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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Linköping, Sweden
Closing date
18 September 2022
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We are looking for a Strategic Sourcing Manager with the ability to assume Strategical Key Account Management, to the 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.

Your role

As a Strategic Sourcing Manager at Aeronautics 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. When relevant, you will also assume the Key Account Management responsibility for a supplier cross the Saab group primarily linked to Gripen, T-7 Trainer and common strategical suppliers for Aeronautics. 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. 

Your profile

You have commercial experience and solid knowledge of strategic business relationships. 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

The Aeronautics business area is an innovative supplier of world-class aircraft systems, advanced aerostructures, and a wide range of support solutions within civil and military aviation. The business area researches, develops, and produces military aviation systems. We are building for the future through research and studies into innovative flight systems and the further development of our products.

By joining Aeronautics, you will be a part of a diverse, collaborative and supportive organisation with an emphasis on professional growth and work-life balance. You will work in an innovative and vibrant workplace, while having the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.

Procurement Aeronautics is responsible for external procurement and sourcing for Aeronautics products. 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 1 of the 3 Procurement departments responsible for qualified Strategic Sourcing of Systems and Equipment.

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

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

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.