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Marketing and Communications Specialist III - Customer Engagement & Events at Ball Aerospace (Greater Denver Area, CO)

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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.®
For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter or Instagram .
The Strategic Operations (StratOps) Strategic Capabilities Unit, consists of Washington DC Operations, Marketing & Communications and Strategic Development. The StratOps team promotes and elevates the business within our markets, works with customers and competition to influence and drive the growth of Ball Aerospace and facilitates collaboration across the business enterprise to increase opportunities
Marketing and Communications Specialist III - Customer Engagement & Events
Ball Aerospace is searching for an experienced Marketing and Communications (MarCom) Specialist to join our Customer Engagement & Events Team. In this role, you will engage and partner with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), Strategic Business Units (SBUs), Strategic Capability Units (SCUs), Program teams, Administrative Assistants, MarCom team members and other Ball personnel to lead, organize, manage and execute complex special events including customer visits/meetings, events and tours; external engagement programs (to include conferences & tradeshows); and employee events and engagement programs in support of the ongoing Ball Aerospace Strategic Plan.
External events and functions will include participants from the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Civil Space customers, Aerospace and Defense Industry partner executives, elected officials (federal, state, and local) as well as suppliers. This position will help shape and be responsible for Ball Aerospace's presence in various markets. You will also play a critical role as a culture champion in support of nurturing Ball's culture. This role will report to the Manager of Customer Engagement & Events for Ball Aerospace, and will be located in Broomfield, CO.
You will be tasked with managing vendors, preparing, and delivering executive/stakeholder event briefs and evaluate event effectiveness. The job entails the use of event planning, project management skills, marketing tactics, clear understanding of customer and employee requirements and priorities. A substantial working knowledge of U.S. and International government regulations, familiarity with various cultures, protocols, customs, and strict adherence to Ball Aerospace guidelines, policies, and procedures are required. You will continuously collect, integrate, and disseminate information to all stakeholders to ensure execution to the plan. In addition, you will utilize project & event management tools and data to capture and closeout event reports.
What you'll Do:
  • Manage and maintain the master event calendar and database.
  • Develop and maintain standardized processes, tools, and records.
  • Identify and recommend impactful employee event programs to engage employees and nurture the Ball culture.
  • Create pre-tradeshow/event briefing documents and run pre-tradeshow/event business meetings.
  • Coordinate and/or lead planning and logistics of tradeshows, conferences, and events.
  • Assist MarCom Manager/Leadership in determining which trade shows and events are strategically aligned with the ongoing strategic plan.
  • Develop the theme/purpose for each tradeshow and event.
  • Work with the Strategic Business Units and Strategic Capabilities Units to develop content and messaging to deliver a high-quality external presence and ensure consistency and collaboration while following established guidelines, processes, procedures, and tools.
  • Educate cross functional teams, provide direction & establish solutions where appropriate.
  • Provide regular updates to keep all stakeholders abreast of upcoming events and deadlines.
  • Partner with MarCom's Branding and Integrated Marketing team to develop pre-tradeshow/event promotions and speaking/thought leadership opportunities.
  • Manage vendors to execute events and tradeshows.
  • Manage and coordinate the logistics of the exhibit property including maintenance of the trade show exhibit, demonstration equipment and all accessories.
  • Conduct and communicate post-show analysis, including metrics.
  • Work with business development/new business/sales to ensure leads are distributed and followed up in a timely manner.
  • Create/adapt forms, checklists, procedures, and work instructions to support business processes.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Maintain 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 You'll Need:
  • Bachelor's degree 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 Hospitality, Communications, Business, Marketing, or related field preferred.
  • CTSM (Certified Trade Show Marketer), or CMP (Certified Meeting Professional).
  • Ability to obtain TS/SCI security clearance or other DoD security clearance.
  • 5 years in related experience including event & project management, tradeshow/conference planning and execution, customer engagement preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership, event and project management, protocol, marketing, communications, employee engagement and teambuilding skills are key to this role.
  • Excellent customer relations & customer service skills.
  • Understanding of production requirements and timelines of tradeshow and event planning.
  • Ability to act quickly and decisively with solutions to unexpected issues.
  • Results driven, team spirit with the ability to drive improved processes, efficiency and focus on impactful business results.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and influencing skills.
  • Strong general business acumen and intellectual curiosity.
  • Experience creating and executing programs and events on budget.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint, Project, and Adobe Acrobat Pro, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Familiarity with Cvent a plus.
  • Strong collaboration skills.
  • Creativity.
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Action-oriented/Drive for results.
  • Strong ethics and integrity.
  • Interpersonal savvy.
  • Experience and ability to work in a team environment.

Flexible On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site for three or more days per work week. 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, open space, trade show floor, hotel room (when traveling).

Relocation for this position is not available.
Compensation & Benefits:
  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $73,500 - $99,500 (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
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
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 Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
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.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
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.
Match charitable contributions
Ball has a matching gift program for donations through Benevity. We also match higher education contributions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care 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.
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.
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
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Plenty of employee parking which includes electric vehicle charging stations.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications

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