Master Thesis: Management of external development projects (15p)

Vacancies 31 October 2018
At Saab, we constantly look ahead and push boundaries of what is technically possible. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.

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What you will be part of

Business Unit Training & Simulation develops and manufactures training systems mainly for military users. Our offer is wide ranging and includes the provision of world leading laser simulators for live training, force on target applications, virtual simulation capabilities and training services. Training & Simulation operates globally with 450 employees in twelve different countries.

Your role

At Saab Training & Simulation, we have a product organization, where business’s executed in programs and projects. Saab has established processes supporting the execution, and the Thesis project will be in the process areas of “Execute Business” (EB) and “Manage Project” (MP). We have an organization with highly skilled engineers within a wide range of competences. Traditionally we have managed and executed research and development “In-house”. To meet future expansion of our business we need to explore and learn how to, in an efficient way, manage out- sourced development. The Thesis With Saab’s EB and MP processes as foundation, conduct a study with the aim to outline best practice with in the area. Key success factors shall be clear and also proposed way of implementation. The study shall be based on three sources of knowledge: 1. Research and literature within the area 2. Saab In-house experiences from outsourcing of development 3. Best practice and benchmark, what can be learned from other companies that has been proven successful within the area. As it’s a wide subject with many stakeholders and interfaces, the thesis project will be assigned to two students, who will work with the task as a team. It will also lead to that frames are more closely reviewed and defined, in the initial phase. This will be done in dialog between students, mentor and relevant stakeholders. A mentor will be provided by the company and there will be plenty of peers and stakeholder to support the Thesis Project. It’s required that the students work at Saab’s office in Huskvarna. Workspace and access to information will be provided. As an applicant you will required undertake a background check and a disclosure agreement with Saab.

Your experiences and skills

A good competency match between role demand and applicant is key, however we believe that the best starting point is to ensure a strong commitment to our values. As an applicant, you don’t only need to know and understand our values, you need to share them. At Saab, HOW we do things is equally important to WHAT we do. Our focus on Drive, Expertise and Trust is evident in everything we do, from recruitment and training, to leadership and individual value-driven goals for all employees. Drive For us, drive is about approach, attitude, courage and a positive outlook. We are looking for students who can demonstrate high levels of drive, navigation and initiative. Expertise This thesis project is open to students from engineering programs. Trust We work hard to foster and encourage a high level of trust within our organization. • You need to be open, loyal and honest, trust your coworkers and honour agreements, decisions and processes. • This role requires you to be structured in your work and to be a strong team player.

Saab is a global defence and security company operating in the fields of air,land and naval defence, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number more than 16,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development. Saab is also a company with opportunities. A company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility and good opportunities for advancing in your career. But also a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.
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