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Investment Advisor, 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.

The Business Sweden team in Tokyo is strengthening the capacity in the area of Battery, Automotive & Materials in Tokyo with an Investment Advisor for Investments to Sweden. The position is based in Tokyo. This role is a part of the investment promotion organisation at Business Sweden with an objective to attract establishments and investments in Sweden from Japanese companies in the battery, automotive & materials. Investments types vary from strategic alliances, R&D, manufacturing establishment, or capital-oriented investments.

The position's responsibility will be to drive business development with relevant Japanese companies and organisations to unlock investments to Sweden. You will interface with senior management in leading companies and explore strategic development plans to match these with opportunities in Sweden. You will work closely with Business Sweden's Investment team in Stockholm and in the APAC region, as well as relevant companies and organisations in Sweden. You will have the responsibility for building a client network, generating meetings, securing site visits and their conversion to job creating investments and establishments.

We believe you have at least 10 years of relevant industry experience and relevant network, from the industry or related organisation e.g. industry association. You have experience from working in an international environment, company or even similar position from other trade & invest promoting organisations.

The right candidate will join a fun a high-performing team in Tokyo, and a workplace with a lot of flexibility, international culture, work-life balance and freedom under own responsibility. Our culture is high-energy entrepreneurial and dynamic, which encourages everyone to contribute at their very best. We also go to great lengths to care for each other and help out whenever needed.

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

  • Communication skills: Fluency in Japanese and English is required. Efficient internal and external communicator, being able to demonstrate knowledge and articulate Sweden's value proposition to key investor targets
  • Sales and business development: and ability to Identify investment opportunities from scratch with new clients and existing clients to build a strong pipeline of investments from Japan
  • Collaboration skills; while driving client projects independently, a team player collaborate with clients, colleagues and stakeholders in Japan and in Sweden. Your industry competence and network will also be shared and add value for colleagues in consulting projects
  • Project management; being able to drive progress with key accounts and projects in a structured and well-documented way, utilizing the assigned PM and CRM systems at Business Sweden
  • Strong drive and self-motivation, ready to walk the extra mile to make an impact for our clients
  • Previous experience from deal making and due diligence processes
  • Ability to cope with pressure and a high level of flexibility, responsibility, and attention to detail

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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