IDEX Sr. Buyer/Planner in West Jordan, Utah

Title: Sr. Buyer/Planner

Business Unit: Trebor


8100 South 1300 West

West Jordan, Utah, 84088

United States

Function: Operations



Key member of the operations team with direct responsibility for all supply chain related processes and tasks. Able to work with minimal supervision in accordance with established policies, controls, and accepted practices. Must be able to effectively collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders. Able to manage changing priorities (and wear multiple hats), meet or exceed expectations for results, and win as part of a team.

Essential Job Functions

  • Place orders by telephone and/or email via the ERP system as required from approved written requisitions or approved MRP requisitions and maintain purchase order information in the computer system.

  • Expedite/de-expedite purchase orders by contacting vendors to confirm or establish new delivery dates.

  • Notifies appropriate departments of change of delivery dates and resolves discrepancies in paper work.

  • Compares vendor prices and delivery history to determine best price and source of materials. Obtains quotations and examines bids.

  • Manages supplier base. Consolidates business into key suppliers as appropriate. Interviews vendor's agents and representatives. Investigates vendors to establish their reliability and ability as a source of supply.

  • Develop and administer inventory reduction programs with new and existing suppliers in conjunction with annual initiatives. Develop inventory reduction to include consignment, Kanban, and other inventory reduction plans.

  • Awards contracts up to limits of assigned responsibility.

  • Inventory control, maintain and improve cycle counting process to meet or exceed minimum target of 95% inventory accuracy.

  • Maintains and improves inventory storage, labels, and locations both physically and in the ERP system.

  • Manages work capital targets by expediting or de-expediting POs, regularly evaluates safety stock, and ensure blanket orders are being delivered in usable quantities.

  • Utilize Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing tools, as applicable, to reduce process variation, eliminate non-value added activities and defects and improve customer satisfaction.

  • Collaborate with manufacturing on effective planning strategies to utilize resources and meet customer demand.

  • Drive sourcing savings and manage direct material inflation impact by building sourcing savings funnel and commodity management strategies.

Other Job Functions

  • Maintains vendor catalogs and material files

  • Inputs data to computer file as needed. Returns rejected material and handles appropriate documentation.

  • May manage specialized databases.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned or directed. Performs special assignments as requested.

  • Manufacturing and General Office environment

  • Actively participates in company's commitment to ISO 9000.


Three to five (3-5) years of buyer/purchasing experience required. BA/BS Degree preferred. College courses in Purchasing, Economics, blueprint reading, etc., beneficial. Computer experience required, proficient in excel/work required. Experience in preparing blanket orders; handling price negotiations, and utilizing inventory controls pertaining to buying procedures preferred. Experience using Infor Visual is a plus. APICS CPIM is a plus. Ability to travel to vendor locations required. Verification of authorization to work in the United States and have lawful access to controlled technology (per ITAR regulations) is required for this position.

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

REQ ID: 1478