Saab Graduate Leadership Programme - Project Manager with Business Acumen

Lediga 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.






Jörgen Sedsten, Recruiting Manager +46 73 4371024
Emelie Staaf, HR-specialist recruitmente +46 73 4186520
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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.

Department Vehicle Systems develops and supports advanced vehicle-based electronics and sensor systems for demanding environments on international markets. The department has about 75 employees and is based in Linköping.

You will work within the Product Area Vehicle Electronics, which is responsible for developing, manufacturing and selling computer and video systems for vehicles and handheld soldier systems. Operations include system integration, development of embedded computer systems and customer support in areas such as computer technology, advanced video transmission, displays and sensor integration.

To learn more about our electronic solutions, please visit the website:

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.

We are now looking for a smart and driven Project Manager with a strong will to continously learn and develop. In your role as Project Manager you will have the overall responsibility for budget, quality and deliverables within your project(s). You will also be expected to further strengthen long term customer relationships as well as participating in bid work together with our sales teams.

Working as a Project Manager will provide ample opportunities to further develop your leadership. Your ability to build and sustain effective communications and good working relationships with different roles involved in the project is critical for project success.

You will report directly to the department head and work closely together with other project managers within the section Business Execution and Support.

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.

This opportunity requires a highly motivated team player with management and leadership skills along with an analytical mind. You have a strong business understanding, customer focus and ability to utilize your cultural awareness and solid language skills to effectivey work in an international Environment.

Furthermore you have the ability to take decisions to improve profitability and project execution, interest in leading change and courage to challenge the status quo. Last but not least you have skills to combine strategic thinking with operational actions and attention to detail. 

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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