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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Senior Contracts Administrator (667746) in Boulder, Colorado

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Senior Contracts Administrator (667746)

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CO - Boulder

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Who We Are:

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, Facebook or Twitter.


Senior Contracts Administrator

As a Sr. Contracts Administrator in the Civil Space (CS) contracts department, you will assume an individual contributor role providing contract administration functions in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.

What You’ll Do

  • Administer contracts on a variety of programs, encompassing all phases of the contract life cycle (pre-proposal through contract close out).

  • 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.

  • Collaborate with other employees in the department, cross-functionally and with program personnel, and key customers.

  • Review and interpret contracts, modifications and change orders; prepare contract review records and obtain necessary management approvals.

  • 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.

  • Develop professional relationships with program and customer personnel for the advancement of long-term business opportunities.

  • Propose and negotiate terms and conditions that mitigate business risks, ensuring company empowered official is aware of any Domestic Export (ITAR and EAR) issues.

  • Negotiate favorable payment terms to affect shareholder value.

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the SBU/SSU 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 in a related field plus 8 or more years related experience.

  • Each higher-level degree, i.e. Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Two years of related experience may be substituted for each year 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.

  • US Government contracts experience.

  • Business related Master's is desirable.

  • CPCM certification desirable.

  • Experienced with Time and Materials, Cost Reimbursable, and Firm Fixed Price contracts.

  • Experience with Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Agreements desirable.

  • Experience with NASA, NOAA, DOD and major Aerospace primes preferred.

  • Computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft office suite.

  • 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 concurrently.

  • Strong conflict resolution skills in a changing environment.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office environment.

  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.


Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:


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.