BUSINESS FINLAND

Business Finland generates growth and wellbeing by helping Finnish companies to grow faster, go global and develop new innovations. At the same time, we create dynamic innovation environments that attract international companies, know-how and investments to Finland.

If you are looking for world-class opportunities with stimulating challenges, join us in creating new success stories and shaping the future of Finland.

FINNISH SUCCESS STORIES ARE WAITING FOR YOU
We are now looking for an Advisor to advance Finnish business in Sweden. We are offering an opportunity to work in an agile, fast moving organization, offering you a unique view into both Finnish and Sweden markets and business environments. We have identified the following focus industries in Sweden: ICT and Digitalization, Bioeconomy and Cleantech, Health and Wellbeing as well as Consumer Business and Food Industry, where opportunities exist for exports by Finnish companies. The priority focus industry for this position is ICT and Digitalization. Your main responsibility is enabling Finnish companies to succeed in their internationalization efforts. The position will be filled temporary for two years period.

 

Advisor


YOUR TASK

Promoting exports of Finnish companies to local market
Advising and guiding Finnish SMEs in their internationalization plans, actions and possible challenges in your market
Connecting Finnish SMEs with local high value networks
Identifying business opportunities and sales leads for Finnish companies in the area
Working closely with all other Team Finland members Sweden such as the local Finnish embassy

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU

You are a person who thinks big, gets excited and shows passion. You are persistent. Problems are opportunities for you, you thrive on challenge. You reason and communicate your views comprehensively, if necessary boldly. You are proud of your work in an expert organization, your co-workers and your employer. You are your own boss, who helps, listens to, appreciates and inspires others. For you, networking means continuous development and new, fresh perspectives. You believe in cooperation and you value people. You know when to thank them and when to give constructive feedback

In order to succeed you will have:

Living and working experience in the area with established networks
Understanding of the local business life and culture
Experience of ICT/digitalization industry and/or at least some of above mentioned Finnish focus industries in Sweden
Minimum 3 years of working experience
Suitable university degree
SME experience (business development/sales/ marketing)
Excellent project management and communication skills

THIS IS WHAT WE OFFER

Business Finland offers a unique vantage point to the whole spectrum of business life in Finland and around the world. With us, you are at the center of business life, research and decision-making. At Business Finland, you will help Finnish companies to enter global markets and shape the domestic competitive environment to be more attractive to investments. Our work has a significant impact on the future of the Finnish economy and society as a whole.

We have a vast range of knowledge and expertise. Our community is full of people who are leading experts in their fields. As part of an international and multicultural work environment, you will meet colleagues from different countries and get opportunities to learn about different industries. As a diverse organization, we can offer interesting work assignments and possibly fulfill your professional dreams.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The position is located in Stockholm, Sweden and reports to the Head of Region, West Europe.

If you match the characteristics described above and have a proven track record, you might be the person we are looking for. Please send your CV and application in English by 9th June 2019.

For more information, please contact Head of Region, Harri Lanning on Tuesday 28th May between 11 – 12 am BST (local time in London) on Tel +358 40 505 1516

As part of the recruitment process, we will be carrying out a security clearance check on a successful candidate with his/her con-sent in accordance with the Security Clearance Act 726/2014 of Finland. For more information on security clearance procedure and individual’s rights, please visit: https://http://www.supo.fi/security_clearances.