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Associate, Beijing

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 30, 2019
  • Beijing
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 30, 2019
  • Beijing

Our office in Dongzhimen, Beijing is expanding rapidly and we are now looking for a new colleague to join our team! We are looking for a junior colleague with some management consulting experience, who can work to support our senior staff and clients with consultancy assignments. The job requires strong Chinese and English communication skills, analytical thinking, positive attitude as well as a strong business mindset. Our clients’ expectations on professionalism and business results are very high, so for candidates with the right background and focus, we can offer a challenging and rewarding job in an international environment.

As an Associate with Business Sweden, you will work in project teams, alongside our experienced consultants and project managers. Duties include start-up and market analysis, partner/client searches, as well as helping with more specific tasks such as the arrangement and facilitation of business meetings and other support to our clients. In addition, you will answer questions from clients and will be involved in marketing and promoting prioritized industrial sectors

You will interact with many stakeholders ranging from clients, governmental agencies, colleagues and team members.

Areas of responsibilities

  • Carry out market research that will enable clients to make strategy decisions on how to enter and/or expand in the Chinese market – both from sourcing & manufacturing and from marketing & sales perspective
  • Perform data analysis to identify economic and business trends relevant for Swedish companies
  • Support with analyses of the political and economic environment impacting international firms doing business in China
  • Create impactful presentations to clients’ senior management teams
  • Establish local legal entities for clients
  • Assist with business advice, negotiation and interpretation in business meetings between Swedish and Chinese companies
  • Work closely together with Chinese and Swedish colleagues, and report to project leaders

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

Experience

  • Bachelor Degree or above in Business, Law or Engineering field preferred
  • Minimum 2 years working experience, preferably from a Western company
  • Consulting experience from a well-known consulting firm is a strong merit

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communications skills in Chinese and English, outgoing, sales-oriented and service minded
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities with result-oriented aims
  • “Hands-on” character, willing to learn and to do the job from start to end of a project
  • Good at creating clear and impactful presentations and reports
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the Chinese market
  • Experience from a certain field such as for example engineering /mechanical/ automotive; marine; biotech; or consumer/retail is a merit.
  • A team player but with an independent drive, outgoing and eager to learn and improve (high motivation and ambitions)
  • Willingness to travel, both domestically and abroad

Does this describe you?

If so, please send your application together with a personal cover letter and your resume as soon as possible.

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.

Joakim Abeleen | Hiring Manager

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