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  • How We Work

In 2009, Novelis launched a global procurement transformation initiative to develop world-class support processes. The new organization is a category model with a strong strategic sourcing team in both the central headquarters and the regions. There is also a clear distinction between strategic sourcing and transactional activities.

The primary goal of the transformation is to improve the efficiency of the Company’s procurement activities through a strategic approach to sourcing and the streamlining of transactional processes.

Mission Statement

Procurement’s mission is to provide our customers (Novelis Value Streams, Plant Operations and Corporate Offices) with the best value for procured goods and services while creating a sustainable competitive advantage in our global business.


Procurement has lead roles in each region for non-metal procurement. Procurement also has central lead roles for the global sourcing of metal and non-metal commodities, such as can coatings and mill rolls.

Our Categories

Our purchasing categories are managed on a Global, Regional or Local level. The level is determined by the market structure and vendor capabilities.

The following Metal and Non-Metal categories are managed globally/regionally:

Global Metal Categories
Sheet Ingot
Global Non-Metal Categories
Can Coatings
Cast house & Remelt supplies
Mill Rolls
Rolling Oils
Water Treatment Chemicals
Regional Non-Metal Categories
Business Services
Contractors & Services
Metal Services or Tolling

Novelis has operations across the world. For more details on the regions and countries in which we operate, please see our Geographic Locations.

Most of the Global team members are based in our headquarters in Atlanta, while most of the Regional team members are located in the regional headquarters or the plants.

If you are interested in becoming a Novelis supplier and would like to contact Procurement, please see our contact page to request to be a Novelis Supplier.

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