Business Sweden

Consultant/Project Manager APAC

For Swedish companies, we provide strategic advice, sales execution and operational support to help them grow their international revenues. We have achieved our expertise by being present in the world's 50 most promising markets. For international companies we ensure that they can rely on our knowledge, experience and extensive network to identify new business opportunities and achieve an accelerated return on investment. Business Sweden was founded in 2013, by a merger of the Swedish Trade Council (Exportrådet) and Invest Sweden. Business Sweden is owned by the Swedish Government and the industry, a partnership that provides access to contacts and networks at all levels.

Do you love a challenge and want to work in a fast-paced environment supporting companies in their international expansion? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you. Our APAC region is growing and we are currently looking for consultants and project managers for long term assignments abroad a Southeast Asia or Greater China market.

Business Sweden has a unique mandate to help Swedish companies grow global sales, and international companies invest and expand in Sweden. We do this through trade promotion and business consulting activities. In practice, our consulting work is similar to that of large international strategy consulting firms. We have the same analytical approach and methods; however, we are dedicated to supporting Swedish companies’ international expansion and work closely with the Swedish foreign ministry and embassies to meet our clients Business to Government needs.

The type of projects we do vary greatly but includes:

  • Supporting our clients to understand local market dynamics
  • Providing business development as a service
  • Developing go-to-market plans and support execution
  • Managing government and key stakeholder contacts
  • Localization and market establishment support

Our goal is to support Swedish companies in growing global sales, minimize risk in their expansion and shorten their time to market.

What do we expect from you?

We have a high-energy entrepreneurial culture that requires flexibility, adaptability, and independent drive. Responsibilities for you would include:

  • Contributing to growth or market entry oriented consulting projects that support Swedish companies across industries in their APAC expansion.
  • Supporting the development of new client relationships, including identifying opportunities, developing leads, and driving the dialogue with the client.
  • Developing junior colleagues consulting toolbox and supporting them in their growth journeys.
  • Contributing to building a robust people-centric company culture that spans across borders.

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.

Where will you be based?

Our foreign based consultants are passionate about living abroad and learning to work in new cultures. You will work on a 2-3 year contract in an APAC market which can either be extended or moved to another country based upon your personal interests and the development of our organisation. This is a fantastic opportunity to be based in one of our vibrant world cities in the APAC region.

Which market in APAC to begin at will be discussed and agreed upon during the recruitment process.

Whom are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who enjoys being part of a high-performing team in an intellectually stimulating environment and is to learn and contribute. We also look for you to be passionate, self-motivated, curious, and with a positive can-do attitude.

  • 2-5 years of experience from a Tier 1 or 2 management/strategy consulting firm.
  • Experience from working in teams towards tight deadlines.
  • International experience is viewed favorably. 
  • Expert level user of PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Business level proficiency in both written and spoken English and Swedish. Mandarin or other Asian language is meriting.
  • Strong business mindset.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to build personal relations, empathy, and trust with both colleagues and clients. 
  • A strong desire to learn and continue to develop your toolbox

Are you up for the challenge?

Please submit your resume and a cover letter and tell us about yourself and why you believe this role is the right fit for you.

For more information regarding the positions, please contact Erik Odar, Country Manager Indonesia and recruitment lead for APAC (erik.odar@business-sweden.se). In this recruitment, we are collaborating with Head Agent and for more information regarding the recruitment process, please contact Nina Ahlström, recruitment consultant.

Kontakt

Vid ytterligare frågor, kontakta oss:

Matilde Jägerstig
Senior Search Associate
+46 737 12 97 04
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Nina Ahlström
Executive Search Consultant
+46 702 75 15 99
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Viktor Bornebusch Lundeberg
Search Associate Manager & Executive Search Consultant
+46 733 09 19 78
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