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IDEX Supplier Quality 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 delivering all aspects of the Supplier Quality Assurance function to ensure that the business’ products and services are fit for purpose and meet customer expectations. The Supplier Quality Manager will ensure that suppliers continue to develop and implement best practice that emphasize defect prevention, reduction in variation and waste, and provide for continuous improvements and continue to meet quality standards.


  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice quality vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance

  • Lead supplier development strategy, designing the metrics for the function and supplier performance.

  • Work with Engineering (Design and Manufacturing Engineers) team to define process parameters and criteria to ensure supplier process capability is effective to meet product and process requirements.

  • Support Purchasing with the supplier approval process by assessing manufacturing/technology capabilities and Health, Safety and Environmental risks.

  • Manage the root cause analysis and corrective actions process of supplier quality issues.

  • Perform on-site supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of corrective actions of supplier quality issues.

  • Review and evaluate supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities within the supply chain. Work with the supplier directly, create corrective action plans to address process failures.

  • Review supplier manufacturing processes and collaborate with suppliers on process improvement and value enhancement opportunities.

  • Develop, implement, and manage supplier key performance Indicators (KPIs).

  • Develop Enterprise quality strategy alongside Sourcing Manager and Buyers.

  • Create and implement robust approval process for critical commodities.

  • All other duties as assigned


  • Excellent leadership and management skills.

  • Significant experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably automotive.

  • Six Sigma/Lean skills.

  • Experience of dealing with customers and suppliers.

  • Fosters cross-functional/global problem solving and cooperation.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others toward mutual objectives.

  • Ability to communicate and enlist support for the vision of the organization.

  • The ability to adapt to work effectively in an environment of change, uncertainty, and ambiguity; can make pragmatic decisions in a timely fashion, especially when there is not a clear "right way."

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

  • Prior management experience managing a supplier quality team.

  • Strong ability to use business metrics to drive improved business and operational results.

  • Strong Project Management Skills

  • Significant experience in manufacturing auditing.


  • Bachelor's degree in either quality, engineering, supply chain management or manufacturing processes.

  • Must be able to travel as needed to support regional activities.

  • 10+ years' experience with at least 5 years in a supplier quality role.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and use hands to handle or feel. The employee is regularly required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may be required to lift and /or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of trauma to fingers and hands. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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: Hale

Job Segment: FSD Fire & Safety/Diversified Products