Sweden has a unique position in some of the most important areas for business and economic development across the world – sustainability, innovation and digitalization. This makes a strong platform for Swedish companies to expand their business upon, and is an attractive value proposition for many foreign companies that want to establish production sites or R&D-units in Europe.
Business Sweden helps Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies invest and expand in Sweden. We do this through strategic advice on how to enter and expand in new markets, practical support in establishing presence, continuous market insights and an extensive business network.
Region Sweden consists of five teams and two cross-unit functions. The teams are three industry centered units, Energy & Transport, Materials & Industrials, Life Science, and two functional units - Trade & Invest Facilitation, and Region Sweden Advisory. The two cross-unit functions, Sustainability and Innovation, collaborate with colleagues across all our regions.
The revenues in Region Sweden come to a large extent from Business Sweden’s government assignment. Apart from the large amount of questions answered and educations conducted by the Trade and Invest Facilitation unit, the region is operationally responsible for a large part of both investment promotion and the SME advise program, and has people located across Sweden. In the state assignment, Region Sweden collaborates closely with the COO-office that is responsible for distributing resources, defining targets and follow up on the state assignment deliveries.
Furthermore, the Region is responsible for coordinating client development across all regions through the Global Industry Networks that are led from the three industry units. In that task, understanding of various ecosystems and trends in the Swedish business is vital, as is networking across different segments of companies in Sweden.
What we expect from you
In your role leading the region you have full responsibility for people, operations, and client deliveries. You will also be part of the management team at Business Sweden.
Next to developing the collaboration on the state assignment with the COO-office, the target for the region is to develop a larger share of external client revenue the coming years. This will require change in both internal culture and the way work is organized and carried out. You are expected to lead and engage people in the region through that change towards an even more effect oriented delivery in the state assignment, larger collaboration in global projects with external clients and an increasing revenue from companies.
Key responsibilities and tasks
Leading the region
Member of the Management team
Who we are looking for
Does this describe you?
If so, please send your resume as soon as possible as we will be screening applications continuously, but no later than 5th of April.
If you have any questions concerning the position, please contact Jan Larsson, CEO. If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Louise Lundberg, HR Business Partner.
Global exchanges and career opportunities
Exclusive focus on our client’s growth agenda
Diversified teams with world class colleagues
Training academy for continuous development
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.