Business Development Manager – Lion New Zealand

At Lion, we believe that life is short and working in Sales just feels different when your product sits at the heart of human connection and good times. So put a spark back in your day, working with customers who are happy to see you and outstanding brands like Speights, Steinlager, Smirnoff & Wither Hills.


We’re on the hunt for our next Business Development Manager – On Premise to deliver profitable sales growth through an outstanding customer experience for Lion – and we promise, this is a gig which will make you want to jump out of bed in the mornings & get cracking!


Reporting to our On Premise Director and based in Christchurch you will scout the entire South Island for new business opportunities & secure these deals for Lion.  It’s going to take a lot of drive, motivation & most importantly a huge amount of resilience – not every opportunity will come to fruition, that’s the nature of it, but for every setback you could come across an absolute winner!

You will also work collaboratively with our Regional Sales Managers to develop and execute On Premise regional plans and supporting the ongoing capability plan for On Premise Field Sales team.

This role is made for someone who:
•    Has the energy & motivation to keep going even when things get tough

•    Thrives on winning new business
•    Is curious & hungry for sales growth
•    Has the passion for our portfolio, and creating epic relationships with new customers.

We need someone with:
•    A strong track record in lead creation

•    Experience coaching & mentoring teams & building capability
•    Strong relationship building skills from the very first interaction
•    Highly developed skills in contract negotiation to ensure mutually beneficial commercial outcomes
•    A growth mindset & the resilience to experience, fail & learn

Our Sales team is driven to put our brands at the heart of every adult social occasion. Here you’ll enjoy a vibrant team culture, challenger mindset, and commitment to excellence, which has placed us at the forefront of the industry. We don’t just offer a job; we offer growth and development ‘on tap’ where you can unleash your potential and be part of something extraordinary!

We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and leveraging unique perspectives to innovate and grow.

If you need specific support or accessibility adjustments during the recruitment process, please reach out to us via This includes supporting transgender and gender diverse applicants as we understand the unique challenges and concerns these individuals might have.