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Ball Aerospace Strategic Sourcing Category Management Lead - Facilities & Construction in Broomfield, Colorado

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely.

At our core, we're passionate, committed people who believe together we can achieve extraordinary things. We work collaboratively with each other, our customers and partners to solve the world's greatest challenges. That means listening to one another, providing feedback and partnering across all levels. We value our inclusive culture where everyone is heard equally and creativity thrives. Each team member is fully invested in our mission and we bring an energy to work every day that propels our business and motivates us all to Go Beyond.

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The Operations Strategic Capabilities Unit plays a fundamental role in enabling efficient business and program execution from strategic capital investments, industrial operations and an efficient supply chain, to state-of-the-art manufacturing and test operations and top-notch facilities management.

The Integrated Supply Chain team has a direct impact on program success, acting as a critical chain that links the end-to-end material flow together.Our organization helps propel Ball Aerospace to Go Beyond and achieve true mission partnership.

Strategic Sourcing Category Management Lead - Facilities & Construction

Ball Aerospace is looking for a new Indirect Strategic Sourcing member that will drive operational efficiencies and cost savings. This position will lead initiatives across the company that will result in hard and soft cost savings, both are critically important. We are growing fast and need to catch up our supply chain structure and processes to support this growth. Our team is smaller yet has a huge impact on the day to day operations of the company. This position is category specific but will benefit from general strategic sourcing process knowledge so that it can be applied across key areas of spend. If youre looking for a chance to make a huge difference, with leadership that has an open mind, this position is calling your name. Our Facilities and Construction category is not yet fully built out and may have other categories added underneath.

What Youll Do:

  • Develop and implement Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing activities.

  • Execute RFx steps within the Strategic Sourcing process.

  • Produce baseline analyses, market analyses, current supplier analyses, build strategies, negotiate, write, and execute contracts.

  • Help develop supplier, category, and contract management.

  • Help develop and deploy applicable technology solutions to sourcing activities and general business processes.

  • Fulfill savings goals, process improvements, and enhanced business terms.

  • Communicate across multiples departments to gain consensus for hard and soft cost savings.

  • Work with operational leaders to understand business processes and structure to improve.

  • Help develop and implement new operational processes.

  • Use quantitative/qualitative skills to analyze and manage large quantities of data to understand trends and opportunities.

  • Work directly with suppliers to understand new and better initiatives.

  • Will help develop, monitor, and produce savings tracking methods and processes.

  • Help establish and maintain supplier quality management system.

  • Help manage Facilities and Construction projection plans and budgets.

  • Contribute to Facilities and Construction management structure, partnered with applicable business unit, to standardize manufacturers, parts lists, and buying processes.

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company.Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What Youll Need:

  • Bachelors degree and 6 or more years related experience.

  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Masters Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.

  • 4-6 years of recent Strategic Sourcing experience preferred.

  • Must have project management skills and be able to manage from baselining, implementation, and ongoing management of the category.

  • Must have initiative to work independently with little guidance.

  • Ability to pay critical attention to detail with thorough checking to maintain high quality information.

  • Solid contract experience to stand alone with little legal review.

  • Ability to multitask and be open to side projects that may not always be directly related to Sourcing activities.

  • Ability to problem solve with little or no direction.

  • Experience in process mapping a plus.

  • Process engineering skills a plus.

On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site three or more days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

Working Conditions:

  • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies.Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This includes the use of some CBD products.A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment.

  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.

Relocation for this position is available.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $94,500 - $127,750 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.


Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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