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Consultant / Senior Consultant, Strategic Projects

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 12, 2024
  • Stockholm
  • Hybrid
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 12, 2024
  • Stockholm
  • Hybrid

Are you interested in international infrastructure sales? We are now looking for a Consultant / Senior Consultant to join our team  Strategic Projects. 

As a Consultant within the business area Strategic Projects you will support Swedish companies in their single largest international business opportunities, mainly in infrastructure projects. The area is a central part of the Swedish Trade and Invest Strategy that aims to substantially increase the success of Swedish companies’ export leading to economic growth and increased employment in Sweden. Several of the projects are also an important role of the Trade to aid strategy, supporting a sustainable development globally in collaboration with Swedish companies and collaboration partners.   

You will be part of the team Strategic Projects at Business Sweden’s headquarters, that leads and assigns projects worldwide. The support addresses single companies in their highest prioritized project export opportunities. Additional to the company representatives the project teams consist of personnel from Business Sweden´s international offices, Embassies but also representatives from other relevant government authorities and promotion actors (together called Team Sweden). To strengthen our team further, we are now looking for a Consultant to join our team.   

You need to be passionate about international sales and result driven, excellent in complex sales in international environments. You will be part of a team that acts with high-level relations and meetings with Swedish and International Executive management as well as with Ministers and government representatives. You need knowledge regarding complex tenders in the private and public sector, finance solutions and diplomacy.  

You will be located at Business Sweden's headquarters in Stockholm but will be travelling internationally, including emerging markets in South America, Africa and Asia. 

Responsibilities and work tasks 

  • Continuously identify, prioritize and qualify focus strategic projects together with companies, Business Sweden offices and Embassies.  
  • Update the common Team Sweden pipe-line (database) with project opportunities with business potential, development and sustainability contribution. 
  • Follow-up the progress, result and impact of the projects together with Business Sweden's international offices. 
  • Support the follow-up process of project progress and best practice documentation. 
  • Support to Swedish companies in their project sales strategy set-up and execution including stakeholder identification and management, business case development, competitor analysis and pricing strategies. 
  • Initiate promotion activities with Government offices and authorities in Sweden and internationally i.e. collaborate with industry organization and plan minister delegation.  
  • Support Swedish companies in tenders, financing of pre-studies, pilot installations and international financing solutions. 
  • Support Business Sweden's international offices in their advisory sales within the projects (all projects are co-financed).  

    Work with great people

    Vlad Månsson
    Trade Commissioner, 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"
    Bong-Soon Park
    Senior Project Manager, South Korea
    "My greatest motivation is seeing the positive impact our job has on our clients"

    Skills & Requirements

    Core competencies and collaborative skills 

    • Demonstrate commitment, honesty, and accountability in tasks. 
    • Provide support and take ownership to ensure high quality delivery on time. 
    • Well-structured with strong analytical skills.  
    • Contribute to team spirit and transparent communication. 
    • A problem solver who easily adapts to new ways of working. 
    • High integrity and ability to lead others and deliver results in environments where you do not have the formal leadership.  
    • Result driven, have strong own drive, endurance and creativity.  
    • Appreciate to combine analytic work with hands on actions.  
    • Outgoing with ability to build strong networks, establish contacts and win confidence.  
    • Strategic capability and are able to see the big picture. 
    • Passionate about business and result driven, excellent in complex sales in international environments.   

    Formal requirements  

    • You have a higher academic degree, probably a Master of Science in Business, Administration or/and Engineering.
    • We believe you have a background as a management consultant and have at least 3 years relevant working experience. Strong in slide writing and data analysis.  
    • You are experienced and successful in sales of advisory services. 
    • You have very strong collaboration and communication skills as well as passion for growing Sweden and an ability to handle new challenges. 
    • You have a strong knowledge of the Swedish international corporations and the Swedish promotion agencies and systems. 
    • You are fluent in Swedish and English, additional languages as Spanish or French is a very strong merit. 

      Application

      Please submit your resume as soon as possible as we will be screening applications on a rolling basis. Your application will be handled confidentially. 

      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

      Diversity powering global growth

      At Business Sweden we value and encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We strive for a workplace where all colleagues can explore their full potential and contribute with their unique experiences. By embracing a wide range perspective, we can better drive sustainable growth and customer-centric excellence.

      About Business Sweden

      Business Sweden helps Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies invest and expand in Sweden. With a unique mandate from the Swedish government and the business sector, we offer strategic advice and practical support in more than 40 markets worldwide.

      Our mission is to help lay the foundation for sustainable, inclusive, and digital growth – in Sweden and around the world. We do this by providing startups, small- and medium sized companies and multinationals with tailored services, coupled with access to key stakeholders in the public and private spheres.

      We help our clients build relationships, accelerate time-to-market, and comply with local standards and regulations. Visit business-sweden.com for more information.


      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.

      Olov Hemström | Contact Person

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