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IDEX Demand Planner in West Henrietta, New York

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.

JOB TITLE: Planner

REPORTING TO: Senior Manager, Demand Planning

LOCATION: West Henrietta, NY


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Who is IDEX Health & Science (IH&S)?

IDEX Health & Science, Life Science Optics – based in Rochester, New York –IDEX Health & Science’s line of products is comprised of a Light Sources Group and an Optical Systems Group. The Light Sources Group manufactures a variety of visible, low to moderate power lasers and laser-based systems uniquely designed for consistent performance. The Light Sources Group offers three basic types of lasers: gas (helium-neon and ion lasers), diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers, and semiconductor diode laser assemblies. The Optical Systems Group provides the design, prototype and low to mid volume manufacturing of custom lens assemblies and optical systems. The Optical Systems Group also specializes in the design of reliable shutter mechanisms and assemblies.

Our formula for success is simple. We work hard to maintain a culture where you can own your work; you are encouraged to try new ideas in a collaborative environment; and you can apply your skillset to enable our clients to gain a competitive advantage in their own market. At IDEX Health & Science, you have the opportunity to work with a great team of people, mentor others, and build a great future.


In support of its expanding business, the Filters/Semrock group is looking for a versatile person to join its manufacturing team in the role of a Planner. The position will be part of the Demand Planning team and will be responsible for creating manufacturing work orders and determining schedules for the optics manufacturing department of the plant operations in West Henrietta, NY. The successful candidate in this role will thrive on a fast-paced and dynamic environment that balances the day-to-day workflow with the longer-term strategic objectives, will be self-motivated and will be required to work unsupervised at times.


  • Execution of supply chain functions: production planning, capacity planning, and applicable data analytics.

  • Implementation of daily, weekly, and monthly production plans for manufacturing departments.

  • Balance of supply and demand planning activities that enable superior on-time, in-full order fulfillment necessary to achieve a second to none customer experience and sales objectives.

  • Identification of supply and demand gaps and leadership of cross functional supply-demand gap remediation efforts.

  • Ownership of planning and the scheduling tools in the ERP.

  • Ownership of the adherence to schedule reporting and relevant manufacturing performance metrics.

  • Creation of manufacturing work orders based on demand requirements

  • Scheduling of equipment and prioritization of work orders

  • Creating optics manufacturing work orders based on incoming orders and different stocking strategies

  • Scheduling of equipment and prioritization of work orders of finishing department based on sales and forecast needs

  • Creating manufacturing travelers for all optics manufacturing jobs

  • Setting up and maintaining manufacturing jobs and templates in ERP system

  • Ownership of Bill of Materials (BOM) and manufacturing operations in ERP system

  • Assisting with the kitting of materials for job orders and inventory tracking as necessary


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • 3 or more years' related experience in capacity/demand/production planning

  • APICS certification desired, but not required

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment with lean manufacturing practices and process documentation preferred

  • Experience with MRP or ERP Systems, especially JD Edwards


  • Strong computer skills required

  • Problem solver who can work in a small team environment with a willingness to tackle challenges

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong initiative and an eagerness to learn

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

  • Exceptional time management

  • Occasional weekend availability may be required

  • This position is a site-based role

IDEX Health & Science LLC., a Unit of IDEX Corporation 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: IH&S (West Henrietta COE)

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies