IDEX Purchasing Sourcing Specialist in Rochester, New York
Title: Purchasing Sourcing Specialist
Business Unit: Melles Griot (Rochester)
55 Science Parkway
Rochester, New York, 14620
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
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
- 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