Product Managers for building our portfolio, Abu Dhabi
At Saab, we constantly look ahead and push boundaries regarded as technically impossible. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.
We are looking for two colleagues to join our team. One will be responsible for product management within the radar domain and the other within the mobile communication domain. The core part of both jobs will be the product management role. This entails product lifecycle management from concept to phasing out of the product(s) across all products/product lines. Maintain product and market knowledge. Analyses and keep abreast of market trends. Creation of product strategy, product roadmaps and specification of product requirements. Management of existing product lines, increasing profitability and setting of Profit and Loss goals for each product/product line. Identify opportunities for improvement and incorporate new product features on an on-going basis. Define market opportunities and develop product briefs. Establish metrics to measure effectiveness and drive improvements. On-going development of the product vision and strategy. Synthesize ideas on strategy, planning and execution of next generation of products. Work with customers and internally to define and refine products.
Expect the role to have a large business development part, finding opportunities that are business driven and on occasion in partnerships and collaborations with other companies and institutions. In these cases, you can also be a key account manager.
Expect to travel internationally 20-30 days per years.
Your skills and experience
The right profile will have sound technical understanding and excellent communication skills in order to bridge the gap between customers and our development department.
Equally important is mental agility for constant change and the passion to build a brand new entity and operation in the UAE.
It is a unique and exciting opportunity!
As a person, you are naturally curious and inspired by new challenges. A well-developed understanding and willingness to learn about different cultures is crucial in this multi-cultural environment. It will require a lot of teamwork and a broad approach to be successful.
We are looking for a person with qualifications as,
· You have a relevant education or experience, MSc
· Experience from product management or related roles
· Experience from product development
· Experience from marketing & sales or business development
· Excellent communication skills especially in writing and presenting
· Driven and goal oriented to meet deadlines
· Innovative to manage challenges and self-driven
· You have very good integrity and good insights of your strength and weaknesses
· English at expert level, both oral and written
· Knowledge of Radar or Mobile Communications a distinct advantage
This position requires that you undergo a security screening in accordance with the Saab internal processes.
What you will be a part of
Saab’s strategy for growth includes building local business in selected markets, with focus on key customer countries. You will become part of this brand new Saab Company, which operates in Tawazun Industrial Park, northeast of the Abu Dhabi city centre.
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 15,500 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.