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Product Manager

Farnborough, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date
28 August 2022
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Product Manager

Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Intelligence (C4I)

Weapon Locating Radar (WLR)

The Product Management team for Surface Radars needs to expand and now seek a new member to help leading the Product Unit Surface portfolio and innovation into the future.  This role will be UK-based and part of Saab Technologies UK Ltd.

Saab Technologies UK Ltd comprises of employees who work in a variety of locations throughout the UK.  The job role could be based in Farnborough, other locations and work-from-home options to be discussed. There will be regular travel to other office and Customer locations mainly throughout UK and Sweden.

The role

As Product Manager you will be responsible for planning and execution of tasks related to achievement of commercial success for our Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Intelligence (C4I) Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) product. This includes profitability, competitive strengths and requirements for the product, including all handling aspects during the product life cycle including sales support activities and phase out / regeneration.

You will actively participate in business development of the product and support in ongoing and upcoming campaign work. You are responsible for delivering product and capability plans, product definitions for customer offers, investment plans and conducting market requirement analysis.

Main activities for a Product manager includes:

  • Business Plan preparation for the assigned products
  • Business Case preparation
  • Estimate value to customer and to Saab; i.e. Customer Business Case
  • Secure relevant end-user analysis
  • Product Life Cycle Plan preparation and updates
  • Product catalogue and commercial product structure preparation
  • Sales support
  • Product performance monitoring

Your profile

To be successful in this position you need to be a driven team player with good product knowledge from the Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Information (C4I) and/or Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) domain. Understanding of a complete fire control solution, systems of systems (sensors – artillery – communications), and experience from FC-BISA or similar, and experience in industry will be an advantage.  You should have a strong customer focus with good competitor and end-user understanding. Comfortable with customer discussions and negotiation as well as participation in technical design decisions.

You have the ability to motivate and engage others but also the initiative to be able to organize, prioritize and take decisions to improve performance and profitability.

We also assume that you have:

  • Passion for innovation, both regarding technology and business models
  • Strong business and financial understanding
  • Communicative, structured and performance driven ways of working
  • Genuine interest in complex technical product development and cooperation across sites

Ideally you have a degree or relevant qualifications in Engineering or similar and communicate fluently in English.

This position requires that you pass a security vetting based on the current regulations of security protection.  Saab will arrange UK SC clearance processes for the successful candidate if appropriate.

What you will be a part of

You will be a part of the Product Management team for Product Unit Surface Radar where we work in close cooperation to support each other and the overall commercial responsibility of product contribution for the Surface Radar portfolio. 

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 Surveillance offers world-leading sensor technology in monitoring and decision support to protect against threats. The portfolio covers airborne, ground-based and naval radar, electronic warfare, C4I solutions, aviation systems and cyber security. Operations are conducted in Sweden, the United States, the UK, Australia, Germany, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Denmark and Finland.

If you aspire to help create and innovate whilst developing yourself in a learning culture, Saab may well have the perfect conditions for you to grow. We pride ourselves on a nurturing environment, where everyone is different yet we share the same goal – to keep people and society safe.