Director Funds & managed services

Netherlands, Utrecht, Utrecht
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A unique and exceptional opportunity!

To accelerate the growth of our funds & managed services business line within the Public Sector & Capital markets (PS & CM) team. We are the fund manager of one of the largest energy transition funds in the Netherlands.

Are you ambitious, an entrepreneur and a leader, with a network in Funds & managed services? Would you like to be part of a dynamic and growing company in one of the large growth areas? Then this is the opportunity for you!



As a successful Director, you will be part of the PS & CM Leadership Team and responsible for accelerating the growth of the Funds & managed services business line.

You will be focused on Business Development, Key Account Management and Channel management and on our funds client group. We are focusing on funds related to governments with a specific interest in e.g. energy transition or sustainability. We will expand this scope in the coming years. You will have a direct impact on the growth ambitions of Zanders. And you will be supported by a team of specialized consultants. This team currently has approximately 20 FTE and is expected to grow in the years ahead. The areas of expertise within the team are: Treasury management, Risk management and Corporate Finance

Zanders launched a new Funds & managed services business line at the end of 2020. Our ambition is to unburden the board of a fund and be a one-stop shop for our clients in this business. This means that we serve these clients from our consultancy company and team and provide these funds with experts in their respective fields. We can support our clients in all their management tasks. By providing the fund manager, the risk manager, the financial manager, the compliance officer and any other services that the board of a fund might require. This service is provided by our own team or through our partners. In addition, we can provide a fund with tooling, for example in relation to loan administration or cash flow forecasting.


Tasks and responsibilities

  • You are responsible for the development and branding of Zanders as the one-stop-shop for funds and the further expansion of Zanders' fund proposition.
  • You expand our client base in the funds sector.
  • You manage and coach the team and facilitate the internal development of the team to grow in both hard skills and soft skills.
  • You will manage projects for our fund clients.  
  • You will possibly have a role as fund manager for a large fund.


Skills to be successful

  • A deep understanding of the (Dutch) fund market, a network in the fund market and extensive experience in the fund business.
  • A proven track record in the field of funds with knowledge of best market practices, current issues and regulations.
  • Experience in managing a fund is a big advantage.
  • A large fund network in the Netherlands.
  • Strong interest in building and maintaining client relationships.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset, a strategic thinker with excellent leadership skills.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.


We offer in return

At Zanders you will of course enjoy attractive conditions of employment: a good salary, a nice number of holidays, mobility budget and a Zanders bonus scheme. But there is more to look forward to.

Will you be working at Zanders? Then we will offer you:

  • A good balance between work and free time in combination with a healthy work from home ethics and wellness policy.
  • A brand new office is located next to the Central Station Utrecht and is easily accessible by public transport.
  • A unique opportunity to accelerate the growth of the Funds & managed service business, where you will be responsible for business development and people management.
  • Influence on strategy and vision as part of the Zanders Leadership team.
  • Opportunity to advise and work with a variety of well-recognized clients and consultants.
  • Varied and personal training to elevate your consulting skills and content knowledge.
  • A lively and entrepreneurial team, an organization that encourages, motivates and focuses on its people.
  • And on top of it, enthusiastic and helpful colleagues, good coffee, an annual Zanders trip to a (surprise) location in Europe and other social activities.


Who we are

We are a leading international consultancy firm focused on Treasury Management, Risk Management and Corporate Finance. From our offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, United States, South Africa, Germany and Japan our 220 consultants service corporates, financial institutions, public sector entities and NGO’s. We have a strong ambition to further expand our business.

With the recent investment of our strategic partner, MML Capital, Zanders aims to expand its capabilities and teams in existing international markets and enter new markets/segments. We are therefore looking for candidates like you to join that growth.

We believe that developing our people by investing in them and by sharing knowledge and experiences sets us apart from the crowd and is the key to our success. That is why we create an inspiring work environment and foster our open, family atmosphere in which freedom, fun and flexibility play an important role. It is also why we aim to make our next project even more exciting and challenging!

By applying for a role at Zanders, you give us approval to use and retain your personal details. Taking into account Zanders’ nature of enterprise, you are expected to behave to a high moral standard. A Pre-Employment Screening (PES) by a third party is part of the application process.


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