We are now looking to hire a new colleague as an Associate to join our office in Chicago. Do you want to contribute to develop and grow leading Swedish companies in one of the worlds most attractive markets? Then this might be the perfect opportunity for you!
Business Sweden has had a presence in the U.S. since the 70’s and with a team of about 30 colleagues in our offices in New York, San Francisco and Chicago. Together, we make up one of the most successful, progressive and dynamic business units in Business Sweden in the largest economy in the world. Our 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.
What do we expect from you?
You will be working in a challenging and stimulating environment supporting our clients in their international business development. You will be part of a truly global organization providing an exciting career with interesting project roles, international project teams, challenging and rewarding projects, through which you can further excel your personal development.
You will collect and analyze market intelligence (both quantitative and interview-based qualitative research) in team deliveries which are part of strategic market analysis, partner searches and stakeholder management analysis. Tasks also include working in industry teams to develop market insights and support in developing sales leads as well as taking part of business development engagements for our clients.
We have a strong team in place, and we set the bar high for applicants’ aptitude in being a team player and not being afraid to roll up their sleeves.
Who are we looking for?
As a person we believe you have a business oriented mindset with a positive "can do attitude" and strong self-motivation. Furthermore, you have excellent organizational, communication and problem solving skills as well as an ability to handle multiple priorities.
As Business Sweden is part owned by the Swedish government, Business Sweden is, in its government capacity, able to support Swedish citizens with the work-visa process for the U.S. market.
Does this describe you?
If so, please submit your resume together with a personal cover letter as soon as possible as we will be screening applications on a rolling basis.
For more information regarding the position, please contact Elma Delic, recruiting manager. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Julia Frishammar, HR Business Partner Americas.
Global exchanges and career opportunities
Exclusive focus on our client’s growth agenda
Diversified teams with world class colleagues
Training academy for continuous development
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.