Technical Business Development Manager

Technical Business Development Manager

Alcoa of Australia Ltd | WA, US

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Technical Business Development Manager

Apply locations Australia, WA, Booragoon time type Full time posted on Posted Yesterday job requisition id Req-19567

Just as aluminium is the element of possibility, so too, are our current and future employees. When you join Alcoa, you have the opportunity to help define what it means to be a sustainable aluminium company. Our 135-year legacy gives you the systems and tools to thrive. We invented the industry and today we are redefining what it means to be a sustainable aluminium company from mines to metal. We are open, honest, accountable and do what we say we’ll do. We relentlessly pursue outstanding and sustainable results and creatively transform ideas into value. We treat all people with dignity and provide a diverse, inclusive work culture. We work safely, promote wellness, and protect the environment. Come grow your career, collaborate on a global scale and deliver materials essential to the world. Learn more about the endless career possibilities for you at Alcoa! 

About the job

Our Global Strategy team is working on a diverse portfolio of innovative growth initiatives and have created a unique new position for a Technical Lead to drive the projects that will shape our world for the better.

As our Technical Business Development Manager, you will balance your deep technical expertise with your entrepreneurial and commercially driven mindset to optimise best business outcomes. Your key activities and priorities will be to:

  • Lead the technical evaluation of new development concepts and opportunities.

  • Develop and optimise process design for new product opportunities.

  • Cultivate relationships with key functions and contributors, including the Centres of Excellence, Capital, and Operations.

  • Identify and evaluate the best potential partners for Alcoa to meet our development and innovation needs.

  • Support stakeholder engagement to facilitate effective decision making on strategic business development opportunities.

  • Contribute to Alcoa’s global long-term plans and delivering high value initiatives.

About you

To play a part in our ongoing success we are seeking someone with:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Chemical / Process Engineering, Chemistry or related discipline.

  • Additional studies completed in the fields of Commerce, Economics, Law or Business Administration would be considered an advantage.

  • A strong background in engineering & process design / development across multiple commodities.

  • Achievements in the development of technology or entrepreneurship would be viewed strongly.

  • Leadership qualities and experience managing multi-disciplinary project teams. 

  • Track record in delivering services for large scale and complex technical outcomes.

  • Exceptional influencing and negotiation skills with an innovative approach towards improvement initiatives and successful implementation of projects.

Why Alcoa?

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people, lead with courage – are at the foundation of everything we do.

At Alcoa we strive to create an inclusive workplace where employees can bring their whole selves to work regardless of their background. We know it starts and finishes with you, which is why our value ‘care for people’ is so important to us. It ensures not only your physical safety but also provides an inclusive and welcoming workplace for people from all walks of life, encouraging diversity of thought from each and every person.

We embrace change, new ideas and promote a culture of respect and equal opportunity. Our employment programs are underpinned by diversity and equality and continue to be recognised and rewarded. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women and LGBTIQ+ job seekers.

As an Alcoa employee, you will embark on growth opportunities and can truly make a difference being part of an organisation that respects and considers flexibility whilst empowering you with stimulating and challenging work.

Flexible work arrangements may be considered, please let us know when you apply if this is something you are seeking.

What’s on offer?

  • Attractive remuneration package

  • Car & benefits allowance

  • Performance related bonus (variable)

  • Superannuation above guarantee

  • 16 weeks paid parental leave scheme for primary carer

  • Paid employee volunteering to support in making a difference in our local communities

  • Employee groups including the Social Club, Alcoa Women’s Network, EAGLE (Employees at Alcoa for Gay, Lesbian, bisexual and transgender Equality) and AWARE (Alcoans Working Actively for Racial-ethnic Equality)

Our Locations

Alcoa’s Australian operations represent one of the world’s largest integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting systems and add value to Australia’s local, state and national economies at every stage. Our Australian operations support approximately 4,370 direct jobs including multiple entry talent pathways/programs, predominantly in regional Western Australia.

Supported by our head office in Booragoon and the Bindjareb Regional office in Pinjarra, our operations include: our world-class Technology Development Centre of Excellence (COE), two bauxite mines in Western Australia (Huntly and Willowdale); three alumina refineries in Western Australia (Kwinana, Pinjarra and Wagerup); one aluminium smelter in Victoria (Portland); two dedicated port facilities in Western Australia (Kwinana and Bunbury); and two Alcoa Farmlands sites in Western Australia (Pinjarra and Wagerup).

Applications close
Sunday, 19 March 2023

Additional information

  • Interviews may progress prior to the closing date, although all applications will be considered.

  • This position is available only to permanent Australian residents or applicants who hold the relevant Visa with authority to work in Australia. Please ensure this information is clearly stated on your application.

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.



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About Us

Discover the possibilities a career with Alcoa can have for you.

Alcoa is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products, with operations or ownership interest in sites across five continents in nine countries.

We are built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back 135 years ago to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since developing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability, and stronger communities wherever we operate.

Our Purpose, “Turn Raw Potential into Real Progress”, defines why we exist and how we make the world better. It reflects what we’ve always been, provides clear direction for our future, and helps keep us rooted to our strengths. It is intended to help guide our daily work across our company.

Our Vision, “Reinvent the aluminum industry for a sustainable future”, reflects the inspiration and direction of our Purpose for the next several years. Our Vision is connected directly to our strategy – the tangible actions we’re taking to achieve that Vision with measurable goals to ensure success.

Alcoa is a values-based company. We Act with Integrity, Operate with Excellence, Care for People and Lead with Courage. We do the right thing, strive to do our best work every day, and emphasize the well-being of our employees, protecting the environment and partnering with the communities where we operate.

Come join us!

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