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IDEX Supply Chain Manager in Rutherford, New Jersey

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 Supply Chain Manager will lead both Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing functions for Airtech. The candidate will develop, prioritize, and execute sourcing initiatives that reduce supply chain complexity and improve business continuity. In addition, this role will be responsible for improving supplier performance, developing a best-in class supply base for critical components, and ensuring an accurate account of inventory. This leader will report to the VP of Operations and work closely with peers in Engineering and Finance.



  • Collaborates with engineering & commercial leaders to set inventory levels needed to execute order demand.

  • Identifies supply chain risks and implements counter measures that improve part availability, prevent stock outs, and accelerate backlog execution.

  • Leads the purchasing team in managing daily demand signals, purchase orders, and expedite requests.

  • Drives 8020 principles deeper within the organization by implementing Plan for Every Part (PFEP) program.

  • Establishes and leads the business processes for import compliance.


  • Develops strong relationships with key suppliers; fosters an environment of open communication & accountability.

  • Leads development of contract strategy; including negotiating, establishing, monitoring and enforcing supplier agreements with a focus on cost productivity, production capacity, and component quality.


  • Directly leads and expands a team of buyers, planners, and category managers.

  • Mentors & coaches team members across the organization; provides constructive feedback to professionals in Supply Chain, Sourcing, and Operations.

  • Conducts thorough performance reviews that highlight each team member’s contribution, strengths, and areas for improvement

  • Actively engages in Daily Management, Monthly Business Reviews, and GEMBA walks.


  • Reduces Supply Chain Complexity through 8020

  • Increases Supplier OTD and Quality performance

  • Improves Inventory Turns

  • Becomes business leader for import compliance

Skills & Qualifications (Required):

  • 5 – 10 years of experience in Purchasing, Strategic Sourcing, or Materials Management roles

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or any other relevant degree

  • Track record of supply chain performance in a high-volume, high-mix manufacturing business

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills; ability to manage effective relationships

  • Strong Excel and MRP/ERP experience

  • International/Domestic travel up to 20% of time

Skills & Qualifications (Preferred)

  • Experience with Oracle or SAP ERP (Oracle- JDE experience preferred)

  • Experience in international sourcing and logistics, experience with suppliers in Asia and the EU

  • ISO9001 experience

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

  • While performing duties of the job, employee is required to move around and be still; use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.

  • Employee will occasionally lift average of 25 lbs.

  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • International/Domestic travel required 10% of time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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.

  • Shop floor and office working environments.

  • Noise level is minimal with intervals of spikes.

  • Required to wear safety glasses and utilize other safety equipment as required while present on the shop floor.

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

Job Segment: Airtech