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Country Manager


Albright Life Sciences is a AAA-rated executive search & leadership consulting company and one of the largest Life Science-focused board & executive search firms in the Nordic region. 

At Albright, delivering high levels of candidate- and client satisfaction is not only our mission, but the key to our current success - it's that simple!


As a professional organizational advisory firm, we are very conscious of the direct and in-direct impact we have on the people with whom we interact. Whether it being clients, candidates or even the people that are close to them but with whom we have no direct interaction, we take our role and responsibilities as trusted advisor very seriously, therefore:

  • We are dedicated to handling our relationships with clients, candidates and colleagues with profound integrity and respect.

  • We are dedicated to providing executive search & leadership consulting services that are thorough, efficient and tailored – the three pillars upon which our endeavors to identify, assess and develop exceptional talent rests.


As Country Manager you will be responsible for heading up the Swedish operation. You carry a successful track record as a Consultant from an Executive Search firm or as a Management Consultant and you possess experience in serving clients from the Life Sciences industry. You are broadly acknowledged and respected for your ability to deliver perceived added value to your clients.

Your primary focus will be to build and expand your own portfolio of global and local clients in return we offer an attractive result-based remuneration model. You will be responsible for the entire board & executive search process – from initial client contact to final delivery. This includes in-depth analysis, definition of search or assessment strategy, candidate- and source identification, interviewing, assessment and onboarding.


Position title:

Country Manager

Reporting line:

Group CEO


Malmö or Stockholm, Sweden


20-25 days per year

Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Heading up the Swedish operation.

  • Part of the Nordic corporate leadership team.

  • Building strong, lasting relationships with C-suite/senior executive clients and candidates.

  • Identifying, attracting and assessing first-rate talent. 

  • Developing and executing a new business development strategy of retained search business.

  • Leading the delivery of a comprehensive, high quality end-to-end board and executive search process.

  • Leading a team of 1-2 Research Associates on each assignment.

  • Developing & implementing a structured assessment or search based methodology including market mapping, timescales, deliverables and associated reporting.

  • Developing and retaining relationships with new clients, handling negotiations - including preferred supplier agreements.

  • Playing a key part in preparing and writing proposals and pitch documents

  • Developing expert knowledge of clients’ businesses.

Key success criteria:

  • Building a business platform in Sweden.

  • Building a reputation within the market as a credible, knowledgeable, professional and successful consulting company.

  • Delivering on client satisfaction KPI’s

  • Delivering on candidate satisfaction KPI’s

  • Delivering on new biz goals.

  • Delivering on client retention goals.


Educational background:

Relevant education – ideally at B.Sc. and M.Sc. level or higher.


Swedish and English – fluent (verbally and written)

Ideal experience and competencies:

  • 5+ years experience from the Executive Search industry.

  • Documented track record in delivering top quality search/assessment assignments with high stick rates.

  • Possesses superior networking skills – and a network of senior & C-level executives.

  • Superior understanding and ability to interpret clients demands.

  • Pro-active and creative approach to identifying leadership talent and effectively presenting candidates to an appropriate audience.

  • Possesses strong work ethics, integrity and is dedicated to solving independent and team commitments impeccably.

Personal competencies:

Takes control and sets clear direction

Makes sure employees/managers have a clear understanding of the direction of the tasks and acts accordingly. Organizes resources and directs others toward successful execution of the tasks. 


Robust and decisive

Possesses high energy level and Is able to drive decisions and withstand or overcome adverse conditions. Encourages the achievement of set goals by promoting a sense of purpose, and by demonstrating strong drive, stamina, natural authority, and responsibility. Prompts a strong wish to succeed in the team and as an individual – in spite of adversity.


Stakeholder management 

Possess a proactive mindset and navigates smoothly across multiple organizational layers of stakeholders. Is able to establish and maintain relations with people at all levels – internally and externally – and makes people feel at ease.

Visionary/strategic mind

Defines a clear vision. Looks beyond the immediate difficulties and focuses on the far-reaching consequences; sees things in a broad perspective; takes tendencies in the environment into account when planning and developing strategies.   



Is a quick thinker, possesses strong analytical aptitude and excels in dividing problems into relevant parts. Sensitively integrates the analytical output into the given context and differentiates between key areas and irrelevant and less important areas. Has a logical mind-set and makes sensible decisions based on available information. Is able to get an overview of a specific situation and at the same time work in detail.

Results and goal orientation 
Is result-oriented, flexible, driven, persistent and motivated by strengthening team input to ensure strong organizational output. Establishes visible and achievable, yet ambitious, goals. Focuses on action, activities and results.



Excellent communication and presentation skills. Is to the point and communicates the central issues in a discussion in a clear, fluent and precise manner. Is able to keep the recipients' attention, is attentive to the needs of others when he/she speaks, and produces written material that is clear, fluent, precise and easy to understand.


Systematic problem solver

Works systematically, organizes work and effort, is methodical in one's performance, and holds on to commenced tasks and projects.



Assesses the importance of considerations, decisions and actions, and analyses most important issues first.

For further information:

Please contact Henrik Brabrand, CEO, Albright Life Sciences A/S at:

M: +45 7199 2799


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