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Business Development & Strategic Intern

  • Application Deadline: July 11, 2021
  • Casablanca
  • Application Deadline: July 11, 2021
  • Casablanca

Region EMEA is a key region within Business Sweden and operates from 21 locations, across Europe and the Middle East. The Casablanca office is the regional hub for North and West Africa covering 25 dynamic markets however our focus markets are Morocco, Nigeria, Cote d' Ivoire, Ghana, Tunisia, Algeria and Senegal. We also work as one team with our colleagues in Eastern and Southern Africa meaning we work with projects across the whole continent. We focus to grow the advisory part of our business, and to become even more relevant in ecosystems such as transport, energy, ICT and health to help propel growth of Swedish companies internationally.

Our relevancy to customers depends on our ability to bring market insights and a best-in-class strategic, consultative advisory. These recruitments are part of the expansion of our team with this focus. Your strategic mind-set and business acumen will be of great value, alongside with your passion for in-depth analysis and constant drive to go after new market opportunities.

We are looking to form young talents as we do in Sweden and introduce them to Sweden. Successful candidate will be trained and mentored by the most skilled management consultants and exposed to the international scenes, participate in company meetings, networking events and professional organizations.

The Internship will be for 3 months, renewable for another 3 months.

At the completion of the internship, if well evaluated, the Strategic intern will benefit from joining dynamic team with an attractive remuneration package and/or having an official recommendation letter that will improve his/her professional profile in addition to the formative months of training and learning spent with the organization. This is a great opportunity for anyone planning to begin a career in the international arena.

The Intern will be given a monthly allowance for food and transportation.

Job Status: Fixed-term Contract/ CDD 3 months/ renewable 3 months with option to join team if well evaluated

Direct report to: Regional Manager, North & West Africa and team to support a variety of strategic initiatives

Job Descriptions

  • Collect and report market intelligence concerning e.g. white papers on focus countries and sectors as prioritized by organisation
  • Support in ongoing projects
  • Answer phone inquiries, direct calls, and provide basic company information
  • Perform clerical duties, take memos, maintain files, and organize documents; photocopy, fax, etc. as needed
  • Assist in preparing information and research materials
  • Take notes and memos during meetings
  • Run general industry related errands
  • Type documents, drafts, and reports
  • Manage databases and input information, data, and records
  • Respond to web correspondence, social media posts, and emails
  • Create and maintain PowerPoint presentations
  • Attend company functions and networking events
  • Shadow multiple office positions and train in a variety of tasks
  • Update and post supervised social media and website content
  • It is furthermore expected that the Strategic Intern will:

    • Promote the company at every opportunity, enhancing its profile in the market place

    • Work as an effective team member within the company, thereby optimizing communication and eliminating scope for error and misunderstanding.

    • Constantly improve own technical knowledge of region and organisation

    • Be willing to adopt new ways of working and to pursue learning and development programs upon request.

    • Deputizing colleagues

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

Competence, Education and General Requirements

  • University degree in Business Administration, Management, Internal Relations, Economics, Political Science & Engineering
  • Written and spoken English and French. Any local languages in the North and West African region is a plus
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Must be 18 years of age and eligible to live and work in Morocco

  • A minimum of 6 months internship starting in September 2021

  • A previous internship in a related industry or function is a plus

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Fast learner and ability to work across diverse tasks and fields

  • Self-directed and able to work without supervision

  • Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas

  • Ability to apply common sense and critical thinking to carry out instructions and make decisions within scope of authority

  • Ability to deal with problems involving several variables

  • Ability to follow policies and procedures

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 over 40 countries. We all share the same passion - creating maximum value for Sweden and our local markets.

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.

Salim Tisqi | Contact Person

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