As an Associate, you will support our clients in their international business development, working in project teams alongside our experienced project managers. You will be part of a challenging environment in project teams working on consulting and promotional assignments that will vary from assisting in the organization of a large seminar/event to collaborating in the delivery of analytical projects such as a market analysis, partner search assignments and so on.
Some administrative tasks (when assigned and if needed) might include assisting the office in the practical day-to-day activities, such as supporting in payment preparation, handling suppliers, and assisting in payroll tasks.
We are proud of our objective-driven Nordic corporate culture, valuing empowerment and requiring proactiveness and ownership of task. Even though it won’t be your main task, you have a natural interest in lead generation and business development. We consider this a team effort.
We are a small team; thus, strong social and team-working skills are highly valued as well as a positive mindset and the ability to take initiatives.
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.
Skills & Requirements
You are a graduate in Business Administration, Economics, International Relations or other track or proven interest that is related with business management consulting
You are analytical, adaptable, independent, hard-working, and curious
You have good communication skills; you are a hands-on problem solver and a quick learner
You are used to handle both quantitative and qualitative data
Proactive mind-set and attitude to always strive for world class deliverables
Excellent time management skills
Outstanding ability to build personal relations, empathy, and trust
As a person you are a team player and leverage results through collaboration with others but are also self-going
A high level of proficiency in both written and spoken English and Spanish is a requirement
Experience from working in project teams or in market analysis, partner searches, etc. is meriting but not defining
Experience from management consulting or other professional services related work is meriting but not defining
Does this describe you?
If so, please submit your personal cover letter and CV in English.
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About the company
Business Sweden is a government-funded management consultancy firm that helps Swedish companies all over the world. Right now, we are looking to hire an Associate to be part of our growing footprint and presence in Colombia and the Americas.
Business Sweden’s has a unique mandate to help Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies invest and expand in Sweden. We do this through trade promotion and business consulting activities, partly funded by the Swedish government and the industry, a partnership that provides access to contacts and networks at all levels.
In practice, our consulting work is similar in the type of assignments as large international strategy firms. Through our consultancy services we offer our customers strategic advice and hands-on support in their international growth and establishment. We have the same analytical approach and methods, but our problem solving is dedicated to supporting the Swedish industry – management consulting with a higher purpose.
Working for Business Sweden is a varied job in which you will encounter many types of clients and services. Work ranges from complex strategic deals to smaller operational projects and clients vary from multinationals to small family-owned businesses, and our job is truly high level to hands-on. The common denominator is a truly international work environment.
Business Sweden in Colombia
Business Sweden has been active in Colombia since 2010 and our office is located in Zona G, Bogota. Our office is also responsible for the markets of Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela. We are part of Region Americas and collaborate closely with our colleagues in Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, and the USA.
We have a great team in place and offer a great opportunity to develop your career in close cooperation with one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable set of companies – the Swedish industry.