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Head of Trade & Export Finance within Saab Group Treasury

Stockholm, Sweden
Closing date: 14 February 2023

We are looking for our new Head of Trade & Export Finance to lead the team of four within Saab Group Treasury. The Group Treasury function is the Saab Group’s in-house bank and is responsible for managing the Group’s financial exposures within the areas of Foreign Exchange (FX), Interest rates, Debt & Capital markets, Trade & Export Finance, Insurance and Saab´s Pension fund. The Head of Trade & Export Finance reports to the Group Treasurer.

Trade & Export Finance and the role

Trade & Export Finance is a business-oriented support function to Saab´s four Business Areas as well as other entities in Sweden and around the world. The main products where support is given are different types of Guarantees, Letter of Credits (L/Cs) and Export Financing. The underlying commercial contracts are often complex and long-term, requiring close cooperation with the commercial and project teams within Saab.

The main tasks for Trade & Export Finance are:

  • Internal support to all relevant projects and entities regarding the Trade Finance products

  • Close cooperation with all stakeholders around relevant projects, such as treasury controllers, legal and the sales organization

  • Close cooperation with banks on guarantee and L/C texts and mechanics

  • Procurement and negotiations of guarantees, L/Cs and export financing related products

  • Ongoing education to relevant stakeholders within the Saab Group

  • Maintaining the relationship with Saab´s group of nine main banks

  • Close cooperation with Exportkreditnämnden (EKN) and Svensk Exportkredit (SEK)

  • Relevant reporting for the function

  • Proactive development and continuous improvement of the function

Your profile

To be successful in this position we expect you to have relevant experience within trade and export financing from a large exporting company or from a bank. As a person we anticipate that you are trustworthy, communicative and a great collaborator. You enjoy working in a cross-functional setting and you are comfortable in driving change trough project management. Further, you are reliable, analytical and solution-oriented with a problem-solving mindset. A team player who enjoys working together and helping out whenever needed. Innovative and curious about new technical solutions and ways of working is a must.

You have previous leadership experience and skills, and enjoy what it means to lead a team of financial specialists, to create engagement and to make people thrive and grow.

Saab’s Treasury Function is based in Linköping. It is a preference that the candidate will be based in Linköping, however a discussion about being based in Stockholm can be had.

Required skills:

  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience from trade and export financing.

  • A solid understanding of Guarantees and L/Cs.

  • Expertise and deep knowledge of Export Financing.

  • Leadership qualifications.

  • A relevant academic degree, preferably in business administration, accounting or finance.

  • Strong communication skills, written and spoken, in both Swedish and English.

  • A good understanding in communicating cross a multifunctional setting where you are used to dealing with multiple internal and external stakeholders.

  • You are comfortable making presentations and can make complex questions understandable for non-specialists.

  • Financial modelling in Excel.

  • Ability to travel within Sweden and internationally when required to support the business

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.

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

Last date for application: 2023-02-15.

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

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.

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.

You will be a part of a people-oriented organization consisting of a highly motivated and skilled group of Treasury specialists that constantly works to improve themselves and their surroundings. We believe that an open environment, where everyone's opinions and ideas are welcome, is a prerequisite for our future development. At Saab, you get the opportunity to influence your career development based on your areas of interest. 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.

Empowered by its 18,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. Saab designs, manufactures and maintains advanced systems in aeronautics, weapons, command and control, sensors and underwater systems. Saab is headquartered in Sweden. It has major operations all over the world and is part of the domestic defence capability of several nations. Read more about us 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.