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Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

Location: Hamilton

About Assurant

A Fortune 500 company with a presence in 21 countries, Assurant supports the advancement of the connected world by partnering with the world’s leading brands to develop innovative solutions and deliver an enhanced customer experience through mobile device solutions, extended service contracts, vehicle protection services, and other specialty products.  

Our unique culture is a big reason why talented people choose Assurant. Named a Great Place to Work in 13 countries and awarded the Fortune America’s Most Innovative Companies recognition in 2023, we bring together top talent from around the world.  So connect with us.  Bring us your best work and your brightest ideas, and we'll bring you a place where you can thrive.

Some of our benefits include:

Competitive salary and performance-based incentives
Development programs & LinkedIn learning courses as well as study grants and support for higher education
Local and International Mentoring programs
Diversity panels and employee resource groups
Cultural day off to celebrate what’s important to you
Volunteering opportunities to give back to a cause that is important to you 

About the role

A Waikato based role, reporting to the Head of Sales, Automotive NZ, the Business Development Manager is responsible for creating and implementing strategies to acquire new clients and partnerships, as well as fostering relationships with existing clients.

We are seeking an individual who has sound knowledge of sales and business development techniques, is self-motivated and comfortable working in a results-based position.

Some of the key responsibilities: 

Identify and target new business opportunities within the automotive insurance.
Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including dealerships and other industry partners
Develop and implement effective sales strategies to meet and exceed revenue targets
Analyse market trends, customer needs, and competitor activity to identify potential areas for expansion
Lead negotiations and close deals, ensuring mutually beneficial agreements for all parties involved.
Provide regular report on sales performance, market trends, and competitor activities to senior management.

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

Proven track record of success in business development within the insurance industry
Strong understanding of insurance product, industry regulations, and market dynamics
Exceptional communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
Proficiency in CRM software and Microsoft Office Suite.

To apply: 

Interested?  We'd love to hear from you! Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your suitability for the role. 

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The successful applicant will be subject to relevant background checks such as reference checks and a police check.

At Assurant, we celebrate the differences that make us who we are. By assembling extraordinary teams from a variety of races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, experiences, and abilities, we’re able to better reflect the global communities where we live and work. By working to remove barriers, we ensure equity for everyone. The pursuit of inclusion rests with each of us. Because it’s only by listening to and representing the unique voices of every individual that we can innovate for all.