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IDEX Buyer in Punta Gorda, Florida

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 identifies material and production requirements based on demand and safety stock plus coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services for the organization. The role is responsible for management of both global and domestic supplier performance, as well as supplier negotiation. This person analyzes part status and reorders parts, runs MRP and understands supply and schedule requirements while optimizing inbound freight and logistic activities. Duties also include soliciting quotes, creating purchase orders, monitoring open purchase orders, and analyzing variances of quality, price, and delivery. This role will be responsible for managing the supply base and working with Manufacturing and Customer Service to best serve our customer.


The Buyer reports directly to the Operations Manager.


The principal duties of the Buyer shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Maintain materials to support on-time delivery and cost goals for business. This includes inventory management for spikes-in-demand, obsolescence, and prevention of excess inventory.

  • Place orders for raw materials and components with established or newly approved suppliers.

  • Contact suppliers for expedites, (facilitate communication) quality issues, past due shipments, and stock-outs. If Buyer/Planner cannot resolve issue with supplier in a reasonable time frame, problem will be escalated.

  • Own their portion of the SIOP (Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning) / Demand Planning process, particularly the Supply Planning

  • Timely review of MRP to identify production requirements and take appropriate action such as placing purchase orders and expediting when necessary.

  • Track supplier delivery to ensure on time delivery of key raw materials and components.

  • Identify and input into MRP system appropriate safety stock based on run rate, forecasts, supplier lead time, and supplier performance.

  • Input purchase orders into MRP system; reviews all pertinent information for accuracy.

  • Maintain accurate supplier lead times and negotiate supplier inventory where it makes sense.

  • Provide supplier communication to resolve issues with purchase orders and invoices.

  • Interacts with Receiving Inspection regarding non-conforming parts and process returns when necessary. Relays information on non-conforming parts to suppliers

  • Research global suppliers to find the optimal suppliers and identify cost reduction opportunities by working with a cross-functional team.

  • Management of both global and domestic supplier relationships

  • Optimization of inbound freight and logistic activities

  • Provide feedback on engineering change requests and ensure appropriate communication is provided to the affected suppliers. Including but not limited to providing updated engineering drawings when necessary.

  • Key Performance Indicators for this position include achieving product line on time delivery, year to year net material cost variance, reduction in supplier rejects, supplier OTD targets, and inventory turn targets.


  • Minimum 2-3 years purchasing and/or planning experience

  • Experience in a new product development environment

  • Supplier negotiation experience

  • Experience using an MRP system

  • Must be assertive when dealing with suppliers but also maintain a collaborative working relationship.

  • Good communication and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Bias towards action that leads to positive results.

  • Ability to comprehend how the role effects the overall business


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering, or other related field preferred

  • Prior experience in a business-to-business environment

  • Demonstrated experience in process improvements and automation of systems

  • Previous experience with ERP systems (JDE, SAP, Oracle, MS NAV)

  • Knowledge of material pull systems (Kanban)

  • Professional certification from CPM or APICS is a plus

  • 2-3 years of supply chain and/or operations experience in a manufacturing environment


  • Manufacturing Understanding: Demonstrated understanding of key requirements in a manufacturing environment.​

  • Problem Solving and Analysis: The individual participates in the continuous improvement process, presents problems and possible solutions to appropriate personnel.

  • Interpersonal Skills: The individual remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things. The individual works effectively and relates well with others, including superiors and colleagues. The employee exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works, to maintain constructive working relationships.

  • Planning/Organizing: The individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.

  • Adaptability: The individual adapts to changes in the work environment, rotates into other functions as required and manages competing demands and can deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

  • Excellent collaboration and project management skills - ability to work and communicate cross-functionally with leaders and vendors.


This position requires daily input of purchasing data into the procurement system for extended periods as well as communicating with vendors. May be required to move from an air-conditioned area to a non-air-conditioned plant area.

Position compensation starts at $55,000. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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

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

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