President Orbital Launch and Rocket Test (OLRT) Division
Kiruna, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position President Orbital Launch and Rocket Test (OLRT) Division
Work model On location
Are you the one?

You have probably heard of Esrange Space Center? But did you know that SSC is set to become the first company to launch satellites from mainland EU? In fact, we offer specialist expertise in spacecraft operations, rocket and balloon systems, launch services as well as data analytics across the globe. 

Are you fueled by a passion for both people and advanced technology? Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey with us to help earth benefit from space? 

If your answer to these questions is yes, we invite you to seize the opportunity to make a significant impact as President and Head of the new Division, OLRT. We are looking for a leader who combines a high interest in technology with excellent leadership skills. The right candidate is a courageous, caring and curious professional who also shares our core values of collaboration and customer passion.  


Since a few years back, SSC invests in new infrastructure at Esrange, offering reusable rocket tests, engine, and fuel tests, as well as launches of satellites, making it the first site on mainland EU with orbital launch capability. The ability to offer a strong and viable orbital launch and rocket test service is a key component as we strengthen our competitiveness and position in the market. To emphasize its strategic importance in achieving our overall financial goals, Orbital Launch & Rocket Test (OLRT) will form a new division within SSC, with its Head reporting directly to the CEO. 

As the divisional head, you will play a critical role in driving OLRT and consequentially SSC towards our strategic targets. You are a member of the Executive Committee (EC) of SSC and take joint responsibility for the vision, mission and goals of the company by collaborating with fellow EC members for the benefit of the group. As an executive at SSC, you are expected to be a role model and representative for the company, acting in line with our company policies, guidelines and values. 

You will lead a diverse, dynamic, and growing organization of approximately 40 skilled and motivated employees, and it is your job to continuously strengthen the team and ensure that they are equipped to execute on SSC strategic goals and business objectives.   


As a committed and active member of the EC you are expected to collaborate across functions and geographies and: 

  • Lead the planning, development and execution of the business strategy of OLRT to reach set targets and business objectives. 
  • Lead and manage the OLRT organization, fostering a collaborative culture in alignment with SSC values.  
  • Facilitate effective budget management and ensure cost-effectiveness and ROI on investments. 
  • Secure compliance with laws, regulations, and policies.  
  • Manage relationships with customers, vendors and service providers in close collaboration with colleagues. 
  • Drive business development, sales and delivery of services to achieve set targets. 
  • Prevent and manage risks within your area of responsibility.


This role requires advanced capabilities in managing large, complex technical programs and needless to say the ability to navigate between operational and strategic tasks and perspectives. You have a proven track record in technical leadership roles, preferably in international, commercially driven organizations. A Master’s degree and at least 15 years of senior management and leadership experience is also a requirement. Other important qualifications include: 

  • Extensive experience of budget and resource management. 
  • Inspirational and authentic leadership style. 
  • Ability to work closely with C-suite executives and cross-functional teams. 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in both Swedish and English. 
  • Experience in navigating complex, matrixed environments. 


  • Forward-thinking and analytical with a holistic mindset. 
  • Results-oriented and eager to resolve issues and create business value. 
  • A Dring leader and change management expert. 
  • Capable of building strong relationships with stakeholders. 
  • Structured, with decision-making abilities. 
  • Great at maintaining composure under pressure. 
  • Able to lead and motivate diverse teams. 
  • Excellent at understanding employee perspectives and with the ability to foster a positive work environment. 


My name is Charlotta Sund. I am the CEO of SSC and I will be your manager. I promise you that this role will offer you: 

  • Professional growth with opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge in a dynamic, innovative environment. 
  • An international workplace characterized by an open atmosphere and proud employees all over the world. 
  • To be part of creating the future of the space industry! 


SSC headquarters in Solna Strand, or Kiruna/Esrange, Sweden.


If this sounds interesting, do not hesitate to apply today! Interviews are held continuously. 

For more information about this position, please contact our CHRO, Martin Lindecrantz.  

Why you should work with us!

Space industry is undergoing a rapid change and you can be a part of it. The pace of change in our industry has never been higher than today and the assignments we undertake are of all kinds.

To meet these exciting challenges we work together and contribute with our various skills – no matter where in the world we are and what role we have.

SSC offers employees an exciting future with the opportunity to meet challenging and exciting tasks at the forefront of space industry.

Application due date 2024-06-07
About the employer
Welcome to SSC – Swedish Space Corporation, a global leader in advanced space services with over 50 years of experience. Since our start pioneering scientific rocket launches in northern Sweden, we have grown into a renowned, full-service supplier of state-of-the-art space engineering, satellite and launch services to commercial and institutional customers worldwide.