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Do you want to shape a sustainable future?

We are Hydro, a global family of 30,000 people, present in a broad range of market segments for aluminium and metal recycling, and energy 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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Automotive Program Manager

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.

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 see an increased focus on reducing carbon footprint of raw materials such as aluminium from end users in general and especially automotive.  Via the low carbon aluminium brands HYDRO CIRCAL (based on recycling) and HYDRO REDUXA (based on renewable energy) Hydro Aluminium is well positioned to benefit from this increased focus, and we are in currently in dialog with several automotive producers on decarbonization of the supply chains.   
Are you concerned with sustainability and low carbon aluminum and have a burning desire to develop as a leader in Aluminium Metal Commercial? 


We offer 

  • The opportunity to take a leading role related to customers and sustainable products 
  • Be part of a professional organization, with a wide range of expertise 
  • Great opportunity to develop your knowledge in project management and build a career in a company for the future 
  • Join Hydro's ambitious journey to grow in renewable energy and strengthen our position as a leading supplier of low-carbon aluminum. 


The Program Manager will manage/coordinate projects with end users to realize joint carbon footprint reduction roadmaps and introduce new alloys.  In this position you will need to work closely with our R&D team, production units and our commercial organization, as well as our downstream value chain and end user. 


Main Responsibilities 


  • Initiate and manage projects/programs through our value chain including end users 
  • Develop decarbonization roadmaps 
  • Increase the use of recycled aluminium 
  • Introduce new alloys including organization of verification/qualification/piloting  
  • Support our commercial organizations and R&D organization when it comes to end users' needs/trends 
  • Participate in strategies developing processes focusing especially on capturing value from the Hydro decarbonization and recycling ambitions 


The position reports to Head of technology in Primary Metal Commercial  


Desired Qualifications


  • Technical university degree, but with a keen interest for business development 
  • Substantial experience in product development and/or proven ability to launch new products, preferably within the automotive value chain. 
  • Experience with aluminium is an advantage. 
  • Ability for strategic thinking. 
  • Ability to communicate abstract ideas in an effective way across all layers in the organization 
  • International experience – fluent in English 


A passion to participate in our journey to reduce carbon footprint of our aluminium production, and capture value based on this 


As a person, we believe you have a precise and timely approach regarding your deliveries. You thrive when collaborating with others, combining strong communication skills with customer orientation. 


Other information 


Please enclose a cover letter and copies of relevant academic transcripts, diplomas, certificates etc. Only applications received through our online system will be considered, not via e-mail. 


As part of our recruitment process, we use Semac for background check.


Job Location Oslo, Norway 

Other locations can also be considered in special cases 


Apply before: 08/15/2022


If you have any questions, please contact: 


Hiring manager

Stig Tjøtta, Head of Technology
Phone: (Norway +47) 90888767


Marit Bratseth, HR Specialist GBS

Phone:(Norway +47) 95908036

Posted on:  Jul 20, 2022

Oslo, NO, 0283

Department:  Technology
Business Area:  Hydro Aluminium Metal(ALME)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Aluminium AS
Job Type:  Permanent

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