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Strategy & Management Consultant, West Africa

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 31, 2022
  • Lagos +1 more
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 31, 2022
  • Lagos +1 more

Region EMEA is a key region within Business Sweden and operates from 21 locations, across Europe and the Middle East. The Casablanca office represents the regional hub for two close teams focusing on North and West Africa and covering 25 dynamic markets. _We also work as one team with our colleagues in Eastern and Southern Africa meaning we work with projects across the whole continent._

We focus to grow the advisory part of our business, and to become even more relevant in ecosystems such as transport, energy, ICT and health to help propel growth of Swedish companies internationally.

West Africa is undergoing a period of transformation, and is expected to be one of the world’s most populous regions by the year 2050. The region provide many opportunities over a large spectrum of industries for companies who want to grow their international revenue, for example within the prioritized sectors of the region.

Swedish companies present in West Africa are often successful. For a large majority of the Swedish companies in the region, the market-share has been increasing significantly during the last couple of years, as a result of market adopted solutions and local market presence. Furthermore, many of these companies have extensive expansion plans in the medium and long term, which is a clear indication of this region's future potential.

Our relevancy to customers depends on our ability to bring market insights and a best-in-class strategic, consultative advisory. These recruitments are part of the expansion of our team with this focus. Your strategic mind-set and business acumen will be of great value, alongside with your passion for in-depth analysis and constant drive to go after new market opportunities. This is management consulting with a higher purpose.

What do we expect from you?

As a Consultant with Business Sweden, you will work in project teams, alongside our experienced and ambitious consultants and project managers delivering projects that provide support to leading Swedish companies in their international business development and expansion in our focus countries and in other countries within the region depending on demand and fit for purpose. The range of projects include public affairs and business-to-government, sales acceleration, market entry and growth strategies, market and stakeholder analysis, business partner, target acquisitions, supply chain & location analysis and similar.

You will proactively find new business opportunities and drive the insight selling in the region for clients, as well as having an active role in developing our value proposition. Might require regular travels to and/ or coordination with public stakeholders in West Africa, such as public decision-makers and agency directors, in promoting Swedish solutions for mega-deals and public procurements.

You will also be part of strategic engagements aiming at developing and promoting high-level trade relations between Sweden and key markets in the region.

We also closely work with supporting Swedish companies in collaborating with multilateral development banks (World Bank, African Development Bank, EIB and EBRD).

You already have professional experience in the West African region, e.g. through working experience from a consulting or business development role.
You are interested in a fast-paced environment, a steep learning curve and to work in a dedicated team supporting Swedish clients in their growth journey in West Africa, as well as in Africa and globally.

We already have a strong and dedicated team in place, and we set the bar high for applicants’ aptitude in analyzing market drivers, interacting with senior corporate leaders, interpersonal and team skills.

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

Who are we looking for?

  • You have a higher academic degree, probably a Master of Science in Engineering and/or Business Administration
  • You have a relevant working experience for 2-3 years, preferably from Management Consulting or similar in West Africa
  • You have experience from an international context from studying or working
  • A high level of proficiency in both written and spoken English and French is a requirement
  • Understanding and speaking a local language found amongst the region is a plus
  • You are results-oriented, analytical and with a strong drive and an ability to handle new challenges.
  • You have social and team-working skills and cultural adaptiveness.
  • Live Business Sweden values
  • Collaborate with and be helpful to colleagues
  • Be open minded and curious with a humble can do attitude

Does the above describe you and you are up for the challenge?

Don't hesitate - send in your application including CV and cover letter as soon as possible as we are evaluating applications continuously!

If you have questions about the position, please reach out to the Hiring Manager.

Your application will be handled confidentially.

We look forward to hear from you!

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.

Anthonia Adenaya Huard | Contact Person

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