Integrated Supply Chain Functional Area Manager Senior at Ball Aerospace

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Clearance Requirement: A current, active Top Secret security clearance is required.


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.


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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.


Integrated Supply Chain Functional Area Manager Senior


The Functional Area Manager for Supply Chain Business Operations will act in the capacity of “Deputy” to the Director of Supply Chain Business Operations Management and will be responsible for the management and oversight of all internal supply chain tools & activities required to implement the supply chain strategy and support the day-to-day operations of the SC organization. Areas of oversight may include, but are not limited to, SC tools & technology roadmap, KPI’s and metrics, make/buy development, support new business capture & proposal process, and integration of material program management process and tools. The position will manage the requirements for tool and process changes within Integrated Supply Chain, and drive improvement and streamlining of processes using knowledge of the existing systems and integrating subject matter experts (SMEs) as necessary. The leader will identify tools, technology and analytics gaps and potential solutions that improve efficiencies, eliminate waste, and reduce cycle-time. The Business Operations team is relatively new to Ball Aerospace and represents an exciting opportunity to impact a Supply Chain Transformation and develop and lead process, tools, technology, and strategy demands of this rapidly growing organization. This position requires multi-disciplined and cross-functional leadership in a matrixed environment, knowledge of Supply Chain processes and integration of procurement systems with business systems and processes. This position reports directly to the Ball Aerospace Senior Director of Supply Chain.


What You’ll Do:


  • Guide and supervise a diverse and growing team of Supply Chain professionals responsible for providing the tools, training, and compliance oversight necessary to ensure the Ball Aerospace Supply Chain organization performs its function in a manner consistent with all Federal, DoD, Commercial and other unique customer regulations.
  • Develop the technology roadmap in concert with Ball Aerospace ITS and deliver recurring KPI / metric reports in concert with Operations Data Analytics team is a required output of the SC Operations.
  • Develop and execute the 3-5 year Supply Chain Strategy and work with Business Operations Director to ensure the Business and other Functional priorities and needs are incorporated in ISC strategy. Development of the tactical continuous improvement plan and provide oversight to internal “project management” resources to drive execution of initiatives aligning to the strategic plan will be a top priority.
  • Build on Ball Culture with authentic, inspirational, collaborative leadership. Provide a motivating atmosphere for the department and/or support function supervised to achieve business objectives.
  • Manage budgets and finances and department resources. Ensures company finances, costs, property, etc. is utilized appropriately and in the best interest of the company, our customers, to ensure budget performance.
  • Present information on department performance to SC Senior Director, SC leadership team and/or Ball Aerospace management, as required.
  • Ensure that proper and sound business practices are implemented and followed in relation to all acquisition & financial matters.
  • Ensure that all business is conducted using the highest ethical standards and in compliance with all applicable laws, statutes, and regulations as well as company policies and directives.
  • Perform those administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the company including provision for the selection and development of employees, salary administration, budget administration, employee safety, employee counseling and motivation, organization goals and objectives, and planning, organizing, integrating, and measuring the work performed within the company.
  • Perform such individual assignments as directed; establish and maintain effective work relationships within the SC Organization, Ball Aerospace, Ball Corporation, and the community; and maintain the professional competence, knowledge, and skill necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.
  • Partner with fellow SC, ITS and Operations Leaders to develop the technology roadmap and KPI / metric reports required to support the SBU and purchasing organizations and clearly measure.
  • Document metrics requirements, execute changes/upgrades/expansion to metrics to include data visualization; provide methods to monitor for improvement to Integrated Supply Chain.
  • 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 related field plus 12 years or more 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.
  • A current, active Top Secret security clearance is required.
  • Demonstrated expertise in highly complex business procedures and strategies across the acquisition lifecycle, specifically within DoD / NASA construct.
  • Professional experience in cross-functional matrixed leadership and Business Material Management experience.
  • Professional experience and demonstrated expertise in US Government Program Proposal Development, US Government purchasing / acquisitions, and material handling.
  • A working knowledge of standard tools, KPIs and processes required to support and measure the value-add of the SC organization (i.e. MRP, Invoicing, Forecasting, compliance, etc).
  • Ability to act in a leadership capacity, provide vision to those supervised, and guide diverse departments and employees to ever higher levels of achievement.
  • Ability to effectively relate with others and cooperate as a team member.
  • Demonstrated expertise in aerospace industry and government contracting and billing procedures.
  • Ability to effectively interact with suppliers and external customers at the highest levels.
  • Strong and proven leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and develop high performance work teams.
  • Extensive FAR/DFAR knowledge.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Ability to Travel 10-25%.
  • Majority of career spent as team / organizational leader in Aerospace & Defense Supply Chain organization; 25% or more of career with Tier 1 Defense Contractor (i.e. Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, etc) preferred.
  • Varied experience across all types of material-based programs from Research & Development (R&D), initial Prototype, to limited production, and high-rate repeatable production.
  • Recognized, formal industry certification in one or more of the following: Program Management, Contract Management, 6 Sigma, and/or Supply Chain Management.
  • Capture or proposal lead experience.
  • Ability to lead through influence & work with diverse counterparts across all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain positive relationships and collaborate productively with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and develop high performance work teams.
  • Must possess effective leadership, teamwork, organizational and presentation skills.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be proficient with MS Office and must be able to work in a multi-task, fast-paced environment.
  • Creative and integrative thinking, combining out-of-the box thinking, ability to question the status quo and generally accepted beliefs, ability to integrate diverse facts and experiences to improve strategic decisions.
  • A high tolerance for ambiguity and demonstrated ability to achieve results in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities are 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. 
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.


Relocation for this position is not available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $152,500 - $210,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • Subject to business performance and recommendations of management, this role may be eligible to participate in an incentive compensation plan.
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste https://bit.ly/3pNSnxv into your browser or visit our careers site.

US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED


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.

Culture
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
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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
401(K)
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
Parking
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
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