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Associate, Spain

  • Application Deadline: July 4, 2021
  • Madrid
  • Application Deadline: July 4, 2021
  • Madrid

Ready to make a difference and impact global business development?

Then this might be the perfect opportunity for you! We are now looking to hire a talented individual as an Associate to join our office in Madrid and to help developing our business in the Spain and Portugal. This is management consulting with a higher purpose.

The team is based in Madrid and we deliver advisory and consultancy services related to commercial excellence and revenue growth across various sectors such as digital technologies, energy, healthcare, transportation, services and manufacturing. Our clients’ businesses are often driven by digitalization, innovation and sustainability. Our consultancy scope includes for instance market entry and growth strategy, M&A, public affairs, 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 someone who is 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 Spain and Portugal, as well as the rest of Europe and globally.

If you have professional experience from the Spain or Portugal 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, analyzing 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 support 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 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.

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 as well as public and non-governmental stakeholders. The role comes with a high degree of freedom and responsibility and we expect you to drive your own initiatives.

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.

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


  • You have a higher academic degree, preferably a Master of Science in Engineering and/or Business Administration
  • You either come straight from university or have 1-2 years of relevant working experience.

  • 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

  • Experience from Business development, consulting, market analysis, sales support is of advantage

  • A high level of proficiency in written and spoken English and Spanish is a requirement. Swedish language skills are a strong advantage

Are you the person we are looking for? Apply today!

Please submit your CV and 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 Samira Grylin-Allalou, Country Manager Spain & Portugal and Trade & Invest Commissioner Spain, [email protected]
or Emma Lemón, HR Business Partner EMEA, [email protected].

Want to know more about Life at Business Sweden and meet our colleagues? Read more here.

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

At Business Sweden, we do management consulting with a higher purpose: to contribute to the welfare of society by accelerating the growth of Swedish companies abroad and by helping international companies to invest and expand in Sweden. Our clients are all over the world, so it’s by design that Business Sweden has offices and employees all around the world, too.

With a team of almost 500 employees we operate in more than 40 markets, from Helsinki to Hong Kong and from Moscow to Mexico City. Our headquarters are located in Stockholm and Shanghai. Business Sweden is owned by the Swedish Government and the industry, a partnership that provides access to contacts and networks at all levels.

With us you will accomplish more than you thought possible and exercise an influence greater than you could imagine. You’ll get to unleash your talent with the world as your workplace and make a difference with true, proper impact.

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 the 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.

Samira Grylin-Allalou | Contact Person

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