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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Analyst II - Estimating and Pricing Operations in Fairborn, Ohio

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The Finance Strategic Support 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.

Analyst II – Estimating and Pricing Operations

What You’ll Do

  • Prepare current, accurate and complete quality cost proposals (new business and change proposals) in compliance with the Ball Estimating System Description (ESD), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), specific FAR supplements, and RFP requirements.

  • Provide guidance to estimators on the Estimating System Description, cost estimating tools and processes, basis of estimates, work breakdown structure, documentation, and RFP requirements during proposal/ROM kickoff meetings and in individual discussions with estimators. Support Proposal Managers with development of proposal staffing and budget requirements.

  • Enter estimates into estimating tool and analyze cost estimates against historical cost data, cost metrics, strategy, and cost risk assessment. Coordinate material/subcontract pricing data required for proposals. Support preparation of cost volume documentation.

  • Prepare appropriate business management data for proposals as required. Review with Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Estimating and Pricing Operations (EPO) Manager or Ball EPO Manager prior to proposal submittal.

  • Review and provide historical data in support of Basis of Estimate (BOE) development. Assist technical staff with completion of BOEs and review final documents.

  • Support final cost volume review with SBU EPO Manager or Ball EPO Manager to ensure compliance with the policies, regulations and requirements discussed above.

  • Prepare accurate cost data for cost reviews with SBU and Ball management. Support SBUs with Bid-No-Bid Meetings, Proposal Kick-Off Meetings, Proposal Reviews, ROM Reviews, Green Team Reviews, and Red Team Reviews. Support meetings related to status of proposal efforts.

  • Prepare cost proposal audit files and review completed Proposal Audit File Checklist with SBU EPO Manager within 10 working days of submittal.

  • Support customer fact-finding and negotiation efforts. Support audit efforts with internal and external auditors (DCAA or DCMA).

  • Provide notice to Estimating and Pricing Operations (EPO) Manager of:

  • Significant proposal issues, including subsequent problem resolution/action, as they occur.

  • Potential risks in regard to aggressive proposal prices or schedules, cost risk concerns, or cost proposal compliance issues.

  • Audit issues of concern during audit and subsequent audit results/report as soon as available.

  • Prepare ROMs in accordance with Ball and SBU policy. Prepare accurate cost data for ROM reviews with SBU management. Prepare ROM audit files within 10 working days of submittal.

  • Support Ball and SBU with implementation of required Estimating and Pricing Operations tools and processes. Provide feedback on these tools and processes to support improvement where necessary. Support groups involved with cost estimating and pricing and business management initiatives to improve processes and tools, as requested

  • Document, assess and apply lessons learned to future proposal efforts.

  • Be responsive to customer needs and concerns. Build solid relationships with internal and external customers. Participate in group discussions at internal or external meetings related to cost estimating and pricing efforts. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.

  • Technical skills include proficiency in the following: Excel, Power Point, and Word.

  • Complete annual/periodic Ball training as required (e.g. ESD update training, Labor Charging training, etc.).

  • 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 2 or more years of related experience.

  • Each higher-level related 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.

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 not available.

Compensation & Benefits

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $59,000 - $80,000 (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 into your browser or visit our careers site.


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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