Apprenticeship / Business Developer

Annecy, France

Are you looking for your next professional challenge? How about being a part of building a new company from the ground up?

At White Raven, we have just started business. While we may be a small company, we have big ambitions. Over the next year, we will be setting up a fully operating pharmaceutical production unit. We believe in purpose, agile mindset, and technology.


Purpose: If you're concerned about the final purpose of your job, how about saving lives? Our focus at White Raven is to serve biotech companies, small companies that are currently on the verge of developing new treatments or improving existing treatments. This sector is highly competitive and amazingly complex. outstanding new technologies are being invented at a very fast pace, allowing for the development of new treatments that go further every year, including cancer treatments, rare diseases, etc.


Agile mindset: At White Raven, we are currently a small team of highly skilled experts in our area of expertise. We believe in an agile approach to build exceptional business processes, bring value to our customers, learn, and evolve quickly. We want to work with talented, focused people who share our mindset. We implement agile processes (Scrum) for daily work and fast & efficient decision-making.


Technology: We strongly believe that mastering technology is key to becoming a reference in our area of expertise. That's why we are investing in a state-of-the-art, fully automated production line. That's also why we will implement a fully digitalized, end-to-end paperless process, which will be a strong competitive advantage in comparison to the industry standards that still remains very paper-based, mainly because of the strong regulations in place in this industry.


To make this happen, we are looking for an Apprentice Business Developer. In this dynamic role, you will be a key player in our sales and marketing team with responsibilities including:

  • Managing and animating CRM leads, ensuring all potential customer interactions are logged and followed up on efficiently.
  • Engaging with prospects through various communication channels, maintaining consistent follow-up to nurture leads through the sales funnel.
  • Actively preparing and participating in fairs, exhibitions, and other relevant events to promote our products and services, network with potential clients, and gather market intelligence.
  • Collaborating closely with the sales team to work on business opportunities and contribute towards their successful closure.
  • Assisting in the creation and implementation of sales strategies and plans to boost revenue and market presence.
  • Analyzing market trends and customer feedback to identify new business opportunities and areas for improvement.





The ideal candidate for this position should:

  • Be currently enrolled in a business, marketing, or related degree program and seeking an apprenticeship.
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a talent for building relationships.
  • Be proactive, eager to take on new challenges, and capable of working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Have a keen interest in business development and sales processes.
  • Demonstrate good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Be fluent in English, with any additional languages being a plus.
  • Be willing and able to travel to events and meetings as required.


Nice-to-have qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a sales or customer service role.
  • Familiarity with CRM tools and software.
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical or biotech industries.


This apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity for those looking to kickstart a career in business development. You will gain hands-on experience in a thriving, innovative environment, while being supported by a team of experienced professionals. We offer a chance to grow your skills, contribute to meaningful projects, and potentially advance into a long-term role within our organization.