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Extruded Solutions is Hydro’s largest and most global business area. Our Business Area supplies aluminum profiles and profile-based solutions in various applications ranging from windows and furniture to cars and cruise ships. Within Extruded Solutions, we have business area staff functions based in Oslo, but we also have four core business units; Extrusion Europe, Extrusion North America, Building Systems and Precision Tubing.

Job Location: Delhi, LA



The Buyer role directs and coordinates the procurement, warehousing, inventory control, and distribution of various products or other related services. Oversees the writing, review, awarding, and the negotiating of contracts of various kinds, plus the completion of complex purchasing projects. Provides procurement expertise to meet Hydro location operational requirements. Performs advanced research on market trends, market forces, pricing, supply problems, and develops and screens product specifications to make purchasing decisions. Provides direction and guidance to location management, colleagues, and suppliers regarding Corporate and local procurement policies, regulations, and procedures and initiatives. Provides supervision and direction to the Hydro location procurement team. Coordinates strategically leveraged procurement activities with the Hydro Central Procurement Team.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Coordinates and/or acts as a procurement liaison between Hydro location operations, work units, departments, and suppliers.
  • Acts as a resource to provide, information or determine the most effective way of meeting the needs of management, staff, clients and customers.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or Hydro Corporate or location standards, guidelines and policies.
  • Reviews and/or inspects work for quality, accuracy, risk elimination, and completeness.
  • Analyzes, summarizes and/or reviews data; reports findings, interprets results and/or makes recommendations.
  • Monitors frequency of purchases and recommends options to increase process effectiveness and purchasing power.
  • Sets goals, establishes priorities, manages resources, develops concepts and approaches, monitors project progress and results, and makes management decisions regarding procurement activities.


Job Requirements:


  • Proven experience providing procurement support in an industrial environment.
  • Coordinating and executing procurement requirements with a diverse group of internal customers and stakeholders.
  • The ability to bid, quote, award and issue purchase orders, and develop and write contracts for purchases with technical specifications.
  • The ability to work with people in a manner that demonstrates sensitivity, tact and professionalism.
  • The ability to ensure compliance to contract terms, policies, and procedures.
  • The ability to understand and manage acquisition of diverse product lines with complex pricing methodologies.
  • The ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and writing.
  • The ability to coordinate activities, establish objectives, follow and specify strategies, work well in teams, identify and implement best practices, and support and implement both location and Corporate procurement initiatives and projects.

Education and Work Requirements:


  • 3-5 years related work experience as a Buyer or Purchasing Agent.
  • 4-year degree in a business-related field, such as business management or contract management with a procurement, supply chain, or finance emphasis.
  • Manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Aluminum industry experience preferred.
  • Experience using automated accounting/and/or purchasing/financial computer systems
  • The use of automated software applications (preferably SAP and the Microsoft Office suite of applications)

Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:


  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions
  • Education Assistance
  • Bonus Plan Eligibility
  • Parental Leave


At Hydro you’re part of a bigger story. A story shaped by you.

Please apply before: 11/25/2020 

Hydro in North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all phases of employment are based strictly upon the qualifications of the individual as related to the work requirements of the position. This policy is applied without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other category protected by law.

If you need an accommodation in order to complete the application, please let us know by completing this form.

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Delhi, LA, US, 71232

Department:  Finance - Delhi
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Delhi LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Monroe

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