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Strategic Purchaser to Surveillance Huskvarna

Huskvarna, Sweden
Closing date: 31 August 2022

Do you see yourself in a role where you are in the driving seat for better procurement?

Our business is growing, and we are continuously looking for experienced Strategic Purchasers to strengthen our Procurement organization. Are you a team player able to evaluate, negotiate and communicate with both internal and external stakeholders in order to develop an effective supplier base, then you might be the one we are looking for.

Let us describe the challenge we offer
As a Strategic Purchaser, you will be part of a team driving the strategic agenda in relation to key suppliers and cutting-edge technology for Saab Surveillance’s products. You will have an account responsibility for strategic suppliers, meaning commercial responsibility to secure optimized business solutions for Saab. You will work closely with production, product management, product design and suppliers to align requirements and find opportunities to add value for Saab in terms of quality, cost and technology. You will also be responsible for supplier performance, supporting the organization for escalated issues.  

Our Strategic Purchasers have an important role in development projects to drive sourcing activities and commercially sound decisions within each project. Your responsibilities are to focus on long-term cost activities, set up supplier agreements, and continuously govern and improve cooperation with our suppliers.

In this role you might also be assigned to specific projects, such as strategic make-buy decisions or localization of supply chain in strategic countries.

To succeed in this role

We are looking for you who have a strong business understanding and acumen, with a drive to improve and challenge our business with a commercial and analytical approach. You have the ability to think and act strategically to reach our targets, and since your success is highly dependent on the close cooperation with internal stakeholders and suppliers we believe that you are a true team player and great communicator.

Further we believe that you have:

  • Ability to develop agreements to support commercial intent
  • Legal and commercial experience
  • Proven ability in driving effective supplier relations
  • Great commitment to support and generate energy into our teams
  • Well orientated in management systems, Code of Conduct, ERP systems
  • Excellent skills in spoken and written English and Swedish 

Category Procurement

As a Strategic Purchaser you work within one of our categories across Saab Surveillance’s four sites in Gothenburg, Huskvarna, Järfälla and Arboga. The category teams each consists of Strategic and Operative purchasers, 10-15 persons located at the different sites.

The categories are:

  • Printed Circuitboard Assemblies
  • Printed Circuitboard and Components
  • Sensors, Communications and Microwave
  • Harnesses and electromechanical components
  • Systemmechanics, Composite and Additive Manufacturing
  • Metalworking Parts
  • Computer Products, Software and Indirect material
  • Mechanical standard components, chemicals and nonmetallic 

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 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.

You will be part of a sourcing team committed to improvement and find additional value for Saab. You will be central figure within the organization, working closely with the business units, product development, production and external parties. Strategic Sourcing responsibilities will be within Electronics hardware at BU Surveillance. 

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

If you aspire to help create and innovate whilst developing yourself in a challenging team setting, 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 help protect people.