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Head of Project and Function control - Business Unit Gripen Sustainment

Linköping, Sweden
Closing date: 5 December 2022

We are looking for a business minded, enthusiastic leader, with strong analytical and communicational skills, who is willing to get involved in and drive improvements within our business and operations.

Your role

Your key responsibilities will be proactively, focusing on the performance of the operations. This includes leading the team of project controllers in planning, follow up, analyzing and reporting the financials of the operations.

We offer you a challenging and varied position within the Gripen system life-cycle business projects. You will:

  • Drive and develop the work with monthly reporting, forecasts and budgets.
  • Develop working methods to secure appropriate ways of working regarding the financials within the department context
  • Drive various improvement initiatives
  • Together with your team, be a support to department managers in complex financial matters.
  • Be a support to and, act on behalf of, the BU Controller
  • Work proactively and contribute to a transparent and inclusive environment
  • Leading a team of project controllers in their day to day work
  • Provide energy and create commitment within the group, where co-operation and communication are key words

You will work in close cooperation with the BU Controller as well as with other controllers in the Finance function and actively contribute to improvements and progress in various financial processes and systems.  There will be a possibility in making your own mark on the role, together with the BU Controller

Your profile

To be successful and thrive in this role, it is important to have integrity, be able to motivate others and to have analytic and pedagogical ability to understand and explain financial conditions. You work in a systematic, visionary manner towards set targets, and your ability to change when needed is high. You have strong analytical skills, combined with a high level of communicational skills. You have a track record of driving successful improvement initiatives, and you must be inspired by challenges.

You should be business oriented and have basic knowledge of project management. Preferable, you are a graduate from a Business School/University with some years of experience. Experience from a project driven environment is an advantage and knowledge in Agresso, Mercur and/or Antura are meritorious.

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 19,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. Read more about us here.

The Aeronautics business area is an innovative supplier of world-class aircraft systems, advanced aerostructures, and a wide range of support solutions within civil and military aviation. The business area researches, develops, and produces military aviation systems. We are building for the future through research and studies into innovative flight systems and the further development of our products.

By joining Aeronautics, you will be a part of a diverse, collaborative and supportive organisation with an emphasis on professional growth and work-life balance. You will work in an innovative and vibrant workplace, while having the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.

Gripen Sustainment, a business unit within Aeronautics Saab, delivers a wide range of services and integrated support solutions to customers in defense and in the commercial market for cost-effective support of systems and platforms throughout the life cycle. You will formally be a part of our Business Area Finance organization but will work closely to the Gripen Sustainment business unit.

Fulfillment of this position might be concluded during the recruitment period so we look forward to see your application as soon as possible. You can send us your application in either Swedish or English.

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