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Project Manager Chicago (Strategy & Management Consulting)

  • Application Deadline: Dec. 17, 2021
  • Chicago
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 17, 2021
  • Chicago

Do you love a challenge and want to work in a fast-paced environment supporting companies in their international expansion? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you. We are currently looking for a new Project Manager to join our office in Chicago and drive the overall growth agenda in the US and the Americas region.

At Business Sweden, our mission is to support US companies gain access to the Swedish market and help Swedish companies to grow and expand in the US. We currently have a team of 35 colleagues in our offices in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. This is a fantastic time to join the team as we are looking to grow quickly over the following years.

What do we expect from you?


We have a high-energy entrepreneurial culture that requires flexibility, adaptability, and independent drive. Responsibilities for you would include:

  • Lead and deliver growth or market entry oriented consulting projects that support Swedish companies across industries in their international or US expansion

  • Support the development of new client relationships, including identifying opportunities, developing leads, and driving the dialogue with the client to the finish line

  • Develop junior colleagues in their growth journeys and act as a role model for our values - Impact, Collaboration, Responsibility

Work with great people

Vlad Månsson
Country Manager, USA
"This is a great place for rapid career development because of the opportunities to learn from colleagues all over the world"
Samiksha Jalan
Project Manager, London
"I love working at Business Sweden because every hour and every day always brings different opportunities"
Elsa Stefenson
Trade Commissioner, Chile
"I find it incredibly rewarding to see ideas grow and become successful projects"
Youssef Benchaqroun
Consultant, Morocco
"We provide a real added value and create an impact towards our clients"
Bong-Soon Park
Senior Project Manager, South Korea
"My greatest motivation is seeing the positive impact our job has on our clients"

Skills & Requirements

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a person who has experience from business development and leading teams in management consulting assignments. As a person, we are looking for someone who is a team player, with a a business-oriented mindset and a positive "can do attitude".

Your experience requirements:

Technical Skills

  • Background as a management/strategy consultant and relevant work experience for at least 5 Years

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Business, Administration, and/or Engineering

  • Successful sales and strong client service business acumen, with a proven track record of developing and executing deals with deep customer insight, strong negotiation and closing skills

  • Interaction with external stakeholders, ideally both government and private sector

  • Previous experience from working with management consulting or similar roles is a must

  • A high level of proficiency in both written and spoken English is a requirement

Soft Skills

  • Self-motivator and accountable team player and leader

  • Thrive on working on multiple client dialogues and engagements at once, and seek out cross-functional engagement

A Plus

  • Knowledge of the Nordics, and proficiency in Swedish is a plus (while not required)

You are a role model to our core values - Maximizing Impact in a Collaborative and Responsible way. Furthermore, you have an outstanding ability to build personal relations, empathy and trust.

Are you up for the challenge?

If so, please submit your resume together with a cover letter today and tell us about yourself, and what is attracting you in this role. We will be screening applications on a rolling basis.

As Business Sweden is part-owned by the Swedish government, Business Sweden is able to support Swedish citizens with the work-visa process for the U.S. market. In addition to all eligible work visas, we accept candidates with F-1 visas eligible for OPT.

For more information regarding the position, please contact Vlad Månsson, recruiting manager. For more information regarding the recruitment process, please contact Julia Frishammar, HR Business Partner Americas.

Great Place to Work

  • Global exchanges and career opportunities

  • Exclusive focus on our client’s growth agenda

  • Extensive responsibility

  • Diversified teams with world class colleagues

  • Training academy for continuous development

  • Entrepreneurial environment

About the company

Business Sweden is a global consultancy organization with approximately 500 colleagues working in 46 countries. We all share the same passion - creating maximum value for Sweden.

Business Sweden’s purpose is to help Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies invest and expand in Sweden.
Through our consultancy services we offer our customers strategic advice and hands-on support in their international growth and establishment.

Business Sweden is owned by the Swedish Government and the industry, a partnership that provides access to contacts and networks at all levels.

At Business Sweden we value and encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds related to culture, gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion and belief, disability, nationality, sexual orientation and gender identity.
The diversity of our people is an important foundation of our culture and builds a workplace where everyone can contribute with unique experiences, perspectives and cultures.

OUR VALUESOur high performance culture rests on that all our employees live our core values. We will never have guidelines for every situation we will meet, but if all of us are guided by a strong sense of our values, we will always navigate in the right direction.

RESPONSIBILITYThis is the foundation of our culture. Taking responsibility is a way to show commitment to our work. We take ownership of the relationships with our clients and stay true to our word.

COLLABORATIONAlone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Collaboration knows no geographical borders. At Business Sweden, we act as one global team to create the best possible value for our clients.

IMPACTBy monitoring the world around us and identifying possibilities , we make a difference by helping companies to seize new, sustainable business opportunities. We create impact both for our clients and for Sweden.

Vlad Månsson | Contact Person

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