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Saab Global

Department Manager with a passion for people within Service Area Shared & Corporate

Linköping, Sweden
Closing date: 8 February 2023

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the field of air, land and naval defense and civil security. We are now in an expansion phase that will challenge all parts of the company. We are approximately 18 000 employees globally and have operations on all continents.

Your future role

You will be a part of Saab IT. Your role will be Department Manager, an operational role with an overarching responsibility for line functions within Shared & Corporate.

As Department Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring people management, employees as well as consultants, and resource planning in several competence areas. Your teams will work in a matrix setup together with Service Owners and Service Managers who are responsible for delivering and developing internal IT services, as well as project managers for projects in need of competencies included in your teams.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Manage personnel and accountable for staff within the Service Area Shared & Corporate

  • Resource Management (Planning, Request Management and Consultant Management)

  • Recruitment and on-boarding as well as off-boarding of employees and consultants

  • Competence development and workforce planning

  • Manage and reduce risks in regards to single competencies and critical resources

  • Collaboration with key stakeholders

  • Annual budget for the staff and personnel budget within the area

  • Manage and make changes within the authorized budget for the area

  • Manage occupational health, safety and risk issues as well as personnel security

Your profile

For the role as Department Manager, we believe that you have some of the following skills or experiences:

  • You have a Master of Science or Bachelor degree or have equivalent work experience

  • Broad experience in People Management, Change Management, Resource Planning

  • Previous experience from leadership roles

  • Working knowledge of relevant business practices and legislation (environmental, labour)

  • Experience from working with continuous improvements and standardising ways of working

  • Experience and knowledge in Financial Management

  • Broad understanding of support functions within an IT Delivery organisation and IT Service Management

  • Experience from agile working methods

  • Speak and write fluent Swedish and English

We think that you have a great interest in people and technology and are passionate about supporting your colleagues and teams. To succeed in the role, you must have excellent communication skills and have the ability to lead and motivate people and you like to work in an environment where conditions can change at short notice.

You like to work independently but are also a good team player. As a person, you are eager to develop and learn, are committed to work towards goals and focus on results. Most importantly; you have the passion for people and commitment to learn.

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

What you will be part of

Saab is a leading defence and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 18,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable 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 and if you want to get to know our business and our people better, you can find some stories told by our employees Here.

Saab is a company with a strong people-orientation. We offer a friendly work environment where we support and help each other to be at our best. Continuous learning, career & talent development and employee well-being are examples of areas where we always put the strongest effort to offer great opportunities.