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Associate, Vienna

  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2023
  • Vienna
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2023
  • Vienna

Do you want to work in an entrepreneurial environment in a global organization? Do you want to help Swedish companies reach their full international potential?

From our Vienna office you will join Region Europe, a key region within Business Sweden that operates from 43 local offices across Europe, Middle East and Africa. From Vienna, we cover Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Western Balkans, and Israel, though many projects span across the region.

Business Sweden works with leading multinational companies and start-ups across all industries and our clients’ business is often driven by digitalization, innovation and sustainability. Our consultancy services include e.g. market entry & growth strategies including M&A, sales acceleration, tech scouting as well as Business to Government support (B2G).

Our focus is to grow the advisory part of our business and to become even more relevant in most important business ecosystems to help propel the international growth of Swedish companies. To help drive this journey, we are currently looking for a consultant to join our team.

What we offer:

  • Insights into multiple sectors and business models such as life science, industry 4.0 and mobility

  • Projects with start-ups, scale-ups and large multinationals

  • Assignments in CEE, Switzerland, Israel & wider EMEA

  • Opportunity to occasionally travel across Europe to support our clients hands-on

  • A high degree of freedom and responsibility and opportunity to drive own initiatives

  • Strong team where we take care of, support and coach each other

  • A diverse and international work environment with global career opportunities

About our team:
The team in Vienna has a strong track record and consists of 6 people today but we need to grow and look forward to a new colleague. From Vienna we cover several markets – Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Western Balkans (Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia etc.) and Israel but we often work in broader CEE or EMEA scope.

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

What we are looking for:

You are interested in working in a fast-paced, international environment, a steep learning curve and to work in a driven and energetic team supporting Swedish clients in their international growth journey. You are hardworking, analytical and will be working in project teams collecting and analyzing market insights and presenting to clients or client’s clients. Team spirit, social skills, and the ability to connecting the dots are also important since our work is much driven by interactions with external stakeholders. The job requires that you can handle many balls in the air and multiple deadlines simultaneously

You will support senior colleagues in client dialogues, sales dialogues, identification of new business opportunities and in developing customer proposals.

We have a strong and dedicated team, and we set the bar high for applicants’ aptitude for analyzing market drivers, interacting with corporate leaders, and solving problems in a challenging and exciting international setting.

Mandatory requirements:

  • You have a higher academic degree, preferably a Master of science in Business or Engineering or equivalent

  • You either come straight from university or have 1-2 years of relevant working experience

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

  • You are a result-oriented, problem-solving, analytical, have a strong business acumen with above all a “can-do” attitude as well as a passion and ability to handle new challenges on behalf of our clients

  • You have the desire to stretch your potential and to succeed. You desire to do so by developing a diversified skill set in the areas of management consulting, leadership and sales in a global environment

  • You have excellent social and team-working skills and enjoy taking position in client- and stakeholder meetings and dialogues on how to realize the best path of growth

Desired experience and skills:

  • Professional experience from the CEE & SEE region

  • Knowledge of Swedish, Hungarian, Hebrew or languages of the Balkans is a plus

Does this describe you?
If so, we can’t wait to read your application! Please submit your CV together with a personal cover letter as soon as possible as we will be screening applications on a rolling basis. Application without both CV and cover letter will not be screened.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Trade Commissioner, Maja Zoric,[email protected]. In case you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Business Partner Region Europe, Julia Frishammar,[email protected]

Want to know more about Life at Business Sweden and meet our colleagues? Read more here.

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 Tokyo 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.

Christoffer Bengtsson | Contact Person

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