Project manager who wants to support Saab Business

Vacancies 06 July 2017

At Saab, we constantly look ahead and push boundaries for what is considered technically possible. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.

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Lena Eklind, Recruiting Manager +46 13 181515
Malin Joles, HR Specialist Recruiter +46 102168088
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What you will be a part of

Within Saab IT PMO we walk the extra mile to support the business of Saab. We are responsible for preparation, execution and hand-over Saab internal IT programs and projects as well as reporting Saab internal IT project portfolio reporting, managing prioritization and working with forecasting and planning for the resource needs based on scenario planning and business prioritization.

Saab is experiencing a need of many changes based on the successful execution of the business plan and we are in the middle of the flow focused on excellence in the way we execute projects and also constantly focusing on continuous improvements. The projects are run in cooperation across Saab and with our partners.

A large part of the portfolio is supporting the business deals with IT solutions during the various steps of either winning or executing the deals and we support the operations within enhancements, upgrades or consolidations of IT systems, improvements, upgrades or deployment of solutions.

Last but not least we are also working in the IT technical forefront with solutions within the digitalization of Saab and our development environments. All programs and projects are run in close cooperation with various stakeholders in the business.

Your role

As project manager within Saab IT you are an important contributor to the success of the company by managing projects, timely and efficiently, within the ICT to support the business needs. The projects run within one or several business areas at specific sites, countries or across Saab globally. Saab depends more and more on having fast and timely access to IT-solutions to support the business, and excellent project execution is an important part in enabling our future success.

In practice our projects execute within a wide range of functional areas;

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • development of new services
  • pre-studies for future services
  • application development, deployment, user training and upgrade
  • IT environments to support our Brazil business and other campaigns
  • industrial cooperation
  • enhancement of production environments.
  • continuous improvements within the Saab IT PMO and ways of working

The projects work in close cooperation with corporate security, the Business Units, Market areas, partners and sometimes with authorities.

This role requires good knowledge of Swedish and Swedish citizenship.

We are well on the way to implement a truly global ICT organization which means that your colleagues will be working also outside of Sweden. This role requires travelling within and outside of Sweden.


Your skills and experience

IT is a service organization and exists for the benefit of the business. In order to be successful you need to be result-oriented, persistent, engaged and with excellent communication skills. You have a way of empowering your fellow co-workers and project team members to go the extra mile and you can both take on the helicopter perspective as well as digging into details when it is needed. You strive to constantly improve your ways of working and to give your team the best possible prerequisites to succeed. You see a failure as a way of improving your knowledge and you have a proven record of successfully managing IT-projects and operational change projects with an IT content, in complex environments. We consider it a merit if you have successfully managed projects with distributed teams in several countries or at different sites as well as project management using agile methods.

You probabably work today as a project manager and we think you have a university degree in a relevant area and good knowledge of one or several project management methodologies. This position requires excellent skills in English and knowledge of other languages is a merit.

If you have lived and worked abroad for Saab or for other companies in relevant markets it will also be considered a merit

Saab is a global defence and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defence, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number 14,700 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is also a company with opportunities. A company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility and good opportunities for advancing in your career. But also a company that respects each person’s need for a rewarding life beyond work.

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