Director Innovation & Strategic Projects

8. september 2021
19. september 2021
Hanne Karine Simensen, 95083954, Birgitta Sanden, 97031556

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Director Innovation & Strategic Projects

Aluminium Metal Commercial is responsible for the global sale of Hydro’s casthouse products from both fully owned and partly owned facilities. In the transition towards greener economy, Hydro takes leadership by providing low carbon aluminium products to the market. 

The Innovation and Strategic project department in Commercial will be central in initiating new product development projects and facilitate the commercialization processes.

To meet our ambitions towards a low carbon society we are now hiring a strategic important position, Director Innovation & Strategic Projects to lead this department.

You will join a hard-working, diverse and high- spirit team, triggered by making a difference in an international and dynamic work environment. You’ll have room to shape your own role and really make your mark on our way forward.

What we offer

  • A key role taking lead and own the innovation process in Commercial, identifying trends and translate these into commercial strategies/new products
  • Be part of a highly professional commercial organization with a broad specter of expertise related to technology, sales, logistics, trading and sourcing
  • Join Hydro’s ambitious journey to strengthen our position as a leading supplier of low-carbon aluminum

Main responsibilities

  • Strategic leadership
    • Identify trends in the market in collaboration with customers and industry experts 
    • Lead strategic projects across Commercial
    • Initiate new product development projects
  • Professional innovation processes
    • Stimulate to structured R&D idea generation
    • Organize pilots together with selected customers
  • New Product commercialization
    • Develop marketing strategies
    • Oversee handover of new development to sales organizations
    • Product and sales responsibility for forging stock material

Who are you?
We belive you successfully set the agenda and have a strategic and structured approach to your deliveries. You communicate effectively to make an impact and you easily build sustainable networks and partnerships. Others perceive you as open, collaborative, and trustworthy.

Desired Qualifications

  • University degree within science
  • Solid experience from business development and product development with a proven record of launching and commercialize new products
  • Availability to travel to meet customers, partners and internal sales- R&D- and production teams
  • Fluent in written and oral English

Additional information
The position reports to Head of Commercial and is located in Oslo, Norway, other Hydro locations is also an alternative.

Please enclose a cover letter and copies of relevant academic transcripts, diplomas, certificates etc. Only applications received through our online system will be considered, not via e-mail. 

As part of our recruitment process, we use Semac for background check. 

Apply before: 19.09.2021

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Hiring manager
Hanne Karine Simensen
Phone: (Norway +47) 95083954

Birgitta Sanden
Phone:(Norway +47) 97031556

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