Viktor Lundström

Job title: Supply Chain Analyst, Surveillance
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Education: M.Sc. Business Administration, B.Sc. Industrial Engineering

 

Short personal summary
Viktor is currently employed at the business area Surveillance in Gothenburg and works together with the supply chain functions with a primary focus on Purchasing. He holds a M.Sc. in Business Administration with a major in Supply Chain Management and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Jönköping International Business School. During his studies, he also spent 6 months abroad at University of Shanghai in China where he learnt about international business operations and Chinese business culture.


Outside work, Viktor likes doing activities that are challenging and developing. This could range from physical activities such as running or going to the gym, to more physiological challenges such as learning new things or playing games that include problem solving. He also like adventures and cannot wait until he can go back and ski in the Rocky Mountains and scuba-dive in the Philippines.

 

Why did you apply to the graduate programme?
I applied to the program because I thought it would be a great opportunity to gain a broad understanding of Saab and because we get the chance to do rotations at different business areas/units. I was also interested in having the opportunity to see the entire flow of the supply chain as well as how different functions collaborate within the company.

 

What do you like most about your business unit?
As I am part of the Sourcing and Production division, I get the opportunity to be very close to the actual products in the company. This means that our daily work is very tangible, either we manage the lead times for our material or the company won’t be able to produce the products to our customers.

 

What is the most surprising thing you have learned about Saab?
I would say the broad range of products within our portfolio. Before I started I had the impression that Saab was a fighter jet manufacturer with a few additional fussy areas at the side. Now that I have had the chance to learn more about the company, I understand that it is so much more. From air to naval, land and cyber defense, we have products that span over the majority of the defense market. In addition to this, we can also proudly say that we are on the technological forefront in these areas. That was definitely a surprise for me.

 

What is it like to be a graduate at Saab?
Being a graduate at Saab is both a great opportunity but also a fun challenge. The program provides a basis in terms of minimum requirements for rotations and deliveries to the home department. Outside of this however, it is very much up to us as graduates and our managers to figure out how we can maximize development and gain knowledge in areas of interest. This means that you have to learn how to efficiently communicate with different types of stakeholders in various positions at different locations. Doing this in the beginning of a career is a great way for someone who is new to the company, as you can create a wide network spanning over the whole of Saab. It is also highly beneficial for the company, as building bridges between sites becomes more and more important due to the rapid internationalization.

 

To whom would you recommend the programme?
I would recommend the program to anyone who feels that they are curious to learn more about Saab and want to grow as an individual. It will provide you with a fundamental understanding of the requirements of conducting business at Saab and also organizational/human behavior as a core stone of the program is the leadership training.

 

Can we contact you if we have additional questions?
Yes sure, do not hesitate to contact me. You can find me at: www.linkedin.com/in/viktorlundstrom