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Senior Project Manager, Strategic Projects

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

Are you interested in international infrastructure sales? Do you have experience from international mega deals? We are now looking for a Senior Project Manager to join our teamStrategic Projects. 

As a Senior Project Manager within the business area Strategic Projects you will support Swedish companies in their single largest international business opportunities in mainly infrastructure projects within Energy and Transport. 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 would like to add senior competence within the transport sector, preferably also innovation and system design.  

You need to be passionate about international sales and result driven, excellent in complex sales in international environments. You need to take a natural place in high-level relations and meetings with Swedish and International Executive management as well as with Ministers and government representatives. You also 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 projects together with companies, Business Sweden offices and Embassies.  
  • Lead project execution in Strategic Projects mainly within the Energy and Transport sector.  
  • Support 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 high level delegations including minister representatives.  
  • Support Swedish companies in tenders, financing of pre-studies, pilot installations and international financing solutions (export credit and multilateral financing solutions). 
  • Develop the relation with Swedish innovation initiatives and clusters to improve and accelerate importance in relation to export priorities. 
  • Support Business Sweden´s international offices in their advisory sales within the projects (all projects are co-financed). 
  • Contribute to the business development of Strategic Project and International Financing, including best practices, support structure, systems and personnel. 
  • Build and maintain relations with key stakeholders and prioritized Swedish large corporations, the Government offices of Sweden and finance institutions. 
  • Coach, support and develop the local Business Sweden team for strategic projects.  

    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. 
    • Collaborate effectively to achieve good results with a positive can-do attitude. 
    • Contribute to team spirit and transparent communication. 
    • A problem solver who easily adapts to new ways of working. 
    • Analytical and to voice your own ideas and share opinions. Show appreciation for different perspectives. 
    • Build trust and respect through competence and integrity. 
    • Promote global teamwork and contribute to an inclusive work environment where we value different perspectives. 
    • Deliver on goals and expectations efficiently.  

    Formal requirements 

    • You have a higher academic degree (Master of Science or equivalent).
    • You have at least 12 years of successful experience of as manager or sales representative leading international sales teams, in a large corporation or as a management consultant.  
    • You have a network within the Swedish international corporations within the Energy and Transport sector. 
    • You have acted in an international diplomatic environment with politicians and government representatives in Sweden and abroad.  
    • You have experience from international project sales of infrastructure projects. 
    • You have very strong collaboration and communication skills.  
    • You are fluent in Swedish and English, additional languages as Spanish or French is a very strong merit.  
    • You have experience from living/working in other parts of the world. 


    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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