Program Supply Chain Senior Manager at Ball Aerospace

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Clearance Requirement: A current, active 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.
Program Supply Chain Senior Manager
The Program Supply Chain Manager (PSCM) (aka: Material Program Manager, Program SC Manager) is a strong leader with demonstrated project management skills coupled with a breadth of Supply Chain experience. The Program Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for developing and executing supply chain strategies and plans in support of proposals and/or awarded programs. The PSCM will serve as the liaison between the Program Manager, functional support organizations (i.e. engineering, finance, contracts) and the Supply Chain organization, will enable communications across all these parties and will advise the SC and Program leadership on status of material strategies and plans throughout the capture, proposal and program lifecycle. The PSCM will serve as the single point of contact to SC and Program management, overseeing all SC activities needed to meet program requirements, and ensuring a strong link within and between the various Supply Chain functions required to execute a successful program. This role is new to Ball Aerospace and represents an exciting opportunity to effect firsthand the advancement of the supply chain from a tactical to strategic partner on a portfolio of critical new business efforts. This position will be a key part of the Supply Chain Business Unit Support Team, led by the Supply Chain Business Unit Area Manager/ Director.
What You'll Do:
  • Develop and lead supply chain proposal activities including task descriptions, basis of estimates, coordination of subcontractor SOWs / RFPs and facilitation of material pricing for one or more moderate - high complexity programs, pursuits or capital expenditure projects.
  • Must be able to effectively partner with engineering to develop accurate and executable Bill of Materials (BOM's) from the technical baseline within a few days of proposal kick off, control changes in the BOM during the proposal process and promptly flow any changes to material pricing and develop a strategy to get representative costs.
  • Manage and lead one or more Material Control Analysts that act as the tactical material management leads.
  • Develop and execute material program plans (together with purchasing managers), and subcontract management plans (together with subcontract managers and/or subcontract program managers).
  • Develop and maintain risk & opportunity plans to meet program objectives.
  • Balance strategic thinking with tactical application of strategies to programs.
  • Work closely with Engineering, Quality and Operations to create common schedule based on Material Requirements Planning (MRP).
  • Work with SC and program / proposal management to determine staffing requirements and align staff as required to support programs, new business activities, or other operations.
  • Monitor performance metrics and proactively act to address program and functional issues.
  • Ensure all SCM actions are performed within regulations and approved procurement system is maintained.
  • Ensure that Supply Chain input to proposals, programs, and other operations are compliant with regulatory requirements and conducted in accordance with Ball Aerospace best practices.
  • Partner with program office, finance and contracts to develop and maintain material forecast, provide material status input to program EACs, and perform Earned Value Management reporting, as required.
  • 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 Secret security clearance.
  • Experience working in the DoD and/or NASA-related Aerospace & Defense industry and demonstrated knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
  • Demonstrated work experience with Supply Chain processes and related systems.
  • A working knowledge of standard tools, KPIs and processes required to support and measure the productivity, value-add and overall performance of the Supply Chain organization in support of a program.
  • Program and/or functional experience managing material (Buyer, Planner, Material manager, Supplier Quality, etc.).
  • Ability to convert business area and customer requirements into executable strategies.
  • Ability to collaborate with Engineering, Subcontract Management and mission assurance to develop clear supplier statements of work (SOW).
  • Demonstrated ability to lead through influence; Ability to effect positive results in a highly matrixed environment.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project) to generate reports, executive level briefings and generally support job performance.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Ability to Travel 10-25% of the time (domestically).
  • Demonstrated technical aptitude; Technical experience and/or degree preferred.
  • Majority of career spent 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.
  • Recognized, formal industry certification in one or more of the following: Program Management, Contract Management and/or Supply Chain Management preferred.
  • Continuous improvement, black belt or other similar training / certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record of success driving win-win supplier negotiations preferred.
  • Working knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Project preferred.
  • Technical knowledge of Space or Tactical related hardware as well as knowledge of operational and manufacturing processes (assembly, integration, and test) preferred.
  • Working knowledge of US Government acquisition laws and regulations preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of DoD / NASA required business systems, process controls, and procedures preferred.

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 available.
Compensation & Benefits:
  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $121,500 - $167,500 (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 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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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.

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Ball Aerospace has 17 employee networks and interest groups to help promote a diverse and inclusive workforce.
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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.
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Starting in 2022, Ball will contribute 5% of an employee’s eligible pay to the 401(k) after December 31 each year.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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