New Business Development Manager

careers / New Business Development Manager
Full Time – Christchurch, New Zealand

At Media Suite, we have a wide range of clients, but we specialise in meaningful public sector work which will enable society (and government) to adapt in a fast-changing world. We create software systems to solve challenging large scale problems in various domains. If you’re up for a challenge and want to be surrounded by awesome colleagues who care deeply about what they do, you’re looking in the right place.


We are on the hunt for a highly motivated New Business Development Manager who will work to develop business opportunities with new clients across New Zealand. We are looking for somebody who will find, engage, negotiate and close new business engagements, with the assistance of Media Suite technical and service delivery teams. Our target sectors are in the NZ Government and Public Sector, Primary Sector, and Agritech Industry but we are open to candidates who bring their own unique set of experiences and relationships outside of these sectors.


This role sits within an existing tightly knit sales & account management squad and requires an experienced and proven individual to:

  • Find and engage new business prospects for Media Suite

  • Build and extend relevant business relationships in the target sectors 

  • Win business for Media Suite in the target sectors

  • Smoothly transition new business relationships to delivery and account management in an open and proactive manner

  • Deliver consistently on sales targets


About you:

Whatever your background, you will definitely need to be: 

  • fundamentally self-motivated;

  • able to quickly understand new domains, problem spaces and industries;

  • the possessor of impeccable written and spoken English;

  • able to display genuine business acumen & commercial/financial knowledge;

  • able to turn information into a clear strategy and communicate complex information to broad audiences;

  • able to “close” (ie not afraid to discuss value and money); 

  • proactive and curious, driven to learn and grow and inherently motivated by review, feedback and improvement;

  • authentic and values-driven - you know that trust is everything.


Some of the practical day-to-day things you can expect to be doing:

  • Leveraging your network to find and generate new business opportunities

  • Using your creativity to develop win-win solutions for Media Suite and our Partners

  • Being across the commercial performance of our engagements

  • Helping our partners to understand our processes and methodologies

  • Negotiating contractuals and commercials

  • Ensuring smooth handovers between phases of projects

  • Creating roadmaps and account plans with key Partners

  • Updating and reporting on sales pipelines and key activities


Skills, Experience & Education:

You will definitely have relevant professional experience but we are open to what that experience might look like. It would certainly be advantageous if you had a background in an agile software development/software sales context as well as a network of contacts in our relevant sectors. Whatever your background, we think you’ll certainly need a credible body of experience to meet the requirements of this role.


Here are some of the skills and experience we are looking for:

  • A proven track record of successful technology industry business development within NZ

  • A proven record of meeting and exceeding sales targets through the winning of new business and account development

  • Experienced at working as part of a technical solutions sales team and an understanding of software development sales processes

  • Experienced at engaging with clients at the Board level and C Suite

  • A proven record of writing successful proposals, contracts and responding to RFPs

  • A high level of presentation skills and experience

  • A relevant network of senior contacts in areas such as the NZ Government and Public Sector, Primary Sector, and Agritech Industry is desirable


If this role sounds like one that might make you excited to come into work every day, go ahead, write us a covering letter telling us who you are, why you’d be a great fit for this role, and what you bring to the table.


About us:

We are a team of curious-minded people who support each other, hold robust debates and don’t mind helping each other move house at the weekend. We thrive on challenges, we view our successes (and failures) as opportunities for growth, and we never, ever want to stop learning. We value mindset over skill set and we believe the team is more powerful than the individual.


Our employment philosophy is simple. We look for the right people and then do what it takes to get them on board and keep them around. We invest in the right people to help realise their potential.


We are an equal-opportunities employer, we don’t just accept our differences, we celebrate our diversity and grow through sharing our unique experiences and perspectives. We are wholeheartedly committed to creating an inclusive environment that offers each of us the chance to thrive.


This role will be based in our Christchurch office, so applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


The remuneration for this role will be a combination of a base salary and an at risk component.


If you have made it this far and are still interested, please upload your CV and cover by hitting the 'apply now' button. 


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