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IDEX Buyer in Wooster, Ohio

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.


The buyer is responsible for procuring components to support production and customer needs, along with inventory control.

REPORTS TO (Title) : Purchasing and Inventory Control Manager


  • Plan, order, and manage incoming goods/services from select suppliers to achieve cost and service objectives

  • Select suppliers to best fulfill Akron Brass needs (price, delivery, quality, etc)

  • Working within the capacity of a service organization, resolve daily operating issues with suppliers and internal stake holders

  • Analyze and recommend opportunities for cost reduction, supplier value added resources, inventory management, and quality enhancement

  • Drive for customer satisfaction, both external and internal, through timely results on situational needs

  • Manage supplier relationships to best achieve predetermined goals including implementing and overseeing supplier specific strategies

  • Assist in the negotiation of price and terms/conditions including basic understanding of contract management and driving to agreed goals

  • Assist in the evaluation of preferred suppliers

  • Identify opportunities for process development, personally, as well as intra- and inter-departmentally

  • Identify opportunities for inventory improvement (lead time, MOQ, reorder point)


  • Strong organizational skills

  • Requires high degree of accuracy

  • Must have excellent communication skills, with ability to communicate with technical resources

  • Demonstrated ability to thoroughly follow through with appropriate urgency

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Working understanding of prints and machining processes


  • Associates degree in Business Administration (or related degree) or equivalent work experience

  • 2+ years’ experience in a purchasing role


  • Perform general office functions.

  • Visual acuity needed for close detail work and computer use.

  • General manufacturing, warehouse and office environment.

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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: Akron Brass