Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Commodity Specialist II (665505) in Dayton, Ohio

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.


Commodity Specialist II

What you’ll do:

  • ​Prepare and maintain required purchase order or subcontract documentation in accordance with company procedures and government regulations. Develop RFQ/RFP/Bid packages, evaluate supplier quotes or subcontract proposals.
  • Recommend and implement negotiation strategies and techniques, lead purchase order or subcontract negotiating teams, and document negotiation results (as required).
  • Award and manage purchase order or subcontracts, ensuring that program or indirect purchase orders or subcontract activities adhere to Ball Supply Chain Management processes, certified procurement system, small business program, and approved property system.
  • Review and interpret purchase orders, subcontracts, modifications and change orders; prepare purchase order or subcontract file documents and obtain necessary management and compliance reviews/approvals.
  • Be proficient in Federal Acquisition methods for total acquisition life cycle.
  • Facilitate communication between Ball and the supply base for specific procurement or subcontract actions.
  • Ensure supplier or subcontractor performance to Ball requirements.
  • Manage purchase orders or subcontracts, document notes and due dates, and resolve purchase order or subcontract issues.
  • 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 2 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.
  • ​Material procurement experience is required.
  • Be proficient in Federal Acquisition methods for total acquisition life cycle.
  • Proficient Computer skills working in Microsoft Office required.
  • Ability to assess quotes to determine the most appropriate source to select for given procurement actions.
  • Commodity expert in one or more commodity areas, flexibly support other commodity and infrastructure areas and support Strategic Sourcing Team(s).
  • Understanding of what constitutes "price reasonableness" and is able to document same in file documentation.
  • Ability to work independently and meet hard deadlines, demonstrate effective teamwork skills, and ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Capable of probing/questioning internal customers and suppliers on issues related to assigned commodities.

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.

Security Clearance:

Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. * US Citizenship is Required


Relocation for this position is NOT 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.

Job Title: Commodity Specialist II (665505)

Job ID: 665505

Location: OH - Dayton (Fairborn)

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular