Business Development Manager

Website IVA_forVets Independent Vets of Australia

Join the buying & management group that is Australian Vet owned. Be the driver of a new business within the Veterinary Practice space.

Business Development Manager - Independent Vets of Australia

Business Development Manager

  • Be the driver of a new business within the Veterinary Practice space
  • Initiate business development across the assigned regional territory
  • Business support of IVA Members
  • Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane based

Independent Vets of AustraliaAbout Us

Independent Vets of Australia (IVA) is a cooperative-style buying and management group owned by its veterinary practice members. IVA offers practices customised benefits to level the playing field as a growing number of corporate-owned practices and big box pet stores enter the market in Australia. IVA has negotiated greatly enhanced levels of support from key supplier partners to help make member practices not only more profitable but also easier and more ‘satisfying’ to own and operate. IVA is the only group owned by its vet members and not by Australian or overseas corporates. Vets supporting Vets.

About The Role

Working directly with the General Manager, as Business Development Manager you will play an integral part in the growth of the member base of IVA. With a regional focus, you will operate within the allocated territory as well as undertake regular travel interstate.  This is a rare opportunity for you to take a new direction with your career that will propel you in a role that sits outside the typical sales experience.


  • Manage an annual sales and marketing plan, supported by a sales and margin budget, providing insight and accountability to the General Manager from on-time reported metrics
  • Implement a marketing strategy that facilitates brand development, revenue growth and value to stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain a growth-oriented business development/sales strategy tracking activity and outcomes consistently (strong pipeline and deal flow)
  • Manage the development of Member relations through a constant focus on the growth of member numbers
  • Personally undertake significant levels of sales and business development activity
  • Develop a consistent approach to, and level of, innovation that both grows the business and supports the improvement of members’ businesses
  • Devise successful customer engagement strategies and sales strategies to grow market share

Skills and Experience

  • A proven track record in sales in the Vet and Pet arena
  • Established relationships with the Veterinary / Animal Health segment
  • High level of business acumen
  • Background in Medical Sales within the Australian market will be highly regarded
  • Extensive success in growing new business
  • Demonstrate passion and knowledge for the Animal Health field

This role offers an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Business Development Manager to capitalise on your existing skills, network and resourcefulness as well as the chance to play a pivotal role in further establishing the foundations of Independent Vets of Australia.

To apply, please prepare a cover letter specifically highlighting why you think that this is an ideal role for you together with a fully up to date resume and click on the Apply button below. All applications will be reviewed however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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