Head of Business Development

Reference Number: 7493aa

Location: Auckland

  • Rare opportunity to build a ‘best-in-class’ sales function
  • Market leader with excellent reputation



The Head of Business Development will lead the sales strategy of NZ Funds: one of New Zealand’s most innovative investment managers, which is embarking on a period of extraordinary and exponential growth. As the sales leader, you will build an industry-leading sales function and grow an energised, motivated and extremely high-performing sales team. Developing new distribution channels both internally and externally, you will play an integral role in helping NZ Funds achieve its vision of a better financial future for New Zealand.


NZ Funds is on a mission to transform the long-term wealth of all New Zealanders. The company’s intelligent investment approach – which is also one of the most responsible and sustainable in New Zealand – reaches well beyond traditional shares, bonds and cash to find the growth investors deserve. A national network of financial advisers uses market-leading technologies to help Kiwis plan for their futures and achieve their long-term financial goals. And a range of accessible investment products, including KiwiSaver, enables all New Zealanders to benefit from NZ Funds’ innovations, no matter where they are on their wealth journey.


The ideal candidate will have deep expertise in a sophisticated (B2B or B2C) sales environment within the Financial Services sector. You will have a creative, entrepreneurial mindset while also being focused on systems, planning and rigour of execution. To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • The ability to create a well-crafted sales methodology that aligns with NZ Funds’ mission.
  • Experience managing a high-performance sales team.
  • Exceptional evidence of achieving/exceeding sales targets.
  • A record of building long-term relationships.
  • Experience of running a multi-targeted sales approach, including market segmentation, thought leadership and the use of digital channels.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on 31 May 2021 at 8.30am. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Head of Business Development Candidate Briefing Document.

For more information please phone Ben Stevenson on +64 21 612 106 or Tash Wilson on +64 21 448 648.

To apply use application form or email cvakl@sheffield.co.nz

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