Ball Aerospace
Broomfield, CO

Supply Chain Management Lead - Cost/Price Analyst at Ball Aerospace (Greater Denver Area, CO)

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At Ball Aerospace, we care about the health and safety of our team members, their families and our communities. Ball Aerospace will comply with Executive Order 14042 and all team members will be required to provide proof of completed vaccination status as a condition of employment as stated within the Order, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations.

Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, Ball Aerospace pioneers 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. For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

The Operations Strategic Support Unit plays a fundamental role in enabling efficient business and program execution – from technologies and investments to supply chain, manufacturing and test operations, facilities management, and information technology services.

SCM Lead - Cost/Price Analyst

The Cost & Pricing Analyst is responsible for analyzing data and using all resources available to validate and determine reasonableness of cost estimates for product manufacturing, projects, and/or services as provided to Ball Aerospace by suppliers. This individual will communicate with various departments to analyze and determine the reasonableness of cost estimates and provide feedback to the Supply Chain Manager responsible.

What You’ll Do:

  • Review and audit supplier proposals, cost and pricing data submitted, and all other factors provided by supplier in support of their proposal.
  • Perform a price and/or cost analysis reviewing various cost elements in the supplier’s proposal making a fair and reasonable/price reasonableness determination.
  • Review single and sole source justifications, commercial item determinations, and other procurement documents for compliance with external and internal requirements.
  • Support Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Proposal Audits and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Purchasing System Audits as required.
  • Analyze data such as direct labor hours, material, ODC, profit, rates, past performance, costs of previous procurements, and/or comparison to similar items/scope.
  • Participate in fact-finding sessions via telecom or at supplier’s site.
  • Review the contractor’s forward pricing rates, final overhead rates, and cost impact proposals, conducting an in-depth analytical and judgmental evaluation of the proposal to determine reasonableness, accuracy, timeliness, and completeness.
  • Apply economic, statistical, accounting, and financial analysis principles and techniques to ensure a fair and reasonable price of a contractor’s proposal.
  • Forecast price trends, economic factors and efficiencies using analytical techniques such as random sampling, cost models, learning curves, and parametric cost models.
  • Evaluate technical and audit reports, plus legal opinions to determine the reasonableness and realism of the various cost elements.
  • Review the contractor’s forward pricing rates, final overhead rates, and cost impact proposals, conducting an in-depth analytical and judgmental evaluation of the proposal to determine reasonableness, accuracy, timeliness, and completeness.
  • Possess knowledge of contract types (fixed price and cost reimbursable) for the acquisition of products and services.
  • Possess knowledge of negotiation techniques sufficient to explain the Government’s pricing position to the Contracting Officer.
  • Participates in supplier negotiations to achieve desired business or program goals.
  • Possess knowledge of contract administration.
  • Develop cost models and tools to aid in should cost and technical analysis of supplier proposals.
  • Compile cost, schedule, and technical elements in the development of proposals in accordance with request for proposal (RFP) specifications.
  • Collaborate with engineering department to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • Conduct in depth analysis of proposals to evaluate fairness and reasonableness utilizing Cost and Pricing analysis quantitative techniques per the FAR and DFAR.
  • Partner with proposal teams to respond to customer RFPs.
  • Verify sole/single source RFP’s issued and supplier quotes/proposals received are compliant with the FAR requirements.
  • Establish reasonableness of cost and pricing; participate in cost and pricing reviews with management; generating price and cost analysis reports providing recommended price positions to support negotiations with customers; and identifying risks and opportunities to the cost estimate.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need:

  • BS/BA in a related field plus 6 or more years related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s 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.
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.
  • Familiarity with direct, indirect cost rates, and BOMs.
  • Practical knowledge of CAS, GAP, FAR, DFAR and other Government procurement regulations as they pertain to bid/costing proposals.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, specifically in Excel.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, math skills.
  • Structured and logical thinker with an affinity for data.
  • Strong quantitative skills – ability to develop analytical methodologies and assumptions, use software to conduct the analysis, and synthesize findings.
  • General knowledge and competence in the concepts, principles, and standard practices in costing and pricing.
  • Strong communication skills – ability to succinctly summarize and share results with key stakeholders.
  • Experience and understanding of statistical analysis and limitations thereof (Sample size implications, statistical power, forecast error, etc.)
  • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings.

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. 
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.


Relocation for this position is available.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $80,500 - $109,500 (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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What are Ball Aerospace Perks + Benefits

Ball Aerospace Benefits Overview

At Ball, we invest in what matters — OUR EMPLOYEES! A comprehensive health care and insurance benefits package provided by Ball is just one of the rewards our employees get for the time and talent they give to Ball. Additional benefits to being a part of the Ball Aerospace family include professional development programs, annual tuition reimbursement, 11 paid holidays, and 17 Ball employee networks and interest groups to promote a diverse and inclusive workforce. We also offer retirement and savings benefits, an employee stock purchase plan with a 20% company match, 401(k) and company match, and employee assistance programs such as paid parental leave. Our internship program is also top-notch, with about 100 paid internships offered each year. From our community and culture to a focus on sustainability, our employees can find a sense of belonging at Ball.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
With approval, employees may work remotely as needed, temporarily, or on a more regular basis. Certain eligibility requirements exist based on the type of work and the needs of the department.
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Ball Aerospace has 17 employee networks and interest groups to help promote a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Our Employee Assistance Program is provided at no cost to Ball employees. The EAP is a professional service that offers confidential counseling, information & support for all types of issues.
Financial & Retirement
Starting in 2022, Ball will contribute 5% of an employee’s eligible pay to the 401(k) after December 31 each year.
401(K) matching
Employee stock purchase plan
Employees can purchase Ball company stock, up to $9,000 annually. Ball matches 20% of first $6,000 purchased by employee. Stock may be sold at any time.
Performance bonus
A 401(K) performance sharing match.
Charitable contribution matching
Ball has a matching gift program for donations through Benevity. We also match higher education contributions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
The Back-Up Care Advantage Program through Bright Horizons® provides employees with emergency back-up care when regular child care or adult/elder care arrangements fall through.
Generous parental leave
Mothers and fathers at Ball may be able to take up to 2 weeks (80 hours) of paid leave (100% of base salary) to care for and bond with a newborn, newly adopted, or newly placed foster care child.
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Vacation accrual starts immediately and is based on service date. Unused vacation can be rolled over and accrued up to 150% of the allotted vacation time.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Onsite office parking
Plenty of employee parking which includes electric vehicle charging stations.
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications

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