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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Director, Sourcing ODM BPNCA in Westminster, Colorado

Job Title:

Director, Sourcing ODM BPNCA

Job ID:



CO - Westminster

Full/Part Time:




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Who We Are:

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 17,500 people worldwide and reported 2018 net sales of $11.6 billion. Ball is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Ball Corporation is committed to recruiting, training, compensating and promoting regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Job Duties:

Primary Purpose of Position:

As a member of the Global ODM team, responsible for the ODM (Other Direct Materials) strategy and execution within the BPNCA region. Implementation of plans to drive total cost reduction and change management initiatives meeting Ball Corporation’s overall plans and objectives.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for BPNCA’s ODM sourcing strategy, aligned with the Global ODM sourcing strategy.

  • Leads cross functional activities to deliver overall sourcing strategy for the given category meeting the regions current and future requirements.

  • Manages supplier relationships and implementation of new and continuous improvement plans.

  • Supplier RFI, RFP, analysis, negotiations and contracting for a complex expense category.

  • Responsible for tracking the financial performance of the assigned category.

  • Maintains a good understanding of current and new technology, manages plans regarding qualifications and implementation.

  • Coordination across other Ball functions ensuring adequate specifications documentation.

  • Deployment of KPI’s measuring the success and control of the sourcing activities.

  • Must build relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.


  • Inspirational Role Model–Understands themselves and seeks opportunities to learn. Shows composure, responding consistently, openly, and courageously in all situations.

  • Authentic Leadership–Demonstrates humility in the way they lead others. Takes a stand for what is right and admits their mistakes.

  • Leadership Presence–Inspires trust in the broader organization. Acts on a sense of what the organization most needs to elevate its impact and move forward through complexity.


  • Relationship Builder–Listens and empathizes, engages a wide range of people. Embraces peoples’ differences and helps every individual feel special and valued.

  • People Grower–Encourages leadership in others and takes risks to help others grow. Champions collaboration across the organization.

  • Culture Champion–Consciously evolves the culture to help secure the future of the business. Recognizes where behaviors need to change and how to change them.


  • Results Oriented–A desire to make things happen, sets stretch goals, and motivates others to achieve them. Always looking to create a better result for customers.

  • Future Catalyst–Communicates a vision of the future that compels others and helps them see around corners. Embraces change, takes risks, and seeks diverse perspectives.

  • Breakthrough Strategist–Sees connections others don’t see. Translates this new insight into break-through strategies that open up new directions. Enrolls others in the new.

Position Requirements:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college or graduate level education or work-related experience

  • Job related experience for 10 year(s) minimum

  • Working Knowledge of the following areas: Purchasing Principles procedures and practices; business practices; legal practices; customer needs and expectations.

  • Strong negotiating skills and understanding of total cost sourcing.

  • 50% of travel


Relocation for this position is Available

Ball Corporation offers comprehensive benefits packages, including paid holidays/vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, ESPP, and retirement plans.

EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.