Procurement Operations Lead
Novelis Corporation

Berea, Kentucky

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

This job has expired.

Job Info

Position Overview

Novelis has an immediate opening for a Procurement Operations Lead (POL). This position reports to the Sr. Manager NNA Procurement Operations.

As a Procurement Operations Lead, you will be responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient supply of raw materials, direct and indirect goods, and services to the Can Operations Value Stream with a strong focus on Safety, Quality, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and Innovation. You are also responsible for the effective management and success of the manufacturing unit's Sustaining Capital Expenditures. The POL identifies risks to operations across the suppliers' value chains and defines mitigating actions.

At Novelis, our people are our greatest asset! We embrace diversity to see real world problems through various lenses, and make breath through technology possible. Our family oriented atmosphere encourages and enables employees and their families to give back to their communities through numerous volunteer events. We also work with non-profit partners, local schools towards making communities safer, and growing recycling by consumers. Novelis also supports Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education initiatives. We operate in a strong and encouraging environment, with opportunities to be part of our employee mentorship programs to guide you through your career.

Does this sound like your next opportunity? Apply today!


  • The POL will coordinate and lead all efforts to eliminate sole source, single source supply to all Plants. This will require collaboration and coordination with Technical Services, Commercial Teams, Quality Teams, and various Procurement Category Management Teams to run trials on alternative supply.
  • Works with Plant Leadership and Regional & Global Procurement Teams, to meet or exceed the plants savings budget in an attempt to control spend, whilst building a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.
  • Develop an understanding of the major materials and supply flows into and out of the facility with focus on cost optimization, supplier options, and vulnerabilities that can impact the efficiency of operations. Drive risk mitigation efforts in collaboration with other cross-functional teams to address these vulnerabilities.
  • Ensures the effective and efficient supply of raw materials, direct and indirect goods, and services to the manufacturing unit
Through continuous improvement methodologies (Value Stream Mapping, Innovation Events, etc), drives Procurement Cost Improvements in the plants to be more efficient by streamlining and
Responsibilities & Qualifications


  • BS/BA Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain, or similar, MBA a plus
  • Proven experience of 5-7 years in Procurement, Engineering, Supply Chain, or Operations as well as Influential Leadership.
  • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office; SAP and/or Oracle experience is a plus
  • Experience in Negotiation and Commercial Terms Management
  • Able to work cross-functionally within a Manufacturing environment
  • While this position will report out of the Atlanta, GA Headquarter Office, the ideal candidate should be located near the Berea, KY or Warren, OH areas.
Location Profile

Novelis' Berea facility is located in Berea Kentucky near Lexington. With 140 employees the recycling facility processes approximately 20 percent of all aluminum cans recycled in the United States each year - more than 750 million pounds. Berea is best known for its art festivals historic restaurants and buildings and as the home to Berea College and nearby Eastern Kentucky University. The recently built Kentucky Artisan Center hosts a wide variety of works by Kentucky artisans. In 2019 Novelis was named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management. The Berea team provides direct donations to more than 20 local organizations and schools including United Way Sustainable Berea Madison County Schools Eastern Kentucky University Berea College and Habitat for Humanity. Novelis recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis including recruiting hiring placement promotion termination layoffs recalls transfers leaves of absence compensation and training are without regard to race color religion age sex national origin disability status genetics protected veteran status sexual orientation gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal provincial or local laws.

This job has expired.

More Manufacturing and Production jobs

Reddy Ice
East Point, Georgia
Posted about 6 hours ago

Reddy Ice
Robertsdale, Alabama
Posted about 6 hours ago

Reddy Ice
Kansas City, Missouri
Posted about 6 hours ago

Job Alerts

Provide an email, zip code for jobs, and/or job category to subscribe to job alerts. Learn more now.

*By subscribing, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.