BU Controller Gripen E/F Sweden

Vacancies 27 June 2019

Closing date





Paula Törnvall +46 (13) 184528
Peter Hjern +46 (10) 2160459
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Your role

Key responsibilities for Business Unit Controller will be to proactively manage the financial parts of the Business Unit and associated contracts with the business in focus, as well as focusing on the performance of the operations. It includes leading the project controllers in planning, follow up, analysing and reporting the financials of the business unit and contracts.

As a member of Aeronautics Finance Management Team you will also be involved in finance strategy,   continuous improvement of comprehensive finance procedures and ways of working in accordance with legal requirements and overall Saab Group Finance Manual. Also, for developing methods for planning, controlling and reporting.

You will be responsible for:

  • Financial planning, forecasts and reporting
  • Overseeing all business unit finance practices, including accounting, preparing budgets, business plans, forecasting, financial reports and audit functions.
  • Supervising investment and customer proposals
  • Monitoring and control business performance from an overall financial perspective
  • Monitoring and control the achievement of key financial targets on the business unit
  • Working in close corporation with BA Finance functions and in Finance Management Team with the other Business Unit Controllers in the Business Area

Your profile

We are looking for a BU Controller with analytical, operational and communication skills. Preferably, you are a graduate from a Business School/University with several years of experience. Experience as a manager including personnel responsibility is an advantage.

To be successful in this position it is important to be business driven, have integrity and to have analytic and pedagogical ability to understand and explain financial conditions. We are looking for an analytical doer with a commercial mindset. You have an interest in working with the whole Business Unit organization. You work in a systematic, visionary manner towards set targets, and your ability to change when needed is high. Knowledge of the Saab product portfolio is a merit.

You are costumer oriented in your approach. You are also communicative and a good educator who enjoys coaching and developing team members and colleagues through participation and engagement. You are open-minded and your leadership is characterized by Saabs values. You should have the ability to plan, monitor and analyze the financial and commercial aspects of large projects and complex contracts.

You must be inspired by challenges, as the Gripen E contracts with the Swedish Government is one of the most complex and largest development business contract ever from Saab and Sweden.

What you will be a part of

Business Unit Gripen E Sweden is a part of the Business Area Aeronautics and Product Unit Gripen and is responsible for all aspects of the business regarding Gripen E for Sweden. The Business Unit works in close cooperation with Support and Services and Surveillance and coordinates the entire business across Saab.

You will be a member of the Management Team at Business Unit Gripen Gripen E Sweden and responsible for Finance including six direct reporting project controllers. You have a direct reporting line to the Business Area CFO of Aeronautics but the work is conducted in close cooperation with the Head of the Business Unit and contract responsibles.

This position requires that you will be approved in a security screening in accordance with the Swedish Protective Security Act.

Observe that you can send us your application in either Swedish or English.

If you aspire to help create and innovate whilst developing yourself in a challenging team setting, Saab may well have the perfect conditions for you to grow. We pride ourselves on a nurturing environment, where everyone is different yet we share the same goal – to help protect people.

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