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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace IT Program Manager - Data Technologies in Westminster, Colorado

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:

Responsible for business unit and cross-division portfolio management and/or enterprise-wide process management. Defines and directs business portfolio plans while leading multi-system program teams. Manages the strategic aspects of large engagements including reviewing and managing high-level deliverables within and across business units, performing program reviews and ensuring project management best practices take place for all engagements, mitigating risks, and effectively communicating with key stakeholders throughout the program lifecycle. Works closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost- effective business solutions for Ball Corporation.

Essential Responsible Areas:

  • Responsible for defining and directing the strategic business portfolio plans for multiple business entities.

  • Defines the organization’s portfolio priorities, working closely with leadership in defining, scoping, and staffing new initiatives. Collaborates with decision makers and stakeholders to define business requirements for large complex systems development.

  • Participates in overall business planning in their program area(s) to ensure alignment to business objectives.

  • Develops full-scale program plans and associated communications documents.

  • Effectively communicates program expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion; acts as liaison with business stakeholders on an ongoing basis.

  • Continually defines ways to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.

  • Estimates the resources and participants needed to achieve program goals.

  • Drafts and submits budget proposals, and recommends subsequent budget changes where necessary.

  • Determines and assesses need for additional staff and/or consultants and makes the appropriate recruitments if necessary during program cycle.

  • Sets and continually manages program expectations with team members and other stakeholders.

  • Develops and meets business case goals for program area; identifies and manages program dependencies and critical path.

  • Accountable for controlling adherence to the corporate information technology standards, security, and confidentiality.

  • Works closely with the director of software and solutions delivery, enterprise architecture, the program management office to ensure adherence to policies and standards.

  • Tracks program milestones and deliverables; develops and delivers progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.

  • Establishes risk mitigation plans; defines program success criteria and disseminates them to involved parties throughout program life cycle.

  • Coaches, mentors, motivates, and supervises project team members and contractors, and influences them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.

  • Builds, develops, and grows any business relationships vital to the success of the program. Position Requirement & competencies:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through high school education, General Education Development (GED), or through equivalent work experience

  • Job related experience:

  • 10+ years in software delivery required

  • 7+ years of leadership required

  • 10+ years of direct work in a program/project management capacity, including all aspects of program development and execution

  • Certifications/Licenses/Other: Project Management

  • Experienced in managing multiple program scopes, goals, and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders with budget and risks

  • Industry experience in supply chain, manufacturing, and distribution background preferred

  • Experience with generating business cases/ROI; must have experience performing technology selection and vendor management

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, third-parties/vendors customers and other Business and IT Personnel in a cross-functional environment

  • Familiar with continuous improvement processes such as lean, Six Sigma, COBIT, ITIL, CMMi

  • Ability to participate with functional counterparts within the organization and through all stages of planning and development of program objectives; including directing and allocating the department’s resources, timing, etc., needed to assure program(s) completion

  • Ability to negotiate with internal customers and third parties to promote or sell ideas or concepts

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, to perform basic mathematical calculations, and make recommendations

  • Strong familiarity with project management software, such as Microsoft Project and Planview

  • Expertise in defining and driving process-driven methodologies, quality control, and best practices

  • Expertise in business case definition/ROI/metrics and program performance evaluation

  • Excellent understanding of division’s strategies and objectives

  • Working knowledge of the following areas:

  • system and business principles, practices, nomenclature, and procedures

  • generally accepted managerial practices and procedures

  • project management, risk management, security, cost management, implementation and start-up of new business processes and computerized systems

  • as it relates to information services, of purchasing, legal contracts, taxes, leases, licenses, accounting, economics, depreciation, capitalization, accruals, auditing (internal and external), insurance, and contract negotiationsDemonstrate Ball Leadership BehaviorsInspire

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

  • Authentic Leadership - Demonstrates humility in the way they lead others. Takes a stand for what is right and admits their mistakes.

  • Leadership Presence - Inspires trust in the broader organization. Acts on a sense of what the organization most needs to elevate its impact and move forward through complexity.Connect

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

  • People Grower - Encourages leadership in others and takes risks to help others grow. Champions collaboration across the organization

  • Culture Champion - Consciously evolves the culture to help secure the future of the business. Recognizes where behaviors need to change and how to change them. Achieve

  • 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

  • Future Catalyst - Communicates a vision of the future that compels others and helps them see around corners. Embraces change, takes risks, and seeks diverse perspectives.

  • Breakthrough Strategist - Sees connections others don’t see. Translates this new insight into break-through strategies that open up new directions. Enrolls others in the new.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $98,500 - $150,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, as well as internal and external equity.)

  • Job Grade: 13

  • This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation plan.

  • For Regular Full-Time Salaried and Hourly positions, Ball includes a comprehensive benefits structure, click here ( for more information.

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