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Head of Product Management for Surface Ships at Saab Kockums

Karlskrona, Sweden
Closing date
5 June 2022
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Business Unit Surface Ships is growing with exiting new business. We are shaping a new organization to meet our growth and profitability challenges. We are now creating a stronger and more product- and business driven organization within product management. Join us and be part of our important mission - to keep people and society safe.

Your role

In the position as Head of Product Management, you will be overall responsible for management of our products capabilities, through life evolvement and manager for a small team of product managers. You will work in close cooperation with your colleagues, other Saab business units and our customers.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Overall responsible for product management at Business Unit Surface Ships
  • Managing a team of product managers
  • Support our product managers in the profession to efficiently organize, execute and control product management functions.
  • Communicate to stakeholders regarding product management
  • Member of the Business Unit Surface ships management team
  • Yourself act as product manager for one or more classes of vessels or products including:
    • Secure ongoing and future businesses for product contribution
    • Development planning to ensure connection to long term product plan
    • Development and management of product strategies and product plans
    • Product management and product development for ongoing projects in close connection with our Swedish and export customers.
    • Responsible for configuration baselines and capabilities of the products.
    • Coordinating with other Saab business units as well as suppliers and their systems and products involved in our surface ships.
    • Responsible for the products parts in offerings, such as definitions and requirements for the products.
    • Initiating pre-studies including functional analysis and product investments

This role reports to the Head of Business Unit Surface Ships and is a member of the Business Unit Surface Ships management team.

Your profile

Today you have experience of Saab Kockums surface ships products or product management of complex products and as line manager or project manager of complex projects. However, most importantly you have a natural drive for performance, accountability, co-operation and communication, which are key components in Saabs can-do culture.

You have the drive and capacity to set and develop structures, identify areas of improvement and have perseverance to complete prioritized activities. You have the ability to think outside the box and solve complex problems together with your colleagues. You have an ability to gather members from different disciplines around common objectives and this is where your communicative skills come in handy. You are also skilled in cooperation with different entities and stakeholders to ascertain our commitments. You are fluent in English and Swedish, both verbally and writing.

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

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.

Business area Kockums is a world leader in its segment in terms of development, production and in-service support of submarines, surface vessels and naval systems.

The product portfolio includes submarines with Air-Independent Propulsion (AIP) systems, surface vessels that contain the most advanced stealth technology as well as minesweeping systems, high-speed patrol and pilot boats.

Kockums also supplies subsystems and components for integration into naval solutions with customers worldwide.

This is a chance to be part of a skilled, hard-working and helpful team in an open-minded environment. Our approach is that everyone should be successful in his or her work. As a member of BU Surface Ships management team, you will work strategic together with your colleagues. You will be working from our modern facility in Karlskrona. Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and that the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement.

Welcome with your application in Swedish or English.