Senior Manager Business Development Battery Recycling (m/f/d)

  • Hamburg
  • Permanent
  • Full-time

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Would you like to be part of a company with a strong purpose? Aurubis is a leading international multimetal producer and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. Our metals are the basis for the green transition, digitalization, and future technologies. Rock-solid & rolling. Hands-on & high-tech. Skilled & seriously sustainable. This is what drives our 7,200 employees to top performance every day. Join our team and become one of our most valuable elements.

Battery recycling is becoming increasingly important due to the growth of electric vehicles and the rapidly increasing demand for lithium-ion batteries and the raw materials required to produce them. As the most efficient and sustainable smelter network in the world, Aurubis has many years of metallurgical expertise. Aurubis will continue its investments in major strategic projects, also in order to develop a leading role in the forward-looking battery recycling business field. These projects serve to become an important pioneer for the mobility transition with our metals and process solutions. Take your chance and become part of our exciting journey to become a key player in the field of battery recycling!

We are looking for you to support our team in Hamburg

Senior Manager Business Development Battery Recycling (m/f/d)

Your Tasks

  • Business development for Aurubis Battery Materials.
  • Establishing and maintaining business relationships in the battery and battery recycling value chain.
  • Securing recycling raw material feedstock as a goal.
  • Initiating and developing partnerships, in particular, with automotive and battery manufacturers as well as companies from the waste management and recycling industry.
  • Preparation of appointments/meetings and presentation of Aurubis to customers/suppliers.
  • Independent identification of customer/supplier needs.
  • Conceptualization of value propositions and business models.
  • Coordination with internal stakeholders and development of service offerings.
  • Preparation of offers and contracts as well as negotiations.
  • Giving presentations to stakeholders and steering committees.
  • Co-developing the commercial side of the project and coordinating with specialist departments.
  • Investigation of market developments and visual presentation of the results.

Your Profile

  • You have successfully completed a university degree in business administration, economics, industrial engineering or similar.
  • You have already gained several years of professional experience and have knowledge of business development and the initiation of business relationships/partnerships.
  • You have knowledge in the explorative development of customer and supplier needs and in the development of value propositions.
  • Ideally, you have experience in the waste disposal business (e.g., industrial waste such as scrap metal) and previous knowledge of lithium-ion battery recycling.
  • In addition, you have a basic understanding of the automotive and automotive supply industry and are confident in dealing with and preparing offers for tenders.
  • You are experienced in drafting, preparing and negotiating commercial proposals/contracts.
  • You have a positive attitude coupled with strong problem-solving skills.
  • You have a "can-do" mentality, entrepreneurial mindest and a structured way of working.
  • You have strong communication skills and very good teamworking abilities.
  • You are just as experienced in dealing with high levels of uncertainty as you are in working with international/ intercultural teams.
  • Very good English skills and a confident use of MS Excel and PowerPoint round off your profile.

We Offer

  • Working in a forward-looking industry and for a sustainable future: our metals are essential for megatrends such as digitalization and the energy transition.
  • More than fair pay: thanks to the chemical industry pay scale, you can count on a top salary.
  • We also offer you a company pension scheme and performance-related pay.
  • Combine your professional and private life through mobile and flexible working within Germany.
  • Relaxation is important to us! With us you get 30 days of vacation.
  • Benefit from our company health promotion program. We have a company doctor on site and our preventive health check-ups, vaccinations and physiotherapy services ensure that you stay fit.
  • Enjoy a variety of meals in one of our two company canteens.
  • We accompany and support you in your professional and personal development. Take advantage of our digital Learning Academy and benefit from a wide range of offers.
  • Your future is a fixed part of our program: in regular employee appraisals, we determine your next steps together.
  • Our mobility services keep you on the move: JobRad, Deutschlandticket, a StadtRad station right outside our door and bicycle boxes at the Veddel S-Bahn station.
  • We offer you support in finding accommodation: Aurubis AG has a large number of apartments in Hamburg districts such as Winterhude, Harvestehude, Rothenbaum, Uhlenhorst and Alsterdorf. Future and current Aurubis employees have priority when renting and do not have to pay a deposit during their employment.


Apply in just a few minutes and upload your CV. A streamlined process and prompt feedback are important to us, so we will get back to you shortly after reviewing your documents. If we are convinced by your application, we will invite you to a video interview via MS Teams. This will be followed by a personal interview at our premises. If both sides agree, you will receive a contract offer from us and we look forward to welcoming you on board soon.

Aurubis AG
Hovestraße 50
20539 Hamburg

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Aurubis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.