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IDEX Sr. Buyer in Shelby, North Carolina

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.

SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITES : Responsible for ensuring those outside materials are available to meet production requirements. Integral part of inventory management and lean programs designed to reduce inventory on hand while ensuring on time delivery. Analyze part status and reorder parts. Run MRP and understand supply and schedule requirements. Solicit quotes, create purchase orders, monitor open purchase orders, and analyze/handle variances of quality, price, and delivery. Manage supply base and work with manufacturing and Customer Service to best serve our customer.

REPORTING TO : Supply Chain Manager


  • Maintain materials to support 100% on-time delivery and cost goals for production line(s). This includes inventory management for spikes-in-demand, obsolescence, and prevention of excess inventory.

  • Place orders for raw materials and components with established or newly approved suppliers.

  • Contact suppliers for expedites, (facilitate communication) quality issues, past due shipments, and stock-outs. If Buyer/Planner cannot resolve issue with supplier in a reasonable time frame, problem will be escalated to Material Supervisor.

  • Maintain the Item setting for fabricated parts, purchase parts, and stock parts to ensure system alignment.

  • Schedule Recurring meeting with Key suppliers to ensure 2 tier alignments.

  • Manage/Support the implementation of prototypes, new listings, and modified components as driven by ECOs and engineering orders.

  • Own their portion of the SIOP (Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning) / Demand Planning process, particularly the Supply Planning.

  • Identify, negotiate, and bring to resolution any demand/supply imbalances in both volume and mix and escalate unresolved issues in a timely manner.

  • Review, manage, and communicate change requests from customers, Operations, and suppliers, making appropriate changes to the production schedule

  • Recognize the need to maintain stability in the master schedule, while being responsive to the needs of the customer (keeping past due to an absolute minimum).

  • Develop and/or maintain planning date, such as: Planning Bills of Material, Safety Stock, Lead-time, Lot Sizes, Kanban levels, etc.

  • Monitor forecast consumption.

  • Liaison daily with Assembly and Warehouse Leads to insure sales demands are well understood.

  • Create and maintain forecasts in conjunction with Sales information to link to the Financial Plan

  • Manage inventory to improve turns and decrease dollar value (finished goods & point-of-use).

  • Key Performance Indicators for this position include achieving product line on time delivery, year to year net material cost variance, reduction in supplier rejects, supplier OTD targets, and inventory turn targets.

  • Communicate parts delay to CS/Sales/Operation management in a timely manner.


  • Write legibly, read, understand, and speak English fluently.

  • Work with general office equipment, including telephone.

  • Ability to move easily through a multiple door single-floor environment.

  • Ability to handle a full workload in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must be assertive when dealing with suppliers but also maintain a collaborative working relationship.

  • Possess good business math ability.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Must be a team player and work well with others.

  • Bias towards action that leads to positive results.

  • Ability to perform statical analyzes to create forecast.

  • Ability to comprehend how the role effects the overall business


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or related experience.

  • Previous experience with ERP systems (JDE, SAP, Oracle, MS NAV)

  • Knowledge of material pull systems (Kanban)

  • Professional certification from CPM or APICS is a plus

  • 4-7 years of supply chain and/or operations experience in a manufacturing 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 t

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: Hurst