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Director, Metal Procurement (NCA Suppliers)

Company:  Ball Corporation

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  May 30, 2024
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req. ID:  35732

Further your career at Ball, a world leader in manufacturing sustainable aluminum packaging solutions. Achieve extraordinary things when you join our team, and make a difference in your professional development, the community, and around the globe!


Primary Purpose of this Position: 


The Director, Metal Procurement (NCA Suppliers) will oversee the entire Ball Way of Procurement process for aluminum (coil) purchases from NCA, EMEA or SA/China/Middle East suppliers, from strategy development to execution. They set goals, manage supplier relationships, and collaborate with regional counterparts for optimal strategy implementation. They have a large impact on Ball's P&L. Contract negotiations will regularly be >$1B in spend. 


What will you be responsible for? 


  • Lead the full Ball Way of Procurement lifecycle process for the metal category including gathering, analyzing, and reporting on key market intelligence, developing a long-term, multi-year category strategy and development and evaluation of “go to market” strategies.  

  • Leverage multiple sources of market intelligence and data to make data-informed decisions.  

  • Negotiate large, complex regional supply agreements covering financial, quality, service, sustainability, innovation and delivery targets.  

  • Responsible for contract adherence and management both short term and long term to manage inflation, contract disputes and quality issues.  

  • Create and execute end-to-end supply chain strategies and plans for region and able to obtain agreement with executive leadership.  

  • Develop a comprehensive view of the balance between supply and demand and actively monitors market conditions on an ongoing basis in order to make informed decisions. 

  • Has responsibility for the development and evaluation of “go to market” strategies for global categories and can achieve creative commercial outcomes through negotiation planning and successful execution by directing cross functional teams of stakeholders.  

  • Able to work across business units and engage with Regional Category teams and leadership to facilitate positive outcomes for the organization.  

  • Lead the performance management process for regional suppliers, including regular business reviews.


What are we looking for? 


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Sourcing, Category Management, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Management Consulting. Master’s Degree preferred in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering.

  • Minimum of 12 years’ experience progressively increasing responsibility in Sourcing, Category Management, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Management Consulting, or business-related operations in a global environment. 

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience aluminum sourcing and/or working in the aluminum industry itself.

  • Deep understanding of category management, strategic sourcing, and supplier relationship management principles and application. 

  • Advanced financial analytical skills and experience in enhancing value through negotiations.

  • Strategic orientation, inquisitive, comfortable with ambiguity, and self-motivated to identify trends and improvement opportunities aligned with business objectives and strategic plans. 

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with ability to extract key themes, determine root causes, develop creative solutions, and craft concise messages. 

  • Ability to build effective relationships, influence peers and key stakeholders, and build consensus. 

  • Knowledge of current principles, practices, and methods pertaining to procurement .

  • Knowledge of analytics and market research methods.  

  • Knowledge of advanced negotiation tactics.

  • Knowledge of aluminum flat rolled products manufacturing process aluminum flat rolled products cost drivers. 




Compensation & Benefits: 

  • Hybrid On-Site Work Environment: Based in Colorado, this position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site for three (3) or more days per work week (with core collaboration days of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).  Travel and local commute between Ball locations and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.
  • Hiring Salary Range: $123,000 - 209,400. Salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. * 
  • This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation plan. 
  • If this role is offered/hired in another country, local market data will be used.
  • Ball includes a comprehensive benefits structure, please visit our career site and "Total Rewards" page  to learn more.


Ball Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applications from everybody. All qualified job applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran status, age, political affiliation or any other non-merit characteristic.


When you join Ball you belong to a team of over 21,000 members worldwide. Our products range from infinitely recyclable aluminum cans, cups to aerosol bottles that enable our customers to contribute to a better world.


Each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging.


Everyone at Ball is making a difference by doing what we love. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.


Please note the advertised job title might vary from the job title on the contract due to local job title structure and global HR systems.
No agencies please.



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