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Business Consultant, Johannesburg

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 31, 2022
  • Johannesburg
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 31, 2022
  • Johannesburg

Do you have experience from management consulting and thrive on delivering value to clients within market expansion and growth? Would you like to work in the intersection of business and diplomacy, interacting with executives and senior politicians? Do you want to apply your strategic mindset and business experience in in-depth analysis and delivery, and to go after new opportunities? Take this opportunity to be part of our Africa team and in taking the next step in growing our business!

You will join Business Sweden’s office in Johannesburg from which we cover the whole of Africa, together with our colleagues in Nairobi and Casablanca, as one team. Our key industries are mining, retail, transport, life science, energy, and ICT. We are helping Swedish companies to identify commercial opportunities and grow their sales by conducting market research, developing market expansion strategies, identifying partners and distributors, advising on risk mitigation and organising networking platforms. We are now looking for candidates at Consultant level who will play a critical role in leading projects related to commercial excellence revenue growth.

What do we expect from you?

You will scope, lead and deliver projects that provide support to leading Swedish companies in their international business development and expansion. The projects you will lead include sales acceleration, market entry and growth strategies, market and stakeholder analysis, business partner and target acquisitions. You will also liaise with public stakeholders, such as politicians and agency directors, in promoting Swedish solutions for mega-deals and public procurements.

You will be part of the sales team, where tasks include identifying new business opportunities, as well as prospecting, contacting new potential clients, setting up and driving sales meetings (including with local Swedish subsidiaries), and participating in developing solutions and closing the deal.

We already have a strong team in place, and we set the bar high for applicants’ aptitude in analysing market drivers, interacting with senior corporate leaders, and managing the sometimes, challenging local landscape.

The position is based in Johannesburg, but you would be expected to work with our teams and clients across Africa, and the world, as required.

Work with great people

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"
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, preferably a Master of Science in Business, Administration or/and Engineering.
  • We believe you have a background as a management consultant (and or have relevant industry experience) for at least 4-6 years.
  • You have experience from both project management and complex analytical work.
  • You have experience in conducting successful sales of services and enjoy sales challenges.
  • Experience from working in international organizations or working, living or studying outside of South Africa is an advantage.
  • Experience from working with trade facilitation and promotion is an advantage.
  • You have the ability to interact with both government and private sector stakeholders, and as an individual, you are results-oriented, analytical and adaptable.
  • Social and team-working skills are highly valued as well as passion for growing Sweden and an ability to handle new challenges.
  • Fluency in English is a requirement, knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage.
  • Work permit in South Africa.

Does this describe you?

If so, please submit your resume and personal cover letter as soon as possible as we will be screening applications on a rolling basis. All applicants will be considered, we love our diverse teams and we know that together our differences make us stronger and relevant.

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. 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.

Kudakwashe Koke | Contact Person

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