Business Development Lead Third-party Platforms

You will receive

  • Salary between € 6,000 and € 8,400 (40 hour work week)
  • The opportunity to shape and build a new business
  • A dynamic environment, with colleagues enthusiastic about innovation in NN Group

You will bring with you

  • Master’s degree
  • Approximately 10 years’ experience in a commercial, business development, and/or consulting environment
  • Broad understanding of retail financial products, value chains, and/or affinity with digital business and technologies

Business Development Lead Third-party Platforms

Do you want to set up and lead new business lines in the platform economy? Do you believe there is a whole new way for financial services to reach their customers, and do you want to explore, experiment, and build a business out of that? The Business Development Lead is responsible for scouting, winning, building and leading a new business line in our third-party platform business. Interested? Apply!


Your added value as Business Development Lead Third-party Platforms

NN Group is exploring new ways of distribution of its products in the digital platform economy. A year ago, NN Group started selling bike insurance via digital bike platforms (manufacturers, dealers, sports retailers; e.g. Cowboy eBikes) and is now active in 4 countries with this product. Our strategy is to grow platform business with various other products – mainly retail – on other third-party platforms. These platforms – often young scale-ups, but also more mature platforms – have an approach which is different to what financial services is accustomed to. They are highly digital, border-less, and relentlessly focussed on the customer.

The Business Development Lead Third-party Platforms will be responsible for a particular business line (i.e. a platform or a product), and take the lead to set it up, develop it into a fully fledged business of NN Group. You will take ownership of the investment and the P&L of that business line. This means creating commercial opportunities – supported by the wide network of NN Group, creating partnerships, developing the right products, setting up an operating value chain, and managing the business once it goes live. You are supported by your direct colleagues, and will be able to build your team in a way that fits the strategy and what you need. Also, you will have the opportunity to participate in further shaping NN’s strategy for distributing via third-party platforms.

Your core responsibilities will be:

  • Scanning relevant markets, finding opportunities, and building business cases
  • Building commercial relations
  • Winning opportunities
  • Defining the right proposition for the third-party platform
  • Determining the right operational and technical set up of the value chain
  • Setting up and leading the business line team
  • Managing and coordinating activities
  • Managing the business line according to business case
  • Reporting and stakeholder management within NN Group


The team

You will be part of the Strategic Transformation Office (STO) of NN Group. STO is responsible for bringing innovation to NN’s business, and has over 50 people are working with great enthusiasm on new concepts. This is a dynamic and inspiring environment, and the people are keen to help you, test ideas and bring them to life.


We care

  • An an experienced professional you look for continuous development. We offer a wide range of possibilities, e.g.
  • Training and learning via NN’s Learning & Development Centre
  • A large international network of professionals
  • Participating in seminars and conventions, both in The Netherlands and abroad


Our purpose

Thanks to your efforts, we make our financial services relevant and more personal.

Whatever your supporting role within the business, you offer your honest opinion and enthusiastic approach to all you do. Your customer-oriented attitude helps to encourage your colleagues. Together with NN, you help the whole world through various CSR projects. Active in 18 countries with over 17 million customers, you understand our work must be faultless. We must continuously innovate and invest in an agile business model. Thanks to your professionalism we earn the trust of our customers within all our subsidiaries, and there are quite a few: NN, NN Investment Partners, Nationale-Nederlanden, OHRA, ABN AMRO Insurance, BeFrank, Zicht, AZL and Movir.


Clear conditions

We offer you modern employment conditions and generous employee benefits. For example, you have the option of taking extra vacation days. We are also working towards implementing Choose your own Device. You will receive your holiday allowance and year-end bonus with your salary every month, without restriction and readily available to you.

As a Business Development Lead Third-party Platforms, you will work from our beautiful office located in Amsterdam and The Hague. You will receive a NS Business Card, this makes public transport very attractive. In this way you can travel throughout The Netherlands, without any restriction. Internally, we have FIT20 sports facilities. Feel like a breath of fresh air? 

Due to the coronavirus, most of the NN colleagues work from home. At the moment it is unclear when we can return to the office. 


Critical skills of the Business Development Lead Third-party Platforms

  • Innovative mindset
  • No-nonsense mentality, hands-on approach
  • Strong communicator, sensitive, negotiation skills
  • Able to build relations at director/board-level, and build trust
  • Deals with set backs
  • Understands business models, financial acumen
  • Preferably broad knowledge of insurance and/or banking, their products, earnings, technology and regulations
  • Preferably international experience
  • Fluent in Dutch and English

The ideal candidate has approximately ten years’ experience in a commercial, business development, and/or consulting environment, and has a strong affinity with digital technologies.


Commit to NN

We value your expertise and personality, and that you can help NN Group achieve its ambitions. We would like to get to know you. Upload your motivation and cv via the button.

Do you have any questions about the proces? Please call Michèle Borsjé, Recruiter via 06 46360105


Just to be Clear, because we Care and Commit

A suitable candidate will receive an NN employment contract, we are not open to freelancers or acquisition by agencies. Thank you for understanding.

Application procedure


If you are enthusiastic about the job we encourage you to apply online. We will then carefully look at your profile and let you know whether you’ll be invited to an interview within two weeks.


We are curious who you are, what motivates you and what you are looking for. But it is just as important that you get to know NN better. We aim for a maximum of two interviews in which you will meet the manager of the department, a direct colleague and a recruiter from NN.

Online assessment

The assessment consists of a personality test, a driver test and an intelligence test. We believe your personal qualities are very important and use this assessment to test whether you meet the NN Mindset. This will be an online test and the results will be shown  immediately.


Are we both enthusiastic after the interviews and the online assessment? Then we will gladly make you an offer to join NN. Click here for more information about our employment benefits.

Welcome new colleague

Congratulations with your new job! We will now start our onboarding procedure to secure a smooth start at NN.


We realize that applying for a job is an important moment for you. What matters to you, matters to us. That is why, after the application procedure, we invite you via e-mail to let us know how you experienced applying at NN. Thanks to your feedback we can make improvements to the way we work.

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