Supply Chain Business Area Manager - Civil Space Business Unit
Company: Ball Aerospace
Location: Boulder, CO, US, 80301
Date: Sep 9, 2020
Job Category: General Management
Req. ID: 3758
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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
Supply Chain Business Area Manager - Civil Space Business
The Senior Supply Chain Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Manager
for the Civil Space Business Unit will be responsible for
developing and maintaining a strong alignment between the Supply
Chain organization and the Civil Space Business Unit, ensuring SC
requirements across the SBUs portfolio of programs and pursuits are
clearly understood, appropriately staffed and addressed in a manner
which meets or exceeds program expectations. This position is new
to Ball Aerospace and represents an exciting opportunity for a
highly motivated, independent SC professional to pilot this role
for one of four Strategic Business Units, with intent of enabling
consistent, improved supply chain partnership with and performance
in support of SBU programs and pursuits. This position will be
responsible for partnering with peers across the Supply Chain and
SBU to develop clear supply chain strategies in support of pursuits
/ proposals, ensure SC bids & performs to plan, and adapts to
identified Risks & Opportunities as appropriate in the course of
program execution. A matrixed resource, this position will
functionally report directly to the Senior Director of Supply Chain
with dotted line accountability to the Vice President of the Civil
Space Business Unit.
What You’ll Do:
Developing and implementing the supply chain strategy which
addresses the entire supply chain life cycle from proposal/capture
through sustainment in support of the Civil Space SBU of Ball
Aerospace; a business portfolio of moderate complexity in terms of
program variety, size, scope of requirements and volume of SC
Lead, train, and develop a team of supply chain managers
responsible for developing end-to-end supply chain strategies,
coordinating resources, overseeing and reporting status, resolving
issues and generally ensuring appropriate SC support is provided as
needed to individual program and/or proposal efforts across the
Civil Space portfolio of efforts.
Enable end-to-end SC strategies across the SBU portfolio and
proactive supplier engagement strategies across the Corporation by
partnering with peers in SC, Manufacturing, Engineering and the PMO
to support make/buy, design for supply chain and technology roadmap
Serve as Supply Chain Management Leader and “single point of
contact” for the SBU/SC Leadership in tasks such as status of SC
actions (i.e. subcontract negotiations, BOM pricing, etc.),
supplier relationship/issue resolution, long range
program/proposal/IRAD supply base planning and coordination of
financial forecasting for SBU material sales.
Assign or perform the role of the SC proposal lead responsible
for identifying, coordinating and presenting to SC leadership the
complete SC input (to include priced BOM, subcontract status,
direct SC labor inputs, etc.) for review and approval prior to
final submission to the program and/or release of the proposal.
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.
Keep apprised and provide regular status to SBU on all Supply
Chain aspects of a portfolio of proposals, programs, or other
functions, even those worked by Subcontract Leads and Managers,
geographically dispersed and/or co-located with other SBUs.
Work with SCM and SBU/SC management to determine staffing
requirements and assign / hire appropriate staff to be engaged in
the winning and execution of on-going business and programs for
Ball Aerospace and the ND business area staff as required.
Own the 3-5 year Supply Chain Strategy as it relates to this
position; develop the tactical continuous improvement plan specific
to those elements of the strategy associated with SC proposal and
Partner with fellow SC, ITS and Operations Leaders to develop
the technology roadmap and KPI / metric reports required to measure
and effectively demonstrate the real time performance of SC on a
program / pursuit basis, and overall value-add this organization
delivers to Ball Aerospace.
Select, motivate, and counsel employees; administer salary and
budget programs; ensure employee safety; plan, organize, integrate
and measure work performed within the department.
Resolve supply chain resource, personnel or general performance
problems with impacted parties internal or external to Ball
Resolve business problems with Ball Aerospace SBU/SC management,
suppliers, or customer representatives; provide guidance to the
same regarding performance measurement and regulatory
Possess effective leadership skills including program
management, change management, have a demonstrated ability to build
and develop organizational talent, and ability to operate
effectively in a matrix structure.
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.
Manage the implementation of new or existing internal policies
and procedures; support SBU/SC-level requests and special projects
in support of continuous improvement.
Understand business and program requirements and document cost,
schedule, and technical performance impacts of SC activity to Ball
Aerospace operating plans.
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
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
Demonstrated expertise in moderately complex business procedures
and strategies across the acquisition lifecycle, specifically
within DoD / NASA construct.
Professional, demonstrated experience as the lead Supply Chain
Manager and/or Subcontract Manager for multiple proposals or
programs in support of DoD and/or NASA customers.
Professional experience and demonstrated expertise in US
Government Program Proposal Development, US Government purchasing /
acquisitions, and material handling.
A working knowledge of standard tools, KPIs and processes
required to support and measure the value-add of the Supply Chain
purchasing organization (i.e. MRP, Invoicing, Forecasting,
Ability to act in a leadership capacity, provide vision to those
supervised, and guide diverse departments and employees to ever
higher levels of achievement.
Ability to effectively relate with others and cooperate as a
Demonstrated expertise in aerospace industry and government
contracting and billing procedures.
Ability to effectively interact with suppliers and external
customers at the highest levels.
Strong and proven leadership skills.
Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships at all
levels of the organization.
Demonstrated ability to mentor and develop high performance work
Extensive FAR/DFAR knowledge.
Excellent interpersonal and organization skills.
Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
Ability to obtain a US Top Secret / SCI Clearance.
Ability to Travel 10-25%.
Majority of career spent as team / organizational leader (SC
Manager, Material Program Manager, or similar role) in Aerospace &
Defense Supply Chain organization; 25% or more of career with Tier
1 Defense Contractor (i.e. Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrup
Experience working research and development programs with NASA
and/or Government Research Laboratories.
Recognized, formal industry certification in one or more of the
following: Program Management, Contract Management and/or Supply
Capture or proposal lead experience.
Demonstrated track record of success driving win-win supplier
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.
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
Relocation for this position is not available.
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.