Inventory and Purchasing Specialist - Direct Hire

Employment Solutions - Louisville, CO 80027


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As an Inventory and Purchasing Specialist, you will support and enable the creation of next-generation equipment with meticulous attention to detail working cross-functionally with all roles and departments. You will work in a blended role supporting inventory, warehouse, production, and purchasing. This role will report directly to the operations manager, while working closely with the production, purchasing, engineering, and Inventory management team.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Work with department managers to determine purchasing requirements for production, engineering and office products
  • Input and maintain online database of all products
  • Perform inventory cycle counts, spot counts and month end reconciliation process
  • Research variances and authorize appropriate inventory adjustments
  • Review obsolescence on a monthly/quarterly basis
  • Conduct audits of inventory, adjustments and other metrics while supplying monthly reports of findings to management
  • Support production with light assembly, as needed

What you will do:

  • Learn and understand the ever-changing nuances of our business to identify and close gaps while supporting near and long term projects acting as a leader, working cross-functionally with all roles and departments
  • Working in a Material Requirements Planning systems with inventory management, lot control, and quality based software.
  • You will plan, initiate, and oversee execution of all elements of a project, managing and executing multiple projects in parallel.
  • Be able to pivot and re-prioritize as daily plans change, while communicating the cross-functional

impacts and expectations for both near-term and longer-term projects.

  • Assemble equipment as a core part of understanding the production floor and following standard operating procedures
  • Develop an incoming inspection process while verifying and inspecting the quality of incoming parts and supplies.
  • Conserve resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish results.
  • Read, interpret and follow basic blueprints, diagrams, engineering drawings,

specifications, bills of materials, and other written instructions or procedures to
accurately assemble equipment and products.

  • Contribute to the team effort by stepping up to accomplish daily goals, as needed.

What you need to have:

  • B.S. Degree, with 3+ years of relevant experience in manufacturing
  • Supply chain certification is a plus
  • Manufacturing quality experience with the use of root cause analysis
  • Experienced and proficient in database management, analyzing and reporting data regarding inventory issues, results, trends and solutions
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Experience shipping and receiving, inventory management
  • Purchasing and buying to standards
  • Demonstrated proficiency in analyzing data, problem identification and resolution
  • Ability to generate clear/concise reports indicating key issues to

management/department leads

  • Positive safety management and quality focus
  • Self-directed ability to make judgment calls, prioritization, and decision making
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Competent computer skills

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off


  • Monday to Friday

Paid Training:

  • Yes

Work Remotely:

  • No

Sr Manager Logistics- Centennial, CO

Air Methods - Centennial, CO


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Job Summary

Designs, executes and leads Air Methods warehouse and storage strategies and processes across aircraft parts and consumable supplies. Supervises daily warehouse activities while managing departmental budget relating to shipping, receiving, storing, and testing of related inventory. Owns all of Air Methods freight spend and associated carrier relationships with the goal of reducing cost year over year. Institutes lean principles across Air Methods warehouse facilities to drive productivity and cost savings

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following

  • Create, implement and lead best in class lean principles across Air Methods warehouses to drive productivity and cost savings
  • Supervise & develop employees engaged in receiving, storing, inspecting and shipping aircraft related parts and material necessary to support company air medical operations
  • Develop & lead cost savings initiatives across all of Air Method’s freight spend, managing carrier relationships and engaging new vendors and contracts
  • Lead the network optimization project in partnership with the Supply Chain Manager (inventory) to select and then build out optimal storage locations for aircraft parts. Manage regional logistics coordinators, owning receiving, storage and shipping at remote facilities
  • Review and disposition all freight and warehousing invoices, shipping documents, owning the warehousing and freight annual budgeting process
  • Expedite parts support and ensure on-time delivery of parts associated with offsite field management and base mechanics. Ensure parts meet expectations and FAA documentation requirements
  • Plan, develop, and implement warehouse safety, security programs, and activities. Manages Air Methods 6S lean initiative for organization and cleanliness of assigned work areas while ensuring that department complies with oversight requirements. Reports any associated risks and assists in the implementation of controls to manage loss
  • Oversee all International Air Transportation Association (IATA) training and certification for employees who ship hazardous material. Complies with all Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations for safe transportation of inventory
  • Coordinate shipping and movement of company aircraft via various transportation methods. Ensure safe and timely movement of such aircraft

Additional Job Requirements

  • Complies with all Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation administration (FAA) regulations for safe transportation of inventory.
  • Regular scheduled attendance
  • Indicate the percentage of time spent traveling - 25%

Subject to applicable laws and Air Method’s policies, regular attendance is an essential function of the position. All employees must follow Air Methods’ employment practices and policies.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises employees in the Supply Chain Logistics department. Carries out Supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, selecting, hiring, and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems. For Exempt Managers: Managers that carry out these responsibilities for two or more employees will have significant input in hiring and termination decisions.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) from four-year college or university in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Industrial Engineering or related discipline and seven or more years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Previous experience in managing a logistics facility or departments within a larger logistics facility with knowledge and experience in six-sigma lean practices and 6S organization skills
  • Three (3) years in a supervisory role, multi-facility experience preferred


  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organization skills, developed sense of urgency and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritized and make conscious business decisions
  • Dependable and self-motivated , ability to see challenges and design solutions

Computer Skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Previous experience with Ramco Aviation Software preferred
  • Previous experience with Power BI or similar preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Forklift Certification Training Certificate preferred

Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status


Manager, Transportation & Logistics

Ball Corporation - Westminster, CO 80021


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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 the position:

Reporting to the Director of IBP and Customer Service for Aluminum Cups, the Manager of Transportation and Logistics will have responsibility for managing freight and logistics within the Aluminum Cups business.

Essential Responsible Areas:

  • Creates and implements the overall strategy for transportation and logistics for the Aluminum Cups business. This strategy must be fit for purpose for the current context, but designed to accommodate future effectiveness and growth in the spaces of logistics and warehousing. Guides Cups team and partners to effectively capture identified opportunities.
  • Responsible for establishing and ensuring that the transportation and logistics needs of the Aluminum Cups business are addressed across all modes of transport, but with primary focus on: 3PL partnerships, full truckload, warehousing, less than truckload, intermodal, Customs brokerage, specialized equipment and ocean shipments.
  • Focuses on standard operating process creation, implementation and continuous improvement and effective leverage of technology.
  • Liaises with plant and carriers to coordinate weekly shipments to customers.
  • Leads fellow Cups team members and 3PL partners effectively through influence.
  • Partners with the Director of IBP and Customer Service and the Manager, Forecasting and Planning, to develop and implement long-term strategy for supply chain improvement and deliver improved operating results.
  • Collaborates with customers, carriers and 3PL to identify waste and works through the Sales team to implement opportunities for shared cost savings.
  • Responsible for defining the strategic direction of the Transportation and Logistics function and ensuring the day-to-day achievement of the supply chain deliverables.
  • Shares responsibility for national/local tender processes, vendor selection and management, and development of future models of collaboration.
  • Defines transportation technology strategy, identifies optimal supplier and technology platform, and implements transportation management solution (TMS).
  • Steers third party service provider toward load optimization and carrier strategy compliance via proper utilization of Ball’s TMS.
  • Works with Director of IBP and Customer Service to establish budgets for the function and implements the necessary controls to keep expenditures within budgetary limitations. Responsible for execution of opportunity targets.
  • Fosters a winning culture and process driven environment, to motivate the team to deliver success consistently.

Position Requirement & competencies:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college or graduate degree level education or work-related experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Supply Chain/Logistics or related field and extensive experience in a manufacturing environment that has implemented and sustained Lean activities within Supply Chain preferred
  • Prefer knowledge and experience in consumer packaging industry, food or beverage distribution. Other industries with national, just in time delivery models will also be considered.
  • 10-12 years of progressively increasing responsibility in Operations and Supply Chain or in combination with consulting experience.
  • Experience servicing retail customers is required.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining a TMS solution.
  • Experience in national supply chain and distribution issues, including market issues and headwinds that could affect a consumer packaging company.
  • Experience in developing relationships and motivating teams, with or without formal authority
  • Experience in establishing and leading Supply Chain programs in conjunction with IT and business teams.
  • Extensive project management experience including planning, controlling and implementing global supply chain projects on time and within budget.
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience working across all levels of an organization.
  • Experience driving performance through metrics and use of data to drive continuous process improvement.
  • Extensive and detailed knowledge of US transportation, customs requirements and import/export protocols and requirements

Demonstrate Ball Leadership Behaviors


  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness: Uses a combination of feedback and self-reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses


  • Instils Trust: Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity
  • Interpersonal Intelligence: Relates openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people


  • Demonstrated Results: Consistently achieves results even under tough circumstances

Equal Opportunity Employer

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


Purchasing Agent I

Sierra Nevada Corporation - Broomfield, CO 80020


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We are seeking an entry-level Procurement Specialist with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field of study. In this challenging, fast-paced environment, you'll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience to assist in purchasing materials, supplies, and services in order to support the design and creation of the most groundbreaking aerospace and defense technologies - those that exist today and those that will shape tomorrow. What to look forward to: As a Procurement Specialist, you will be using your skills and expertise to purchase materials, supplies, and services on the most favorable terms for the organization. You'll be responsible for qualifying our vendors, monitoring our vendor quality, evaluating bids, negotiating prices and terms for purchased goods and services, tracking purchases, and maintaining a current database of our vendor information.

At SNC’s Space Systems Group (SSG) we are not only the creator of the Dream Chaser® spacecraft, but also the designer and manufacturer of rocket engines and components, systems that sustain life in deep space, as well as systems and satellites that improve life here on Earth. The work of our Space Systems team not only supports the U.S. government (including NASA), but also commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about SSG

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field of study
A higher level degree may substitute for experience
Related experience may be considered in lieu of required education
Basic accounting skills
Experience with Material Management Software

Familiarity with Cost Point
Knowledge of basic procurement process
Knowledge of Supply Chain concepts
Working knowledge of FAR/DFARS compliance
Security Clearance preferred, not required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances

To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
– Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status
pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

Supply Chain Business Systems Analyst



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The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space

At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator, and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design, and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence, and create incredible products.

What does this role look like?

The Business Systems Analyst will continuously work to solve critical business problems by drawing business insights from data through complex analysis, mining, and visualization. Apply functional knowledge to the design and customization of enterprise systems, client/server applications to meet the company's requirements and systems needs. The Business Systems Analyst will analyze, evaluate, modify, test, and assist with implementing enterprise-wide COTS/custom procurement systems. That may include supporting system upgrades, enhancements, or maintenance. This position will involve application support for both production operations and business applications.

Primary Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Analyzes business requirements and translate into SAP HANA models for the analytics team to implement. This includes analysis of current needs, anticipation of future needs, and providing solutions that integrate well with the various business operations that will be a part of the analytics ecosystem.
  • Designs and help implement SAP HANA based analytical solutions by working with engineers and architects on the SAP functional teams to address these business requirements. These may be integrated solutions to resolve highly complex analytical needs.
  • Participates in all testing and troubleshooting of any implemented analytical solutions
  • Work with management to identify key performance indicators that are tracked over time and across brands, and identify and report on leading indicators that quickly highlight areas of opportunity and risk
  • Design standard models that provide enterprise and functional management with insights into various functional trends and statuses
  • Partner with leadership to gain a deep understanding of the key underlying data in SAP & Non-SAP databases; work with leadership to close any data gaps
  • Provide support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of IT systems
  • Provide Tier 2 problem identification, diagnosis and resolution of problems
  • Manage the daily activities of configuration and operation of IT systems
  • Manage the daily troubleshooting and maintenance of system interface documents (IDOCS)
  • Provide assistance to users in accessing and using IT systems
  • Provide Tier 2 (Escalation) problem identification, diagnosis, and resolution of problems
  • Provide support to IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all of the relevant procurement systems
  • Provide support for the escalation and communication of status to agency management and internal customer

Example responsibilities & activities not limited to:

  • All Space LMP2P User Access & Unlocks
  • Purchasing Group creation
  • Table Maintenance
  • PO Closures
  • Resolve SSC PO issues
  • IDoc Management
  • Service Central LM Space queue management
  • Systems Release (SR) Testing and Validation
  • O&M Prioritization
  • Leading/Supporting GSCO/LM Space Initiatives

Basic Qualifications:
To be successful, you will need to possess these basic qualifications:

  • Extensive SAP experience, ideally in a Supply Chain environment
  • Excellent customer service, problem-solving skills, and enterprise mindset
  • Demonstrated experience using performance metrics, applying data analysis techniques and action plans
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Suite
  • Proven ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Highly developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written, verbal, and presentation, to effectively communicate business cases to all levels of peers, suppliers, as well as program and executive management.

Desired Skills:
To be successful, ideally, you should also have:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline (ideally Supply Chain Management), or equivalent experience/combined education, with 5 years of professional experience; or 3 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree.
  • Should understand content, processes, and procedures associated with implementing enterprise applications.
  • Should have experience writing functional requirements, develop test plans, and work with production support and production floor issues.
  • Should have experience working with developers to ensure requirements are being met.
  • Should be able to develop analysis backed by quantitative data that guide our strategic and operational objectives & key results.
  • Should be able to identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data.
  • Should be able to facilitate the development of organizational benchmarks of key performance indicators and other operating metrics to determine alignment of the department to the overall company’s key strategic initiatives.
  • Should have good knowledge of Subcontract Administration and/or Material Procurement experience
  • Should have good knowledge of FAR/DFAR requirements
  • Should have prior work experience in the Aerospace & Defense industry

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants selected must be able to successfully pass to a background investigation and drug test.

Benefits of Employment:

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin champions an inclusive work environment that urges differences and big-picture thinking.

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

  • Medical {many choices of plans; some LM locations have on-site medical}
  • Dental
  • 401k {with generous matching}
  • Paid time off including, {we have a 9x80 schedule which means: 25 three-day weekends}
  • Work/life balance, family-friendly environment
  • Career development, career-growth, and lots of learning opportunities for aspiring minds
  • Fun, talented and witty teammates
  • Knowledgeable, supportive and engaged leadership
  • Diverse, inclusive and community-minded organization
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Rewards & recognition
  • Generous Tuition Reimbursement

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

At Space we value your skills, training, and education. We believe that by applying the highest standards of business ethics and visionary thinking, everything is within our reach – and yours as a Lockheed Martin Space employee. Come, join us and experience your future!

The Coolest Jobs are in Space!

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers pursue the hardest missions. Those that demand exceptional amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

…just to name a few reasons to join Lockheed Martin Space!

Lockheed Martin 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.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

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