Country Manager Finland


About the position:  

Our client is an established and fast-growing company within the field of banking and finance. One significant step during 2019 is further expansion in the Nordic region – Finland. We are now looking for a driven and analytical Country Manager who will take a leading role in setting up and manage this branch in Helsinki, Finland.

The role as Country Manager Finland involves the overall responsibility to launch and expand in the Finnish market. At the initial stage you will be responsible for customizing the business model to fit the Finnish market, as well as establishing the business. Furthermore, you will recruit the team that eventually is needed to scale up the new office in Finland.

You will have support from the central functions of the Swedish head office, and you will have the Expansion manager by your side to support you in your duties. When you have created an independent Finnish unit, you will report directly to the CEO of the corporation and be a part of the management team. This is estimated to occur in 6 to 12 months.

Your most important priorities in the role are to:

  • Recruit, lead and develop the Finnish team
  • Develop the customer offer to be the leading one in the Finnish market
  • Increase the knowledge of the trade mark on the Finnish market and to expand the business

Example of areas of responsibility:

  • Total responsibility for the Finnish business
  • Formulate and execute the growth strategy in Finland
  • Responsible for setting up and contracting partners and to assure the best offer on the market
  • Establish and execute the market strategy
  • Recruit and direct the team of Finland

Who are you?

Our client values a strong engagement and high intellect. We believe you have approximately 5 years qualified working life experience after a completed well-renowned academic education within economy, engineering or a similar academic degree. Furthermore, we believe that you have worked in a leading company in a high-performance position where high demands are imposed on analytical capability and empowerment, e.g. management consulting or investment banking. You are a data driven problem solver and have reached many impressive results in your working lifee. Additionally, we value experience from running your own company or having worked in an entrepreneurial growth corporation.  

You are a natural leader and your passion to build and develop businesses inspires others. You are analytical and prefer to make decisions based on data, a doer who proactively identify problems and their solutions. It’s important that you feel comfortable alternating between Sweden and Finland for the first 6 months, as you will be required to work in Sweden a few days every month. Lastly, it is important that you do not fear new adventures!