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IDEX Purchasing - Commodity Manager in Ocala, Florida

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.


Responsible for commodity management and sourcing of all direct and indirect materials as assigned. Includes ensuring product quality, delivery, and landed cost. Negotiate contracts for assigned commodity code items with emphasis on all the parameters required to meet the objectives and goals. Develop techniques to select suppliers capable of meeting quality and delivery goals at the best total cost.


Develop commodity strategies and lead supply chain initiatives/projects to achieve best possible delivery and cost structure.

  • Keep current on key market indicators and commodities pricing.

  • Identify and lead value engineering and supplier improvement initiatives.

  • Develop a second source for key items, where appropriate, to ensure a position of leverage.

  • Develop strategic suppliers and eliminate high-risk and poorly performing suppliers.

  • Test supplier pricing and ensure it is market-based through aggressive use of structured RFQs with multiple quotes and online auctions.

  • Source aggressively in LCR when it makes good business sense.

  • Calculate, understand, and minimize true landed cost for assigned commodities.

  • Develop and implement transition plans when re-sourcing suppliers.

  • Drive lead time reduction efforts with the supply base. Includes kanban replenishment, consignment inventory, and VMI programs.

Negotiate and manage suppliers to achieve quality, delivery, and cost targets within respective commodities.

  • Develop negotiation strategies, tactics, and implementation plans.

  • Communicate to suppliers IDEX quality requirements and expectations.

  • Negotiate and manage contracts with suppliers of assigned commodity code items ensuring that the best total cost is realized. Contracts will include such items, as discounts, payment terms, shipping terms, stocking agreements, quality parameters, service requirements, supply chain connections and other items deemed valuable.

Ensure repeatable product quality and on-time delivery from our supply base. This must be a focus at the time a product is in the initial sourcing stages through the entire product life cycle.

  • Continuously monitor vendors for process and material changes. When these changes occur ensure that the changes are well documented and will not have any negative effects on product quality.

  • Administer, follow-up, and verify all required corrective actions for poor quality.

  • Follow up on late shipments. Require corrective action immediately, follow-up on corrective action, and verify implementation.

  • Expedite purchase orders as required.

Ensure good supplier relations. We must treat our suppliers with respect and ensure that they are getting the information they need to help them succeed.

  • Provide a reliable forecast with updates as data changes.

  • Communicate, coordinate, and lead product changes effectively.

Ensure complete and reliable data accuracy. This must be maintained on a continual basis.

  • Must have a full understanding of the Purchasing Module in JDE.

Work with other departments within the corporation to select new suppliers that are capable of meeting quality, delivery and cost containment parameters as established by the company.

  • Support engineering with new product development as it applies to components and suppliers within assigned commodities.


  • BS degree in engineering, business, accounting, procurement, or related discipline.

  • MBA or advanced degree is a plus.

  • Professional certification from CPM or APICS.

  • 5-7 years of supply chain and/or operations experience in a manufacturing environment with increasing responsibilities or equivalent experience.

  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma experience is a plus.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with emphasis on team development.

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • Excellent analytical skills are required including use of statistical tools.

  • Excellent reasoning and analytical skills. Ability to anticipate and define problems collects data, establish facts, distinguish trends, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Demonstrated ability to approach and address supply chain problems strategically.

  • Excellent negotiations skills and understanding of contract management.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.

  • Excellent communication (oral and written skills). Ability to effectively present information and respond to question adroitly.

  • Must possess professional maturity and solid business judgment.

  • Proactive attitude, takes initiative to prevent issues, and has a bias towards action.

  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous quality improvement.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment and be willing to “roll up his/her sleeves to get the job done.”

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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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: Hale

Job Segment: FSD Fire & Safety/Diversified Products