Supply Chain Management Specialist I – Material Proposal Coordinator

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The Operations Strategic Capabilities 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.

Supply Chain Management Specialist I – Material Proposal Coordinator

Ball Aerospace seeks a self-motivated and detail oriented SCM Specialist I to contribute to the Bill of Material Pricing Team in response to BATC Customer Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Information (RFIs).

This is an entry level position within Supply Chain that provides an opportunity to develop skill sets within the proposal process, specifically material pricing. Role includes requesting and entering quotes from suppliers, as well as reviewing and entering them into Ball pricing software. Job duties also include verifying the Bill of Materials top 80% cost drivers. Role participates in cross-functional teams in Supply Chain Management. A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to solicit and review supplier quotes to understand quote validity, price breaks, exception statements in addition to all costs associated with purchasing materials.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to work within multiple teams across many functional areas to gain an understanding of the proposal process and contribute to a dynamic, fast paced and growing team.

What You’ll Do:

  • Gain an understanding of Ball Aerospace proposal process as it relates to Bill of Material (BOM) pricing.
  • Request and receive quotes from suppliers.
  • Review all quotes entered for accuracy and validity through the requested date and populate the Pricing Software; Become an expert/professional in quote review/comprehension.
  • Review Bill of Materials top 80% cost drivers for accuracy.
  • Learn the Ball Aerospace Material Proposal Pricing (MPP) tool.
  • Proactively coordinate with the proposal team regarding workload and deadline requests.
  • Manage excel spreadsheets and report to the proposal team through various stages of the quoting process.
  • Provide input, analysis, and support for annual additional quantities.
  • Supplier proposal evaluations (May include Commercial Off the Shelf Parts).
  • Assist Category Specialists in quote entry and review.
  • Review supplier pricing.
  • Learn and experience team interaction throughout supply chain.
  • Participate in proposal process.
  • Request Pricing from Suppliers.
  • Analyze previous pricing to current pricing.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities 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 degree.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team while making individual contributions preferred.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to notice changes in documents.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills and organizational skills.
  • Experience supporting local and virtual team members across various geographical locations preferred.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Ability to successfully execute multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent computer skills, including high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Outlook, and Word, and Adobe Professional preferred.

On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site five days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

Working Condition:

  • 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.

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 not available.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $51,000 – $70,500 (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 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.


Nearest Major Market: Denver

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