Business Development Manager – Sydney/ACT

Company: Antipodes Water Company

Location: NSW

About us

Poured in the world’s finest restaurants, Antipodes Water is one of NZ’s iconic brands. Committed to producing the world’s finest bottled water in a way that is sustainable and ethical, we are a values-driven company and our ‘world firsts’ go back over a decade. Carbon Zero since 2007 as a product and company, Antipodes was the first bottled water to be recognised by the UN for environmental practices. Conceived with dining in mind, Antipodes Water is untouched from its natural source – New Zealand’s deepest, high quality artesian aquifer. Our water is enjoyed for its purity, naturally low minerality and silky texture. Antipodes cleanses the palate to make way for a truly memorable dining experience.

Reporting to the National Sales Manager, we are seeking a dynamic relationship-driven individual with a real passion for brand building, effectively managing their market and delivering results.

If you believe this is you, we’d love to hear from you!


Qualifications & experience

  • Experience representing and selling premium brands and negotiating new business agreements
  • Proven ability to drive a market or business independently
  • Demonstrated ability to nurture and build strong long-term business relationships
  • Experience in delivering brand presentations and staff training is a must
  • Experience in the hospitality industry, either as a distributor or customer, very highly regarded
  • An understanding of the Sydney hotel and restaurant industry would be a distinct advantage
  • The Antipodes brand is closely linked with the wine industry through our national distributor, Samuel Smith & Son/Negociants, so solid general wine knowledge would also be highly regarded


Tasks & responsibilities

  • Research, identify and develop new on-premise business opportunities for the brand in the Sydney and ACT markets
  • Nurture strong relationships with existing key customers via regular contact visits and planned business reviews
  • Work closely with distributor teams to ensure the highest standard of brand representation
  • Conduct comparative water and wine training sessions with on-premise customers and distributor teams to ensure thorough product knowledge and to drive sales
  • Manage time and market activity effectively and independently to maximise new business opportunities



  • Competitive annual salary and performance-based incentive scheme
  • Car allowance, laptop and mobile phone provided
  • Manage your market from your home office when not working in the field
  • Annual visits to the Antipodes head office in Auckland and the source in the Bay of Plenty
  • Ongoing home supply of Antipodes Water


Interested applicants should email Antipodes’ Australian Sales Manager, Melinda Wright at [email protected], a cover letter and their CV.