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Head of Fighter Radar Design, PU Fighter Radar

Göteborg, Sweden
Closing date: 27 September 2023

Do you imagine a career that constantly stretches your capabilities and offer you an opportunity to work with the technologies of the future? We offer an exciting opportunity to join a global company with a mission to keep people and society safe.

We are looking for a Head of Fighter Radar Design to lead our expanding Fighter Radar and Missile Electronics design activities. 

Your role

As Head of Fighter Radar Design you will be a natural part of the Product Unit Management team reporting directly to the Head of PU Fighter Radar.

As manager your will have an important role within this new PU, including:

  • Actively participate in and to support Business development and bid work.

  • Responsibility for the product design activities and ensure alignment with business goals

  • Design responsibility management and alignment with company processes and quality.

  • Tight cooperation with other design units and platform product portfolio

  • Drive design efficiency programs to align with modern development standards

All with the main purpose to secure efficient and timely product development, quality and customer satisfaction.

Your profile

To be successful in this position you need a genuine interest in product development in a business context, the ability to motivate, engage and challenge yourself and others. You are a skilled communicator with the ability to create and maintain a broad contact network and close cooperation.

We also value that you have:

  • Strong business understanding, customer focus and product development experience

  • Genuine interest in complex technical product development and cooperation across sites

  • Interest in company process for Integrated Product Creation (IPC) and quality

  • Communicative, structured and performance driven ways of working

  • Focus on importance of building cross functional relationships with both internal external stakeholders

Last but not least, you have the ability to create a collaborative work environment with transparency, respect and trust among your employees. You support Surveillance overall culture program “Together as One”

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

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.

Business Area Surveillance 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 command and control solutions.

Business Unit Fighter Core Capabilities is a business unit within Surveillance and has around 2000 employees globally: Sweden, Finland, Germany and South Africa. Fighter Core Capabilities provides radar sensors, electronic warfare systems and avionics for primarily Fighter system solutions. The business unit has a strong presence in the Saab Gripen Fighter but also strives to expand globally.

The Product Unit Fighter Radar is responsible for the system sales business for the products Fighter Radar, Data Link and Missile Electronics and is a vital part of future sensor solutions for future Saab Fighters. This includes all phases of customer interaction from defining the business development all the way to delivery, in both new product development as well as maintaining and sustaining current products.

The unit works closely with Marketing & Sales unit when it comes to winning our business, with other Product Units within Saab to define and deliver our Gripen Radar and Electronics, with the Engineering and Sourcing & Production units when it comes to design, production and delivering our contracts. Product Unit Fighter Radar has around 110 employees.