Saab Graduate Leadership Programme - Controller

Vacancies 01 November 2018

The Saab Graduate Leadership Programme is a career boost for recent graduates and young professionals who have the potential and desire to become future leaders at Saab. The programme is an extended and in-depth introduction to the company and leadership but not a promise about future leadership positions. Seize that opportunity fully – and we will help you to grow within Saab. The programme reflects the diversity of roles at Saab. We are looking for individuals with the right skills to lead technological development and change.

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Thomas Hendel, Recruiting Manager +46 8 4630153
Theresa Hagelborg, HR-Specialist Recruitment +46 10 2154123
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What you will be part of

For more than a year, you will participate in an international programme that is uniquely designed to boost your career as well as to provide you with the right toolbox to develop as a leader. From day one, you will be appointed to a position with permanent employment at one of Saab’s sites worldwide.

As a Finance Trainee you will originate from our central Group Finance function in Stockholm during the Graduate Program. We will plan your graduate year together and the idea is for you to get a broader view of Saab and Finance while delivering excellent results. You will achieve this by rotating, participating in different projects and actively delivering on target to various units.


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.

After the Graduate Program, our intention is for you to receive an appropriate position at a geographical location in line with our business needs, your profile and future ambitions. This will be discussed with the CFO and the Finance Board.  If you show us determination, ambition and deliver on target, we believe that you can become a Business Unit Controller, or similar, in the future.


Your skills and experience

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.

To be a successful Finance Trainee, you need a Master of Business Administration or similar.

Some positions have tasks including defense secrecy. In such circumstances you are required to conduct a security screening in accordance with the Protective Security Act and be approved for security clearance by the authority.

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.

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