We are now looking for an Office Manager to lead Bangalore office and to be part of growing our footprint and presence in India. Business Sweden has been present in India since 1996 and with a team of about 30 employees across our offices in New Delhi and Bangalore. In this role you will lead an engaged team of 10 employees with a great potential to grow. A high level of proficiency in both written and spoken Swedish and English is a requirement in this role.
Our India operation consists of 2 locations which are New Delhi and Bangalore. Together, we make up one of the most successful, progressive, and dynamic business units in Business Sweden in the fast-growing 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 India 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 Sustainability, Green transition, Energy and Transport, Healthcare and Life Science, Aviation, Digitech, Automotive as well as Retail and Consumer Goods.
What do we expect from you
You will be responsible of leading, developing and inspire the Consultancy team in Bangalore (approx.10 people and growing) and you will report to the Trade Commissioner, India. You will be responsible for sales, delivery, and profit/loss for Bangalore office. You will be working closely with HQ/ecosystems to coordinate on sales and market services for India.
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 Office manager it comes natural for you to contribute to a performance and value driven company culture.
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 India 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 India. The projects involve market expansion, sales support, stakeholder analysis and operational support.
We are looking for a person who has experience from business development, consulting and leading team in various strategic assignments.
Relevant work experience, with 10+ 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 Swedish and English is a requirement
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
Previous experience from working with management consulting or other advisory services on Asia 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, Aviation, Digitech
Experience from living/working in Asia is highly meriting
Does this describe you?
If so, please submit your resume together with a personal cover letter as soon as possible but no later than 27th of March as we will be screening applications on a rolling basis.
Global exchanges and career opportunities
Exclusive focus on our client’s growth agenda
Diversified teams with world class colleagues
Training academy for continuous development
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.