Business Development Manager Partnerships

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to develop yourself at the centre of a global organization?

Do you get excited by creating real value for the group, and do you have a strong analytical mind that quickly grasps the local business context and spots the opportunities? Do you have the communication skills to create a compelling story that will influence and excite the stakeholders involved?

As Business Development Manager Partnerships you are in the unique position to work across many geographies and partnerships to drive top-and bottom-line impact. You work directly alongside experienced CXO and director level executives and are seen as a valuable counterpart.

NN is an insurance group with presence in 18 markets, and market leading positions in life insurance in many of our markets. To further drive profitable growth for the group we are expanding our team focused on distribution partnerships in our international markets. The aim of the team is to  coordinate and maximize value generation in B2B partnerships across the Insurance International segment, both acquiring new partners and nurturing / expanding existing partnerships.


Your main responsibilities

Your main responsibility lies in providing actionable insights across all phases of the business development lifecycle, to enable a field of complex stakeholders to take action an grow the business. To achieve this you will work on (and lead) a variety of projects, and recurring analysis. You will:

  • Create transparency and actionable insights across the total partnership portfolio
  • Engage in projects to identify and scale best practices across markets
  • Engage in pilots to build, test, and proof world-class sales practices
  • Engage in developing pitch books and business cases for potential deals
  • Understand local and cultural differences, and how this affects business development priorities on a country by country basis
  • Stakeholders include the BU management teams and sales-responsible staff, up to CSO;

Your experience, skills & competencies

  • Relevant University Degree
  • At least 5 years’ experience in similar positions, with proven strong analytical skills and business sense; a candidate with strategy consulting or similar experience is preferred
  • Proven understanding of bancassurance and distribution partnerships
  • Experience in Strategy, Marketing, Sales projects or sales & sales management
  • Self-started & can work independently
  • Excellent communication skills; fluent in English (oral and written)

Your competencies

  • Result driven
  • Analytical
  • Client focus
  • Service oriented

We offer you

Naturally our appreciation for our colleagues is reflected in our conditions of employment, which, for the most part, can be adapted to your own personal wishes. We offer you:

  • An international work environment that is characterized by an professional atmosphere, collegiality and open communication.
  • The opportunity to quickly grow and develop yourself; craftsmanship and development are our top priority.
  • The opportunity to work with professional and expert colleagues who have a tremendous drive to do good, in the interest of the client, the company and our business partners.
  • Modern compensations & benefits with room for your own choices.
  • The job is fulltime and the main location is The Hague.
  • The starting position is in job grade 16-19 with a salary, depending on and evolving with knowledge and experience

How to apply

Are you the new colleague we are looking for? Then apply directly by clicking the button below this vacancy.

A case interview will be part of the application procedure to test you analytical and business skills

Please apply online via the link to ensure a smooth procedure. Note that applications via e-mail will not be considered. For more information regarding the role and/or selection procedure,  please contact Ralph Roels, Recruiter, via , or +31 655348378.


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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