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Head of Scrap Procurement NA

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.  

Corporate Center in Hydro is mainly located at Vækerø and has around 260 employees within the areas of Finance, People & Safety, Legal and Compliance, Communication & Public Affairs and Corporate Development.

Location: Rosemont, IL, Commerce, TX, Cassopolis, MI, or Henderson, KY


The Director, Scrap Procurement NA, will lead all raw materials procurement processes for the Hydro Recycling North America plants, manage and direct the procurement teams, and give strategic direction on current and future scrap procurement processes.


  • Lead procurement processes for raw materials (P1020, scrap, hardeners and alloys required for the Hydro facilities in Cassopolis (MI), Commerce (TX) and Henderson, KY. 
  • Give strategic direction on metal needs and scrap sourcing plans in cooperation with the Commercial and Operations teams.
  • Develop sustainable sourcing strategies in alignment with the commercial billet sales forecasts.
  • Manage and grow aluminum scrap and raw material sourcing throughout the Hydro Aluminum networks.
  • Lead contract negotiation for long and short term sourcing agreements.
  • Develop pricing budgets for yearly Hydro business plan.
  • Collect, analyze and provide scrap market intelligence to support cost efficiencies and savings.
  • Develop strong relationships with scrap vendors based on market trends and forecasts.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, supply chain, or other relevant discipline is required; advanced degree such as MBA is preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years in metals procurement is required. Strong knowledge of metal markets, pricing and hedging principles is required.
  • Prior experience managing a team of scrap buyers is desirable.


Extensive travel is expected for this position, including international travel. This includes travel to suppliers, plants, trade conferences, and aluminum network events.  This position also assumes the ability to spend extensive time in our Rosemont, IL office.



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Posted on:  Jul 10, 2024

Rosemont, IL, US, 60018 MI, US, MI 49031 Commerce, TX, US, 75428 Henderson, Kentucky, KY, US, 42420

Department:  Scrap Sourcing
Business Area:  Hydro Aluminium Metal(ALME)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Aluminium Metals USA, LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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