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Team Manager - Chicago Consulting

  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2023
  • Chicago
  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2023
  • Chicago

Do you love a challenge and are interested in being part of growing and developing our Chicago consulting team and accelerating Swedish businesses in the US? Then we might have the perfect opportunity for you! We are looking for a new Consulting Team Manager to join our office in Chicago.

Who we are

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.

What we do

Our US operation consists of 3 locations which are Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Together, we make up one of the most successful, progressive, and dynamic business units in Business Sweden in the largest economy in the world. Business Sweden is partly owned by the Swedish Government and private industry, a partnership that provides access to contacts and networks at all levels.

We help Swedish companies enter and grow on the US market, understand market dynamics, identify local partners, appreciate the regulatory landscape, and build out their services or product offering. We support several industries spanning across Energy and Transport, Smart Industry, Healthcare and Life Science as well as Retail and Consumer Goods.

Why Business Sweden?

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.

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.

What do we expect from you?

You will be responsible of leading, developing and inspire the Consultancy team in Chicago (approx.. 10 people with potential to double in size over the coming years) and you will report to the Country Manager, USA. We believe that you have experience and an interest in growing and developing talent and thrive when seeing people succeed in their roles. In your role as Team Leader it comes natural for you to contribute to a performance and value driven company culture.

The variety of assignments and the high level of responsibility makes the work truly dynamic and challenging. We have a high-energy entrepreneurial culture which requires and drives everyone to contribute at their very best.

You will be part of a business development team, drive senior client dialogues, and insight driven initiatives of new business opportunities, as well as prospecting and developing customer value propositions. You will contribute to ensuring that we are seen as a trusted advisor, with a clear point of view relating to our clients’ most pressing challenges on the U.S. market. Client dialogues are expected to be carried out independently where you will conduct outreach, proposal development and closure.

You will also scope, lead and deliver projects that provide support to leading Swedish companies in their international business development and expansion in the U.S. The projects involve market expansion, sales support, stakeholder analysis and operational support.

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"
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, both in consulting assignments and as a team manager. As a person, we are looking for someone who is a team player, with a business-oriented mindset and a positive "can do attitude".

Technical Skills:

  • Relevant work experience, with probably at least 7-8 years of experience in related business and roles

  • Higher academic degree, probably a Master of Science in Business, Administration or/and Engineering

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

Soft Skills:

  • Successful strategic 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
  • Management and leadership experience, leading teams and act as a role model and grow talent by inspiring and developing direct reports
  • Interaction with external stakeholders, ideally both government and private sector
  • Self-motivator and accountable team player
  • Thrive on working on multiple client dialogues and engagements at once, and seek out cross-functional engagement

A Plus:

  • Proficiency in Swedish

  • Previous experience from working with management consulting or other advisory services on the North American market is highly meriting

  • Previous experience from working in or leading consultancy assignments within any of the following industries: Healthcare and Life Science, Transport and Automotive, Green Energy, Smart Industry

Does this describe you?

If so, please submit your resume together with a personal cover letter as soon as possible as we will be screening applications on a rolling basis.

For more information regarding the position, please contact Vlad Månsson, recruiting manager.

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.

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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