Business Development Manager - Metals and Mining

Alizent - Montréal, QC (30+ days ago)

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Alizent, a subsidiary of Air Liquide, has more than 250 employees based in Paris, Madrid, Leeds, Montreal, Houston, Singapour, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. Its end-to-end approach includes the design, hosting, implementation and maintenance of Industrial IT solutions to improve the performance of their customers through 3 main axes : Monitoring & Control ; Availability & Reliability and Optimization relying on 2 main expertises : IoT and Data analytics. Thanks to our strong capacity for innovation, our international organization (projects, teams, locations) combined with our deep know-how of data and skilled proficiency in industrial processes, Alizent is today a leading player in industrial computing.

Join us as a contributor in the digitization of companies operations across various industrial sectors. Manage sales processes in an international context with diverse collaborators, sectors and projects. Create value for our customers using advanced technologies. Gain hands-on experience through field work and customer site visits in domestic and international locations.

Mission and Responsibilities

The Business Development Manager captures the potential needs of the market and engages with customers throughout the entire sales process (from prospecting to signing the contract). He/she plays a key role in communicating effectively with customers in order to build trust and lasting relationships. He/she is the privileged point-of-contact and the owner of the client relationship. As an ambassador of Alizent, the Business Development Manager is responsible for strengthening the relationship with his/her customers, promoting and selling our solutions and services, gathering customer needs and expectations, as well as acting as the main post-sales point-of-contact for the customers.

The Business Development Manager is responsible for capturing opportunities, generating growth and creating value in his/her designated client territory or solution domain in accordance with management strategy.

Work Relations

  • Internal
  • Project Managers
  • Sales & Marketing Manager
  • Solution Expert
  • Marketing & communications teams
  • Engineering Center members
  • Support
  • External
  • Customers
  • Partners (ex. OsiSoft, InfinityQS)
  • Industries Associations

Main Activities

  • Participate in commercial strategy and identify areas for prospecting.
  • Responsible for revenue growth and for defining appropriate strategies and tactics to achieve goals and to ensure budgets and schedules meet corporate requirements.
  • Prospect, select and target new accounts.
  • Identify value added projects with customers
  • Validate the final rendering of the contract and its annexes in accordance with the offer.
  • Achieve company sales targets aligned with the company’s strategy.
  • Identify key stakeholders (Business Owner, Budget Owner, Decision Maker) and gain in-depth insight into client organization.
  • Position, adapt, and promote solution offered to prospects or customers to best meet their needs and objections/claims and in accordance with Group organization and strategy.
  • Analyze competition and regulations (if applicable) when developing a proposal.
  • Network with other commercial teams within Alizent to share information regarding prospective clients by participating or organizing events in order to generate leads and to maintain a partner network
  • Manage the proposal process, lead kick-off meetings, ensure participation throughout the project organization, and coordinate with various stakeholders.
  • Steer the construction of technical and financial proposals for all types of projects with the appropriate resources (Team Managers, Experts, Project Managers, Solution Managers) in conjunction with Project Managers.
  • Follow KPI to improve activity and manage customer satisfaction.
  • Make cold calls (prospecting - phone, emails, in-person meeting). Maintaining good visibility in the market in order to stay on top of changing industry landscapes
  • Leverage CRM software through regular and consistent use
  • Build opportunity case and structure information collected in a way that all team members have the right information to pursue their work. Able to handle complex sales.

Essential skills

Communicate with customers and internal teams

Negotiate with customers and internal teams

Analyze the customer needs and the market

Coordinate the creation of the offer and collaborate with internal teams

Organize cases and pre-sales activities

Minimum requirements:

Bachelor's degree in a related domain (Technologie, or related to the market targeted)

Additional Diploma in Management, Sales, Marketing and/or Administration

IT knowledge / or strong interest in the subject

Knowledge and/or network in the market targeted

Complex sales management skills

Time Management & prioritization skills

Solid analytical and problem solving abilities.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Interpersonal and presentation skills

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Sales: 5 years (Preferred)
  • work related to Metals and Mining: 3 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)


  • English (Required)
  • Francais (Required)