Head of Finance & Business Support

25. november 2022
7. desember 2022

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Head of Finance & Business Support

We are seeking a new Head of Finance and Business Support to strengthen our technology team to deliver on our ambitious decarbonization agenda

Zero-carbon aluminium is the future of aluminium production, and we seek a new Head of Finance and Business Support who wants to contribute to the ambitious agenda. 

Hydro Aluminium Metal is a leading supplier of low carbon aluminum with a global production network of around 5,000 employees. With primary metal production facilities in Europe, Canada, Australia, Brazil and Qatar, and recycling facilities throughout Europe and in the U.S.

Aluminium is a key enabler in the green transition, but production must become emission free. Developing new technologies is our greatest opportunity in reaching zero-emission production. 

The Technology and Operational Support (TOS) business unit is part of Hydro’s Aluminium Metal business area, with the main task to drive technology development and support the commercial and operational units in improving profitability and sustainability. TOS has an exciting agenda, working towards achieving zero emission aluminium production, through initiatives like carbon capture & storage solutions, groundbreaking new process technology and digital solutions. 

TOS is strengthening the organization to deliver on our program to decarbonize aluminium production as well as maximizing value creation from existing asset base. For this team we are now looking for a curious and collaborative Head of Finance and Business Support with leadership skills, solid  analytical skills, interest in technology development and eagerness to drive sustainability and increased value creation.

What we offer

You will join a highly skilled organization in Hydro with around 180 employees connected to our technology hubs in Norway and Germany, representing a wide range of technical expertise. Together we work to push the boundaries of low carbon aluminium.

You will lead and develop a small team with dedicated employees striving to provide TOS the best finance and business support possible to deliver on our ambitions. You will be responsible for the team’s deliverables within budgeting and controlling, project portfolio management and overall support to the organization, and you will be part of the Management Team in TOS. The position offers a great pportunity to support technology development projects that are of high strategic importance for reaching both Hydro’s sustainability and profitability ambitions, including Hydro’s three pathways to zero-carbon emissions. 

Area of Responsibility

The Head of Finance and Business Support role is part of the Management Team in Technology and Operational Support (TOS) and the main tasks of the role are:

  • Responsible for providing financial, business and administrative support
  • Lead  and develop the Finance and Business Support Team 
  • Responsible for finance processes (Business Planning and Long-term Financials, financial reporting, External funding etc.)
  • TOS Management Support – Strategy, Business Development, Intellectual Property, Risk and Contract Management
  • Governance and compliance support
  • Process owner for Dynamic Portfolio Management, incl. project processes and tools
  • Responsible for organizational infrastructure (processes and tools) 
  • Responsible for location support (TOS sites in Norway and Germany)
  • Contribute in the Aluminium Metal’s Finance network Supporting on analytics and business case development for investments and key programs, from early phase development to full industrial roll-out 
  • Lead and develop the team, incl. follow up of key people processes, coaching and supporting competence development
  • Tasks and responsibilities can change over time depending on requirements in department and changing circumstances, preferences, and development needs


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field, e.g. Industrial Economics, Finance, Business Administration
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience from finance or similar roles 
  • Knowledge of Governmental Support Schemes 
  • Experience with business case development, modelling and financial valuation
  • Experience with technology and/ or product development processes is an advantage  
  • Interest in- and willingness to dive into technology details, to understand, learn and put this into a business case context
  • In depth business understanding/ drive to learn, including key value drivers and correlation to market
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken. Professional working proficiency in Norwegian or German is an asset, but not a
  • Open minded and inclusive, high working capacity  

We believe you have strong communication and storytelling skills, and that you are comfortable presenting financial and other strategic topics. You should be able to work structured and with high quality, individually and in teams, and you are service minded with good collaboration abilities. 

Additional information

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: 07/12/2022

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Hiring manager
Stian Moe Tangen
Email: Stian.Tangen@hydro.com
Phone: (Norway +47) 41418297

Marte Muri Soerensen
(Norway +47) 90948996

Please refer to DN.no in your application.