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Business Consultant, Beijing

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 15, 2021
  • Beijing
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 15, 2021
  • Beijing

Business Sweden is a professional Swedish consulting firm with a global network. We are commissioned by the Swedish government to help Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies invest and expand in Sweden. We currently have more than 500 employees in 50 countries globally. Our office in Dongzhimen, Beijing is expanding rapidly and is looking for a junior colleague (Associate) who can work to support our senior staff and clients with consultancy assignments.


Do you like working in an international environment, with a broad range of industries and stakeholders? Are you a problem-solver with an interest to drive growth for companies in the Asian market place? Then we might have the perfect opportunity for you!

You will work in a vibrant environment where you will be part of a team that provides high-level to hands-on support to leading Swedish companies in their international business development and expansion in the Chinese market. We have a unique and purposeful mandate and the range of projects include market entry and growth strategies, market and stakeholder analyses, business partner searches, inorganic growth support, and other similar services.

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 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.

This position is for a Chinese citizen based in Beijing.

Responsibilities:

Associates play an important role in projects performing data analysis to identify economic and business trends relevant for our clients as well as supporting with analyses of the political and economic environments impacting international companies doing business in China. Our experienced consultants and project managers work alongside our associates to further contribute to their professional development and business acumen. As an Associate you will:

  • 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 leader

Work with great people

Tiantian Liao
Consultant, China
"Diverse projects, opportunities to quickly develop & the trust from clients are what I truly appreciate with this job"
Vlad Månsson
Country Manager, USA
"This is a great place for rapid career development because of the opportunities to learn from colleagues all over the world"
Samiksha Jalan
Project Manager, London
"I love working at Business Sweden because every hour and every day always brings different opportunities"
Elsa Stefenson
Trade Commissioner, Chile
"I find it incredibly rewarding to see ideas grow and become successful projects"
Youssef Benchaqroun
Consultant, Morocco
"We provide a real added value and create an impact towards our clients"
Bong-Soon Park
Senior Project Manager, South Korea
"My greatest motivation is seeing the positive impact our job has on our clients"

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications - competencies and personal characteristics:

  • Excellent communications skills in 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

Requirements

  • 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

Sounds interesting?
Please submit your CV/resume, short cover letter as soon as possible as we are screening applications on a rolling basis.

Want to know more about Life at Business Sweden and meet our colleagues? Read more here.

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. Taking responsibility is a way to show commitment to our work. We take ownership of the relationships with our clients and stay true to our word.

COLLABORATIONAlone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Collaboration knows no geographical borders. At Business Sweden, we act as one global team to create the best possible value for our clients.

IMPACTBy monitoring the world around us and identifying possibilities , we make a difference by helping companies to seize new, sustainable business opportunities. We create impact both for our clients and for Sweden.

Business Sweden

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