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Contracts Specialist

Company:  Ball Aerospace
Location: 

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Sep 6, 2022
Job Category:  Finance
Req. ID:  22864

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.

 

Contracts Specialist

 

As a Contracts Specialist in the Tactical Solutions (TS) contracts department, reporting to a Business Unit Manager, Contracts, you will assume a hands-on role as an individual contributor managing contracts. Work covers the full spectrum of contract life-cycle responsibilities, from new business to closeout.

 

What You'll Do:

 

  • Provide contract negotiation and administration on a variety of programs encompassing all phases of the contract life cycle (pre-proposal through contract close out).  
  • Collaborate with other employees in the department, cross-functionally and with program personnel, and for establishing 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.
  • Work with program and customer management to determine and meet program requirements.
  • Review and interpret contracts, modifications and change orders; prepare contract review records and obtain necessary management approvals.
  • Recommend and implement negotiation strategies and techniques.
  • May participate in or lead contract-negotiating team.
  • Participate in proposals and change proposals and their negotiations.
  • May prepare presentations for program and customer management review.
  • May participate in the development of contract systems and procedures.
  • Develop and provide required information to Supply Chain and Program Management organizations.
  • Prepare and maintain required contract administration documentation in accordance with company procedures and government regulations.
  • May act as official company liaison for and resolve contract matters with customer management.
  • May coordinate the work of and assist in the training of other contract administrators.
  • 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 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.
  • Business related Master's degree is desirable.
  • A current, active Secret security clearance is desirable.
  • Government and Commercial (domestic and international desirable) contracts experience.
  • CPCM certification desirable.
  • Experienced with cost reimbursable, award fee and incentive fee contracts.
  • Experience with Firm Fixed Price contracts.
  • Experience with Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs)
  • Experience with DOD and major Aerospace primes preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, computer fluency, 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.
  • Must be a leader with strong conflict resolution skills in a changing environment.

 

Flexible On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site for three or more 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.  

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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 available.

 

Compensation & Benefits:

 

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $108,500 - $149,500 (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 https://bit.ly/3pNSnxv into your browser or visit our careers site.

 

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.

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