Category Area Manager - Indirect Strategic Sourcing at Ball Aerospace

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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.


Category Area Manager – Indirect Strategic Sourcing


Ball Aerospace is looking for a new Indirect Strategic Sourcing member that will drive operational efficiencies and cost savings. This position will lead initiatives across the company that will result in hard and soft cost savings, both are critically important. We are growing fast and need to catch up our supply chain structure and processes to support this growth. Our team is smaller yet has a huge impact on the day to day operations of the company. This position is category specific but will benefit from general strategic sourcing process knowledge so that it can be applied across key areas of spend. If you’re looking for a chance to make a huge difference, with leadership that has an open mind, this position is calling your name. Our HR, Marketing, Travel, EHS, Consulting, Temp Labor category is not yet fully built out and may have other categories added underneath. You will be managing team members assigned to these categories.


What You’ll Do:


  • Develop and implement Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing activities.
  • Execute RFx steps within the Strategic Sourcing process.
  • Produce baseline, market analysis, current supplier analysis, build strategies, negotiate, write and execute contracts.
  • Develop supplier, category and contract management.
  • Develop and deploy applicable technology solutions to sourcing activities and general business processes.
  • Fulfill savings, process improvements and enhanced business terms.
  • Communicate across multiples departments to gain consensus for hard and soft cost savings.
  • Work with operational leaders to understand business processes and structure to improve.
  • Develop and implement new operational processes.
  • Use quantitative/qualitative skills to analyze and manage large quantities of data to understand trends and opportunities.
  • Work directly with suppliers to understand new and better initiatives.
  • Develop, monitor and produce savings tracking methods and processes.
  • Establish and maintain supplier quality management system.
  • Manage catagory projection plans.
  • Develop catagory management structure, partnered with applicable business unit, to standardize manufacturers, parts list and buying process.
  • Manage team members to make sure purchase orders are processed to vendors in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the SBU/SSU and the Company. Interact appropriately with others to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need:


  • BS/BA in related field plus 10 years or more related experience.
  • Each higher-level related degree, i.e. Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Two years of related experience may be substituted for each year 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.
  • Project management skills and ability to manage from baselining, implementation and ongoing management of the category.
  • Strong initiative to work independently with little guidance.
  • Ability to pay critical attention to detail with thorough checking to maintain high quality information.
  • Strong contract experience to stand alone with little legal review.
  • Ability to multitask and be open to side projects that may not always be directly related to Sourcing activities.
  • Ability to problem solve with little or no direction.
  • 5+ years of recent Strategic Sourcing experience.
  • Experience in process mapping a plus.
  • Process engineering skills 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.

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Relocation for this position is available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $108,500 - $149,500 (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
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
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