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Business Development Manager

Hydro Aluminium AS
30. juni 2024

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Industri / Produksjon
Utvikling, Leder


Business Development Manager

Are you looking to make a real impact? For over a century, our people have been the driving force in solving some of the world’s most pressing issues – and we hope you’ll join us in solving the next century’s. Whether you're working to close the loop at one of our recycling facilities or ensuring efficient renewable energy processes to decarbonize aluminium production, your contributions make an impact in our shared purpose of propelling our industries and the world into a greener future.  

Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses with focus on a safe and good workplace for our 30,000 employees in more than 140 locations.

Hydro Aluminium Metal is a leading supplier of extrusion ingots, sheet ingots, foundry alloys, wire rods and high-purity 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., two-thirds of our primary aluminum production is based on renewable energy.

Aluminium Metal Commercial is responsible for the global sale of Hydro’s casthouse products. In the transition towards a greener economy, Hydro takes leadership by continuously pushing for lower carbon aluminium products to the market. The Sheet Ingot & Foundry Alloys Product Area in Commercial is responsible for the sales and marketing of Sheet Ingot and Foundry Alloys in Europe and is an important contributor to Aluminum Metal’s commercial success, as well as our sustainability efforts in the European markets.

We are now looking for a Business Development Manager for the product area sheet ingot & foundry alloy to take lead on our project portfolio. You will join a highly competent and solution-oriented team, triggered by creating success through our customers and partners, in close collaboration with our plants, technical teams, Sales, R&D and other Product Areas.  

If you’d like to be part of our Commercial team and work with our customers and partners to shape the journey towards carbon neutrality, have a closer look at this opportunity!

What we offer

  • A collaborative and inclusive work environment that values diversity and encourages creative thinking. 
  • Exposure to a global network of industry experts and professionals, providing a platform for continuous learning and networking.
  • A supportive and dedicated leadership team that is committed to fostering a culture of innovation and excellence. 
  • A chance to be part of a company with a rich legacy of innovation and a forward-thinking approach to business.
  • A key role in shaping the decarbonization of the aluminium industry 

Main responsibilities

  • Develop and mature a portfolio of projects supporting the sheet ingot & foundry alloy go to market strategy and decarbonization agenda
  • Participate in development and implementation of product strategies in the product area focusing especially on capturing value from the Hydro decarbonization and recycling ambitions
  • Work strategically to develop and support our product and sustainability offering in partnership with key customers and the sales organization
  • Project management: coordinate and manage projects/programs through our value chain
  • Provide input to business plans and strategies  


  • Hold a relevant MSc or equivalent degree, coupled with relevant experience
  • Possess a strategic and commercial mindset
  • Demonstrated success in steering matrix projects with the ability to work strategically to implement plans and actions
  • Experience from product development, negotiation, developing sustainable products and services
  • Experience within automotive value chain and/or aluminum or other metal industry is an advantage
  • Fluent in English – written and spoken

Personal qualities
We value candidates with:

  • An organized approach to problem-solving and project management.
  • Outstanding communication skills at all levels within a matrix organization and with our customers
  • A can-do-attitude and a collaborative mindset that thrives on finding solutions through partnership
  • High ethical standards and integrity

Additional Information

The position reports to Head of Sheet Ingot and Foundry Alloys Product Area, and is located in Oslo, Norway. Other locations in Europe could also be considered. Business travels is expected.

Submit your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your relevant experience and achievements. Please enclose relevant transcripts with your application. Only applications received through our online system will be considered, not via email. 

Hydro is heading in a new and exciting direction, and we depend on different perspectives to solve our tasks and meet customer needs. Building on our three core values – Care, Courage and Collaboration – we target a high performing and sustainable work environment based on inclusion of our differences. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for the position.

Apply before: June 30, 2024
Interviews will be conducted in August

If you have any questions, please contact: 
Hiring manager: Thomas Ludwig, +47 411 72 418
Recruiter: Siri Randen, +47 948 21 618

A job where you make a difference.
A key part of succeeding in this mission involves encouraging a collegial environment where our differences are acknowledged as our greatest competitive advantage. Your diverse perspective makes us stronger.  Our global diversity, inclusion and belonging program enables us to cultivate a high-performing and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.

Your career journey is unique. We strive to provide you with the support needed to achieve your full potential. With our global reach, inclusive culture, and cutting-edge technology you'll have the opportunity to build a career that aligns with your strengths and passions. 

Join our global community of over 30,000 people with a presence in 40 countries and united by the values of Care, Courage and Collaboration. At Hydro, you have the chance to make a difference in the industries that matter.

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Please refer to DN.no in your application


We are Hydro, a global family of 30,000 people, present in a broad range of market segments for aluminium and metal recycling, and energy and renewables, offering a unique wealth of knowledge and competence.

We have a proud history and are committed to leading the way in shaping a sustainable future by developing natural resources into innovative products and solutions. In doing so, we truly believe that our people matter the most to make the difference.

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