Contracts Senior Manager

Contracts Senior Manager





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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.

We have an outstanding opportunity for a Contracts Senior Manager to join the Lunar Exploration Campaign mission area within the Commercial Civil Space line of business. Our portfolio continues to expand, and this assignment provides exceptional opportunities to shape the future and position for many future advancement opportunities.

In this dynamic role you will:

  • Implement Prime contract strategies consistent with LM Space Systems and Line of Business (LOB) strategic imperatives.
  • Provide highly visible leadership to the mission area contracts personnel to ensure the team develops flexible contracting strategies to support the needs of the mission area, LOB and Space.
  • Partner with mission area and LOB functional organizations to ensure contracting activities are vetted across multiple stakeholders.
  • Ensure each contract and proposal action is reviewed and approved consistent with the Space and LOB Delegation of Authority and that all documentation is complete per command media/policy.
  • Develop and maintain customer relationships to ensure positive and constructive interactions.
  • Act as an advocate for diversity and inclusion and create opportunities for positive employee engagement.
  • Manage and provide leadership for activities associated with contract management responsibilities including but not limited to: proposal preparation and contract negotiations; assessment of terms and conditions to ensure the corporation is protected from unusual risk and sustains or improves the mission area long range plan; management of mission area financial exposure authorizations; contract closeouts and interface with Supply Chain leadership to ensure relevant contracting requirements are communicated and incorporated.

This position is accountable to ensure that all Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) requirements and Finance & Business Operations (F&BO) processes are implemented on applicable proposals. This position is also responsible for the multi-functional coordination of the Executive Planning Panel (EPP) process to ensure that mission area, LOB and Corporate EPPs are conducted in a timely and efficient manner. This position is also accountable for all mission area customer interactions within the contracts organization to ensure that customer relationships are developed and maintained to ensure mutual contracts are negotiated and program execution is conducted in a highly collaborated manner with the customer.

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin fosters an inclusive work environment that encourages 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
  • Dental
  • 401k
  • Paid time off
  • Work/life balance
  • Career development
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Rewards & recognition

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s team of 113,000 people works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in all 50 states and more than 570 facilities that span 70 countries.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow
Basic Qualifications:

  • Extensive US Government (USG) customer interface with prime or sub-contracting experience across large programs.
  • Leadership of prime contracts or subcontracts organizations.
  • Demonstrated Leadership experience and demonstrated Full Spectrum Leadership competencies.
  • Significant experience with policies related to USG, commercial and international contracting with a strong understanding of the FAR and DFAR.
  • Demonstrated ability to financially analyze terms and conditions.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with USG, international, commercial, or NASA customers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Master's degree or Juris Doctor.
  • Current Top Secret Security Clearance w/ recent (5yr) polygraph
  • Demonstrated experience Interfacing with Executive Leadership on complex contractual issues.


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.
Experienced Professional

Senior Buyer/Planner

Senior Buyer / Planner

MKS Instruments, Inc.  -  Boulder, CO 80301


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Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Purchasing Manager purchase, plan and schedule materials both domestic and offshore to support production requirements while managing critical suppliers’ relationships


Primary Responsibilities:



  • Forecast, plan and purchase materials for specific commodities, as assigned
  • Executes all procurement activity utilizing MRP and other methods to ensure that material is delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meets specifications and quality requirements
  • Regulates inventory levels to achieve targeted inventory turns
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Partner with suppliers in quality material procurement and problem solving
  • Leads negotiations and supplier management for business unit (unique) materials
  • Works with Manufacturing, Suppliers and Engineering to coordinate & complete ECO implementation, phase in phase out activities and multiple design changes while minimizing scrap and obsolescence
  • Participates on MRB teams to disposition non-conforming material, manage replacement, and monitor supplier’s performances
  • Interacts with sourcing team to ensure best practices and greatest leverage in procurement, low cost region sourcing, supplier assessment and reduce supply chain risk
  • Effective supplier/customer communications to ensure proper inventory levels, on time shipments and deliveries of products
  • Manages Data integrity and MRP attributes and has MRP knowledge as it relates to complex product scheduling and planning terminology
  • Engages with Suppliers on resolving critical or chronic late delivery issues



  • Manages and develops the commodities supply base to reduce number of suppliers and ensure the highest quality and lowest cost
  • Identifies potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements, advising management on the appropriate supplier to be used. Engages with cross functional teams to complete new supplier qualification plan.
  • Prepares suppliers report cards and metrics for supplier performance monitoring.
  • Drives supplier performance
  • Conducts supplier meetings with internal customers as required, including audits, assessments and business reviews.
  • Implements and manage complex contracts (Kanban, VMI, JIT) to support build plans while minimizing inventory and lead times.
  • Coordinates all supplier activity with Global Commodity Management to develop partnerships and risk mitigation plans to ensure continuity of supply at the best price and quality.
  • Actively seeks opportunities for Supplier consolidation
  • Act as Supply Chain team leader for selected commodities and/or key suppliers and initiatives



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience
  • Minimum 5-7 years of purchasing/planning experience
  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills; Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact cross-functionally
  • Project Management skills with the ability to develop strategic plans, coordinate projects, and communicate changes and progress.
  • Manage PPV (purchase price variance) with suppliers and maintain monthly reports
  • Ability to manage / coordinate full product life cycle; NPI, production, and EOL
  • Ability to write routine reports, procedures and correspondences, and to speak effectively before groups of customers, suppliers and employees of organization.
  • Strong Excel capabilities including vLookup and pivot table generation
  • Decision maker with the ability to analyze needs and risks, while handling multiple priorities


Preferred Requirements:

  • Prior experience with ERP and Agile PLM document control systems
  • APICS Certification (CPIM)

Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)


Logistics Coordinator

Project C.U.R.E. - Centennial, CO 80112

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Position Overview: Project C.U.R.E. is currently looking for a motivated person to fill the role of Logistics Coordinator at our International Headquarters. The primary function of the Logistics Coordinator is to manage the inventory, logistics, and transportation of our forty-foot container program to help us achieve our goal of sending 205 shipments of life-saving medical supplies and equipment to the poorest people in the world.


The Logistics Coordinator is ultimately responsible for the areas of:

  • Planning – deciding what inventory can be sent to a receiving partner based on Customs regulations, available stock, and hospital capabilities;
  • Communication – Working directly with project recipients to ensure material shipped is appropriate for the receiving facility;
  • Budgeting – working directly with Sponsors and Project C.U.R.E. Staff to ensure funds are received, research shipping rates, and guarantee projects remain within budget;
  • Logistics planning – coordinating with freight forwarding companies to ensure shipments are collected on time and arrive at destinationThe Logistics Coordinator will also be responsible for working directly with Operations Directors on load date scheduling.

The Logistics Coordinator will work with and train active and involved volunteers to complete these duties.



The Logistics Coordinator must demonstrate alignment with Project C.U.R.E.’s mission and be passionate about addressing healthcare inequalities in the developing world in a sustainable manner. The ideal candidate for the position:

  • Is organized: Must be highly organized and have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment, with a high degree of professionalism and integrity. The successful Logistics Coordinator has the ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Is teachable: Has an attitude of openness, is eager to learn new things, and does not get stuck in a repetitive pattern of doing the same things the same way for too long. Can quickly comprehend complex concepts and will accept instruction.
  • Is “bottom line” oriented: Is capable of planning and managing a number of shipment projects at one time in order to help us achieve our monthly goals.
  • Is a good person: Is a recognized leader that accepts feedback and continually looks for ways to develop themselves, and who maintains the highest ethical standards and values in order to represent Project C.U.R.E. well.
  • Works well with others: The successful candidate possesses excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills; the ability to work effectively with donors, volunteers, staff and interns; displays mature judgment, superior diplomatic skills.
  • Is an effective communicator: Can demonstrate effective communication skills including writing, interpersonal communication skills and is a good listener.
  • A Self Starter: Who is internally motivated and does not require significant supervision.
  • Is motivated: Has an obvious passion and enthusiasm for saving lives and strengthening healthcare systems in the developing world with an attitude of never giving up or accepting “no” for an answer.
  • Is an excellent problem solver and is solution-driven.


Reports To: The Logistics Coordinator reports to the Director of Logistics.


Compensation and Benefits: This position offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience, including health insurance, paid vacation, holidays, and a 403(b) plan.


About Us: Healthcare in many developing countries is a global crisis. The severe lack of healthcare disrupts social and economic stability in almost every developing nation. Disease causes nine-out-of-ten preventable deaths in developing nations among children and adults. Millions of children under the age of five die each year from preventable disease, and more than 70% of these deaths occur from pneumonia, diarrhea, measles, malaria and malnutrition.

Founded in 1987, Project C.U.R.E. ( is the largest organization in the world delivering nearly 180 forty-foot ocean freight cargo containers of donated medical supplies and equipment each year. Each project begins with an onsite Needs Assessment to ensure that Project C.U.R.E. delivers the correct items to the right people. Project C.U.R.E. has delivered medical relief in 133 countries. In addition, Project C.U.R.E. conducts C.U.R.E. Clinics, Helping Babies Breathe trainings, bio-technical trainings to approximately 300 hospitals and health clinics in 40 developing nations.


On average, the value of a Project C.U.R.E. Cargo container is worth $450,000, providing an amazing 20-to-1 “return on investment.” Project C.U.R.E. operates Distribution Centers in Denver, Phoenix, Houston, Nashville, Philadelphia and Chicago where more than 20,000 volunteers sort 26,000+ types of non-perishable medical supplies and certify medical equipment for shipment abroad. Project C.U.R.E. also operates 9 Collection Centers from Ithaca to Sarasota to Portland. Project C.U.R.E. receives both new and quality used medical items from hundreds of hospitals throughout the United States and medical manufacturers, such as Stryker, Medline, Medtronic, Kimberly-Clark, Steris, and Hill-Rom.


Project C.U.R.E. operates on 1.9% administrative overhead and has earned numerous awards for being the industry leader in international medical donations. Project C.U.R.E. is a Guidestar Exchange Platinum charity and has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. Project C.U.R.E. was also ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the 20 most cost effective nonprofits in the United States.


Job Type: Full-time

Senior Subcontract Lead

Ball Aerospace - Boulder, CO


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Who We Are:

Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit, Facebook or Twitter.


Senior Subcontract Lead

Provide purchase order or subcontract oversight functions in accordance with company policies and procedures, legal requirements, government regulations, and customer contract requirements.


What You’ll Do:

  • Prepare and maintain required purchase order or subcontract documentation in accordance with company procedures and government regulations. Develop RFQ/RFP/Bid packages, evaluate supplier quotes or subcontract proposals.
  • Award and manage purchase order or subcontracts, ensuring that program or indirect purchase orders or subcontract activities adhere to Ball Supply Chain Management processes, certified procurement system, small business program, and approved property system.
  • Review and interpret purchase orders, subcontracts, modifications and change orders; prepare purchase order or subcontract file documents and obtain necessary management and compliance reviews/approvals.
  • Facilitate communication between Ball and the supply base for specific procurement or subcontract actions.
  • Ensure supplier or subcontractor performance to Ball requirements.
  • Ensure all contractual direction between Ball and the subcontractor is consistent with top-level program requirements, be cognizant of the prime contract in detail as it relates to the Subcontract requirements and applicable documents, including, but not limited to statements of work, specifications, interface control documents, and mission assurance requirements.
  • Manage and direct subcontract negotiations; recommend and implement negotiation strategies and techniques.
  • Lead development and oversight of individual program subcontract risk assessment and mitigation plan. Ensure compliance with this plan throughout the life of the subcontract.
  • May be assigned as lead on a program or center of excellence, responsible for coordination, oversight, tracking of all procurement activity (subcontracts, critical procurements, commodity procurements) for the program or center.
  • Lead cross-functional individual subcontract management team(s) or indirect requirements team(s).
  • POC between individual subcontract management team, program, and individual subcontract supplier communication activity.
  • May lead or drive subcontract(s) supplier assessments.
  • Coordinate the work of and assist in the training of commodity specialists, or subcontract leads.
  • Ensure that all subcontract-related business within purview is conducted using the highest ethical standards and in compliance with all applicable laws, statutes, and regulations, as well as company policies and directives.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field plus 8 or more years of experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of related 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.
  • Proficiency in oversight and management of cost type subcontracts, various fee structures, and supplier cost reporting requirements.
  • Proficiency in Federal Acquisition methods for total acquisition life cycle.


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.


Security Clearance:


Successful candidate will have completed a government national security clearance investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. *U.S. Citizenship is Required. By applying to this position you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire, if one is required, to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.




Relocation for this position is NOT Available


EEO Statement:



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.


Customer Collaboration Manager

Danone - Broomfield, CO


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At Danone, we believe that every time we eat or drink, we vote for the world we want. As a leading food and beverage company, we make healthy, sustainably-produced foods and beverages that nourish people’s lives. Some of our brands include Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, International Delight, Silk, Oikos, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Vega, and Wallaby Organic. And as the largest Certified B Corporation® in the world, we are committed to redefining success in business to ensure that through our brands we create real benefits for people, our communities, and the planet.

With headquarters in Broomfield, CO and White Plains, NY, Danone North America has more than 6,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada, and more than a dozen manufacturing facilities across North America. Our employees enjoy competitive pay and industry-leading benefits (including flexible (unlimited) time off and up to 26 weeks paid parental leave), and share a common mission and culture committed to both business results and social purpose. When you join Danone North America, you become part of a global team that is inspiring a healthier world through food.

Position Summary:

The Manager, Customer Collaboration will be a contributor to profitable business growth by maximizing product availability and optimizing cost-to-serve through collaboration with customers within C-Store export, Emerging, and internal partners.

This position will cultivate and leverage internal and external relationships with the objective of optimizing supply chain processes which result in tangible improvements that differentiate Danone North America with our customers and shoppers. The role will have accountability for understanding the specific needs of the assigned channels and leading solution development with customers that will drive volume, reduce waste/cost, and create sustainable competitive advantage.

This position will be the central owner of supply chain collaboration with assigned customers as well as with internal partners including sales, distribution, transportation, manufacturing, finance, and supply chain planning. Key deliverables will be focused on driving growth and reducing cost to serve.


Travel Required: 25%




  • Lead the investigation and understanding of forecast-to-shelf supply chain processes with identified customers and diagnose opportunities for improvement and value creation.
  • Connect and build relationships with customers, understand their business models, and influence key decision makers to initiate collaboration with Danone North America.
  • Provide internal partners including Supply Chain and Sales leadership with insights and perspective on each customer’s operating model.
  • Utilize customer data to prepare and present recommendations that drive key sales initiatives (such as new item management, promotion execution, space and assortment optimization, etc.)
  • Design and deliver product flow solutions and process improvements which balance Danone North America’s investment/cost with increased sales and waste reduction.
  • Evaluate customer specific requests for supply chain services and align the value proposition with internal partners.
  • Partner with order management and analytics teams to build a robust and complete understanding of each customer’s operation.
  • Own the supply chain collaboration process by cultivating the match between each customer’s operating strategy and Danone North America’s internal capabilities.
  • Deliver targeted KPIs with assigned customers as determined by supply chain priorities.
  • Preferred Candidate Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree required with minimum of 8 years of related work experience
  • Ability to travel 20-25% of time
  • Complete understanding of Supply Chain and retail/distributor channels knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to lead within cross-functional teams
  • Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills and salesmanship
  • Ability to maneuver strategically through the organization to get the job done
  • Self motivated and results oriented.
  • Technical proficiency desired in Microsoft Office Suite, SAP, MicroStrategy




  • Refrigerated and / or perishable supply chain experience
  • Familiarity with supply chain best practices in other industries
  • Knowledge of customer behavior & related inefficiencies



Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. For more information, please visit

Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.