Production Planning Manager-Ball Corp-Westminster

Ball Metalpack is a pending new joint venture between Platinum Equity and Ball Corporation.  The deal is expected to close later this summer.  We are excited about the opportunities ahead as we leverage our expertise to create value and a sense of ownership.

Ball Metalpack produces 100 percent recyclable tinplate food and aerosol containers. As part of Ball Corporation, we’ve been industry leaders for years. Now we are standing up a new company with exciting new roles and responsibilities – including this one!

Metal food packaging has set the standard for freshness and preservation for well over a century, and we continue to push boundaries and develop innovations. What excites us most is the sustainability advantages that metal packaging delivers to our customers and to families. It is one of the most environmentally friendly and economical forms of packaging.

Since the aerosol can revolutionized consumer products in the 1940s, Ball has refined and improved the technology to suit todays needs.  We recently breathed new air into aerosol technology with the introduction of our next generation of tinplate aerosol packaging, which is helping us meet and exceed our customers’ growing expectations.

With the help of our 1,300 talented employees, Ball Metalpack will continue to revolutionize our industries, serve our customers and put the right people, processes and partners in place to help us achieve our vision and create long-term value.

Ball Metalpack is a Lean Manufacturing System environment.

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Primary Purpose of Position :

Provides production planning management and technical support to the food and aerosol division’s new centralized Planning and Control function, in support of the division’s plans and objectives.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversees near term, as well as, long term capacity planning for selected areas of container manufacturing, i.e., cans, ends, coating, litho, coil cutting.
  • Prepares overall capacity vs. requirements reports and coordinates the offload of any material shortages to outside sources for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Manages, in conjunction with direct report, the creation of new spec numbers and changes to existing bills of material.
  • Responsible for the creation and distribution of monthly production, sales, and inventory recaps for the household packaging division.
  • Analyzes point-to-point logistics to ensure the most cost effective network codes are being utilized.
  • Facilitates meetings with plant planning supervisors to coordinate activities between manufacturing plants.
  • Provides administration of multi-plant inventory dollars to maintain appropriate levels based on established goals.
  • Provides QAD MFG/PRO assistance to plant production control supervisors.
  • Manages all outside service centers while working closely with procurement, finance, and plant operations.
  • Aids in administration of plant budget forecast and goal processes, as they relate to the planning and control function.
  • Balance the operations of supply chains across multiple products/categories and geographies.


Position Requirements:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college level education or work-related experience
  • Job related experience for 1 year minimum.
  • Working knowledge of the following areas:
    • Manufacturing principles, practices, nomenclature, and procedures
    • Logistics management, production planning, manufacturing environment, financial management, business principles and practices
    • Microsoft Excel, QAD MFG/PRO
  • Ability to apply intensive and diversified evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard production planning techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • APICs certification desirable.

 Leadership Framework:


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


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


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.

20% of travel

Global Procurement Information Specialist

Johns Manville is currently looking to hire a Global Procurement Information Specialist located in Denver, CO. 

This position resides in our Global Procurement and Logistics organization and plays a key role in maintaining up-to-date data related to our suppliers, plants and customers. This role also acts as a corporate buyer and creates purchase orders in SAP. Daily interactions with updating this information in SAP.


  • Manage pricing data in SAP such as supplier/plant specific material pricing, tiered pricing, and volume discounts using PIR's (Purchasing Info Records) and Source Lists in SAP
  • Verify that price approval processes are followed.
  • Create Purchase Orders for assigned material groups in SAP
  • Act as back up for MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Operations) Material Master Information Specialist
  • Coordinate with plant location with data needed to manage discrepancies.
  • Monitor complaints in SAP and drive efforts to improve Rapid Resolution to internal customers
  • Evaluate end-to-end process time for material master, source list and purchasing info record data updates and drive adherence to set service levels
  • Assess whether data change requests meet legal documentation requirements and conform to company data governance standards
  • Oversee data quality and approve or deny change requests based on policy guidelines
  • May be required to perform other related duties as assigned
  • Supply chain analytics related to spend

Requirements: (education, skills and abilities)

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 3 years of procurement experience (both verbally and written)
  • Expert accuracy and attention to detail
  • Experience with ERP systems (SAP preferred)
  • Solid knowledge of SAP material structure, pricing structure and data governance standards
  • Strong analytical, multitasking, organizational and decision-making skills
  • Solid problem resolution and negotiation skills
  • Proven interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Minimal travel required (0 -- 10 days per year)
  • Work environment is typical of an office setting

Send resumes to: [email protected]