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Senior Business Consultant, Turkey

  • Application Deadline: July 30, 2019
  • Istanbul

We are now looking for a new colleague to join our team in Istanbul, Turkey. Business Sweden has been active in Turkey since 1991. Today, Business Sweden in Istanbul consist of a team with broad knowledge of the Turkish market and a strong network in areas such as energy, health, transport, telecommunications and retail sectors. Business Sweden in Istanbul assists on average 100 Swedish companies per year with services and advice in the Turkish market.

Turkey has during the last 15 years been one of the world's fastest growing economies with a vision to become the world's tenth largest economy before 2023. Turkey has a young and growing population and a favorable geographic location, which makes the country an attractive destination for Swedish companies with aspirations for the business in a larger region. This is an exciting time to join the team and be part of helping Swedish companies in the market. With us, you can use your business experience to help make Sweden a more attractive, innovative, and competitive business partner.

What do we expect from you?

As a Senior Business Consultant, you will work in a vibrant environment where you will lead and deliver projects that will provide support to Swedish companies in their international business development and global expansion. We are looking for a person who has an exceptional drive and a can-do mindset, as projects vary from high-level market analysis and strategy development to facilitating and participating in hands-on business meetings between Swedish clients and local customers or partners.

An important part of your job will be initiation of sales to existing Swedish companies or potential subsidiaries located in Turkey. Tasks will include identifying new business opportunities, as well as prospecting, contacting new potential clients, setting up and participating in sales meetings, and participating in developing a suggested solution and closing the deal.

We already have a strong team in place, and we set the bar high for applicants’ aptitude in analysing market drivers, interacting with senior corporate and political leaders, and managing the sometimes complex local business landscape.

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?

  • 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 relevant working experience for at least 4-6 years.
  • You have experience in conducting successful sales of services and enjoy sales challenges.
  • You have the ability to interact with both government and private sector stakeholders.
  • You are self-going, driven and you make things happen.
  • You are business-focused, result-oriented and adaptable.
  • Social and team-working skills are highly valued as well as passion for and ability to handle new challenges.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is a requirement.
  • Language skills in Turkish or Swedish, or most preferrably a combination of the two, are of advantage.
  • Experience from working, living or studying in Turkey is an advantage.

Does this describe you?

If so, we can’t wait to read your application! Please send your CV together with a personal cover letter as soon as possible as we will be screening applications continuously, but no later than July 30th. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Edin Erkocevic, Trade Commissioner Turkey. If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Helena Herolf, HR Business Partner EMEA.

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.

Edin Erkocevic | Hiring Manager

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