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Saab Global

Legal Counsel, Corporate Export Compliance

Stockholm, Sweden
Closing date: 22 June 2024

The Corporate Export Compliance function, organized under Group Legal Affairs, has the overall responsibility to ensure that the company is compliant with export control and embargo frameworks.

Your role

Within this responsibility the Corporate Export Compliance function has three major areas of responsibility: firstly, to support the organization by providing operational and legal advice, secondly as a stakeholder define operational requirements derived from legal frameworks and thirdly to follow up the compliance work by performing internal audits and to ensure that Saab is compliant with applicable legal frameworks.

This entails among other things to produce, maintain and improve Saab common processes, routines, instructions and IT tools together with Saab’s Business Areas. One important part of that work is to identify legal requirements and implement suggested solutions as well as perform follow up activities and investigate incidents. Another important part is to be proactive and identify areas of concern and suggest solutions to be dealt with before problems arise.

The Corporate Export Compliance function is also responsible to give legal and operational advice to the management as well as to the organization and to apply for certain types of authorizations as well as performing legally mandated reporting. Within the responsibility lies coordination with the Business Areas and Saabs legal entities worldwide. The work is led by the Head of Corporate Export Compliance who has an advisory Export Control Council with representatives from the different Business Areas within Saab.

Your future challenge

You will be given an exciting and challenging opportunity to grow and develop with the tasks but you will also be supported by your colleagues who of course will be mentors for you when dealing with complex issues.

In your role as Legal Counsel, Corporate Export Compliance you may, among other things, be expected to be involved or take responsibility for specific tasks in the following fields as it pertains to export control or sanctions:

  • support the organization with legal advice

  • support the organization in classification issues

  • support the organization with advice relating to tenders and agreements

  • attend meetings and maintain authority contacts

  • apply for certain authorizations

  • perform legally mandated reporting

  • train employees in the area of export control and sanctions

  • perform sanction investigations

  • interpret legislation and implement internal frameworks to ensure compliance

  • support the organization when performing incident investigations

  • support with expertise during audits

  • set goals and drive development of the export control function

We work in an international environment where the main part of our suppliers and customers are foreign and Saab as a corporation is therefore subject to different countries’ legislations and authority contacts. The role also encompass participation in the Export Control Council and other duties that falls under the Corporate Export Compliance function.

The position requires travel.

Your Profile

You are required to possess the following:

  • A law degree with good knowledge of the Swedish legal framework

  • At least five years of experience working in a legal profession

  • Excellent ability to read and write English and Swedish

  • Ability to work alone or in teams

It is preferred that you also possess the following qualities and experiences:

  • In depth knowledge about export controls and sanctions or international law

  • Experience working at the government offices, an administrative authority, a law firm or in the courts

  • Ability to provide the business with creative and compliant advice within the legal confine

  • Expertise in transforming legal requirements to functional ways of working

  • Unwavering integrity and drive to support

  • Perseverance, creativity and communication skills to achieve goals

  • Ability to ensure successful implementation of compliance measures

Counselling and performing: training, internal investigations, audits, writing legal memos and instructions are essential parts of the work tasks and we therefore put a lot of emphasis on personal characteristics.

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 part of

Behind our innovations stand the people who make them possible. Brave pioneers and curious minds. Everyday heroes and inventive troubleshooters. Those who share deep knowledge and those who explore sky-high. And everyone in between. 

Joining us means making an impact together, contributing in our own unique ways. From crafting complex code and building impressive defence and security solutions to simply sharing a coffee with a colleague, every action counts. We encourage you to take on challenges, to create smart inventions and grow in our friendly and tech-savvy workspace. We have a solid mission to keep people and society safe.

Saab is a leading defence and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 22,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer and more sustainable 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