Head of Site Security

Employer: Saab
Location: Linköping , Sweden

Job description
What you will be a part of

Security - a natural part of Saabs business, we are committed to becoming world-leading in our professional field.
Saab Group serves the global market with world-leading technology, strategic products and services, ranging from military defence to civil security. Our knowledge, skills and products are keys to winning business, and by nature of great interest, to several actors posing a threat to our business and nation's security.

You will become a key person in the security function, whose fundamental mission is to direct and control the management of security risks that occur in our business in order to ensure compliance and maintain a balance between risks and opportunities.
Your role

As Head of Site Security you will be responsible to establish and maintain a high level of governance within your area of responsibility. Your mission is to establish and maintain common requirements, processes and standards, and to provide expert support and guidelines across the group. The Head of Site Security reports to Group Security's Head of Staff.

You have the total responsibility to govern site security within Saab. You will monitor, regulat and provide expertise, working in close cooperation with other group functions, such as facility management, and provide expert support to line managers and security managers. You will also cooperate closely with our external security surveillance provider.

Security in the Defence & Security industry is strongly regulated by national laws and regulations. You need to be able to identify, interpret and implement such requirement into Saabs management system and management processes. Since you have a worldwide governance and support responsibility within site security, you need to be able to work in an international business environment with a variety of security protection regulations.

You will also have an important role in the development of Saab's Global Security Centre, a global security- and crisis management operations centre in Linköping.
Your skills and experience

This position requires a visionary leader with strong leadership and communications skills, as well as a high level of expertise. Practical experience from operational site security work is mandatory.
International work experience is desirable. Ideally coupled with suitable business qualifications and relevant university degree, or equal professional experience from governmental or private sector.
Security Management and Risk Management qualifications are highly desirable as well as Corporate security, site security and best practice. The position requires knowledge in Corporate Governance and Project Management. You will need experience in compliance oriented work with applicable laws, regulations, standards as well as governmental instructions for security protection. Saab is a global company, a great deal of travelling, domestic and global, is expected, sometimes with short notice.


Excellent leadership, teamwork and communication skills.

Proven to interact well with both stakeholders and colleagues and to work across cultural barriers.

Ability to communicate security and risks to technical and nontechnical audiences.

Critical thinker with integrity as well as strong problem-solving skills.

Ability to pass background screening, Swedish security clearance, credit screening, and drug tests etc.

Drivers Licence.

We look forward to an application in English with personal letter and CV that describe how you can meet the demands and deal with the challenges described. Tests, assessments and interviews will be performed during week 34 and 35.
Please note Swedish citizenship is a requirement for this position.

About Saab

Saab is a global defence and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defence, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number 14,700 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is also a company with opportunities. A company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility and good opportunities for advancing in your career. But also a company that respects each person’s need for a rewarding life beyond work.