IDEX Purchasing Sourcing Specialist in Rochester, New York

Title: Purchasing Sourcing Specialist

Business Unit: Melles Griot (Rochester)


55 Science Parkway

Rochester, New York, 14620

United States

Function: Operations


In support of its expanding business, IDEX Health and Science is looking

for a well-rounded person to join its manufacturing team in the role of

Purchasing Sourcing Specialist. The Sourcing Specialist will work with the

IH&S Design teams on the material sourcing and procurement of new

product launches. This person will be required to interface closely with

the R&D teams in a solutions-oriented partnership to deliver a

competitive performance advance with accelerated time to market and Supply

Chain reliability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead sourcing partner for NPI teams with R&D Engineering to develop

strategic relationships with appropriate suppliers.

  • Drive cost and lead-time reductions with Engineering teams and the

suppliers. Ensure a competitive sourcing environment leading to continuous

improvement in quality, cost, service and technology.

  • Negotiate with a total cost of ownership mindset.

  • Execute supplier selection as part of a team reviewing compliance,

performance and affordability.

  • Develop and implement strategies to establish long-term sourcing of key

components based on total cost of ownership

  • Purchase, plan, control and implement the procurement of goods for new

program launches.

  • Responsible for supplier selection including, contract negotiation,

implementation, and tracking.

  • Perform make/buy decisions based on corporate core competencies, risk

analysis and cost synergies

  • Build strong low cost region supplier base for mid and high volume

products for cost sensitive customers.

Key success factors will be in managing the Safety, Quality, Delivery, and

Cost metrics as measured by the New Product Development Project Teams. Key

success factors in this role will include:

  • On-Time Delivery: A key focus area for our team is improving the OTD and

lead-times for our top 5 customers. During the NPD process, the SC team

will be measured by the OTD and lead times for our core components against

the production schedules.

  • Material Spend: Conduct strategic make-buy analysis to meet short term

lead time goals and drive longer term serial production strategies.

Negotiation of cost down strategies to achieve PPV on top of projected cost

downs as we move through the NPD process.

  • Qualifying New Suppliers: Work with R&D to find and certify new

suppliers to help drive innovation without adding complexity. It will be

critical to work with R&D to take advantage of our existing SC

partners, but it is likely we will find cases where it makes sense to go

outside our current base.

The opportunity will require a mix of manufacturing, technical, and

computer skills. The right person will enjoy the challenge of a dynamic,

small company environment and be able to efficiently create the

manufacturing schedules for the different manufacturing departments based

on sales and forecast needs.



Success in this position calls for a detail oriented person who has very

strong organizational skills and an excellent work ethic. The person should

have experience in a manufacturing environment and a familiarity with MRP

or ERP systems.

Qualified candidates will have a 4 year college degree (Technical Field

preferred), along with an APIC’s certification (Desired).

International purchasing experience.

Minimum years’ experience required: 5+.

This position is based in Rochester, New York. Some weekend and second

shift support will be required. All applicants must be permanent residents

or have existing work permits.

Travel < 35%

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

REQ ID: 1772