Strategic Purchaser

Vacancies 06 April 2018

At Saab, we constantly look ahead and push boundaries for what is considered 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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Mikael Thor, recruiting manager E-mail / +46 73 418 69 39
Lars Ekedal, HR Specialist E-mail / +46 73 418 84 78
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What you will be a part of

Business Area Industrial Products & Services (IPS) includes Business Areas Aerostructures, Avionics and Combitech, as well as Venture’s portfolio of joint ventures and fully owned subsidiaries. IPS is run as a holding company where every company develops and works with strategies for profitable growth according to current conditions at their respective market. A great part of the business occurs on a business-to-business market. The Business Area has approximately 2400 employees and has a turnover of approximately 4 billion SEK.

Avionics Systems develops and manufactures qualified electronics, mechanics and software for demanding applications in aircraft and helicopters. Many of these products are developed in collaboration with other parts of Saab or external partners. Most of our projects are carried out in an international environment and we supply products for two of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing.

Your role

To maintain and strengthen the Procurement department within Avionics Systems we are now looking for a new strategic purchaser. Your main task as strategic purchaser is to be commercially responsible for procurement of products and services in the business unit's various programs and projects.

Your duties include negotiating, signing, developing, and managing contracts. You will maintain supplier relationships as well as continuously evaluate existing and potentially new suppliers and verify their ability to meet specified requirements. You will also analyse cost estimates and cost development. Together with other functions within the Procurement department, you ensure our supplier strategies from a product perspective.

Your location will be in Huskvarna or in Järfälla.

Your skills and experience

You will have extensive contacts both within and outside the company, which means that you need to be an outgoing and service minded person who is able to work in a structured and quality conscious manner. You also take initiatives, start activities and achieve results by setting high goals and work hard to attain them.

We are looking for someone with preferably a technical or economic education at university/college level, or someone with at least a high school education combined with several years of experience in qualified purchasing. You have great ability to work independently as well as in teams against set goals and timetables. Experience of purchasing in mechanics and/or electronics is a requirement. You also have experience in negotiation as well as good ability to work in an international organization. Knowledge in IFS Applications is an advantage.

You have a clear business focus and a good analytical ability. You can express yourself well in speech and writing in English. 

You don’t have to hold a Swedish citizenship, but this position could include access to classified information. Therefore you will be required to conduct a security assessment in accordance with the Swedish Protective Security Act in order to be approved for security clearance by the authorities.

Candidate selection and interviews are performed continuously, so send us your application today!

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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