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Program manager

Linköping, Sweden
Closing date: 13 December 2022

The Program Department within Business Unit Missile Systems feature Program managers for all Customer Contracts within our portfolio. The context is an international arena with close coopration with international customers and partners in all our products.

Your role

The Program Manager (Contract Responsible i.a.w GMS) governs our contractual obligations towards the customer and ensures that all conditions are fulfilled in order to successfully deliver customer contracts on time and budget. To initiate, maintain and develop interpersonal relations, internally and with customers and partners, is an important ingredient in the job.

The work is done in a team context where the Business Unit provide several of the Contract Management roles such as Product and Commercial management. Close cooperation with Operations in terms of Development, Purchasing and Production is also of essence.

Your profile

We think that you have a well developed project management skills spiced with commercial and business experiences, preferably in an international context. Negotiation skills, with associated sense for diplomacy, drive and integrity, are also important properties in your character. An interest for the technical dimension is also required.

As for all managerial roles it is also vital that you have an ability to take initiative, communicate expectations, conditions and requirements in order to build teams and drive progress with sustained performance for everybody involved.

We think that you have a Bachelor or Masters degree in relevant College education and good communication skills in English, verbal and written. Driving licence including ability and will to travel both within Sweden and abroad. Swedish citizenship is also a requirement since the role may include national defence secrecy.

It is a merit if you have relevant international experience from defence industry in similar role with experience in translating customer need or requirements to functions and activities. Experience of the products in Business Unit Missile Systems portfolio is also a strength.


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.

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.

You will work with experienced professionals in an environment that depends on the necessity of close cooperation between several roles, functions and partners.

You will be part of the Program department within Business Unit Missiles with Program Managers located both in Linköping and Karlskoga. For this role  you will have your office in Linköping.
Close cooperation is also applicable with Marketing & Sales as well as Commercial & Business Support within Business Unit Missile Systems, especially during the Winning Business process since the Program Manager then function as Operations Responsible.

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

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

We put great emphasis in trust, transparency and collaboration and have a strong belief that a sound culture is the foundation in creating high performing teams.

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.