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Business Consulting, Associate / Consultant Level, Milan

This is a unique opportunity to start an international career at our Milan office as an Associate or Consultant. We are looking for exceptional graduates / young professionals with drive, ambition and potential that are eager to join us in our quest to help Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies to invest and expand in Sweden.

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

The team is based in Milan and we deliver advisory and consultancy services related to commercial excellence and revenue growth across various sectors such as digital technologies, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and mobility. Our clients’ businesses are often driven by digitalization, innovation and sustainability. Our consultancy scope includes for instance market entry and growth strategy, M&A, public affairs, operations footprint as well as client and partner acquisition. From the office in Milan we cover Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Malta.

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?

We are looking for a candidate at an Associate or Consultancy level (ranging from recent graduates to talents with up to four years of working experience – your position and compensation will be based on your seniority), who will play a critical role in leading projects related to commercial excellence and revenue growth.

You are interested in a fast-paced environment, a steep learning curve and to work in a dedicated team supporting Swedish clients in their growth journey in Italy, as well as the rest of Europe and globally.

You will be working in project teams collecting, analyzing and presenting information and insights to our clients, which you mostly get from interactions with external stakeholders on the market. You will travel in the region with our clients on a regular basis.

You will support senior colleagues in sales dialogues, insight driven development of new business opportunities, as well as prospecting and together with the team, develop customer value propositions. We have a strong and dedicated team, and we set the bar high for applicants’ aptitude in analyzing market drivers as well as interacting with senior business leaders.

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?

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:

  • Recently graduated or up to ~4 years of relevant experience from management consulting or a business development role*

  • 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, Italian & Swedish is a requirement

Soft Skills:

  • You are result-oriented, analytical and with a strong drive and an ability to handle new challenges
  • You preferably have experience in conducting sales of services and enjoy sales challenges

  • Self-motivator and accountable team player

A Plus:

  • Proficiency in French/Spanish/Greek

  • If you have professional experience from Italy or Greece and/or working experience from a consulting, in-house strategy or business development role, it is a strong advantage.

  • You have experience from an international context from studying and/or working

*Depending on your experience and qualifications, we will discuss a position as an Associate or a Consultant.

This role is initially a 1-year contract.

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 Pelle Jacobson, recruiting manager.

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.

Pelle Jacobson | Contact Person

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