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Analyst II - Pricing

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Fairborn, OH, US, 45432

Date:  Mar 8, 2023
Job Category:  Finance
Req. ID:  27508

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer 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.


At our core, we're passionate, committed people who believe together we can achieve extraordinary things. We work collaboratively with each other, our customers and partners to solve the world's greatest challenges. That means listening to one another, providing feedback and partnering across all levels. We value our inclusive culture where everyone is heard equally and creativity thrives. Each team member is fully invested in our mission and we bring an energy to work every day that propels our business and motivates us all to Go Beyond.®


For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


The Finance Strategic Capabilities 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.


Analyst II – Pricing


What You’ll Do:


  • Prepare current, accurate and complete quality cost proposals (new business and change proposals) in compliance with the Ball Estimating System Description (ESD), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), specific FAR supplements, and Request For Proposal (RFP) requirements.
  • Provide guidance to estimators on the ESD, cost estimating tools and processes, Basis of Estimates (BOEs), work breakdown structure, documentation, and RFP requirements during proposal/ROM kickoff meetings and in individual discussions with estimators. Support Proposal Managers with development of proposal staffing and budget requirements.
  • Enter estimates into estimating tool and analyze cost estimates against historical cost data, cost metrics, strategy, and cost risk assessment. Coordinate material/subcontract pricing data required for proposals. Support preparation of cost volume documentation.
  • Prepare appropriate business management data for proposals as required. Review with Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Estimating and Pricing Operations (EPO) Manager or Ball EPO Manager prior to proposal submittal.
  • Review and provide historical data in support of BOE development. Assist technical staff with completion of BOEs and review final documents.
  • Support final cost volume review with SBU EPO Manager or Ball EPO Manager to ensure compliance with the policies, regulations and requirements discussed above.
  • Prepare accurate cost data for cost reviews with SBU and Ball management. Support SBUs with Bid-No-Bid Meetings, Proposal Kick-Off Meetings, Proposal Reviews, Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) Reviews, Green Team Reviews, and Red Team Reviews. Support meetings related to status of proposal efforts.
  • Prepare cost proposal audit files and review completed Proposal Audit File Checklist with SBU EPO Manager within 10 working days of submittal.
  • Support customer fact-finding and negotiation efforts. Support audit efforts with internal and external auditors (DCAA or DCMA).
  • Provide notice to EPO Manager of:
    • Significant proposal issues, including subsequent problem resolution/action, as they occur.
    • Potential risks in regard to aggressive proposal prices or schedules, cost risk concerns, or cost proposal compliance issues.
    • Audit issues of concern during audit and subsequent audit results/report as soon as available.
  • Prepare ROMs in accordance with Ball and SBU policy. Prepare accurate cost data for ROM reviews with SBU management. Prepare ROM audit files within 10 working days of submittal.
  • Support Ball and SBU with implementation of required Estimating and Pricing Operations tools and processes. Provide feedback on these tools and processes to support improvement where necessary. Support groups involved with cost estimating and pricing and business management initiatives to improve processes and tools, as requested
  • Document, assess and apply lessons learned to future proposal efforts.
  • Be responsive to customer needs and concerns. Build solid relationships with internal and external customers. Participate in group discussions at internal or external meetings related to cost estimating and pricing efforts. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Technical skills include proficiency in the following: Excel, Power Point, and Word.
  • Complete annual/periodic Ball training as required (e.g. ESD update training, Labor Charging training, etc.).
  • 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:


  • Bachelor's degree plus 2 or more years of 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.


Hybrid Work Environment: This position may be performed working from both the office and another location, while typically requiring working in the office less than 3 days per work week. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.


Working Conditions:


  • 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. 


Relocation for this position is not available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $63,000 - $84,000 (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.


Nearest Major Market: Dayton

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