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IDEX Purchasing Agent Level 2, Strategic Buyer in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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 Strategic Buyer’s mission is to develop, prioritize and execute long-term sourcing initiatives that reduce supply chain complexity and achieve year over year material productivity. The Strategic Buyer will use a variety of tools to quote for, procure, and ensure timely delivery of items necessary to support the organization’s build demands.

The Buyer will be responsible for procurement and planning activities associated with CVI build demands. This person will leverage the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, relationships with internal customers and close working relationships with the manufacturing team to deliver a competitive performance to our external customers.


  • Build a supplier base with the technical and business capabilities to support the company’s dynamic and growing requirements

  • Effectively communicate with vendors regarding delivery schedules, quality issues, and cost concerns

  • Monitor existing orders to ensure on time delivery

  • Expedite supplier orders as required

  • Ensure material availability for all demand

  • Analyze costs and negotiate prices for goods and services

  • Analyze data to recommend and implement changes

  • Leverage analyzed data in our ERP system and relationship with internal customers and our manufacturing team, to take actions to improve Inventory Turns and on hand inventory value

  • Develop and maintain an international supplier base that will meet the company’s needs in terms of quality, price, delivery, and lead time

  • Work with Quality Assurance and Engineering to ensure communication of specification and documentation requirements to suppliers

  • Work with Level 1 buyers to best balance the workload

  • Guide and train Level 1 buyers in situations requested by management

  • Monitor status of open purchase orders and ensures timely resolution and communication of potential problems

  • Assist in special projects

  • Perform other duties as assigned by manager


  • Intermediate Excel Skills (e.g., experience with v-lookup & pivot tables preferred)

  • Excellent organization skills, able to work under pressure and to tight timescales

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with team members, and suppliers

  • Negotiation skills to work with suppliers and make better deals for the company

  • Good attention to detail to ensure all purchase orders are accurate

  • Ability to scale volume and complexity as departmental knowledge increases

  • Ability to work with a team

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings/blueprints

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Ability to learn quickly


  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required or equivalent of High School diploma or GED and, 5 years of relevant work experience.

  • Professional certification from Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) or American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) is a plus

  • Minimum of 5 years planning and/or purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 5 years using computerized material planning and purchasing system


  • None


Ability to:

  • Perform sedentary work at a workstation

  • Operate computerized equipment and transcribe

  • Perform basic clerical lifting of small quantities of paper

  • Demonstrate upper body mobility to operate computer system

  • Bend as is necessary for sitting, typing (and/or using a computer mouse)

  • Manipulate papers into envelopes; type, operate computer mouse, and grasp


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Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. *

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: CVI