Do you enjoy teamwork, solving business problems, enabling the growth agenda of innovative companies, and contributing to sustainability at global scale? Consider joining the South East Asia Business Sweden team as a Project Manager and lead a team of consultants to drive the overall growth agenda in Singapore and South East Asia but also to co-lead Business Sweden’s efforts on the Nordic Innovation House.
At Business Sweden, we have the mission to help Singaporean companies gain access to the Swedish market and help Swedish companies grow and expand in Singapore. We've been in Southeast Asia over 15 years across seven offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila and Jakarta. South East Asia is home to more than 600 Swedish companies widely recognized as leaders in innovation, sustainability, and quality.
With the acceleration of new technologies to solve complex business and human challenges, Business Sweden Singapore is at the intersection of technology innovation and sustainable business. We help companies of all sizes that are shaping the future of our society get a strong footing in a dynamic and competitive market.
We help our clients understand the market dynamics, identify Go-to-Market partners, appreciate the regulatory landscape, build the appropriate service and/or solution, and more generally we partner with our clients to shoulder them in their ambitious growth strategy in Singapore.
This is an exciting time to join our team and a great opportunity to further sharpen your consulting skills, and develop your career in a growing and dynamic market and region.
What do we expect from you?
As a Project Manager, you will lead and deliver consulting projects that provide support to Swedish companies of all sizes and all industries in their international business development and expansion in Singapore. Projects typically involve market expansion, sales support, stakeholder analysis and/or operational support. You would also co-lead Business Sweden’s efforts as a co-lead of the Nordic Innovation House in Singapore.
You will be part of the business development team, engaging and driving client dialogues. With an entrepreneurial mindset, you'll prospect, and develop a customer book of business, while shaping differentiated value proposition for our clients. You will contribute in ensuring that we are seen as a trusted advisor, with a clear point of view relating to our clients’ most pressing challenges on the Singapore market. Client dialogues are expected to be carried out independently where you will conduct outreach, proposal development and closure.
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?
We are looking for a someone with business development and team leadership experience, both in consulting assignments and as a team Manager. As a person, we are looking for someone who is passionate, self-motivated, curious, and with a positive "can do attitude". Our teammates tend to have a soft spot for sustainability and making an impact.
Your experience requirements:
Background as a management consultant and relevant work experience for at least 6-7 Years
Master degree in Business, Administration and/or Engineering
Successful consulting projects sales and strong client service business acumen, with a proven track record developing and executing deals with deep customer insight, strong negotiation and closing skills
Leadership experience from leading teams and an interest in developing and growing talents
Interaction with external stakeholders, such as government, private sector, and/or academia
Self-motivated and accountable team player and leader
Thrive on working on multiple client dialogues and engagements at once, and seek out cross-functional engagement
Previous experience working with management consulting or other advisory services in Singapore and South East Asia is highly valued
A high level of proficiency in both written and spoken English is a requirement
Knowledge of the Nordics, and proficiency in a Scandinavian language is a plus (while not required)
You are a role model to our core values - Maximizing Impact in a Collaborative and Responsible way. Furthermore, you have an outstanding ability to build personal relations, empathy and trust.
Are you up for the challenge?
If so, please submit your resume together with a cover letter today and tell us about yourself, and what is attracting you in this role.
For more information regarding the position, please contact Emil Akander, recruiting manager. For more information regarding the recruitment process, please contact Jonas Lundmark, HR Business Partner Asia Pacific.
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.