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Saab Global

Security Manager for Expat assignment in Saudi Arabia

Linköping, Sweden
Closing date: 31 August 2024

Want to influence the bigger picture? At Saab, you can realise amazing innovations that keep people and societies safe. Together, we can truly make an impact – and your part matters.

We are looking for a creative and communicative Security Manager with drive and business focus eager to develop in a service minded international and dynamic environment.

Your role

We are now hiring a Country Security Manager that thrives on working in a dynamic environment with the capacity to handle the unexpected on a daily basis. You will work in an international environment where advanced security threats are part of the everyday business alongside complex business environments and projects with high business impact.

In your role, you will be responsible for supporting, analysing, and setting the requirements regarding compliance against internal- and external regulations. The scope varies throughout the entire spectrum of security disciplines i.e. physical-, information- personnel- and in some cases IT-security. You will be a part of an expanding international support team ensuring our customers optimal life cycle availability on Saab special mission aircraft products.

Your main tasks will be:

  • Security in all aspects of information-, personnel- and physical security
  • Risk management, including risk assessments
  • Incident- and crisis management, including incident investigations
  • Compliance management
  • Teaching, training and presentations
  • Responsibility for other countries in the region, including high-risk, in the region may be part of the role

You will be part of the in-country management team, prepared to take on various roles as needed to support our collective success and ensure smooth operations within the team. Your work will vary in complexity and scope, requiring adaptability and a proactive approach. You will be stationed in Saudi Arabia as an Expatriate for 2 years with possible extension.

Your profile

We believe that you are a true team player, always focusing at the team results, whether the team is the local company in-country, the business area/unit, Saab group functions or Saab as a company. You communicate well and combine your strategic thinking with operational actions. You have a business mind-set and leadership ability with drive and clear focus on upcoming deliveries. Additionally, you understand the need for balanced security in a business-driven environment and you are well organized, with the ability to make decisions, find flexible solutions and creating engagement.

To qualify for the role, you have a university degree in security risk management and/or similar work-life experience from e.g. government authorities. You have several years of experience of working with protective security. You are also fluent in writing and speaking both Swedish and English.

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

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.

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.

Business unit Airborne Early Warning within Surveillance, is now in an intensive phase with several ongoing delivery projects and marketing activities for future business. We deliver Airborne Surveillance with a life cycle perspective. Our business aims to establish and support the customer capability to operate and maintain systems like GlobalEye.


Please note that you can send us your application in either Swedish or English. Considering the upcoming summer vacation, we will start the selection process in august. However, if you think the position sounds interesting you are most welcome to send in your application today! The position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement.

Hiring manager: Henrik Jansén / Magnus Lindström