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IDEX Supply Chain Intern in Benton Harbor, Michigan

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses ( around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

POSITION TITLE : Intern- COOP Assistant Sourcing Specialist

REPORTS TO: Strategic Sourcing Director

LOCATION: Benton Harbor, MI

Who is GAST Manufacturing?

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, GAST Manufacturing has a long history of being the leader in design and manufacturing of quality air-moving products. We specialize in offering cost effective solutions for a wide variety of industries including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, and environmental cleanup applications. We are looking to add more talent to our team.

Scope of Role: Learn various aspects of the procurement function by working on the Strategic Sourcing team alongside Commodity Managers, Advanced Sourcing Engineer, and Supplier Quality Engineer. Provide day-to-day support of existing team members as well as take ownership of specific projects designed to achieve supplier cost, quality, and delivery improvements. Collaborate with other functions of the organization including Engineering, Operations, Finance, and Sales to achieve objectives. Job hours will be around 20 hours per week.


  • Provide day-to-day support for the Strategic Sourcing team

  • Manage Request For Quote process for entire team

  • Work with suppliers to close out quality non-conformances

  • Perform market analysis to support strategic negotiations with key suppliers

  • Shadow team members during local supplier visits

  • Take lead role managing 1-3 projects that are designed to drive material productivity, improve supplier delivery performance, and reduce quality non-conformances. Potential projects may include:

  • Collaborate with key supplier to reduce BOM complexity

  • Supplier market test and negotiation

  • Lead a supplier VA/VE workshop

  • Cost driver benchmarking study


  • Strong drive for results, able to manage multiple tasks and priorities at the same time, excellent verbal and written communication skills, quickly able to learn new concepts, natural curiosity and willingness to ask questions, proficient in basic Microsoft Office applications, able to travel domestically for 1-2 days at a time.


  • Sophomore year or higher, majoring or minoring in Supply Chain Management.

GAST Manufacturing, a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Job Family: Operations

Business Unit: Gast

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies