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Program Manager, Business Ecosystem Creative Industries

  • Application Deadline: June 12, 2021
  • Stockholm
  • Application Deadline: June 12, 2021
  • Stockholm

Join our global team of Business Developers and team up for true impact!

We are looking for a new Program Manager to our Business Ecosystem for Creative Industries and Food focusing on global growth of, and foreign direct investments in, the Swedish Creative Industry and food sector.

Business Sweden has a unique mandate, assigned by the Swedish government and the private sector. We contribute to the welfare of society by accelerating the growth of Swedish companies abroad and helping international companies invest and expand in Sweden. We work with leading companies of the world and we thrive on knowing that we help our customers close the best deals.

As Program Manager in our Business Ecosystems you will lead global business development programs to connect start-ups with international hot-spots, lead SME companies to new markets, support companies to win large and strategic international deals and attract leading international companies to invest and grow in Sweden.

Your role is to be a power promotor and lead orchestrator in a program, designing and coordinating promotional projects and activities in key markets around the world. The programs evolve around Swedish and international companies’ business opportunities and include enabling stakeholders from the government and private sector. All programs include innovation and sustainability aspects to act in line with Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement.

You will work in our Creative Industries and Food team, where our ambition is to support companies to grow sales, to cooperate with different organizations within the ecosystem and to focus on issues where we can make a difference. We are a small team with dedicated colleagues and a profound knowledge within sustainable lifestyle, food and future farming, We welcome candidates with knowledge and experience also within new retail.

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

Who are we looking for?

We believe you are a proactive, result-oriented person with a strategic mindset, strong business acumen and can-do attitude. Structured and able to drive many complex projects in parallel, a natural leader that can deliver results without formal leadership and across organisations. Strong relationship building skills, ability to inspire and engage different stakeholders and effectively interact with key executives, decision makers and government officials are all musts in this role.

Your qualifications are;

  • Higher academic degree within Master of Science or equivalent
  • Strong industrial background (+10 years) from the Creative or Food industry
  • Solid know-how from sales and business development and a profound network and experience from at least one of the industries.

  • Working knowledge of the Swedish promotional agencies and system is an asset

  • Professional proficiency in Swedish and English is a must

Does this describe you?

If so, please send in your application including a personal cover letter and your CV. We will screen applications and interview continuously to try to fill the position as soon as possible.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Head of Business Ecosystem Helen Rönnholm ([email protected]). If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, contact HR Business Partner Julia Frishammar ([email protected]).

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.

Helen Rönnholm | Contact Person

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