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Head of Strategy and Business Development

Karlskoga, Sweden
Closing date: 9 October 2022

Your role

As Head of Strategy and Business Development you will identify and develop new business opportunities to expand business Unit Ground Combat market presence, profitability and revenue. The role includes deliver and execute on strategic business plan, managing and coordinating business goals and business partnerships, manages marketing efforts, proposes strategies to expand market share, and researches emerging business markets. The role also manage business development teams/projects and work closely with executive leadership, stakeholders, product management, marketing and sales. The role can also include change management and other special projects. The role reports to the Head of the Business Unit.

Your profile

As Head of Strategy and Business Development, you possess a strong international leadership and general management skills. You have proven Commercial and Business Development experience.


  • A minimum of 10 years’ managerial experience of within defence and defence industry with proven results
  • Excellent communication skills in English verbal and written
  • International business experience including experience with defence contract negotiations
  • Strategy and strategic planning/execution
  • Experience in building a winning and collaborative culture
  • Merits like MBA or similar, if possible combined with an engineering/technical degree

As a person you have good ability in communication, are result-oriented and persuasive.  We would like you to have an academic, analytical profile combined with hands-on experienced at all levels.

You have mature mindset and appearance with strong sense of integrity and a sense for cultural differences. You need to be able to work autonomously, experimental, innovative and out of the box thinking.

Desired skills:

  • Experience with production, supply chain, M&S and Development in a matrix organisation is a plus
  • Experience with Industrial Cooperation (offset) is a plus
  • Experience with User Groups is a plus
  • Military background is a plus

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.

At business area Dynamics, all employees share the same mission: to create conditions for a safe society. Whether it's missile systems, underwater technology, camouflage solutions, support weapons, training systems or field hospitals, you are part of this mission. We work in close cooperation in developing, manufacturing and maintaining our world-leading products, systems and solutions for customers worldwide.

Do you want to get to know our business and our people a little bit better? Here you can find some stories told by our employees.

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 are interested in what benefits you can take part of as an employee at Saab in Sweden, you can read more about them here

Saab is a company with a strong people-orientation. We offer a friendly work environment where we support and help each other to be at our best. Continuous learning, career & talent development and employee well-being are examples of areas where we always put the strongest effort to offer great opportunities.