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Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum 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 17,500 people worldwide and reported 2018 net sales of $11.6 billion. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Primary Purpose of Position:

Provides technical support for the plant purchasing function as directed.

Essential Functions:

  • Procures plant supplies, other direct materials, services, and equipment while employing the most effective cost control methods possible.
  • Administers and manages purchase orders and delivery commitments to designated suppliers as necessary to support multiple plant requirements.
  • May maintain insurance certificates and global contract information for plant/legal review.
  • May maintain minority vendor accounting for corporate reporting.
  • Maintains the file maintenance system for accurate data.
  • Assures tax flag is correct on purchase orders.
  • Coordinates with plants concerning availability of parts for shipment.
  • Accesses, inputs, and retrieves information from the computer.
  • Reviews, interprets, and communicates material demand forecast and manages capacity planning for assigned commodity groups and/or supplier relationships.
  • Supports engineering change order activity with suppliers and other functional groups.
  • Maintain supplier pricing files and internal communication systems to ensure pricing is accurate.
  • Produces open order reports to ensure delivery/receipt of product/goods.
  • Engages with plant and accounting to correct payment issues.
  • Originates accurate and complete records of all purchasing transactions and reviews efficiency and economy of the purchasing function on a current basis.
  • May review and maintain inventory levels in storeroom by reviewing usage of procured products in an effort to reduce stocked inventory levels.
  • May review and update manufacturer part numbers to make required changes in an effort to unify criteria between plants for excess, obsolete, and overstocked parts within every plant’s storeroom.
  • Initiates, reviews, masters, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of responsibility.
  • Performs those administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the department, including provision for selection and development of employees, budget administration, employee safety, organization goals and objectives, and planning, organizing, integrating and measuring the work performed within the department.
  • While the regular working cycle of this position is usually five days on (Monday-Friday), this job may include working weekends (Saturday and Sunday); working hours may vary as specified by management. Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis and/or be on call as directed by management.


Position Requirements:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college or graduate degree level education or work-related experience
  • Job related experience for 2 year(s) minimum
  • Working knowledge of the following areas:
    • business principles
    • legal practices
    • customer needs and requirements
    • purchasing principles and practices
    • company manufacturing products, practices, nomenclature, and procedures
  • Ability to apply independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard purchasing techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • 5% of travel


Equal Opportunity Employer:

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