Subcontract Lead at Ball Aerospace

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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.


Subcontract Lead


The Supply Chain Subcontract Lead position represents an exciting opportunity that will help enable Ball Aerospace to GO BEYOND by developing technology to help you see farther, stay safer, and preserve our planet and meet some of the nation’s most critical missions, at home and on the outskirts of our solar system. The Supply Chain Subcontract Lead will be responsible for the management and oversight of category specific minor and major technically complex subcontracts and related activities in support of Ball Aerospace customer programs. This position will participate in both subcontract management and commodity specific category supplier management. This role will entail supplier sourcing, leading RFP and proposal evaluations, negotiations and management of the supplier throughout the subcontract life cycle, with responsibility for the supplier relationship and contractual performance. This position reports directly to the Ball Aerospace Category Manager.
What You’ll Do:


  • Execute and manage category specific minor, technically complex subcontracts.
  • Responsible for all aspects of category subcontract execution from proposal through product delivery. Ball authorized signature authority for subcontract and contractual point of contact with category suppliers. 
  • Responsible for the development and management of category supplier tactical and strategic relationships, participation in category supplier strategies, risk assessments, performance tracking, and to drive supplier performance to subcontract requirements.
  • Responsible for supplier sourcing, solicit and lead supplier proposal evaluations; employ value analysis techniques to analyze cost/price, technical capability and financial viability, investigate supplier’s ability to perform within the proposed cost, technical, and schedule parameters.
  • Identify supplier risk and opportunities to achieve program objectives; develop risk assessments, manage supplier risk through targeted negotiation strategies/plans in conjunction with the Subcontract Management Team/technical leads; lead subcontract negotiations.
  • Develop subcontract management plans in conjunction with Subcontract Management teams; determine contractual methodologies for supplier performance that align to the negotiated contractual baseline, such as delivery incentives, fee plans, and required supplier status meetings, programmatic reviews, etc.
  • Owns the management of supplier contractual performance throughout the subcontracting lifecycle; resolve supplier performance issues and any internal Ball issues that affect supplier performance
  • Responsible for generation of the subcontract award, ensuring ensure all subcontract management actions are performed within Ball Aerospace procedures and compliant to government regulations.
  • Represent Supply Chain Management at various levels on cross functional teams to drive business success, cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with suppliers, customers and internal stakeholders.
  • Perform all subcontract administrative and management functions including modifications, manage subcontract funding, track subcontractor spend plan, milestone payment plans, cash flow and monitor variances; evaluate accuracy, and authorize payment of invoices; solicit Engineering Change Proposals, review Prime Contract modifications to include relevant changes in subcontract modifications; administer fee plan and lead fee determination board, manage Subcontractor Data Requirement List (SDRL) communications and deliverables, including participation in program Change Control Boards (CCB), as applicable.
  • 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.
  • 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 6 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.
  • Supply Chain/procurement experience, including execution and oversight of firm fixed price subcontracts in support of DoD and/or NASA customers.
  • Ability to effectively relate with others and cooperate as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to build effective relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Basic FAR/DFAR knowledge.
  • Strong interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Ability to Travel 10-25%.
  • Demonstrated success driving win-win supplier negotiations preferred.
  • Prior experience as a procurement and/or subcontracts management professional at a 1st or 2nd tier Aerospace & Defense contractor preferred.
  • Technical aptitude and/or technical degree preferred.
  • Industry recognized certification in Supply Chain, Contracts or Program Management preferred.

Working Conditions:


  • 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.

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A current DoD clearance and/or SCI access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position, however applicant must be willing and eligible for submission within 60-90 days after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access. By applying to this position, you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.


Relocation for this position is available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $78,500 - $106,500 (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 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
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
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Plenty of employee parking which includes electric vehicle charging stations.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
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