities achieving sales goals and subscriber acquisition
  • Secure internal support and approvals for deals across cross-functional teams (such as Finance, Product, Tech, Legal), including at Executive level, by developing business cases, articulating market opportunity and clarifying resource requirements
  • Drive contractualisation of agreed terms until signature
  • Own forecasting & forecast attainment for global deals
  • Manage hand-over of signed partnerships for execution ensuring to secure forecast


What we are looking for:  

  • Degree in Business, or other relevant degrees; MBA a plus
  • 8+ years relevant working experience in Business Development in or related to, the Consumer Electronics or Telecommunications industries
  • Proven track record of signing complex deals with large companies and exceeding business goals
  • Analytical mind & strategic thinker
  • Strong Financial/Business modeling skills
  • Partner-oriented, forward thinking, driven attitude
  • Creative thinker, with a passion for problem solving
  • Strong negotiation, influencing & communication abilities to influence outcomes externally and internally, even without formal authority
  • Experience working internationally and across cultures
  • Fluent English (ability to manage complex negotiations, including contractual ones), other languages are a plus
  • Ability to travel

Additional Information

Life @ Deezer
Depending on the country you’ll be working in, you will find several of the following perks:

- Start-up philosophy
- Highly motivated and product-focused people ready to drive innovation
- Opportunities to share your love for music (in-house bands, gigs, piano, guitars…)
- Hackathons & meetups
- Friday drinks, summer and winter parties
- A stocked kitchen with free drinks and snacks
- Areas to relax and collaborate with beanbags and table football
- An ‘at home’ vibe, with great outdoor spaces
- Gym access at Deezer HQ with lunch-time yoga, pilates and boxing classes

If you feel like this is the right opportunity for you, press play!

We are an equal opportunity employer.