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Strategic Procurement Manager

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Strategic Procurement Manager

ValueOne is recruiting a Strategic Procurement Manager for our customer Saab Aeronautics, Aviation Services in Linköping. The role involves commercial responsibility for project procurement and contract management of suppliers mainly related to airborne surveillance suppliers and civil aircraft platforms. If you are a skilled negotiator with experience from strategic purchasing of high-level industrial products, Saab can offer conditions for you to grow both professionally and personally.

The position is based in Linköping and the right candidate must live in the area or have the ambition to relocate in a near future.

Saabs vision is to keep people and society safe. Our procurement area is specifically dedicated to AIR products Airborne Surveillance, Training and Simulation, Regional Aircraft, Aircraft Support Solutions and Air Traffic Management.

Saabs reputation over time shows a strong commitment to their employees. We are locally renowned as taking care of and retraining our employees throughout different economic conditions through dedicated personal development schemes. Likewise, we rely on our employees to walk the extra mile to support our customers who in their turn often are responsible for the safety and protection of their citizens. 

The role

The Strategic Procurement Manager is commercially responsible for project procurement and contract management of major suppliers related to airborne surveillance suppliers and civil aircraft platforms. You are to balance total cost with availability over time, in consideration of applicable requirements and in line with established goals and strategies.

As Strategic Procurement Manager you will be a member of the Sourcing and Supply Department that is responsible for purchasing, project follow-up and supply chain capability within Business Unit Aviation Services. Our support stretches from design and production of Saabs latest airborne surveillance product, the GlobalEye AEW&C to supporting the remaining civil Regional Aircraft fleet of Saab 340 and 2000 in operation.

Main tasks:

  • Participate as procurement representative in product development and relevant projects/processes

  • Negotiate and conclude supplier agreements

  • Place and manage development Purchase Orders up to approved product (FAI)

  • Be the prime commercial contact towards suppliers within assigned product area/project

  • Lead, coordinate and serve as escalation level for supplier teams and define and evaluate supplier strategies

  • Monitor and develop supplier performance in line with established goals, requirements and applicable airworthiness requirements

  • Monitor and manage supplier risks

  • Monitor obsolescence status of supported products

  • Manage and develop agreements and relation with suppliers

  • Communicate supplier agreements internally and secure that established agreements are updated and used

  • Monitor supplier markets and evaluate new potential suppliers

  • Manage procurement offset possibilities and requirements towards prioritized customer countries

You are expected to travel approximately three days every 1-1,5 month within western Europe and the American continent.

Experience and competencies

To become relevant for the position we like you to have a university level background in engineering, economics and/or law. This could be compensated by a similar high-school education and 5-10 years of experience within a corresponding role in a large-scale organization.

Experience of negotiation and contract writing with international suppliers is essential to succeed. You also need to be proficient in and able to work independently with market analysis, procurement, business assessment and cost- and risk analysis. Very good command of English and Swedish, verbally and in writing, is a must. Preferably you have a solid background in strategic purchasing of technical systems or product support solutions and 5-10 years of experience within a large-scale organization in high-level industrial products. We expect you to have knowledge in ERP system and other support systems.

The role demands advanced cooperation and communication skills and a high capacity to acquire, apply and share knowledge. You are an enduring team player with capacity to drive a working process forward. Furthermore, your excellent networking capability makes you able to carry out long term development of strategic business relationships.

For the right candidate Saab can offer excellent developing opportunities in leadership as well as in strategic procurement and category management. If you aspire to help create and innovate whilst developing yourself in a learning culture, 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 keep people and society safe.


We look forward to receiving your application. Please apply through our webpage at: http://valueone.se/aktuella-jobb/ as soon as possible. Feel free to contact Olof Widmark at +46 70-7868 099 010 332 29 20 with any questions regarding the listed position.

ValueOne are specialists in supply chain management, purchasing and logistics. We offer our customers services in three business areas: interim logistics and procurement consultants, recruitment of buyers and logisticians, as well as development of our customers’ supply chain operations in terms of strategies, models, methods, processes, structure, and competence.

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