At the intersection of the passion for Technology, Business Development, Recruitment and Management come together in the role of Business Manager at ALTEN. As a Business Manager, you will act as a key link between our clients and your team of consultants, with knowledge as your core business.
Meet Rodrigue Gendron – Business Manager for the Life Sciences Division
As a Business Manager, you will focus on the following topics:
Your goal is to develop a challenging customer portfolio, so that you and your team of highly trained consultants can realize the most challenging projects. You find it challenging to build long-term strategic partnerships with clients. You do this by both establishing new contacts with clients and managing existing relationships. It is very important to focus on the challenges of the client and to search for best possible solutions together.
As a Business Manager, you work closely with the Recruitment team to build up an interesting network of talent. You think along on a strategic level and you are actively involved in the selection of potential colleagues for your team. You conduct job interviews with candidates and know how to build your team of 15 to 20 technical professionals.
As a Business Manager, in order to realise the projects, you focus on supervising your team of highly educated consultants who carry out the projects. A consultant is a colleague who wants to develop and grow as a technical professional in a certain field. Together with the Talent Development Department, you guide the Consultants from project to project and support them in the development of their personal and professional knowledge and skills. You will do this through progress and assessment interviews, our internal training academy and various events such as bi-monthly meetings and knowledge sessions.
ALTEN is an international organisation. Business Managers attend the international AMPLIFY training course shortly after joining, where you will learn more about the various aspects of this role in an international network. You will meet Business Managers from other European countries, learn from their experiences and build an international network. One of the benefits of working in an international company like ALTEN.
A Technical Manager focuses primarily on the strategic development of long-term plans, focusing on the consultants and the clients. A Technical Manager works closely with Business Manager in order to define and write technical bids and offers to our clients. Under the responsibilities of this department we find therefore the deployment of complex projects and the management of projects and consultants at the clients’ site.