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IDEX Operations Manager in Rochester, 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 (https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/) around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

GENERAL PURPOSE

The Operations Manager is a key position at Pulsafeeder (Rochester) responsible for identifying, defining and leading opportunities to improve supply chain and inventory processes, production planning and customer satisfaction through optimization of component availability. The Operations Manager will organize and implement strategic initiatives and standardized approaches in Order Management, Demand Planning/Management, Procurement/Sourcing, and Materials/Inventory Management. This position will be leading production planning/scheduling, strategic and tactical purchasing, and inventory/materials management for the Pulsafeeder Rochester site.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Lead day-to-day responsibilities in the areas of procurement, demand planning/management, and materials/inventory management as required to meet the needs of the business and our customers.

  • Identify, develop, and direct implementation of improvement opportunities through the use of Lean Manufacturing tools, six sigma, kaizen, flow efficiency, and other methods, as appropriate.

  • Own and partner with business unit leaders and their teams to achieve financial and operational targets including safety, quality, delivery, cost and inventory turnover

  • Develop and implement long and short-term strategies for optimizing parts quality, delivery, inventory levels and material costs.

  • Monitor daily inventory operations to ensure high inventory accuracy to ensure 95% on time delivery for the customer. Investigates and resolves inventory problems/issues such as cycle count accuracy discrepancies to ensure inventory integrity.

  • Lead and drive Material/Inventory Management best practices including Purchasing, Warehouse Management and Advanced Replenishment Methods through PFEP process (Plan For Every Part). Own inventory to effectively forecast and optimize inventory levels and inventory turns

  • Direct oversight of site Purchasing activities, and Buyer’s activities.

  • Facilitate training and development of employees including performance reviews, frequent on-going feedback and setting SMART goals and objectives.

  • Lead supplier improvement initiatives through a regular cadence supplier report cards focused on quality, delivery, cost, and service.

  • Own and drive improvements in Direct Material Inflation, Purchase Price Variance, Lead time, and On time delivery.

  • Establish a formal SIOP process that will quantitatively monitor forecasts and sales trend to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain parameters and the supply base

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business discipline with Supply Chain/Materials focus

  • Advanced degree, MS and/or MBA, is preferred

  • 8 or more years related experience in a supply chain and/or manufacturing environment

  • 5 or more years of supervisory experience

  • APICS certification a plus

  • Experience in a low-volume, high-mix, engineered-to-order manufacturing environment

  • Experience with global supply chain

  • Up to 15-20% travel required

  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities

  • Basic knowledge of ERP/MRP systems – JDE preferred

  • Excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills

  • Willing to work with processes and systems that are evolving and subject to change

  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as work independently with minimal supervision

  • Strong orientation toward continuous improvement – Lean/Six Sigma

  • Proven experience of building strong teams, creating a culture of trust, and driving business excellence

  • Must be self-motivated and resourceful

  • Strong collaboration, training and coaching skills

  • Ability to motivate teams and work efficiently cross functionally

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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?

Total Rewards

The compensation range for this position is $83,500.00 - $125,300.00, depending on experience. This position may be eligible for performance based bonus plan.

Benefits Package

Our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings include: Health benefits, 401(k) retirement savings program with company match, PTO, and more. More information on our benefits and rewards can be found on our career page: https://www.idexcorp.com/careers/our-benefit-and-rewards/

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: Pulsafeeder EPO

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