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IDEX Buyer Planner in Linthicum, Maryland

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.

Primary Function:

The Buyer/Planner position will be located at the Linthicum, MD US Valve site. Established in 1999 out of the growing needs of valves at Airtech Vacuum Inc., US Valve is a manufacturer of elastomer hinge check valves, dual disc check valves and medical ball valves sold through the US Valve and Techno Check Valves brands. We are best known for having the lowest pressure drop designs available. USV is ISO 9001:2015 certified.

USV’s vision is to empower our employees to recognize and drive actions on opportunities, take calculated risks, and make data-driven decisions to double our revenue in 5 years. We will achieve this by developing our talent, delivering novel solutions, and solving unique customer challenges.”

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Owns all functions of the supply chain for their assigned business segment, including issuing of purchase orders, using MRP, reviewing scrap reports, and managing debit memos/delivery receipts.

  • Negotiates annual pricing to reduce purchasing cost by $50k by end of year.

  • After training, this role will utilize and leverage the 80/20 concept of Plan For Every Part (PFEP) to determine safety stock levels through detailed analytics and will implement plans to replenish inventory.

  • Lead weekly production meetings and communicate with sales and production to maintain 98% OTD to top customers

  • Maintains and owns SIOP (sales, inventory & operations planning) process for designated key markets.

  • Takes action to expedite parts as needed to support customer demand.

  • Monitors metrics on Open POs, Receipts, Inventory Turns and takes action to optimize levels.

  • Communicates with vendors on performance and escalates significant supply chain risks or opportunities.

  • Be a key contributor for cycle counting and yearly physical inventory.

  • Completes unique projects as needed.


  • 2+ yrs relevant experience in purchasing, sourcing, or finance required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills and a working knowledge of MS Word, and MS Outlook.

  • Basic knowledge of ERP Systems (JD Edwards preferred)

  • Solid analytic and mathematical capabilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a larger team

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).

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Job Family: Operations

Business Unit: Airtech