Oskar Ahlstedt

Job title: Commercial Manager, Aeronautics
Location: Linköping, Sweden
Education: M.Sc. Industrial Engineering and Management


Short personal summary
Oskar will work as Commercial manger in Aeronautics, Linköping and holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University, focused on industrial marketing. Oskar has previously worked for the Saab spinoff, Vricon, to help develop their business and explore new potential markets. He loves to take on new challenges, explore new areas, and to learn new things in general, both private and professional. In his spare time he likes to practice different athletic activities and he is interested in infrastructure.

Why did you apply to the graduate programme?
I was interested in working in what I considered a cool company that produces and develops cutting edge products. The opportunity to work with interesting questions and my own development intrigued me. I also viewed is as a great opportunity to understand how the company operates and the complexity that is involved within this kind of company.


Has your image of Saab changed during the programme?
Yes, my understanding of Saab before the programme was that it is a big company, but I didn’t fully understand just how big this company is and the broad range of products that Saab produces and develops. Also, all of the research and development surprised me- a lot of skilled engineers are needed in order to be capable of developing these cutting edge products. 


What have you accomplished during the programme?
In addition to the huge personal development that I feel I have gained, I always try to help and positively impact the daily operations of the different departments that I visit. In order to accomplish this, I make an effort to understand what questions they struggle with and which input they are looking for.


What have you gained from participating in the graduate programme?
I have gained a lot! It is really luxurious to meet all skilled and interesting people within the company, and to try to grasp and take advantage of all the knowledge they have gained during their careers. Second, I should say I have gained a deeper understanding of the company and how the business is conducted.


What has been the most memorable experience so far?
First, to get to know everyone within the program- really amazing people! Second, during the autumn I had the opportunity to participate at an aerospace show which took place in Dubai. This is where we promoted our product portfolio and the Gripen aircraft. It was quite cool to see all the aircrafts at one place and to be able to meet all the skilled people that work within sales in the company. Also, I enjoyed when I saw a submarine at our site in Karlskrona for the first time. I had not understood how big these things really are. They are huge.


Can we contact you if we have additional questions?
Of course, www.linkedin.com/in/oskar-ahlstedt/