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Associate or Consultant, London
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Import & Export


Management Consulting


Entry level

Application Deadline: May 14, 2021

Location: London

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Contact Person
Gustaf Bergstrom

Job Description

Do you want to work in a truly global organisation, with colleagues from around the world? Are you passionate about combining innovation, sustainability and business? Do you want to build partnerships between Swedish, and British & Irish organisations?

Business Sweden in the UK and Ireland is looking for a talented individual who is eager to be part of developing our business. The team is based in London and consists of 13 consultants with a strong track record. We deliver advisory and consultancy services related to commercial excellence and revenue growth across various sectors such as digital technologies, energy, healthcare and transport. Our clients’ businesses are often driven by digitalisation, innovation and sustainability. Our consultancy scope includes for instance market entry and growth strategy, M&A, public affairs, supply chain, sales channel set-up as well as client and partner acquisition.

What do we expect from you?

To help us further grow in these areas, we are currently looking to expand the team with a driven Associate or Consultant. You are interested in a fast-paced environment, a steep learning curve and to work in a dedicated team supporting Swedish clients in their growth journey in the UK and Ireland, as well as the rest of Europe and globally.

If you have professional experience from the UK and Ireland and/or working experience from a consulting, in-house strategy or business development role, it is a strong advantage. You will be working in project teams collecting, analysing and presenting information and insights to our clients, which you mostly get from interactions with external stakeholders on the market. You will travel in the region with our clients on a regular basis.

You will contribute in supporting senior colleagues in sales dialogues, insight driven development of new business opportunities, as well as prospecting and together with the team, develop customer value propositions. We have a strong and dedicated team, and we set the bar high for applicants’ aptitude in analysing market drivers as well as interacting with senior business leaders.

What can you expect from us?

You will work in a great team where we take care of, support and coach each other. The job is diverse, working in various industries and markets with start-ups and large multinationals. The role comes with a high degree of freedom and responsibility and we expect you to drive your own initiatives. Our office is in located in central London. As a global organisation with nearly 50 offices around the world we offer great opportunities for an international career.

Business Sweden’s role is to help Swedish companies reach their full international potential by providing consultancy services on market strategy, entry and establishment. This is management consulting with a higher purpose.

Skills & Requirements
  • You have a higher academic degree, preferably a Master of Science in Engineering and/or Business Administration from a well-regarded school
  • You either come straight from university or have 1-2 years of relevant working experience (Associate level), or 2-4 years of experience (Consultant level) preferably from a renowned management consultant or in-house strategy team
  • You have experience from an international context from studying and/or working
  • You are result-oriented, analytical and with a strong drive and an ability to handle new challenges
  • You have strong social and team-working skills and cultural adaptiveness
  • You preferably have experience in conducting sales of services and enjoy sales challenges
  • A high level of proficiency in written and spoken English is a requirement

Are you the person we are looking for? Then apply no later than May 7.

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.

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