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Program Manager within team Life Science, Region Sweden

  • Application Deadline: April 3, 2023
  • Stockholm
  • Application Deadline: April 3, 2023
  • Stockholm

Take the opportunity to work in our Life Science team, where the ambition is to get Swedish life science companies in global lead, Sweden to be a leading life science nation and to become a hub for cutting edge research and innovation.

Business Sweden has a unique mandate, assigned by the Swedish government and the private sector. We contribute to the welfare of society by accelerating the growth of Swedish companies abroad and helping international companies invest and expand in Sweden. We work with leading companies of the world and we thrive on knowing that we help our customers close the best deals.

We are looking for a Program Manager to our Life Science Team focusing on global growth of, and foreign direct investments in, the Swedish Life Science sector (pharma, biotech, connected health, healthtech, medtech and diagnostics). As Program Manager you will lead global business development programs to lead SME companies to new markets, connect start-ups with international hot-spots, support companies to win large and strategic international deals and attract leading international companies to invest and grow in Sweden.

Your role is to be a power-promotor for Swedish life science, designing and coordinating promotional projects and activities in key markets around the world. The work evolves around Swedish and international companies’ business opportunities and include enabling stakeholders from the government and private sector. All programs include innovation and sustainability aspects to act in line with Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement.

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

  • Higher academic degree within Life Science (Master of Science or equivalent).

  • You have preferably strong industrial background (more than 10 years) from the life science industry.

  • Solid know-how from business development in Life Science, with a strong technical understanding and interest in e.g.
    - a specific therapeutic area
    - research science, in-/out-licensing, co-development
    - academia & industry collaboration.

  • Previous experience from management consulting is a merit.

  • Working knowledge of the Swedish promotional agencies and system is an asset.

  • A high level of proficiency in written and spoken English is a requirement. Swedish language skills are a strong advantage.

We believe you are a proactive, result-oriented person with a strategic mindset, strong business acumen and can-do attitude. Structured and able to drive many complex projects in parallel, a natural leader that can deliver results without formal leadership and across organisations. Strong teamwork and relationship-building skills, ability to inspire and engage different stakeholders and effectively interact with key executives and decision makers (C-level managers & Ministers/Government level) are all musts in this role.

As we work to build a strong life sector and collaboration across all of Sweden, travel to national life science hot-spots is to be expected.

Does this describe you?
If so, we can't wait to read your application! Please apply with your personal cover letter and CV as soon as possible as we will be screening applications on a rolling basis.

For more information about the position, please contact Charlotte af Klercker. For more information about the recruitment process please contact Louise Lundberg, HR Business Partner.

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.

Charlotte af Klercker | Contact Person

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