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Do you want to shape a sustainable future?

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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Manager, SAP Roles and Authorization

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.


Are you an IT professional who's there to drive change? We at Hydro IT are transforming business processes with our Next Generation IT strategy to support Hydro's Sustainability Agenda, using modern tools and future technologies. Join us and make an impact via SAP S/4, native Cloud Technologies, Digital Products, State of Art Cyber Security tools, and much more!


Role purpose


The role is responsible for managing roles and authorization for many SAP business applications as part of business as usual support as well also deliver solutions in projects.  Work with the Compliance team to ensure the internal and external audit requirements are met.

The major purpose of the role is to serve locations running S/4 and other SAP versions as their ERP platform.




  • Develop standards and procedures for SAP Security and user access controls
  • Optimize and automate role and user access management process
  • Manage issue resolution on authorization service requests and enhancements for SAP live units
  • Ensure stable business process continuation and improvements
  • Solution delivery in SAP roll out projects
  • Ensure that tickets assigned to the team are followed up, tracked and delivered according to the SLA
  • Assisting to architect and ensure business and technical teams in developing concepts of Segregation of Duties and Critical Access
  • Assist the architect in design, build and implement new innovations and new technologies on authorization area
  • End to end accountable for the tickets assigned to the team are delivered on the best quality and timely manner
  • Aim for harmonization of processes and tools across landscapes
  • Proactive system improvement proposals and initiatives
  • Preventive business process support 
  • Build up the appropriate capacity management serving customers from different regions aiming to keep cost down
  • Review future project and operations support need and develop resource base accordingly
  • Aim to build pool concept using internal and external resources on an optimized level
  • Utilize in - or outsourced delivery model depending on financial and capacity needs
  • Continuously develop and monitor the major KPIs to measure the performance and quality in the AMS service delivery areas
  • Take over projects and provide BAU AMS and consultancy services according to the standard processes and SLAs
  • Drive improvements within the operational service structure to achieve better customer satisfactions and to reduce cost
  • Create and monitor authorization service budget during the entire year and make necessary steps if needed


People management


  • Manage and control all employees within the roles and authorization area
  • Setup & maintain organization structure for optimized work division and service delivery
  • Delegate work within organization to all sub levels
  • Organize team meetings and ensure right assignment of tasks
  • Ensure team skill set is up to date via appropriate trainings
  • Conduct people performance management processes
  • Ensure backups of key / critical service areas exits
  • Monitor employee spending during business travels




  • 5-10 years of relevant experience in a comparable role within SAP (ECC6 / S4 Hana) with hands-on application management or project organization.
  • Experience in SAP Authorization
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred
  • IT /Business Degree or Equivalent
  • SAP certification is beneficial
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written)
  • Experience with remote/dotted line management of staff in multiple countries with different work culture
  • Knowledge of basic change management procedures within IT (ITIL)


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. 


If you have any questions, please contact:  

Mercédesz Novák

Posted on:  Jan 21, 2023

Budapest, HU Pamplona, ES, 31860 Feltre, IT Raeren, BE, 4730 Prior Velho, PT, 2689-513 Cheltenham, GB, GL51 9DT LUCE CEDEX, FR, 28112 Székesfehérvár, HU Krakow, PL, 32-500 Kaunas, LT

Department:  Access and Security Management
Business Area:  Global Business Services(HGBS)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Hungary kft.
Job Type:  Permanent

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