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IDEX Sr. Planner/Buyer 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: Sr. Planner/Buyer

REPORTING TO: Manager, Supply Chain Planning

LOCATION: West Henrietta, NY


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

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, IH&S has a long history of driving growth in life sciences and healthcare by embracing innovation and redefining the supplier-customer relationship. The work we do every day allows us to discover key insights and break new ground to create some of the most meaningful technologies that have a lasting impact on companies, industries, and society. One of business segments is called Life Science Optics and we are looking to add more talent to the team.

Life Science Optics (LSO):

Our newly opened Optics Center of Excellence (COE) in West Henrietta, NY , is a manufacturing and R&D focused team that sits at the leading edge of high-end optics for life sciences. Focused on assisting partners at every stage of the development processes, we invest in people and infrastructure to drive bold ideas and pragmatic solutions. With its optics-rich foundation of talent, universities, and supporting businesses, Rochester is the ideal location to elevate your career with fascinating work and endless opportunities.

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 group of people, mentor others, and build a great future.


In support of its expanding business, IDEX Health and Science is looking for a detail-oriented individual contributor to join its Supply Chain Team in the role of Sr. Planner/Buyer. The Sr. Planner/Buyer will be the Supply Chain Planning and Buying liaison with Operations, Quality, Finance, and Commercial Teams and will be responsible for scheduling internal production and buying outside materials and manufacturing services to support the assigned line of business. Success in this position calls for an individual with strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills who has a bias for action, pays attention to details, and has an excellent work ethic.


  • Develop and maintain production schedule which best meets firm & forecasted customer demand and balances supply capability/capacity.

  • Communicate gaps in supply vs. demand over the planning horizon.

  • Understand value stream and/or work-center capacity utilization and identify make/buy opportunities.

  • Create Work Orders for internal production execution.

  • Create Purchase Orders for external production and/or materials supply.

  • Participate in Daily Management Meetings to provide Supply Chain input to cross-functional team and to help prioritize production activities.

  • Collaborate with Production Team & Warehouse Team to define and implement stocking practices that ensure supply reliability and balance inventory objectives.

  • Lead sourcing activities (supplier identification, quote process, PO placing, and performance tracking) for newly identified outsource or material supply needs.

  • Maintain ERP system master data & transactional data in order to have correct systematic supply signals and manage MRP messages as appropriate.

  • Make recommendations for and participate in Continuous Improvement Initiatives.

  • Key success factors will be in managing On-Time Delivery, Schedule Attainment, Cost, & Reliability


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or another related field

  • APICS CPIM/CSCP Certification desired

  • Minimum of 5 years of Supply Chain or similar experience (Planning, Purchasing, Logistics, etc., preferably in a technical manufacturing environment)

  • Experience with MRP/ERP system, JDE experience a plus

  • Experience with planning/scheduling production to meet demand requirements, factoring in constraints

  • Experience with materials planning & purchasing

  • Experience establishing and maintaining excellent supplier relationships with new and existing suppliers

  • Experience negotiating with suppliers

  • Experience leading process improvement, cost-savings, and other projects


  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, file directory navigation, ERP navigation, etc.)

  • Microsoft Excel proficiency (VLOOKUP/SUMPRODUCT Functions, Pivot Tables)

  • Must be very organized, able to work with strict deadlines, persistent in obtaining desired feedback from suppliers

  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic team environment that promotes collaboration

  • Must be an autonomous and self-driven individual

  • Perform all duties in an independent and professional manner

  • Highly detail-oriented with strong analytical problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions and inquiries

  • This position requires <10% travel

  • This position is a site-based role in Rochester, NY area

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).

Job Family: Operations

Business Unit: IH&S (West Henrietta COE)

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies