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Saab Global

Group Sustainability Manager, Sustainability Reporting at Saab

Göteborg, Sweden
Closing date: 11 August 2024

Saab’s mission is to keep people and societies safe. We deliver value to customers with the great responsibility to protect people and society. Saab is on the journey to further develop our sustainability strategy, based on the core of our business and our values. As we continue on our growth journey, we do so guided by our fundamental sustainability commitment, to help and serve the global market with world leading products and services.

Do you have the drive and edge as a Sustainability Reporting Manger in the defence sector?

Your role

Saab has the ambition of being a leader within sustainability for the global defence industry. Saab was the first major defence company to commit to Science-Based Targets, while at the same time being one of the first defence companies to implement the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights into our processes.

You will play a key role in ensuring Saab’s management of Sustainability Reporting. One of the main responsibilities will be to manage compliance with the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) develop and improve ways-of-working and processes for sustainability reporting, together with Group Finance, Business Units and Group Functions. Your key responsibilities include regulatory compliance, enhancing the accuracy of sustainability reporting processes. You will work in the team Group Sustainability, in close collaboration with Group Finance, in a cross-functional team and together with Sustainability controller at Group Finance.

You as a member of Group Sustainability will work on our Sustainability strategy, ensuring that Saab manages risks and opportunities are in line with stakeholder expectations and Saab’s Business Plan.

As part of our team, you will together with the Group Sustainability-team work with our Sustainability strategy, to ensure that Saab manages risk and opportunities in accordance with stakeholder expectations and in accordance with Saab’s Business Plan. As Group Sustainability Manager you will also support the rest of the Group Sustainability-team, which includes working with governance, internal and external communication, public policy and stakeholder engagement. The Group Sustainability Team works on a global arena with our Business Areas, operational countries and relevant Group Functions.

You will work in Group Communication and Sustainability office, and report to the Head of Group Sustainability.

Your profile

We believe in an open work climate with feedback as part of everyday life to achieve success together. Therefore, we like to see that you have qualities such as integrity, self-reliance and drive. In this way, the team should be able to develop, and you should be able to grow as an individual.

You have a relevant academic education, for example a master's degree in Economics, Civil Engineering, Natural sciences or Law. You have a strong knowledge of international sustainability standards and how companies put them into practice. You should be familiar with the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and European Sustainability Reporting Standards, UN Global Compact, the Global Reporting Initiative, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. You should also have a strong understanding and experience of sustainability reporting.

To be successful in this role you should:

  • have at least 3-5 years of relevant experience, preferably in major international companies, government authorities or international organizations.
  • have experience of working with sustainability reporting, preferably CSRD framework issues in a corporate setting.
  • have strong knowledge and experience of practically applying international sustainability frameworks in complex settings.
  • be used lead projects and work in cross-functional teams.
  • be able to communicate complex information and content in an easy and understandable way.
  • be able to work independently based on given goals and assignments, but also have good collaboration skills with colleagues as well as internal and external counterparts.

It is considered an extra merit if you have worked in the defence sector.

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

Since the founding of the company, a commitment to the needs of society has been at the core of Saab’s business. Peace, security and stability are prerequisites to ensure that we manage to reach the Global Goals for Sustainable Development that we as a global community have set out. In a world where threats against our societies are growing increasingly diverse, Saab contributes to defence and security capabilities around the world.

Saab employs a diverse array of people all over the world and everyone makes an essential contribution. Our variety of skills, experiences and backgrounds makes us stronger and keeps it possible for us to create cutting edge solutions.

We look forward to receiving your application, but please note that we will start the selection of candidates after the summer.

Observe that you can send us your application in either Swedish or English.

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

If you aspire to help create and innovate whilst developing yourself in a learning culture, 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 keep people and society safe.