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IDEX Director - Finance in Waterloo, Ontario

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Material Processing Technologies (MPT), an IDEX Business Unit


IDEX Corporation


Director of Finance


Waterloo, Ontario


Vice President Finance, Gast & MPT, IDEX Corporation


A subsidiary of IDEX Corporation has an excellent opportunity for a Director of

Finance to join their local leadership team. IDEX MPT is a manufacturer of

material processing equipment, specializing in mixing, compaction, dispersion,

and fluid processors for pharmaceutical, food, and chemical markets. Our

optimized technology enables our customers to achieve consistent, repeatable

results in critical and precision liquid and powder handling applications.

Reporting to the Group VP Finance, this person will partner with the President

and key business leaders within the business Unit. They will be designated as a

high-potential performer who will provide strategic financial and business leadership

to the division. This person will be responsible for providing financial and

business oversight management reporting, financial planning/analysis, business

strategy initiatives, capital investments, and special projects. In this highly

decentralized environment, this person will have full responsibility for the

business unit P&L, balance sheet, and working capital. This person will be

expected to evaluate current procedures and processes and make recommendations

to improve operations and efficiencies.


· Builds Great Teams, coaching and developing Finance team members and broadening the fundamental understanding of finance/accounting across the organization

· Develops processes to ensure compliance with accounting policies and procedures

· Directing and overseeing all aspects of the Financial, Controls, and Accounting functions

· Help drive 80/20 operational strategy to reduce complexity and increase profitability through a commercial and operational partnership

· Key business partner across all functions, providing financial and data-driven guidance to assess areas for improvement and to drive profitability

· Leads monthly, quarterly and annual Forecasting and Budgeting Cycles, identifies commercial opportunities & risks, and actively supports operational and sourcing planning to achieve results

· Managing processes for financial forecasting, cost accounting, budgets, and consolidation and reporting for the segment

· Supports the President, Commercial in analyzing data and trends to support the development and correction of strategies


· A “hands-on” professional who leads by example and motivates individuals at the company, at all levels, to strive for success and excellence

· Able to work collegially, but effectively through others and build strong professional relationships

· An anticipatory style that works to advise management to identify problems and opportunities for line management

· An individual of unimpeachable integrity, possessing strong interpersonal skills and a sense of urgency

· Comfortable with traveling based on case-by-case business needs

· Confident, open, and willing to confront difficult issues and challenge others to create positive change

· Consummate team player, willing to subjugate his/her own ego for the good of the common goal

· Entrepreneurial attitude and a passion for the business–side of the job as creating enterprise value

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills that serve to influence and persuade others

· Facilitates the effectiveness of the by providing data, information, and insight that is actionable, timely, and understandable

· Methodical understanding of production processes and scheduling concepts

· Outstanding business acumen; right balance of “thinker” and doer; can translate strategy into action; can operate using data-driven decisions

· Possesses a “can do” attitude and tenacious pursuit of company goals

· Solid judgment in making decisions and taking actions that build business momentum and market credibility

· Stands as a true leader who is highly motivated, a self-starter, and able to lead others in pursuit of company goals

· Strategic, creative, and analytically minded

· Task and project-focused, can set and meet deadlines; detail and task-oriented

· Tough-minded possesses a high level of energy, can take constructive coaching, calm under fire


· BS in Accounting or Finance; CPA and/or MBA preferred

· Minimum 8+ years of relevant financial experience

· Career-motivated, dedicated, committed leader

· Detail-oriented and able to work within a matrix management structure

· Experience in a multi-currency environment a plus

· Hands-on / take-charge type financial professional with strong financial and analytical skills

· I ntegrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation

· Job shop or project-based manufacturing experience preferred

· Knowledgeable in US GAAP is ideal

· Prior business partnering experience as P&L owner strongly preferred

· Prior manufacturing experience or exposure to inventory/cost accounting required

· Strong business and common sense

· Understanding of current financial reporting trends


IDEX Material Processing Technologies, a division of IDEX Corporation is comprised of the following brand names: The Fitzpatrick Company, Matcon Limited, Microfluidics International Corporation, and Quadro Engineering Corp. Each company provides brand name process equipment and global support service solutions that meet customer-specific requirements with a focus on the Pharmaceutical, Food & Chemical markets. Our equipment is technologically superior and optimized to meet the needs of every customer. We enable manufacturers around the world to achieve consistent, repeatable results in:

  • Size Reduction Solutions (Dry/Wet/Fine/Gentle Milling & Sieving)

  • Powder and Tablet Handling

  • Nano-Enabled Solutions (Size Reduction/Cell Disruption, PureNano)

  • Agglomeration/Roll Compaction Solutions


IDEX Corporation is a leading manufacturer of diversified products in industries ranging from health, science, safety, fire, and fluidics. Operating in 24 countries, IDEX is an innovative and rapidly growing company, focused on delivering excellence through diverse, winning teams. With a strong reputation for providing career growth opportunities, IDEX is a lean, non-bureaucratic, and high performing environment. We’re a global provider of applied solutions serving a variety of markets. These include life science and medical technologies, process industry and infrastructure-related applications, industrial/municipal fire, and rescue - to name just a few.

IDEX Material Processing Technologies (an IDEX business unit) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

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: Quadro

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies