Business Development and Technical Sales Manager

This new position recognises our increased focus on building effective, long term relationships with existing and new customers. The aim is to embed Temple Water as the foremost provider of niche water treatment products designed for the New Zealand market.

  • Responsible for delivering Temple Water’s strategic value and volume pillars.
  • High level account management of existing key relationships and identification of new business development sales.  
  • Actively identify and secure new partnerships/customer opportunities throughout NZ.
  • Prepare sales, marketing and product reports and present to the management team.
  • Meet customers and satellite owners, establish their needs, prepare quotes, develop contracts, and maintain customer service and support.
  • Understand the relevant market and the work of competitors, update and advise the management team.
  • Assess opportunities for volume growth in the rapidly developing market using technical knowledge and understanding, client feedback and market analysis.
  • Provide support and training for Temple Water subsidiary (satellite) business owners to assist them to develop into autonomous water treatment solution experts.
  • Must feel comfortable doing presentations to groups of people.


  • Extensive experience in sales, account management and business development as Temple Water positions itself more aggressively in the market to grow market share.
  • Comprehensive understanding of treating all types of bore waters, ground water contaminants, surface water contaminants and the challenges of treatment under flood conditions.
  • Expertise in sanitation and disinfection.
  • Ability to read water analysis data from a comprehensive chemistry knowledge.
  • Ability to quickly develop an in depth understanding of Temple Water Treatment Systems and develop proficiency in using Temple Water processes of auditing at the water source.
  • Ability to liaise constructively with processing, manufacturing and marketing partners with the aim of seeking solutions, creating value and maximising Temple Water’s contribution and returns.
  • Experience in development of training tools and marketing assets.

In addition, the role interfaces directly with the client’s business operations team to improve delivery against customer requirements (delivery, installation and support) and to strengthen the connection with regard to our value chain.

The role shares responsibility for representing and promoting Temple Water to a high-end niche premium focus which is profitable and sustainable for all in the value chain.

Call Robyn Lonsdale on 09 836 4301 for an informal and confidential discussion. Alternatively, you can send your CV with a cover letter to

Operations and Technical Manager

Do you have experience in Chemical Process and Engineering? Keen to make an impact in NZ’s Agri and Horticulture industries? Ready to lead a design and build team towards operational excellence?

  • Excellent opportunity for a technically minded person wanting to lead a team within a small but growing water treatment business
  • A role offering diversity and challenge across all aspects of production, inventory, pricing, R&D and workshop management
  • New role due to expansion and growth / increased market awareness around water quality issues
  • Based on capability and ability to grow the business this opportunity  could potentially lead to an ownership stake

We’re looking for an Operations and Technical Manager is a systemic thinker, who can take our water treatment system production levels to the next level. A problem solver by nature, you’ll know how to develop a talented production team to find optimum solutions for customers in a timely manner and to the highest standard.

As a ‘hands on’ type, you will have comprehensive experience working directly with pipe work, pumps, filters, hydraulics, water treatment and/or electrical control before. As well as working interdependently, you’ll have no trouble working autonomously and you know how to manage your own time effectively.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need great communication skills as well as exceptional organisational skills to bring all of the different elements together that go into a Temple Water Treatment Solution. You’ll be passionate about delivering honest product solutions that work, and provide bucketful’s of value to our agri-sector customers.

Ideally you will be tertiary qualified in Chemical Process and Engineering with a minimum of 5 years work experience in product/process design within either the water, waste water, manufacturing, hydraulics, dairy, energy or environment sector.

Call Robyn Lonsdale on 09 836 4301 for an informal and confidential discussion. Alternatively, you can send your CV with a cover letter to