Saab Graduate Leadership Programme - Strategic Sourcing Manager – Special Mission Aircraft

Vacancies 04 November 2019

Belong with purpose. Explore your potential to become a business oriented, international strategic Sourcing Manager of aircraft systems, components and parts.

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Carine Fernström, Recruiting Manager +46 13 18 02 86
Exina Karmanik, Recruiter +46 10 216 82 67
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The Saab Graduate Leadership Programme is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate to gain a large network, a holistic view of the company, the job and leadership. The Saab Graduate Leadership program reflects the diversity of opportunities at Saab, and we are looking for individuals with the right skills to lead technological development and change.

The program is an extended and in-depth introduction to the company, the job and leadership, which will help develop your career at Saab. Seize that opportunity fully – and you will grow! You will be employed to the specific area that you apply for from day one.

Read more about our programme here.

Your role

During the programme, you will get the opportunity to create an overall understanding of the company that will prepare you for an exciting future together with us. Your development will be aligned with Saab’s business goals and the programme will enable you to contribute to our business and take part in actual projects.

As a Strategic Sourcing Manager you will support our projects, programs and campaigns with sourcing and evaluation of suppliers. You will handle negotiations, monitor long-term agreements, and be involved in early-stage product or services development, marketing activities, including offset and countertrade sourcing where applicable.

You will also lead cross-functional supplier teams for cost reduction, availability increase, and bench-marking to secure long-term supplier support and insourcing potential.

You will lead or participate in various continuous development areas of methods and tools within procurement as well as business processes.

Your profile

As we are looking for future leaders, you need to have a genuine interest in people. You understand that collaboration and curiosity are essential success factors for a business to grow and for people to thrive at their workplace. You are flexible, humble and spread positive energy.

You have an overall business understanding, possess a strategic thinking and deliver excellent results. Your motivation and commitment help you, and people around you, to perform on a daily basis.

To apply for this program you have a maximum of 2 years work experience.

You have a university level background in engineering, economics and/or law and you own a strong drive and ability to take independent initiatives.

You have a strategic and analytic mindset, leadership abilities and an ability to create energy and trust. You have shown good project management skills and thrive for customer satisfaction.

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

Observe that we want your application in English.

What you will be a part of

For more than a year, you will participate in an international programme that is uniquely designed to boost your career and develop knowledge around key areas for the basics of leadership. From day one, you will be appointed to a position with permanent employment at one of Saab’s sites worldwide.

Airborne ISR (a business unit within Support & Services) leads a number of ongoing major aircraft modification and integration projects. We deliver surveillance aircraft and related Integrated Logistics Services.

The Sourcing and Supply Department is a dynamic and cheerful group of colleagues with mixed ages and background. We are driven by an ambition of providing each individual optimal ways of growing and developing their skills by keeping Saabs overall goal of increased efficiency in mind.

Recruitment Process

The advertisement period is November 4th – January 10th with ongoing selection. When you apply, you will be directed to another page where you can add your resume together with personal letter and other documents.

  1. First step in our recruitment process is to conduct a couple of psychological tests, which you will be invited to through e-mail once you have applied. We use tests as part of the process in order to make the most quality-assured and fair assessment as possible.
  2. The selection period is in January 2020 and beginning of February 2020. Please note that video and telephone interviews may be used further into the selection period. 
  3. If you are one of the lucky ones to come to this stage, you will be invited to the recruitment days where you will meet the hiring manager and other applicants. This is mandatory and will be conducted during 2nd – 6th of March 2020. Please write in your application that you will be able to take part in the recruitment days.

Please note that other interviews and a security screening also will take place during the process.

We look forward to your application!

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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