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Business Development Lead Third-party Platforms - NN Group

Location: Amsterdam
Salary: € 6000 - € 8400 a month
Employment: Full-time
The Business Development Lead is responsible for scouting, winning, building and leading a new business line in our third-party platform business.

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

  • As 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.

You help us go above and beyond when providing the very best customer service. We believe in the importance of customer satisfaction and consistently serving our customers to the best of our abilities. They are the core of our company values and our most important motivator. As a company, we have set up a number of subsidiaries as we have grown: 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. The official location for this position is The Hague.

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.

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.


Information and application:


Please send your application for Business Development Lead Third-party Platforms at NN Group in Amsterdam including your CV via our website.

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Job posted

15 september 2020
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More information:

Do you have any questions about the proces? Please call Michèle Borsjé.

Michèle Borsjé
Senior Recruiter
t. 070-5137317
m. 06-46360105

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