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Do you want to shape a sustainable future?

We are Hydro, a global family of 34,000 people, present in a broad range of market segments for aluminium, energy, metal recycling, batteries 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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Freight Category Manager

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 35,000 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. 


Job Location: Rosemont, IL



As a key member of Extrusion North America’s strategic sourcing team, the Category Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing short and long-term strategies within the transportation & logistics field that ultimately supports the organization’s overall financial and operations objectives.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and execute negotiations with carriers to ensure best total cost for the organization.
  • Demonstrated financial and/or analytical experience including familiarity with concepts of forecasting, budgeting, and variance analysis, and/or data interpretation and analysis of large data sets (e.g. for RFQ analysis)
  • Proven track record of strategic procurement and category management with small, medium and large carriers/vendors.
  • High business acumen with freight audit & pay, carrier management and scorecard development.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, prioritize workload and achieve effective results in a fast-paced, dynamic, ever-growing and often ambiguous environment; effective multi-tasking skills are vital
  • Perform market assessments, identify trends and recommend mitigation action plans.
  • Demonstrated effective communication and presentation skills working with peers and various levels of management; Ability to represent Hydro in senior discussions with external parties.


Job Requirements:

  • Previous TMS experience required.
  • Advanced Excel skills highly desired.
  • Project management and strategy development experience a plus.


Education and Work Requirements:

  • 30 – 50% Travel
  • 5-7 years in transportation management or procurement field role
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related discipline or equivalent in education and experience.


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

Join our team of more than 35,000 global employees for your chance to grow, advance, and win. Hydro is a career, a workplace, a work experience shaped by YOU.

Please apply before: 02/26/2021 


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.


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Posted on:  Feb 18, 2021

Rosemont, IL, US, 60018

Department:  Logistics and Freight
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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