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Project Manager, Japan

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Tokyo, Japan

Do you have a strong drive for delivering value to clients within market expansion and growth in a highly international context? Would you like to work in the intersection of business and diplomacy, interacting with executives and senior politicians? Take this opportunity to be part of Business Sweden’s team in Japan.

Business Sweden is now looking for an experienced business development professional or management consultant who is eager to be part of a high performing team of 20 colleagues in Japan. As a team we advise both Large- & Mid-sized companies as well as Start-ups on questions related to commercial excellence across various sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, energy, digital technologies and consumer goods.

As project manager your main area of work is to lead teams of 2-3 consultants working close with our clients. You are responsible for building strong client relationships, design and drive analytical work, secure that insights and recommendations are well underpinned and packaged in an easy to understand and concrete manner. As a project manager at Business Sweden, you interact with a wide range of stakeholders within client organisations as well as governmental agencies, academia, and Business Sweden colleagues around the world.

You will be based in Tokyo and report to the Country Manager.

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

  • 5+ years of experience as a management consultant or internal business development manager
  • Advanced degree and outstanding record of academic achievement
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong record of project management and sales of consulting assignments
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with a wide range of backgrounds and qualifications
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively - both verbally and in writing
  • Experience from living and working in an Asian country is an advantage
  • Fluency in English and Japanese

As a person you have:

  • High energy and passion for what you do
  • Strong interest in business
  • A proactive and growth mindset
  • Great skills in relationship management
  • Great and quick adaptability to many different environments
  • Keep calm and focused regardless of the situation

Send in your application as soon as possible as we will be screening applicants on a continuous basis.

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.

Business Sweden

Tokyo, Japan
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