Business Development Executive

Help us secure, build and grow our client relationships. 

Are you a business development specialist who is highly motivated to deliver long-term business growth? Come work with our team of intellectual property (IP) experts at one of the leading IP firms in Australasia, and help us secure, build and grow our relationships with some of the world’s most exciting ideas and innovations.

AJ Park helps companies and individuals identify, develop protect, commercialise, manage and enforce their IP rights in New Zealand, Australia and throughout the world. We are renowned for having one of the top specialist teams of IP experts in the world. Our clients range from start-ups and small to medium enterprises, to publicly-listed multinationals, government, and research institutes across 130 countries.

You’ll join an acclaimed firm working alongside people who have received numerous accolades for their work.

Your role will be to work with our professional staff (lawyers and patent attorneys) to maximise the relationships we have with our top clients, grow their client business to its potential and help us find new clients, markets and ideas for us to work with. Your focus will be on ensuring that our principals and professional staff achieve their potential for themselves and the firm.

This is a role for someone with a passion for new business and the determination, energy and people skills to work across our firm to foster critically important client relationships. You’ll develop plans and relationships that do justice to what we offer, prepare tenders and proposals to help us secure new work, and build the vitally important understanding of different markets to help us increase our market share.

To deliver what’s required, you’ll need a degree in marketing or business, at least four years’ experience in a business development role (preferably in professional services) and the dexterity, eye for detail, personality and confidence to work effectively within our Auckland and Wellington teams to generate deep client loyalty and exciting new opportunities.  

If you have what it takes to champion and guide exciting business development opportunities for our award-winning team of IP specialists, please send your CV, covering letter and academic transcript to Sue Quinnell, Chief Human Resources Officer, at

Date posted: 03/03/2020

Date closing: 17/03/2020

Location: Auckland

Work type: Full time

Role type: Marketing and Business Development