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Associate, Milan

  • Application Deadline: Sept. 30, 2021
  • Application Deadline: Sept. 30, 2021

Do you have experience from management consulting and thrive on creating client value within market expansion and growth, and in building new business collaborating cross markets? Are ready to step into a new challenge? Take this opportunity to be part of Business Sweden EMEA team and in driving the growth of the business. This is management consulting with a higher purpose.

Business Sweden in Italy is looking for a talented individual who is eager to be part of developing our business. The team is based in Milan and we deliver advisory and consultancy services related to commercial excellence and revenue growth across various sectors such as digital technologies, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and automotive. 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 a driven individual. We are looking for candidates at an Associate or Consultancy level (ranging from recent graduates to talents with up to four years of working experience – your position and compensation will be based on your seniority), who will play a critical role in leading projects related to commercial excellence and revenue growth.

You are 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 Italy, as well as the rest of Europe and globally.

If you have professional experience from Italy 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, analysing 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 and dedicated team, and we set the bar high for applicants’ aptitude in analysing market drivers as well as interacting with senior business leaders.

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. Our office is in located in central Milano. As a global organisation with nearly 50 offices around the world we offer great opportunities for an international career.

Business Sweden’s 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.

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?

  • You have a higher academic degree, preferably a Master of Science in Business Administration and/or Engineering from a well-regarded school
  • You either come straight from university or have 1-2 years of relevant working experience (Associate level), or 2-4 years of experience (Consultant level)* preferably from a renowned management consultant or in-house strategy team
  • 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
  • You preferably have experience in conducting sales of services and enjoy sales challenges
  • High level of proficiency in both written and spoken English and proficiency in spoken Italian. Proficiency in Swedish is meriting

*Depending on your experience and qualifications, we will discuss a position as an Associate or a Consultant.

Does this describe you?

Please submit your CV and Cover letter. We will continuously screen an invite to interviews, so please send in your application as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Trade Commissioner Martin Skoogh ([email protected]), if you have questions about the recruitment process, contact HR Business Partner EMEA Emma Lemón ([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

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.

Martin Skoogh | Contact Person

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