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Business Consultant, Shanghai

  • Shanghai

Do you want to work in a truly global organization, with colleagues from around the world? Are you passionate about combining innovation, sustainability and business? Do you want to build partnerships between Swedish and Chinese organizations?

We are now looking for more talented individuals to join our growing team in Shanghai. The new team members will be working in the consulting team, with primary focus on consultative support to Swedish companies´ business growth in the market. This is an exciting time to join our fast growing APAC team and a great opportunity to develop your career within consulting and international business. Business Sweden has been present in China since 1994 – and has over the years built a strong and successful network of local business leaders and decision makers in order to promote Swedish competitiveness on the Chinese market.

We are looking for persons who are eager to be part of developing our business in China and be essential parts of advancing our strategic advisory capabilities in China and APAC. As a candidate, you have a can-do attitude and love a challenge!

What do we expect from you?

Duties include supporting our clients’ growth strategies by conducting 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 be involved in marketing and promoting prioritized Swedish industrial sectors and enterprises.

You will also support the sales team, where tasks include identifying new business opportunities, as well as prospecting, contacting new potential clients, setting up and participating in sales meetings, and participating in developing solutions and closing the deal.

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. Your strategic mind-set and business expertise will be of great value, alongside with your passion for in-depth analysis and constant drive to go after new market insights.

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

  • You have a higher academic degree, probably in Business or/and Engineering
  • You have 2-7 years relevant work experience, probably as a management consultant or similar role
  • You have a can-do attitude combined with curiosity for Swedish business and interest in working with a variety of industries and solutions
  • You have strong social skills and excellent communication skills
  • Team-working skills are highly valued as well as passion for and ability to handle new challenges
  • High level of proficiency in both written and spoken Mandarin Chinese and English is a requirement (other languages or local dialects a plus)
  • Experience from studying or working outside China is an advantage
  • A strong network and/or previous experience within key focus industries such as Healthcare, Energy, Transport and ICT is highly meriting
  • Experience in conducting successful sales of services is an advantage

Does this describe you?

If so, we can’t wait to read your application! Please apply by submitting your CV and Cover Letter. We will be screening applications continuously.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Robin Agné, Business Sweden Shanghai, robin.agne@business-sweden.se.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Johanna Nargell, HR Business Partner APAC, johanna.nargell@business-sweden.se.

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.

Per Portén | Hiring Manager

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