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Associate Consultant in Shanghai

Ready to make a difference and impact global business development? This is management consulting with a higher purpose.

Business Sweden is a professional Swedish consulting firm with a global network. We are commissioned by the Swedish government to help Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies invest and expand in Sweden. We currently have more than 500 employees in 50 countries globally. Our office in Shanghai is expanding rapidly and we are looking for a junior colleague who can work to support our senior staff and clients with consultancy assignments.

The job requires strong communication skills, analytical thinking, positive attitude as well as a strong business mindset. Our clients’ expectations on professionalism and business results are very high so for candidates with the right background and focus, we can offer a challenging and rewarding job in an international environment.

This position is for a Chinese citizen based in Shanghai.

Job description:

  • Carry out market research that will enable clients to make strategy decisions on how to enter and/or expand in the Chinese market – both from sourcing & manufacturing and from marketing & sales perspective
  • Perform data analysis to identify economic and business trends relevant for Swedish companies
  • Support with analyses of the political and economic environment impacting international firms doing business in China
  • Create impactful presentations to clients’ senior management teams
  • Establish local legal entities for clients
  • Assist with business advice, negotiation, and interpretation in business meetings between Swedish and Chinese companies
  • Work closely together with Chinese and Swedish colleagues, and report to project leaders

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"
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

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communications skills in English, outgoing, sales-oriented and service minded.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities with result-oriented aims.
  • “Hands-on” character, willing to learn and to do the job from start to end of a project.
  • Good at creating clear and impactful presentations and reports.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the Chinese market.
  • Experience from a certain field such as for example engineering /mechanical/ automotive; marine; biotech; or consumer/retail is a merit.
  • A team player but with an independent drive, outgoing and eager to learn and improve (high motivation and ambitions).
  • Willingness to travel, both domestically and abroad.

The Candidate:


  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Business, Law or Engineering field preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years working experience, preferably from a Western company.
  • Consulting experience from a well-known consulting firm is a strong merit.

Please apply by sending us a résumé with cover letter in English signed to [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.

Robin Agne | Contact Person

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