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Business Development Manager, Project Execution

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 Aluminium Metal a leading supplier of extrusion ingots, sheet ingots, foundry alloys, wire rods and high-purity aluminum with a global production network of around 5,000 employees. With primary metal production facilities in Europe, Canada, Australia, Brazil and Qatar, and recycling facilities throughout Europe and in the U.S., two-thirds of our primary aluminum production is based on renewable energy.

Job Location: Rosemont, IL


As Manager of Business development and Project Execution, you are responsible to define Hydro’s strategic direction in a high growth, dynamic business unit across the recycling value chain, and mature the identified projects through the entire execution timeline

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Work with Portfolio & Strategy Manager to identify new recycling growth opportunities across the entire value chain of the business unit, from scrap sourcing and sorting to the production of aluminum products.
  • Determine potential acquisition targets, perform detailed valuation analyses, and participate in teams to pursue acquisition opportunities.
  • Collaborate with asset managers to further develop Hydro’s current recycling asset portfolio.
  • Perform profitability analyses of recycling investment proposals.
  • Mature the identified opportunities through implementation.
  • Act as project manager for assigned recycling growth projects, from identification to start-up.

Competencies Required

  • Ability to move projects from analysis to implementation.
  • Competence in applying quantitative and analytical methods to business opportunities.
  • Technical Acumen and project management skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office package, knowledge of PowerBI and SAP is desirable.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to align stakeholders to a common goal.
  • Ability to work independently and manage internal and external resources to deliver projects.

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in engineering or business required.
  • Project Management (PMP) certification is highly desirable.
  • Designation as a Professional Engineer (PE) is helpful.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience with strategic business growth activities and proven track record in executing projects through maturity.
  • Knowledge of the aluminum or metals industry is desirable.

Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!

Hydro values diverse skills and perspectives among employees. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability. We strive to provide equal opportunities for all to contribute and succeed with us.



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.

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Posted on:  Jun 19, 2024

Rosemont, IL, US, 60018

Department:  AM BU Recycling
Business Area:  Hydro Aluminium Metal(ALME)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Aluminium Metals USA, LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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