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IDEX Buyer in Mansfield, Ohio

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.


The Buyer will perform and manage the buying function to assure continuous supply of assigned components across diversified commodities to maintain required levels of material to support production requirements at optimum cost while ensuring materials meet or exceed company quality requirements.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and maintains good supplier relationships

  • Monitors open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery and working capital targets can be achieved

  • Monitors supplier delivery, quality and customer service performance and coordinate development and track improvement plans when necessary including the issuance of supplier scorecards with Commodity Managers

  • Contact suppliers for expedites, quality issues, past due shipments, and stock-outs

  • Ensure timely order and receipt of material to support production

  • Periodic review of stocking levels and replenishment plan for all inventory items in a structured manner to ensure customer delivery performance expectations and working capital targets are met.

  • Use MRP (Materials Requirements Planning) to maintain proper inventory levels

  • Ensure proper execution of procedures and all related activities when issuing purchase orders including, but not limited to, obtaining required approvals, resolving discrepancies with suppliers, managing non-conforming materials, etc.

  • Ensure proper execution of procedures related to scrapping material and debit memo process

  • Some negotiate price and terms and conditions with suppliers to minimize total cost

  • Contract Management – includes supplier negotiation of inventory replenishment method (e.g. Kanban, consignment, supplier stocking program)

  • Track and control inbound freight costs to ensure total cost meets or exceeds expectations and advise management of exceptions

  • Engineering Change Notice (ECN) and supplier transition review to ensure proper inventory levels are maintained to reduce risk to Excess, Obsolete inventory while maintaining proper levels to meet customer needs.

  • Performs other duties as required


  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in work

  • Demonstrate good organizational skills and good follow-up techniques

  • Must be able to multitask

  • Advanced computer skills

  • Commitment to supporting team goals

Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or related field four-year College or technical school

  • 2 years of Supply Chain experience

  • APICS (American Production & Inventory Control Society) and/or NAPM (National Association of Purchasing Management) certification is preferred

Specific skills, knowledge, and/or licenses:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and Outlook software

  • Working knowledge J.D. Edwards operating systems is beneficial

  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills are necessary

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).

Business Unit: Warren Rupp

Job Segment: FMT Fluid & Metering Technologies