Director Strategy & Corporate Development

Novelis Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 1 week ago

Position Overview

Role Overview

The Strategy and Corporate Development team serves the Novelis Executive Team in answering the most pressing strategic questions of the organization. The team is responsible for managing the annual strategic planning process, monitoring the market and competitive landscape, and delivering high quality strategic analyses on an ad hoc basis for the Executive Team, among others.

This position will report to the Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development and have a primary role in managing the group's efforts to analyze and develop long-term strategic plans and evaluate and execute business opportunities, including completing valuation work, preparing and presenting proposal to the executive leadership, as well as liaising on key projects as part of the Strategy and Corporate Development team.

As Novelis continues to evaluate its commercial portfolio and long-term strategic plan, the Strategy and Corporate Development team will supports key decision making by planning the strategic direction and recommending the most profitable paths and levers that are critical to meeting long-term performance targets. This position is a key role in helping to develop Novelis' long term corporate strategies.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Role Responsibilities

  • Strategic Planning Process: Develop long term strategic plan and objectives, conduct annual value- and fact-based reviews of Novelis's product portfolio (including economic profitability, revenue potential, profitability, capacity utilization, operating cost and quality), and identify and analyze trends and opportunities in Novelis's existing and new markets.

  • Initiate and maintain the market updates

  • Develop competitor analysis to enhance the understanding of the market competition

  • Investigate and analyze the demand drivers to understand and forecast the FRP demand.

  • Cooperate with sales team to build and maintain the regional fact base.

  • Corporate Development: Identify and assess opportunities in existing and new product markets, evaluate potential candidates for acquisitions or joint ventures, and evaluate and recommend existing businesses for enhancement, investment/growth or disposition.

  • On a specific mandate basis, actively investigate opportunities that will come up from time to time from within Novelis (the regions or the Corporate office), or from external sources such as our shareholder or potential partners, through a diligent review of business cases.

  • Develop financial models, perform market analysis and develop business cases to confirm the value (or not) of these opportunities.

  • Manage the execution of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other special projects.

  • Business Analysis and Market Research: Review and evaluate competitive threats in Novelis's markets, including proposed mergers of peers, customers and suppliers. Identify enterprise risks and opportunities resulting from government regulation and lead coordinate action plan to mitigate risks or capture opportunities.

  • Identifying new business opportunities in regions.

  • Supporting with background research and analysis on various projects relating to business development.

  • Enterprise Risk Management: Execute a corporate-wide enterprise risk management framework and strategy by coordinating enterprise risk management activities and responses covering all Novelis business activities.

  • Identify, measure, control, and monitor top enterprise risk issues for the Company. Maintain and manage key risk indicators.

  • Develop close working relationships across multiple disciplines throughout the business and value streams to identify enterprise risks resulting from external and internal exposures.

  • Develop and maintain familiarity with the organization's diverse businesses and functional areas to ensure the identification and evaluation of all types of enterprise risks to protect the company's assets and minimize exposure to losses.

  • Collaborate with the company's leaders in continued ERM reporting to the Company's Audit Committee, and/or Board as required.

  • Manage and maintain comprehensive reports detailing the work of the ERM organization.


  • Experience leading a team

  • Experience managing across functions and regions

  • 8-10 years of relevant experience

  • Strong analytical & problem solving skills

  • Intellectual curiosity

  • Demonstrated ability at gathering and synthesizing data from a number of internal and external sources

  • Strong work ethic

  • Demonstrated skills in building financial models

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong skills in MS Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

  • BS/BA in analytical discipline (Finance, Business, Engineering)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or other advanced degree (Juris Doctor, MS Engineering)

  • Distinguished academic or intellectual achievement (highly-regarded academic program, GPA, test scores)

  • Advanced MS Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Experience developing and presenting material to a senior level audience

  • International experience (study abroad or other work experience)

  • M&A experience

Location Profile

Novelis' Global Corporate Headquarters is located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia and employs approximately 250 people. It is co-located with Novelis' North America regional office, which employs approximately 225 people. Supporting its 24 operations worldwide, Novelis' corporate office is home to the executive leadership team and global functions that support the automotive, beverage can and high-end specialties value streams. The City of Atlanta provides a diverse and family-friendly place to live, with countless museums, cultural organizations and educational institutions, including the Georgia Aquarium, Woodruff Arts Center, CNN Center, Georgia Tech and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In the Atlanta area, Novelis has strong community partnerships with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, GeorgiaFIRST and Agape Youth and Family Center, in addition to many local museums and community groups.

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.

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