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Head of People Digital Solutions (PDS)

Järfälla, Sweden
Closing date
24 June 2021
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Your role

Do you want to be a part of our exciting journey to fully digitalize HR and be a key player driving Saab into the future way of working within the people area? In the role as head of PDS you are part of Group Function Human Resources and accountable for PDS on group level. You report to Head of People Operations.

You will have the overall responsibility for all people digital solutions, current and future. You are a main contender driving the required digital changes to meet new demands. You will collaborate closely with internal stakeholders in the HR organisation and IT as well with current and future vendors and external partners. You have full budgeting responsibility for the area.

The PDS team consist of 6 employees but we have plans to expand the group.


The team oversees all HR related tools, handling everything from the first request of a new tool through the implementation of the tool. They are responsible for Workday release management; configuration/development and deployment of new modules/systems. Accountable for implementation, reporting and improvement of controls to meet standards, legal requirements for information security and GDPR.

You responsibilities as Head of PDS:

  • Full budgeting responsibility for the area
  • Responsible for BSA (Business Solution Area)
  • Supplier/vendor relations and assessment
  • Accreditation owner HR
  • Master data owner
  • GDPR coordinator HR
  • BSO (Business Solution Owner)
  • Representative Group Function IT Council

Your profile

You have a passion for new technologies, trends and a driving force for digitalization within the People area. In this role, you will be shaping the ways of working in the people area for HR, managers and employees. We look for a leader with extensive collaboration skills and courage.

This is a position that calls for someone who understand business, processes, IT solutions, stakeholder needs and people. Experience of HR SaaS solutions, preferably Workday as well as system management and development based on agile principles and tools. Experience from global complex projects end-to-end with business and IT is an advantage.

You have a genuine interest to develop, coach, lead your team of professionals towards new ways of working.

You are a structured person with the ability to prioritise. You take responsibility and deliver results. Keeping the business value in focus always able looking to the bigger picture. You are proactive and good at both setting requirements as well as be a recipient of requirements. You are communicative and can talk to people at all level.

You have relevant academic educational background, experience and proven record of accomplishment from senior leadership positions. In this role, you need excellent knowledge in English and Swedish, both verbal and written.

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

People Digital Solution is a part of People Operations within Group Human Resources that is responsible for strategic personnel issues based on the long-term needs of the business operation in Saab AB. The group is geographical dispersed on 4 sites.

Saab is a place for everyone. Operating in a dynamic and unpredictable world, the benefits of a diverse workforce are essential to our success. We need people of different backgrounds, ages and experiences to come together and share their different ideas and perspectives. That’s what makes us able to meet our customers’ needs today and predict the defence challenges of tomorrow.

Please apply before 2021-06-24.

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

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

If you aspire to help create and innovate whilst developing yourself in a challenging team setting, 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 help protect people.