Sales Director - NZ Hops Ltd

A unique opportunity with an industry leader.  
Play a key role in the booming hops industry.  
International customer network, international responsibility.  

    As New Zealand’s largest hop producer, New Zealand Hops Ltd (NZHL) is passionate about supplying brewers with the finest hops and hop products. NZHL are a Nelson-based contemporary hop grower owned co-operative with core business values founded on collective sustainability, innovative research, creative technologies and modern operational capability.  NZHL offer a range of sustainably produced and certified hops, processing and exporting to over 30 countries world-wide.

    We have an exciting opportunity for a Sales Director to join our team to lead the continued growth within the business. Reporting to the CEO and as part of the Leadership Team you will be responsible for developing and enhancing strategic customer relationships, securing forward contracts and enhancing the NZ Hops brand, managing direct and channel sales development, building brand awareness both locally and internationally, and being a key liaison to growers ensuring that strong and lasting relationships are formed.  

    To be successful in this role you will have had proven senior sales experience, ideally from the FMCG beverage sector. You will have strong relationship management skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will manage the NZ Hops CRM, so strong systems capability would be beneficial. Having two offshore sales focused direct reports the ability to manage, develop and ensure the team is performing to a high standard is key.

    This dynamic position requires a self-starting, motivated person who possesses strong sales management skills and has the ability to work within a close-knit team. This is a full-time position and would suit someone who thrives on a challenge, who is open to travel and has what it takes to make NZ Hops grow.

    Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa and be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

    Applications close Friday 25 February 2022.

    For further enquiries please contact Tim Malcolm ph. 027 871 5121 or

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