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Bid Manager

Karlskrona, Sweden
Closing date: 11 December 2022

Are you up for a challenge within Bid management and become part of our Commercial team in a truly unique market?

We are looking for a communicative co-worker who enjoys driving bid operations, including ensuring sound financials and strengthen the team in this exciting area. The understanding of contracts, complex projects and interest of driving change is essential. Join us in our mission to keep people and societies safe!

Your role

Saab Kockums is a world leader in its segment in terms of development, and production of submarines, surface vessels and naval systems. We have an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe.

As a Bid Manager & Cost Estimator, you have a coordinating role for all necessary parts included in a bid towards our customers. The Swedish Armed Forces being one of them.

You are responsible for leading the bid team from starting a bid project until final offer and contribute in customer negotiations as well as for preparing the financial offer in close cooperation with the Business Owner and important stakeholders. You will ensure that all steps in the winning business process are handled accordingly. This includes the compilation of bids for submarine and surface ship projects as well as defining delivery plans and risk assessment.

In your role you will be focusing on ensuring;

  • Project lead of the bid team
  • Development of proposals that meet customer expectations and enhance win probability
  • Well prepared execution plans and delivery accordingly
  • Monitoring predicted internal costs, bought out cost and associated risks

Main tasks:

  • Lead a project team to be able to offer customer bids with the required quality and within the set timeframe and budget, including managing internal stakeholders hereto.
  • Prepare the financial package and the total proposal, in close cooperation with the Business Units, Operations and other stakeholders
  • Participate in customer and partner dialogue and negotiations
  • Development of well-prepared material to ensure sound management business decisions
  • Being part of improving our ways of working in bid management and calculation methods

Your profile

Since we build our company, culture and drive our development with each other's help, it is vital that you have a good ability to work together, are motivated and communicative.

You probably have project management and financial/calculating skills with a good understanding of complex projects in a technical and commercial context. Preferably, you have worked with bid operations in large projects before.

Furthermore, you enjoy calculating in line with given conditions, sometimes in-depth and sometimes more of an overall estimate. You are interested in developing our ways of working with our different interfaces and the internal organization,

To become successful in this position, we think that you have:

  • An academic degree within economics, engineering or similar.
  • Good knowledge within project cost control and calculating structures.
  • Commercial experience and strong understanding of contracts on an international arena
  • Experience and interest of risk management
  • Previous Project Management or team leader experience.
  • Excellent communicative ability in both spoken and written Swedish and English
  • Thrives in a global and complex business environment.

This position requires that you pass a security vetting based on the current regulations around/of security protection. For positions requiring security clearance additional obligations on citizenship may apply.

What you will be a part of

This is a great opportunity to be part of building and further strengthen our newly formed Commercial department within Saab’s Business Area Kockums. You will cooperate with a highly skilled team who look forward to welcome you to the business. The position is located in Karlskrona. Some travel both within and outside of Sweden will be required. You will report to the Head of Bid Office. 

Kockums is a world leader in its segment in the development, production and in-service support of submarines, surface vessels and naval systems. The product portfolio includes submarines with air-independent propulsion, surface ships with stealth technology, minesweeping systems, and high-speed patrol and pilot boats. Kockums also supplies subsystems and components for integration in naval solutions for customers in and outside Sweden.

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Meet our people

If you are interested in what benefits you can take part of as an employee at Saab in Sweden, you can read more about them here. Please note we work with an ongoing selection and the position might be filled before closing date. Your application may be in Swedish or English.

If you aspire to help create and innovate whilst developing yourself in a challenging team setting, Saab may well have the perfect conditions for you to grow. We pride ourselves on a nurturing environment, where everyone is different yet we share the same goal – to help protect people.