Yasmin Chaoui El Kaid

Job title: Supply Chain Analyst, Surveillance
Location: Järfälla, Stockholm, Sweden
Education: M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering


Short personal summary
Yasmin is currently working in Järfälla as a supply chain analyst in the business unit Surveillance. She holds a M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering and B.Sc. in Vehicle Engineering both obtained at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. During her studies at KTH she was financial accountant and board member at her student department where she gained a great interest and some experience in finance and management.


Yasmin was born in Stockholm, raised in a small town in Morocco and moved back to Sweden when she was 17 years old seeking for new adventures and opportunities. Outside of work she likes to do kickboxing, salsa dancing, hiking, hanging out with friends and learning new skills.


Why did you apply to the graduate programme?
After studying a very technical engineering field in KTH, I wanted a job that can give me the possibility of exploring and learning about other fields. By doing that, I can gain an understanding of all the different parts that are needed in a successful business. I also wanted to get to know the whole picture of Saab and understand how all parts are linked together.


Another major reason why I applied was because of the leadership part of the programme and all the leadership modules that we get to do during the graduate period.


Is the programme what you expected it to be like? Why or why not?
The programme definitely exceeded my expectations because I never thought that I would experience and learn as much as I have in these past 6 months. There has not been a day that has passed that I haven’t learned something new from passionate and impressive Saab people. As a Saab Graduate you have to challenge yourself and push your boundaries every day, and I love it!


Can you tell us more about your assignments abroad?
I have done two assignments abroad up to now:

• 4 weeks in Dubai and Abu Dhabi where I was able to learn about the presence of Saab in different markets and about marketing & sales. I also participated in the Dubai Air show and some other conferences.

• I’m doing 9 weeks in Australia now where I get to participate in sales and tender processes, learn about Mixed Reality applications, product development, project management and support & maintenance processes.


Has your image of Saab changed during the programme?
Before entering the programme, I had done some internships and my master thesis at Saab in Stockholm, so I thought that I had a good understanding of Saab as a company. I was very wrong! Saab is a very big company with a wide product portfolio and it’s very challenging to understand Saab as whole if you only have seen one part of it.


By doing rotations in different parts of Saab, different business areas, different countries, and after working with different products, different types of people and cultures, my image of Saab changed a lot since I started 7 months ago. When I started, I had a very blurry image of Saab that got clearer through the Graduate programme period. The only image that hasn’t changed since I started is the kindness and helpfulness of the people working at Saab all over the world.


What has been the most memorable experience so far?
I have been honoured to experience many memorable experiences since I started the program, but if I have to choose only one then I’ll have to say the day that I had the opportunity to ride in the trainer aircraft SK60. I was doing a rotation in the business area Aeronautics in Linköping and I was given the opportunity to fly for about one hour. I also got the chance to try and fly the airplane for a while which was very exciting. Since I have huge interest in airplanes and getting to do this was a dream come true for me. It was definitely one of the best days of my life!


Can we contact you if we have additional questions?
Absolutely! You can find me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yasminchaouielkaid/