Ref: TY44001

Business Development Associate (Ref: TY44001)

Sector Sales/Business Development
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location Sweden
Salary (Annual) Negotiable / Neg
A Japanese trading and investment firm is currently looking to recruit a dynamic and ambitious Business Development Associate for their Stockholm office.
Along with the team, you will develop the Open Innovation activities in Europe by bridging the gap between the existing industrial business and Business Development.
Understanding of Japanese culture and some Japanese skills would be advantageous.
TYPE: Permanent, full-time

SALARY: SEK 33,000-38,000/month DOE and annual bonus (paid in
Dec) depending on performance, plus adequate benefits

WORKING HOURS: 8am - 4pm (flexible working times can be discussed)

START: Feb - Apr 2022 (TBC)

LOCATION: Stockholm

1)Market Research / Intelligence work
Online research either open-source or through portal for relevant Start-ups and Innovation Hubs as requested
Organize and sort in-house database and CRM with updated information
Keep updated on new trends and business model with regular updates to management

2) Lead Generation& Account Management
Support the mapping of Open Innovation network eco-system for Deep Tech/Smart City in Europe
Join key stakeholder events and gather information from interested start-ups as requested
Participate in internal brainstorming discussions and map corporate needs
Liaise with Start-ups and become key-focal point for relevant stakeholders
Support the Corporate Business Development activities
Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and market requirements;

3) Project Support
Support General Manager or Managers in key strategic initiatives
Support managers in generating new partnerships
Researching Start-ups and background intel
Review contracts and support on documentation
Preparing the material for both internal / external presentation

4) Other Duties
General Secretarial duties (hotel and travel arrangements, typing, photocopying, appointment scheduling, accountant claim settlement etc)
Any other duties directed by management from time to time
Demonstrate ability to interact and cooperate with all company employees, including those in affiliates
Travel as required

Basic Qualifications/Skills

Educated to degree level
1-3 years of professional experience
Passionate about new technology as well as industry and engineering
Strong business acumen
Fluent in written and oral English
Understanding of Japanese culture and some Japanese skills
Able to work autonomously, taking responsibility for achieving your business development targets
Basic IT literacy such as Power point and excel/macro skills
Driving a co-car

Preferred Qualifications/Skills
Experience working in Japanese organization or a Japanese owned company or understanding or working with Japanese head office and colleagues
Bachelor’s degree in business, PPE or engineering
Consultative/ investors approach (logical/mathematics)
Ability to understand engineering concepts
Sales or Account management experience and competency with CRM
Analytic skills –whether technical (software), financial or legal much appreciated
Any additional European language
Experience in steel industry or mobility, battery business
Willingness to travel (between 5% to 10% of the time)

** All applicants must have the right to work in Sweden as the Company is not able to offer visa support.
Updated: 49 days ago
Ref: TY44001