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Associate, Seoul

  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2019
  • Seoul

We are now looking for a new colleague to join our fantastic team in Seoul, South Korea! We have been present in South Korea since 1997 and we have a great team in place. We are now looking for a new Associate to join our team and be part of growing our business in South Korea and APAC. Our new team member will be working in the consulting team, with primary focus on consultative support to Swedish companies´ business growth in the market.

South Korea has for many years been one of the fastest growing economies in the world and today Korea is the world’s 11th largest economy, and Sweden’s 3rd largest export market in Asia. It is a mature and highly relevant market for Swedish companies. This is an exciting time to join a great team and dynamic market!

What can we offer you as an Associate in Seoul?

You will be a part of our consulting operation, alongside other colleagues, to provide support to our clients in their international business development.

Duties include supporting our clients’ growth strategies by participating in diverse consulting/research assessment (e.g. market entry, feasibility studies, sector analysis, company acquisitions) and promotion activities (e.g. support in arranging trade delegation and exhibitions) as well as arranging and holding of business meetings between clients and local actors. In addition, you will answer export-related questions from Swedish enterprises and will be involved in marketing and promoting prioritized Swedish industrial sectors and enterprises. Our relevancy with customers depends on our ability to bring new market insights, in-depth market analysis and a best-in-class strategic, consultative advisory.

You will work independently and in teams, as a project team member and with own assignments. It will be your clear objective to manage project deliveries on budget, time and quality.

Our projects mainly cover South Korea but we also work in cross-market projects with our colleagues in the other APAC offices.

Work with great people

Ann-Sofie Safa
Trade Commissioner, USA
"You learn something new every day and it is amazing to be part of our clients international journey"
Simon Wessberg
Consultant, UAE
"Getting hands-on experience and responsibility from day one is truly inspiring"
Erik Friberg
Trade Commissioner, Poland
"You operate in a dynamic environment where you work closely with both large and small upcoming companies"
Kelly Bueno Martinez
Consultant, London
"I enjoy the diversity of projects and the international mindset throughout the organisation"
Anna Lomza
Consultant, Poland
"Each day brings new tasks, challenges and opportunities for development"
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?

We already have a strong team in place, and we set the bar high for applicants’ aptitude in analysing market drivers, business understanding, interpersonal and team management skills.


  • You have a higher academic degree, probably a Master of Science in Business, Administration or/and Engineering
  • We believe you have a minimum of 2-3 years relevant work experience
  • A high level of proficiency in both written and spoken English is a requirement
  • International experience from working or studying outside of Korea is an advantage
  • You are results-oriented, analytical and adaptable with a strong drive.
  • You have social and team-working skills and cultural adaptiveness.
  • You should have a passion for growing Sweden and an ability to handle new challenges

Does this describe you?

If so, please apply by uploading your CV and a personal personal Cover letter (in English). Applications lacking any of these documents will not be considered.

We will screen applications continuously, deadline for applying is April 30th.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Bong-soon Park, Senior Project Manager, South Korea. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Johanna Nargell, HR Business Partner APAC.

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

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. To stay updated on codes of conduct and guidelines is everyone’s responsibility. To raise your voice if you find that something is wrong and to ask, if it is something you do not understand.

COLLABORATIONAlone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Collaboration also means doing our part of the work as well as possible, to have respect for other people's time and expertise, and to meet deadlines.

IMPACTMost of us need to feel that we go to work for a purpose and that we have a chance to leave something good behind. With our purpose to release Swedish companies' international potential, it is obvious how we can have an impact on their future success.

Bong-soon Park | Hiring Manager

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