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IDEX Senior Manager - Supply Chain and Planning in Vancouver, Washington

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.


Established in 1960, Micropump Inc. is the originator of magnetic drive gear pump technology. Today, Micropump® is the market leader in low-flow gear pumps offering standard models, configure-to-order options, and custom solutions. Specializing in OEM and industrial pump applications where precise fluid control is required, Micropump combines state-of-the-art manufacturing with unparalleled engineering expertise to meet its customers’ ever-changing fluid handling needs.


This position leads the strategy development and execution of Micropump’s Supply Chain and Production Planning and functions. Responsible for the timely execution of SIOP, purchasing, forecasting and planning, supplier capacity and capability, inventory control, shipping and receiving, and import and export compliance.


  • Uses logical analysis and improvement methods to evaluate planning and supply chain successes and opportunities and optimizes processes for the function; drives overall operational efficiencies relating to Planning and Supply Chain, including improvements to SIOP process

  • Defines and implements standard work and processes across the entire SCM department

  • Identifies and executes cost savings opportunities without sacrificing quality and safety to support production. This includes regular review of direct and indirect material spending to manage the supply base through insourcing, outsourcing, resourcing, and negotiation.

  • Actively manage supply base to optimize and drive priority to 80s suppliers

  • Develop a robust production planning process that will be utilized to schedule planned orders, predict misses, and feed outcomes into forecast planning and monthly tracking.

  • Collaborates with internal stakeholders to ensure timely execution of sales demand; plans and negotiates appropriate outcomes to ensure stakeholders are properly aligned

  • Assists with the prioritization of workflow throughout the department and holds staff accountable for the execution of planned actions

  • Evaluates and oversees the critical component strategy; engages as needed for complex supply chain issues

  • Develops and drives effective and sustainable short- and long-term solutions to complex planning and supply chain process decisions, including but not limited to SIOP, backlog reporting, Finished goods, and Component level Kanban systems and product availability

  • Collaborates with internal stakeholders to drive effective problem-solving, level loading factory workload, ship dates, etc.

  • Develops and reports on KPIs related to functional effectiveness such as OTD, forecasted deliveries, and cycle count accuracy; reports deficiencies to senior management and uses metrics to drive operational efficiencies for long-term success while addressing short-term challenges; takes appropriate calculated risks when necessary to drive operational efficiencies; recommends make v. buy decisions based on parts availability and cost and longer-term strategic vision

  • Oversees various processes such as cycle count process and the coordination of physical inventory count; Sales and Operations pattern build planning

  • Utilizes Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing tools to reduce process variation, eliminate non-value-added activities and defects, and improve customer satisfaction

  • Identifies trends from a variety of resources, including ERP system-generated forecasts, trends in the Forecast Consumption period, on-time receipt of parts from suppliers, and PO fulfillment, and makes a selection for improvements

  • Owns and evaluates ERP/MRP systems for data integrity for the smooth flow of information and processing; ensures 80/20 structure is followed and maintained

  • Regular and reliable attendance


  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds

  • Freely move about in an office and manufacturing setting

  • Communicate verbally and in writing face-to-face and through the use of electronic equipment

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Production Control, Supply Chain, Business Management, or a closely related field

  • Minimum five years experience in Production Planning or Supply Chain in a manufacturing environment

  • Minimum three years experience in a leadership role

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite

  • Must be able to read and understand production drawings and material requirements

  • Thorough understanding of MRP logic and inventory strategies

  • APICS CPIM preferred

  • Experience with JD Edwards software preferred

  • Must possess permanent residency or Green Card authorization to work in the United States and be able to have lawful access to controlled technical as required for this position

  • Strong business acumen, analytical skills, and critical thinking

  • People leadership skills

  • Excellent verbal and written skills

  • Ability to effectively manage priorities in a complex and changing environment

  • Ability to work flexible hours in coordination with system demands, as required

  • Ability to learn and apply new concepts

  • 10-20% travel


  • The estimated annual compensation range for this position is up to $137,500.00

  • This position is eligible to participate in Micropump's local annual bonus plan. The target bonus for this position will be 12% of your base compensation based on business performance.

  • This position is also eligible for our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings, which include Health benefits, 401(k) retirement savings program with company match, etc., and eligible for a pro-rated two-week vacation.

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: Micropump