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Procurement Project Manager (Packaging)

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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. 


This position is open in the Central Procurement team of Hydro Extrusions.


Role purpose:


Well driven procurement projects are great contributors to cost reduction and value creation in a complex organization like Hydro Extrusions.


The purpose of the role is to ensure quality, cost and time in our procurement projects to support the set business targets. This means effective planning, execution and proper involvement with a number of stakeholders.


We have identified projects in Europe within the Packaging category that will allow us to create significant value while taking procurement to the next level: launching a tender in 2 steps to cover all of Europe while implementing specification optimization initiatives.


The main responsibilities of the Procurement Project Manager are:


  • Initiating projects by involving stakeholders to align scope and objectives of the project
  • Creating a project plan from initiation to implementation
  • Coordinating with internal stakeholders and ensuring that all relevant stakeholders have been identified and are engaged at the appropriate times throughout the project
  • Coordinating with vendors; ensuring alignment of vendors’ project plans with own project and scheduling meetings, obtaining proposals, getting questions answered and facilitating the contracting process


    • Identify key suppliers from existing supplier panel and scout new suppliers to challenge incumbents
    • Lead all interactions with key suppliers
    • Lead complex and large-scale tenders, conduct fact-based negotiations with suppliers (building on supplier and industry analysis, benchmarks, cost structure analysis) using advanced tender assessment analytics built in conjunction with the BA Procurement Analyst
    • Review and select suppliers with whom we can build long term customer/supplier relationships
    • Negotiate, draft and finalize multi-year contractual agreements establishing strong commercial and legal contract terms
    • Lead and develop supplier management initiatives, e.g. identification and tracking of KPIs, business review meetings, savings initiatives


  • Acting as a leader in managing the total cost of ownership (TCO) within the category coordinating all actors in procurement as well as all functional stakeholders e.g. operations, supply chain. Identify, develop and lead specification, demand and process improvement initiatives for the category
  • Communicating responsibilities and updates to all stakeholders to keep them on track during the project and to hit the deadlines
  • Supporting implementation and transition; same responsibilities as during the procurement process (planning, coordination, and communication) but now focused on the implementation to ensure continuity of knowledge and value creation hitting the bottom line


In the procurement projects, you will leverage proven methodologies to optimize the spend category. A total-cost-of-ownership approach will allow you to capture the full value available and find new sources of competitive advantage. You will also leverage the power of analytics, revamp the operating model characterized by digital, and achieve a new step-up in impact delivery.




  • Minimum 10 years’ procurement experience including extensive and demonstrable track record in procurement best practices and contract management
  • Fluent in English, other languages are a benefit
  • Master degree or equivalent in relevant field such as Purchasing Management, Supply Chain Management, Business Management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Access)
  • Strategic procurement, negotiation and contract management skills
  • Experience on packaging category
  • Multi-tasking and time-management skills, with a good ability to prioritize tasks
  • Highly organized and detail- and result-oriented approach, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, thriving at keeping collaboration between all stakeholders
  • Experience of leadership of cross-functional teams
  • Knowledge of SAP or other ERPs is an advantage


The Procurement Project Manager will report to the corresponding Category Manager in the BA Procurement Team.


Business trips can be expected according to project requirements up to 30% per year.

The candidate selected for this role will have to work on a hybrid mode, home office combined with some days/week in the closest Hydro Extrusions production plant. The vacancy can be filled in any European location of our organization.


Please apply online with your CV and optionally a cover letter until. 01/06/2024


If you have any question, please contact:


Peter Odrobina

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Posted on:  11 May 2024

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Department:  Finance
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Lucé/Châteauroux SAS
Job Type:  Permanent

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