Do you thrive in dynamic, international and network-based environments? Do you want to be part of building and expanding innovation ecosystems to help Swedish companies and institutions find best-in-class partners? Business Sweden in New Delhi is seeking an experienced Project Manager to take on a unique role at the intersection of business, policy and tech.
We are looking for a new colleague to join our team in India. India is the world’s largest democracy with a population close to 1.3 billion and is expected to be the world’s third largest economy by 2030.
The expanding economy is also an increasingly interesting powerhouse for business development and innovation and opens up co-operation opportunities with future global impact.
Today there are about 200 Swedish companies registered in India, and over 1200 Swedish companies make business deals to a value of SEK 1 million annually. Many Swedish companies are now active with an all-around activity in the market place i.e. research and development, purchasing, production, sales and after sales. In total, Swedish companies employ almost 185 000 people directly, and over 1 300 000 indirectly, in India.
Business Sweden helps accelerate sales, propel landing and minimise risk for Swedish companies in the South Asia region, including India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. This is an exciting time to join a truly dynamic region where you will be given the opportunity to develop your career in an ever-changing market.
What do we expect from you?
As a successful candidate, you would be managing and nurturing investor relations, R&D agendas of multinational companies and inter-ministerial coordination with both Swedish and Indian entities to promote and operationalize bilateral industrial innovation partnerships.
Your responsibilities include:
Be the leader and driver of Team Sweden’s assignment in India connected to the Swedish-Indian innovation platform from an industrial and business perspective
Support and help building Swedish companies, government and universities long-term relations and network in India
Develop a methodology to accelerate market specific innovations and collaborations in India
Set up and organise virtual and physical meetings between entrepreneurs, research financing agencies, and policy makers
Create, implement and follow up on long term communication strategies and channels
Sell and project manage industrial R&D projects with large Swedish companies
Build relationships between Indian and Swedish investors with the purpose to increase lead generation and co-investments
Skills & Requirements
Who are we looking for?
You have a higher academic degree, probably a Master of Science in Business, Administration or/and Engineering.
We believe you have a background from either the startup scene, management consulting or communication strategy, and have at least 7 years of relevant work experience; includingproject management and complex analytical work. Experience from multi stakeholder projects is meriting.
You have the ability to interact with both government and private sector stakeholders
You are results-oriented, analytical and adaptable
You take initiatives and make things happen
You have excellent team working skills and enjoys partnering other teams of Team Sweden
You have strong social and networking skills with an ability to influence, gain trust and build relationships
Experience from working, living or studying in India or South Asia is highly meriting
Experience from emerging markets is meriting
Fluency in Swedish and a high level of proficiency in both written and spoken English is a requirement
Frequent travelling will be required
Does this describe you?
If so we can't wait to read your application! Please apply with your CV and a personal cover letter as soon as possible as we will be screening applications continuously, but no later than the 23rd of June.
Your application will be handled confidentially.
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.