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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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Raw Material Purchaser (m/f/d) Central/West Europe

Recycling is a high-growth area for the future, fitting perfectly with the broader trend towards a circular, low-carbon economy. In Hydro, Recycling is one of the strategic growth pillars with ambitious targets in use of post consumed scrap in our production. Business unit (BU) Recycling within Primary Metal operates seven recycling plants and a scrap processing plant and is currently growing.

To deliver on the ambitious recycling strategy we are looking to strengthen our team with a


Raw Material Purchaser (m/f/d) Central/West Europe


The Position will have extensive training program and introduction to aluminum industry. But we are also looking for experienced candidates.


Challenges that will make you grow

  • Learn, manage and grow aluminum scrap and raw material sourcing to relevant plants in Europe
  • Identify, target and build good cooperation’s with new scrap suppliers
  • Drive qualification and usage of new scrap types at relevant plants
  • Contract negotiation and order administration of scrap and raw material purchases
  • Planning and coordination of raw material deliveries to relevant plants
  • Record and report on supplier performance
  • Monthly reporting of purchased volumes and price levels
  • Collect and provide scrap market intelligence and establish volume and price forecasts
  • Pricing and hedging of purchase orders
  • Develop strategic scrap sourcing plan for the region and participate in business planning
  • Partner with site personnel and Sales Managers to understand customer requirements and demand
  • Handling of claims and complaints with suppliers
  • Participate and contribute in business unit scrap buyers team meetings


Qualifications that will help you get ahead


  • Bachelors Degree in related discipline such as Business, Supply Chain or Logistics
  • Minimum 1-2 year commercial experience
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral in English and local language German and French
  • Commercial mindset
  • Self-motivated and independent
  • Strong negotiation skills, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Systematic in resolving issues
  • Excellent team and interpersonal skills with both internal and external parties
  • Customer/Supplier Focus



Office  Dormagen or Clervaux or remote locations can be discussed


Heavy travel expected for this position, including international.  Travel required to build relationships with sourcing network and internal support system.  Travel may also be required for training purposes (i.e. visits to other Hydro plants globally, Seminars, Continuing Education, etc.).


 Applications from severely disabled persons and persons with equal disabilities will be considered in case of equal suitability.

Please apply online with your CV and optional cover letter by:


If you have any questions, please contact:

Eva Vosdellen

+49 2181 477 3008

Posted on:  Sep 15, 2021

Dormagen, DE, 41542 Eselborn, LU, 9779

Department:  AM BU Recycling
Business Area:  Primary Metal(ALME)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Aluminium AS
Job Type:  Permanent

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