Integrated Supply Chain Functional Area Manager – Civil Space Bu with Security Clearance

Ball Aerospace
May 10, 2022
Boulder, CO
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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 Capability 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 Functional Area Manager - Civil Space The Supply Chain Functional Area 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: * Develop and implement 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 low-moderate complexity in terms of program variety, size, scope of requirements and volume of SC managed sales. * 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 initiatives. * 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 CS 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 execution management. * 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 Aerospace. * Resolve business problems with Ball Aerospace SBU/SC management, suppliers, or customer representatives; provide guidance to the same regarding performance measurement and regulatory compliance. * 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 Capability 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 10 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. * 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, compliance, etc.). * 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 team member. * 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. * Excellent communication skills. * 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 Grumman, etc.) preferred. * Experience working research and development programs with NASA and/or Government Research Laboratories preferred. * Recognized, formal industry certification in one or more of the following: Program Management, Contract Management and/or Supply Chain Management preferred. * Capture or proposal lead experience preferred. * Demonstrated track record of success driving win-win supplier negotiations preferred. Full-Time On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site full-time. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required. Working Conditons: * 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 agree

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