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Aluminium Buyer

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 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. 

Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses with focus on a safe and good workplace for our 30,000 employees in more than 140 locations.

Hydro is committed to leading the way in shaping a sustainable future and in doing so, creating more viable societies by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways to industries that matter.


We are looking for an Aluminium Buyer to join our Corporate Metal Group.
The position will be in charge of the acquisition of raw material (aluminiun Scrap) working closely with suppliers in order to optimize the commercial relationship, in Spain and Portugal.
The position is based in Madrid or Barcelona.


The position involves the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Interact with suppliers of aluminium scrap building positive relationships, negotiating in an effective way , soliciting the on-time delivery of products and solutions.
  • Analyse categories of spending to determine potential cost savings (eg. economies of scale, …);
  • Management of existing supplier relationships and contracts;
  • Develop new supplier base in line with global procurement policy;
  • Renegotiation of supplier contracts when required;
  • Study the relevant markets, keeping up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques;
  • Communicate efficiently and provide clear data to internal Technical, Sales, Quality departments.
  • Supporting commercial bidding processes in purchasing costs related to the projects under analysis.
  • Review orders for completeness, accuracy and compliance.
  • Support factories (remote or in situ) when required by business.


  • More than 5 years of experience in purchasing of raw materials (aluminium will be preferable, but other raw materials could be also accepted) and Raw Material purchasing (Aluminium mainly, but open to other raw material depending on the experience)
  • Additional knowledge: Supply Chain , Industrial Purchasing, Aluminium market
  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferable in Engineering but open to other degrees depending on the experience). 
  • Must be fluent in English: Advanced level of English - C1 (daily use) – Other languages like Portuguese is a plus.
  • IT/Softwares: MS Office: Advanced (Excel, Power Point, Word) and SAP: MM model (preferable, not mandatory)
  • Skills in Negotiation, Commercial, Communication, Team Player
  • Permanent Contract
  • Frequent national travels/ occasionally international travels (always under Company travel policy).

Hydro is heading in a new and exciting direction, and we depend on different perspectives to solve our tasks and meet customer needs. Building on our three core values – Care, Courage and Collaboration – we target a high performing and sustainable work environment based on inclusion of our differences. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for the position.

Diversity improves our ability to act in accordance with The Hydro Way.
Therefore all applications will be considered with equal suitability.
Please apply online in ONE with your CV and optionally a cover letter until. 01/06/2024

If you have any question, please contact:

​​Nuria Navarro Sanchez
(Spain +34) 948507199

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.

Click here if you would like to read more about Hydro and our operations.
Posted on:  2 Apr 2024

Madrid, ES, 28020

Department:  EE South
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Spain S.A.
Job Type:  Permanent

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