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Government Affairs professional , China

  • Application Deadline: Oct. 31, 2021
  • Beijing +1 more
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 31, 2021
  • Beijing +1 more

We are now recruiting a Government Affairs professional for our Greater China organisation. We are looking for a person who thrives on promoting Swedish business capabilities towards the Chinese market by bridging Swedish state-owned institutes with priorities in the local market, and driving our promotional agenda. The role will be based in Beijing or Shanghai.

Business Sweden has been active in Greater China since the early 90’s, and have offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei, with around 50 colleagues in total. We help Swedish companies entering and growing their presence in the local market, as well as Chinese companies to invest and expand in Sweden. Besides the support we provide to individual companies, we also run a number of promotional platforms and events within areas where Sweden has a strength, or where Sweden seeks investments from abroad. The purpose of this role is to act as a focal point for our government supported initiatives, and ensure that we maintain close collaboration with relevant actors back in Sweden, while at the same time staying on top of opportunities for business promotion in the local market, ranging from events and exhibitions to longer term ambitions where Sweden has an edge, such as CO2-neutrality, innovation and health.

Specific responsibilities would entail:

  • Planning and budgeting of trade and invest promotional activities together with Business Sweden’s own organisation as well as state-owned institutes and authorities
  • Project management of high-profile events and delegations
  • Support to project managers with controlling and steering of promotional activities
  • Coordination of reports, articles and presentations, for sharing of market information towards the Swedish and Chinese business communities
  • Close collaboration with other Team Sweden actors in the Chinese market, such as Embassy, Consulates and Chamber of Commerce

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

Desired skills and experience:

  • You have previous business promotional experience, preferably from Sweden
  • You have an understanding of the Chinese market
  • You have experience with budgeting of larger events and programs
  • You are used to working with senior stakeholders across geographies, and influencing people not within your direct control
  • You have experience from working and collaborating with authorities and state-owned institutes
  • You have a high level of proficiency in both written and spoken English

Sounds interesting?
Please submit your CV/resume, short cover letter as soon as possible as we are screening applications on a rolling basis.

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

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.

Joakim Abeleen | Contact Person

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