Business Development Senior Manager US m/f/d

Los Angeles, CA, United StatesFull-time

Company Description


From a French tech start-up created in 2007, Deezer has become one of the first French unicorns and the second largest independent music streaming platform in the world.

Now listed at the #Euronext  #TechLeaders segment, growth is accelerating fueled by #Thepowerofmusic. Deezer is ideally positioned to play a key role in the continued development of the booming music streaming market. If you’re looking for an environment where you can grow and have an impact, this is the perfect time to join Deezer!

Our international and passionate teams are spreading the love for music, working to make Deezer the most personal and innovative music streaming service.

We believe music is about diversity & inclusion, multiculturalism and togetherness.

Ready to join the team? Listen: **Join Us**

Job Description


Partnerships are at the heart of Deezer’s DNA and are one of the main drivers of our growth. Deezer has an ambitious strategic plan to implement a partnership-first strategy in attractive music streaming markets to replicate historical successes in France and Brazil, as illustrated by the recent signing of a partnership in Germany with RTL. Deezer has identified a selection of key attractive markets to sign B2B deals, which includes the United States and Canada.

We are looking for a Business Development Senior Manager to join Deezer’s Partner Strategy & Business Development team, reporting to the Business Development Director - US, Canada and Latin America. You will have the key responsibility of building strategic relationships, execute and close large partnership opportunities with key players in the US and Canada, achieving Deezer music streaming growth and subscriber acquisition, focused on the following sectors: Media & Technology, Telecommunications, Automotive, Hardware, Digital Retail, Gaming.

If you are seeking an opportunity that will allow you to significantly impact our business and own the growth of this strategic area of Deezer, you’re in the right place.

What you will do:

  • Lead & drive client pipeline from origination to deal execution: identify, pitch and execute strategic partner opportunities in the US and Canada 
  • Qualify effectively all the potential prospects and leads strategic deal evaluation, hands-on business modeling and forecasting revenue
  • Maintain and document deals pipeline with global tools and benchmark against similar deals in other regions
  • Manage complex contract negotiations with partners and all key stakeholders involved with or affected by B2B projects
  • Support and follow-up deal progress  across Deezer cross-functional teams (such as Finance, Product, Tech, Legal), by developing business cases, articulating market opportunity and clarifying resource requirements
  • Work closely with partner solutions, product, account management, and B2B marketing to ensure partnership deals are executed to their maximum potential
  • Embody Deezer’s core values in your local market, be an ambassador for our global partnerships team


This role is excellent for a person with:

  • 5+ years’ experience in business development or partnerships in, or related to the following sectors: digital subscription services, digital retail, gaming, media, VAS for telecommunications - with an existing network of contacts
  • Proven track record of drafting, negotiating, and closing term sheets and complex contracts with large companies and exceeding business goals
  • Demonstrated deal-making skills: negotiation and communication abilities to influence outcomes externally and internally
  • Strong understanding of B2B partnerships dynamics, ideally for subscription-based, premium services
  • High-level of autonomy, self-organization and prioritization abilities
  • Analytical and collaborative mindset, comfortable working closely with others as a team despite not being in the same office / home working settings

If you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above, tell us why you’d still be a great fit for this role in your application!

Additional Information

  • Location: preference for the West Coast (LA/SFO), alternatively NYC
  • Ability to travel domestically (US/Canada) and internationally (FR)

At Deezer, you can be your true self as we believe that #everyvoicematters. We strive to build an inclusive culture and foster a diverse environment. Because we care and want to ensure each employee feels welcome and safe at work, we continuously focus on fighting biases and helping diverse teams work well together through multiple learning opportunities, e-learnings and workshops right from the onboarding :

  • Regular Diversity & Inclusion internal and external talks
  • Dedicated employee work streams on Gender equity, Ethnicity & Culture, Disability and LGBTQ+
  • Multiple e-learnings and mandatory training sessions for all managers
  • English and French courses for all, so that everyone can connect and feel included

If you want to learn more about life and culture at Deezer, please visit our Welcome to the Jungle page here!