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Saab Global

Commercial Manager - Business Unit Missile Systems

Karlskoga, Sweden
Closing date: 6 June 2024

Want to influence the bigger picture? At Saab, you can realise amazing innovations that keep people and societies safe. Together, we can truly make an impact – and your part matters.

Missile Systems is a profit and loss Business Unit within Business Area Dynamics. Missile Systems is responsible for product management, marketing and sales and programme management of advanced missile systems across a global customer base.

Our offerings include vehicle, ship and air launched anti-ship missiles, ground based air defence systems and high technology missile sub-systems. We continually invest in new product and capability development as a prime contractor or as a partner to other international defence companies. Business cases are often large and complex with long-term commitments covering development, delivery and support over many decades.

Your role

As Commercial Manager you will be part of a professional business team with focus of delivering high value solutions to existing and new customers as well as partner programmes. The role sits within the Commercial Management organisation.

This function has responsibility for ensuring high quality and timely delivery of business proposals and contracts that meet customer and partner requirements, according to governance processes and standards.

You are prepared to support, and sometimes drive contract negotiations and due diligence processes as well as actively contribute to continuous business improvement. The role is primarily office based, however travel both nationally and internationally to lead or support customer and/or partner meetings and negotiations is required. Reasonable travel between Saab sites is also necessary.

Your profile

You love business, contracting, and having contact with customers and partners, both internally and externally. You are ambitious, curious, and energetic and continuously seek to contribute with new ideas and improvements in your day-to-day work. You are comfortable working under your own initiative as well as part of a business team. You take full responsibility for the quality and timeliness of your deliveries associated with proposal management, pricing and proposal approvals (according to the Saab Win Business process).

You have excellent communication skills and feel comfortable and confident in communicating at all organisational levels. You have very high integrity and stand up for what you believe is right. You are flexible and enjoy working as part of a professional business team and cope well when working to challenging delivery timescales.

Required skills:

  • You have a legal, business or economics university degree.

  • Experience from business negotiations and analysing terms and conditions

  • You have a minimum of 5 years work experience post-graduation in commercial management, strategic procurement, legal, finance or other relevant discipline. Experience of the defence industry is merited. Previous leadership experience is also merited.

  • You are fluent in spoken and written Swedish and English.

Recruiting Manager: Johan Stjärnlöv +46 73 446 15 57

Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and that the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement.

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 part of

Behind our innovations stand the people who make them possible. Brave pioneers and curious minds. Everyday heroes and inventive troubleshooters. Those who share deep knowledge and those who explore sky-high. And everyone in between. 

Joining us means making an impact together, contributing in our own unique ways. From crafting complex code and building impressive defence and security solutions to simply sharing a coffee with a colleague, every action counts. We encourage you to take on challenges, to create smart inventions and grow in our friendly and tech-savvy workspace. We have a solid mission to keep people and society safe.

Saab is a leading defence and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 22,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer and more sustainable world.

Saab designs, manufactures and maintains advanced systems in aeronautics, weapons, command and control, sensors and underwater systems. Saab is headquartered in Sweden. It has major operations all over the world and is part of the domestic defence capability of several nations. Read more about us here