Strategic Purchaser

06 FEBRUARY 2020

Closing date





Annika Holm Lindström [C]-
Leif Johansson+46 (13) 181183

Your role

You will be a member of the procurement team responsible for Aviation Support Solutions and Aircraft Maintenance. You will act as a Strategic Purchaser with part of your role focusing on being Point of Contact for product within our product portfolio, Aviation Services. The role will give you opportunities to build an extensive network, both internally and externally.

Task will include:

Point of Contact for a product category towards corresponding business units and development- and production project managers.

Managing your own supplier base.

Supporting the Business Units projects, programs and business development with commercial responsibility and to continuously evaluate the market competitiveness of the current supplier portfolio.

Be responsible for negotiating, actively managing and further developing our supplier agreements.

Establish and continuously develop strategies for your supplier base and category.

Manage cross-functional teams focusing on effectiveness and cost savings.

Assure that the Saab purchasing strategy, purchasing policy and procedures are fulfilled.

Your profile 

To thrive in this role, you are a business oriented person with great communication skills. You are used to efficiently collaborating with team members as well as other stakeholders. You are structured and have an analytical mindset enabling you to adapt to circumstances, experience from Support and Business Development as well as from working with complex and often-international business development cases.

Required skills:

  • University degree in Engineering or Economics.
  • Experience from strategic purchasing.
  • Experience from the Aviation industry.
  • Minimum five years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent communication skills in Swedish and English, verbal and written.

Desired skills:

  • Aviation Maintenance.
  • Experience from project management.
  • Experience from leading others.
  • Experience with IFS.

This position requires that you will be approved in a security screening in accordance with the Swedish Protective Security Act.

Please note that we work with ongoing selection and that the position may be filled before the last application date has expired.

What you will be a part of

Support and Services, a business area within the Saab concern, offers reliable, cost-efficient service and support for all of Saab’s markets. This includes support solutions, technical maintenance and logistics as well as products, solutions and services for military and civil missions.

The role is part of Support Solutions, a department within Business Unit Aviation Services. We work with a broad scope, spanning over the entire life cycle with civil and military aircraft, both helicopters and fixed wing. We specialize in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, modifications and services for the entire need of an operator. We are located mainly in Sweden on several locations. Our main sites are in Linköping, Malmslätt, Nyköping, Östersund and Ljungbyhed but are also represented abroad. Support Solutions employ around 250 people today. We strive to offer an interesting and developing workplace with a broad spectrum of interesting assignments within our organization.

We apply ongoing selection for this recruitment which means that the position may be filled prior to the job ads expiration date. If you feel confident that you match the profile described above – please forward you application as soon as possible.

We welcome your application in both English and Swedish.

If you aspire to help create and innovate whilst developing yourself in a challenging setting, Saab may well have the 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.