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Head of Human Resources

  • Stockholm
  • Stockholm

Business Sweden are business developers with a unique mandate. The 46 offices in 38 countries contribute to growth and jobs by helping Swedish companies grow their global sales and international companies invest and expand in Sweden. Business Sweden are now recruiting a Head of Human Resources who wants to build Business Sweden’s HR function for the future!

As Head of Human Resources at Business Sweden you will be responsible for managing and developing Business Swedens’ HR function in a dynamic and international setting. You will ensure that best practices are in place as well as work both strategically and operationally to create a structured, effective and agile HR organization. You will support managers and employees globally with a wide scope of HR related matters, and in addition ensure that the right HR systems and processes are in place. This is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate HRs positive impact in a truly global organization and lead the business toward set targets.

As Head of Human Resources you will report to CEO Jan Larsson. You will be part of Business Sweden’s management team as well as lead the HR-team which today is made up of 7 people. The role is located at Business Swedens’ HQ in World Trade Center in Stockholm. The role requires some international travel, an estimated 30-50 days per year.

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

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Own and develop the HR agenda in an international and dynamic setting
  • Develop and implement Human Resource strategies, processes and systems according to Best Practice
  • Develop and lead the direction of talent management strategies to attract, develop and retain talent
  • Provide leadership and support to senior management on matters of leadership, culture, talent management, succession planning, goal setting, mobility and compensation philosophy
  • Oversee maintenance and development of human resources information systems
  • Actively contribute to the Management Team

Background and experience

  • An academic degree in Human Resources or similar
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience from operational and strategic HR work
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience of coaching senior leaders
  • Experience of working in an international environment
  • Experience of creating and implementing strategies, processes and tools
  • Experience of maintaining and developing HR systems and digital tools
  • Experience from consulting businesses is an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Swedish

As a person you are business oriented, collaborative and structured. With your previous experience of good structures, toolboxes and methods in HR work – and ability to quickly move from idea to implementation – you are energized by continuing the work initiated to build an efficient and modern HR function. You are a strong and agile implementer who knows how to demonstrate HR’s ability to positively impact the business. You are motivated by the responsibility to work towards goals independently and without detailed instructions. You thrive in an international and dynamic setting where no day is like the other.

If this sounds like your kind of challenge, apply today by submitting your CV and cover letter! In this recruitment process Business Sweden is collaborating with Novare Executive Search. For more information about the position or the process, please contact Viktor Karlsson, [email protected] or Taylor Hansson, [email protected] Please note that we do not accept applications through e-mail, due to GDPR.

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

At Business Sweden, we do management consulting with a higher purpose: to contribute to the welfare of society by accelerating the growth of Swedish companies abroad and by helping international companies to invest and expand in Sweden. Our clients are all over the world, so it’s by design that Business Sweden has offices and employees all around the world, too.

With a team of almost 500 employees we operate in more than 40 markets, from Helsinki to Hong Kong and from Moscow to Mexico City. Our headquarters are located in Stockholm and Shanghai. Business Sweden is owned by the Swedish Government and the industry, a partnership that provides access to contacts and networks at all levels.

With us you will accomplish more than you thought possible and exercise an influence greater than you could imagine. You’ll get to unleash your talent with the world as your workplace and make a difference with true, proper impact.

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 the 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.

Viktor Karlsson | Contact Person

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