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Saab Global

Sourcing Manager

Linköping, Sweden
Closing date: 1 September 2024

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Your role

We are looking for experienced Strategic Sourcing Managers to the Gripen Procurement organization within Aeronautics to work in an international environment with a broad 'flight portfolio' with products and services in the military and civilian market.

As a Strategic Sourcing Manager at Gripen Procurement you work with business, projects, and relations linked to Aeronautics’ products, primarily linked to Gripen and T-7A Trainer. You are responsible for business relations with selected strategic suppliers with focus on their long term commitment to Saab. You will be responsible for procurement in both new and existing projects in close collaboration with the technical and engineering teams of Aeronautics. As part of the role you can also act as project leader for the sourcing team as part of larger projects. You are also expected to initiate and drive the continuous development within your scope of responsibility. As a Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will build a large professional network not only with our supplier base but also with customers and within our own organization.

We work in a highly international environment where the majority of our suppliers are foreign. A professional sourcing operation with developed business relations with our suppliers is crucial for the sustainability and profitability of Saab and our products. Our success depends on the ability of Procurement to build professional and integrated relations with our suppliers. You will belong to one of the four Procurement departments responsible for qualified Strategic Sourcing of Systems, Equipment, Installation and Build-to-Print.

Your profile

You have commercial experience and solid knowledge of strategic sourcing. You are committed and engaged, and your work is structured, thorough, and shows business acumen. You have great ability to build lasting, long-term relations with suppliers and our internal customers. It is important that you find it easy and enjoyable to collaborate, both with co-workers and with suppliers, and that you are persistent and persevering.

You have an MBA, a M.Sc. in engineering, an LL.M. or an equivalent documented education. You are proficient in both written and spoken Swedish and English. Familiarity with additional languages or international experience are both considered as advantages.

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

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Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and that the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement. We will start contacting applicants from the 15th of August. Observe that you can send us your application in either Swedish or English.