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Recycling Metal Manager

Hydro Extrusions is a world-leading aluminium extrusion business counting around 100 production sites in 40 countries and employing 20,000 people. Through our unique combination of local expertise, global network, and unmatched R&D capabilities, we can offer everything from standard profiles, to advanced development and manufacturing for most industries. 

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 is committed to leading the way in shaping a sustainable future and in doing so, creating more viable societies by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways to industries that matter.


Extrusion Europe European Metal Group (EMG) is seeking a determined Recycling Metal Manager to help us build our competitive edge in aluminium recycling as it provides energy savings for society and environmental advantages. The key mission of the position holder will be to manage the aluminium scrap metal supply, with a high focus on our recycling units’ based in the Benelux region and in Hungary. We expect this position to be based in Germany.


Natural self-managed team player, very good communicator and excellent at building, developing and managing relationships, you will successfully partner across the organizational boundaries to closely and proactively interact with your various internal, external and cross-functional stakeholders.


In a world on increasing complexity, your strong analytical skills enable you to assess volume plans, forecast prices and cost positions, monitor inventory levels and lead times in order to derive the best tactical buying approach that ensures the optimal balance costs and targeted service levels. You know how to identify deviations from aligned plans and always have a mitigation plan ready.


Fluent in English and German, you are recognized by your peers as a strong negotiator relying on self-awareness and emotional intelligence to foster an open and transparent communication designed to reach agreements. We can count on you to lead the suppliers’ contractual discussions and the performance reviews as well as to develop the domestic and global suppliers’ network.


You have confidence to travel regularly to collaborate with the recycling units, the sourcing network and internal support system as well as to visit other plants, take part to continuous learning, etc. We are aware that business travel can put strains on family life, so it is essential that you know how to maintain relationships and work-life balance when you are far away from your home.


Our induction program will be adapted to your needs and knowledge of the aluminium industry, but this is essential that you already have a proven track record in sourcing scrap. We will consider applicants having at least two years’ specific experience in buying/selling aluminium scrap as well as a good knowledge and understanding of the technical specifications required to meet our units’ quality standards. We will adapt to the successful candidate and be happy to eventually offer a director position, including people management responsibilities, to a more experienced candidate bringing a large portfolio of reliable scrap suppliers.


Diversity improves our ability to act in accordance with The Hydro Way.
Therefore all applications will be considered with equal suitability.
Please apply online with your CV and optionally a cover letter until. 30/09/2022

If you have any question, please contact:

Eloise Le Cotonnec

Posted on:  06-Sep-2022

Achim-Uphusen, DE, 28832 Offenburg, DE, 77656 Rackwitz, DE, 04519 Düsseldorf, DE, 40472

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