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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Commodity Specialist I in Westminster, Colorado

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.

Commodity Specialist I

Our dynamic Supply Chain Management organization is seeking a highly organized, hardworking, and self-motivated Commodity Specialist I to support a thriving and growing procurement organization. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of supplier management, price analysis and target pricing techniques as well as prior experience procuring capital expenditures and indirect commodities.

What You’ll Do:

  • Manage all activities of supply chain including procurement of moderately complex material orders to support the company plan at optimum cost, quality, and delivery.

  • Issue POs to suppliers for commodities with and without contract pricing.

  • Responsible for multi-sourcing to reduce cost and supply risk for critical commodities with a single source.

  • Manage expedites across commodities and suppliers.

  • Coordinate supplier representation forms with the external supply base.

  • Manage purchase order commitment reconciliation within the required purchase order systems.

  • Maintain accurate lead times for assigned commodities and report purchase order supplier commitment due dates and due date changes to the company.

  • Comply with department Work Instructions, Processes and Policies.

  • Create and verify Non-Disclosure Agreements with suppliers as required.

  • Manage incoming insurance certifications from suppliers.

  • Manage invoice issues and discrepancies to support company EVA goals.

  • Work with internal and external customers to obtain data needed for analysis and validate data for accuracy.

  • Work with engineers and suppliers for alternative manufacturing sources and cost reductions when applicable.

  • Participate with supplier scorecard data collection and supplier presentations.

  • Manage supplier alliances for commodities including supplier evaluation, contract negotiation and on-going supplier performance and relationship management.

  • 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 to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need:

  • BS/BA in a related field.

  • 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.

  • Working knowledge of all contract types (Cost, Fixed Price, Incentive).

  • Working knowledge of strategic sourcing techniques.

  • Experience in supplier relationship management.

  • Excellent scheduling and time management skills.

  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving abilities.

  • High level of attention to detail.

  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office Applications.

  • Willingness to learn various computer systems to support all levels of buying duties required.

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.

Relocation for this position is not available.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $49,000 - $66,000 (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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