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Specialist - Contracts

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Boulder, CO, US, 80301

Date:  Jun 12, 2021
Job Category:  Finance
Req. ID:  8861

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 Finance Strategic Support Unit delivers the expertise and business acumen to increase value across the enterprise by providing actionable information with recommendations and opportunities to drive sustainable business growth.


Specialist – Contracts


As a Contract Specialist working within the Civil Space (CS) contracts department, you will assume a hands-on Contract Specialist role as an individual contributor.


What You'll Do: 


  • Provide proposal support, contract negotiations, contract awards and contract administration on a variety of programs, encompassing all phases of the contract life cycle (pre-proposal through contract close out).
  • Establish effective relationships, collaborating with other employees in the department, cross-functionally and with program personnel, and maintain effective relationships with key customers. 
  • Review contracts and related documents to assess risk to the company and recommend mitigation approaches and ensure compliance with various Federal Regulations and Ball Aerospace policy.
  • 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 a related field plus 10 or more years 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.
  • Hands-on experience in Federal government contracts related work preferred.
  • Business related Master's degree preferred.
  • CPCM certification preferred.
  • Government and Commercial contracts experience (domestic and international preferred).
  • Experience with cost reimbursable, award fee and incentive fee contracts.
  • Experience with Firm Fixed Price contracts.
  • Experience with NASA, DOD and major Aerospace primes preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft office suite.
  • Agile and effective negotiator with clear oral and written explanations.
  • Ability to work a variety of complex issues at one time.
  • Experience in developing and implementing negotiation strategies.
  • Leadership and strong conflict resolution skills in a changing environment.


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 available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $105,500 - $145,500 (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: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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