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Business Analyst and Offset Manager

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date: 13 December 2022


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.

Your role

The role is mainly business development within the framework of offset and strategy. You will be partly responsible for the delivery of Saab’s expansion strategy in the UAE. Saab’s Offset obligations in the UAE are an integral part of the business strategy. In this position, you will work in the strategy function as part of the offset team in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  You will identify, analyze, structure, negotiate and implement investment cases and manage their execution. You will also provide further insight into the overall strategy by identifying critical questions and performing ad-hoc analysis. You will summarize insights and clearly communicate analytical findings in a cohesive story; and articulate an argument to present to internal and external stakeholders.

Your desired skills and experience

  • Prospect, Venture or M&A business analysis

  • Structured, analytical, able to present and convey findings efficiently

  • B2G business development,  negotiation & successful sales

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or equivalent

  • Networking, developing and influencing external stakeholders

  • Project management

  • Experience with cross-functional teams and maturity to interact directly with senior executives across departments

  • Excellent skills in writing and communicating in English

  • Experience with successful offset delivery, especially in the UAE is an advantage

  • Emirati nationality is an advantage

You enjoy collaboration and work well and closely with other people. You value diversity and have a fair understanding of different cultural backgrounds. You have an innovative way of thinking, which you put into practice and lead to closed deals and achieved objectives. You have strong critical thinking ability to draw sound conclusions from information and various data sources. You have the capacity to analyze data objectively, applying logical thought and generating ideas with a long-term perspective to solve business challenges.

You have well established clear values and the ability to conceptualize issues from an ethical perspective. You have the ability to see relations in their right perspectives, and separate the personal from the professional.

You are an adept communicator and can motivate others in order to achieve objectives in an efficient way. You have a broad perspective on issues and see the long-term significance and wider consequences. You show good judgement in statements, actions and decisions.

What you will be a part of

Saab in the UAE is part of Business Area Surveillance, which provides efficient solutions for safety and security for surveillance and decision support and for threat detection and protection. The portfolio covers airborne, ground-based and naval radar, electronic warfare, combat systems and C4I solutions as well as traffic management systems.

Saab has offset obligations that have occurred through successful sales. These obligations are met through various projects that are managed in country. This position is based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Saab in the UAE has a highly diverse and multicultural workforce that is conducive of inspiration, sensitivity and respect.

About Saab

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 18,000 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.