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IDEX Director of Supply Chain 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.


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IDEX Corporation is a leading manufacturer of diversified products in industries ranging across 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. As a unit of IDEX Corporation (NYSE: IEX), IH&S LSO is focused on growth and innovation through Great Teams, Customer Obsession, and use of 8020 principles.


IH&S Life Science Optics is a global leader in the supply of components and systems for the Life Science, Semiconductor, and Analytical Instrumentation markets. IDEX Health & Science – based in Rochester, New York –IDEX Health & Science’s line of products are 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.


The Supply Chain Director develops and implements global sourcing and supplier management business systems/processes to effectively plan and procure raw materials/components/equipment for both the COE location as well as our Center of Innovation (COI) in Carlsbad, CA which houses a product development team focused on illumination systems and light source components. This position is leading a team responsible for achieving business goals in the areas of on-time delivery, working capital, material productivity, and supplier performance. Success in this role requires a leader with strong collaboration and servant leadership skills, as well as a mindset for continuous improvement.


  • Lead and develop an organization of 30+ professionals that includes Buying and Planning for all 5 product lines at the site along with strategic sourcing & warehouse management. Achieve department goals and metrics in line with yearly business goals as they relate to On Time Delivery, Working Capital, Material Productivity, and Supplier Management.

  • Proactive skills to develop talent and drive for continuous improvement within the supply chain.

  • Establish and oversee a robust the SIOP (sales, inventory, and operations planning) process with Product Management and Manufacturing leaders.

  • Develop and utilize MRP and other ERP based systems for managing procurement, planning, and inventory management in line with achieving quality, delivery, and inventory goals.

  • Evaluate and enhance planning parameters in our ERP to drive accurate materials requirements, utilizing PFEP (Plan for Every Part).

  • Work with top customers to ensure that our ERP systems are aligned with the most up to date customer requirements and that they are informed of the current production plans and issues.

  • Own the capacity modeling function for all businesses at the site.

  • Ensure continuity of supply to support and achieve on time delivery metrics to our customers

  • Select suppliers through robust supplier selection process and deploy risk mitigation techniques to ensure effective continuity of supplier even with sole source situations

  • Support make vs buy analysis to determine the best long-term approach for LSO

  • Manage global inventory of raw materials, work in process, sub-assemblies, and finished goods to support on time delivery metrics while meeting working capital goals

  • Manage key suppliers to ensure they achieve quality, delivery, and cost metrics that will allow us to serve our customers

  • Drive internal process improvements to deliver material productivity improvements

  • Drive results with a sense of urgency and diplomacy through superior processes and change management

  • Be an active participant in site Daily Management, Monthly Business Reviews, and Strategy.


  • B.S. degree in Supply Chain Management or Operations

  • Minimum 10+ years of progressive global sourcing experience, at least 3 years in leadership role

  • Leadership capabilities that include flexibility to get into the details when needed and flex back to leadership role

  • Excellent operations planning skills

  • Global procurement experience in a wide variety of commodities

  • Experience in complex manufacturing environments

  • Strong knowledge of MRP systems (JDE preferred)

  • Knowledge of and ability to negotiate contracts

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to lead globally, including influencing employees that don’t directly report to position

  • Experience with lean tools such as VSM, Kanban, material flow, supermarkets


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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).

Job Family: Operations

Business Unit: IH&S (West Henrietta COE)

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies