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MES and SAP Roll-out Project 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.  

Hydro Global Business Services (GBS) is an organizational area that operates as an internal service provider for the Hydro group. Its ultimate purpose is to deliver relevant IT, financial and HR business services to all business areas within the company.


Role purpose:


The Project Manager is responsible for the overall management of a combined SAP and MES roll-out project including an important IT infrastructure component for the MES part. He/she is responsible for defining, planning, tracking, and managing the project, for identifying and managing key resources and for providing the direction they require in order to meet the project objectives. He/she carries overall responsibility for the successful deployment of the ERP solution into business locations throughout Europe. The project manager is responsible to manage all phases of the project: preparation, fit/gap, design, configuration and development, testing, training, cut-over and hyper-care. The Project manager is accountable to the Project /Program Management Board for timely, accurate, transparent and objective status reporting relating to project planning, project execution (including data migration), resource management, budgeting, forecasting, risks and issues.




  • Ensure that all project goals / milestones are accomplished on time / on budget.
  • Manage and drive 4 teams (SAP, MES, Infrastructure and Data Migration) towards achieving set goals and objectives. Each team is headed by a Team Leader.
  • Manage Client escalations and expectations
  • Prepare detailed project plans and metrics, schedules, deliverables, resource plans.
  • Prepare and present executive summaries to senior management and manage reporting to all stakeholders periodically.
  • Identify, recognize and acknowledge stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Establish communication management plan (engagement meetings, board meetings etc.)
  • Overall project budget management to ensure cost controlling




  • 10+ years of experience in ERP project delivery
  • Experience in the manufacturing industry (preferably steel or aluminium business)
  • Experience and general knowledge about SAP and/or MES systems
  • Experience with managing IT infrastructure aspects (networking, server set-up and hosting, security, cloud computing, etc.) and technical components (PLC’s, Scanners, Printers, …)
  • Excellent Communication & Presentation skills, must be a team player
  • Worked in onsite-offshore delivery mode
  • College or University (IT /Business Degree or Equivalent)
  • Project Management methodologies (PMI, Prince 2, Agile/Scrum, …)
  • Strong written and verbal communicator in English language
  • Solution builder and consensus seeker
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good solution and people management skills
  • Good overall (project) management skills
  • Working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Preparedness to travel (within Europe) for 50% of the time


Hydro offers: 


  • Working at the world’s only fully integrated aluminum and leading renewable energy company
  • Diverse, global teams
  • Flexible work environment/home office
  • We provide you the freedom to be creative and to learn from experts
  • Possibility to grow with the company, gain new certificates
  • Attractive benefit package

Applications from severely disabled and equally disabled people will be considered with equal suitability.
Please apply online in ONE with your CV and optionally a cover letter until: 04/30/2024 

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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Posted on:  Apr 2, 2024

Atessa, IT Vilnius, LT, LT-02244 Pamplona, ES, 31860 Guadalajara, ES, 19200 Avintes, PT, 4415-272 Lodz, PL, 93-428 Krakow, PL, 32-500 Székesfehérvár, HU Ornago, IT Ziar nad Hronom, SK, 96548 Prior Velho, PT, 2689-513 Budapest, HU La Selva del Camp, ES, 43470 Feltre, IT Barcelona, ES, 8430 Kaunas, LT

Department:  GBS ES Strategic ERP Services
Business Area:  Global Business Services(HGBS)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Hungary kft.
Job Type:  Permanent

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