Business Finland · Publicerad 10 feb 2021

BUSINESS FINLAND
Finland is one of the most innovative, best-educated countries in the world, and recently named the happiest country in the world for the third year in a row.

Business Finland is a global leader in international trade promotion, investment, export, tourism, and innovation. With more than 600 experts working in 56 offices in over 30 countries, we are a catalyst for corporate and economic growth.

Business Finland generates growth and wellbeing by helping companies to grow faster, go global and develop innovations. At the same time, we create dynamic innovation environments that attract international companies, know-how and investments to Finland. Our top experts and the latest research data enable companies to seize market opportunities and turn them into success stories

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

INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS STORIES ARE WAITING FOR YOU!
We are looking for a Senior Advisor to work closely with other Invest In Finland team members as well as other Business Finland colleagues to promote corporate expansion from Scandinavia (Sweden, Norway & Denmark) to Finland (Foreign Direct Investment FDI).

YOUR TASK
We are looking for a colleague with a strong professional experience and networks within our focus industry sectors, preferably in Digitalization and Health. Secondary knowledge areas such as Clean Tech, Bio economy and consumer/travel are also an advantage. Please notice the working language will be both Scandinavian and English.

As our Senior Advisor, your role includes:
  • Proactively develop a network with potential target companies; listed corporations and other companies ready for international expansion
  • Identify business expansion opportunities within the strong areas of Finland, including ICT/Digitalization, Health Tech, Smart Mobility/Automotive, Energy storage, Automation & Advanced Manufacturing.
  • Work together with the headquarter team and external partners to assist the companies through the entire investment planning process
  • Provide aftercare services to companies who have already established operations in Finland, and identify re-investment potential
  • Participate in or organize investment promotion events, e.g. roadshows
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU
You are a person who thinks big and shows passion. You are persistent. Problems are opportunities for you; you thrive on challenge. You reason and communicate your views comprehensively. You are proud of your work in an expert organization, your co-workers and your employer. For you, networking means continuous improvement. You believe in cooperation and you value people.

In order to succeed in your job, we expect you to have the following competencies and experience:
  • Strong B2B sales experience, especially consultative sales, ideally also challenger sales. This includes a good understanding how to successfully manage the customer through a long decision-making process
  • Excellent networking capabilities, good negotiation and presentation skills;
  • Personal networks, including management and decision makers, within our focus sectors
  • Strong business development and communication skills
  • Understanding of business strategy and internationalization processes. Ideally previous involvement in establishing international operations or cross-border M&A process.
  • Ability to work independently, and in a team
  • Working experience in high-tech company's business development or strategy sector is valuable; ability to discuss technology is a must
  • Relevant bachelor's degree or above; technical or business preferred
  • Excellent command of oral and written English.
WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE FOR YOU
With Business Finland, you will be at the center of the Finnish and global business life. The range of our combined knowledge is huge. Our community is full of experts in their own fields. In an international and multicultural work environment, you will meet colleagues from different countries and learn about different industries. Working for us, you can realize your full professional potential.

This position reports to the Director, International Operations, Invest in Finland. If you recognize yourself in the description above and have a proven track record to match, you may well be the person we are looking for. The position is located in Stockholm, and the position holder will have a local contract.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Please send your CV and application in English by 28th February 2021.

For more information about the position, please contact Lars Hagebris, Director of International Operations, Invest in Finland, lars.hagebris@businessfinland.fi

As part of the recruitment process, we will be carrying out a security clearance check on a successful candidate with his/her consent (Finland's Turvallisuusselvityslaki 726/2014).
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