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IDEX Director - Supply Chain in Rohnert Park, California

Title: Director - Supply Chain

Business Unit: IH&S (Rohnert Park)


600 Park Court

Rohnert Park, California, 94927

United States

Function: Operations



IDEX Health & Science is looking for a talented and dynamic Supply Chain Director to join our great team. The Supply Chain Director is an integral operations partner providing leadership to help improve customer service levels (Fill Rate), working capital (Inventory Turns), achieve cost reduction (Sourcing savings). This role is responsible for driving business solutions and practices utilizing IDEX’s standard Order-to-Cash framework to develop a demand driven Supply Chain approach. The Supply Chain Director will organize and implement strategic initiatives and standardized approaches in Order Management, Demand Planning/Management, Procurement/Sourcing, Materials/Inventory Management and Distribution & Logistics. This position will be leading Customer Service, Production Planning/Scheduling, Strategic & Tactical Purchasing, Warehouse/Materials Management and Logistics. The Supply Chain Director will also be responsible for leading local business processes that cut across full Order-to-Cash framework including Sales, Inventory, Operations & Planning (SIOP) and Source-to-Pay (S2P).

Success for this role is defined by leading a supply chain team that supports the Order to Cash framework. This will be measured by ongoing improvement of delivery, ongoing improvement in working capital, ongoing cost reduction in terms of total cost of ownership and the develop of his/her team.


  • Direct to BU Operations Leader

  • Direct reporting of Buyers, Customer Service Representatives, and Warehouse/Distribution team.


  • In conjunction with Corporate processes and tools, deploy demand driven supply chain strategy that supports operational excellence and long range plans

  • Ensure Supply Chain is synchronized to produce maximum efficiencies and lowest cost of operation

  • Work closely with operations leaders and theirteams to achieve operational objectives in cost, quality, delivery and inventory turnover

  • Develop and challenge resources to improve performance through systems utilization and process improvements

  • Lead and improve Order Management best practices, processes and policies that drive perfect order logic including order types/policies, standardized lead times/tiered pricing strategies,available-to-promise (ATP), customer resource management (CRM) and electronic data interchange (EDI)

  • Lead and improve Demand Planning/Management using a One Number Plan approach & methodology to align financial, operational and material plan

  • Lead and improve Procurement in the use of the 7 Step Strategic Sourcing process in conjunction with Directors of Category Management or Directors of Strategic Souring

  • Lead and improve Material/Inventory Management best practices including Plan for Every Part (PFEP), ABC Analysis, Purchasing Methods (PO, Blanket), Warehouse Management (Cycle Count Accuracy, Transactions, Bar Coding, RFID) and Advanced Replenishment Methods (MRP, Stock Program, VMI, Consignment, ROP, Direct Pull)

  • Lead and improve Distribution & Logistics practices and network optimization including pick, pack & ship (PPS), trade compliance (Import/Export), distribution center management and transportation management

  • Leads initiative to ensure continuity of supply throughout the operations to achieve uninterrupted supply of quality components and assemblies

  • Responsible for maintaining scorecard of local suppliers in thekey categories of quality, delivery and Costs

  • Develop and implement continuous improvement plans or Corrective Actions as needed

  • Champions standard IDEX Supply Chain/Procurement Tools and methodologies and is a recognized subject matter expert (SME) providing training and certification

  • Coaches and mentors his/her Supply Chain teams to improve engagement with local technical/commercial stakeholders and to establish communication channels between the cross functional teams.


  • Provides and facilitates communications/interactions amongst team members, between teams and other areas.Resolves differences and/or conflicts situations effectively.

  • Has a solid understanding of the local business. Evaluates situations objectively and demonstrates the ability to make decisions that are intended to have a positive impact on work performance or area and the total business.

  • Helps to define appropriate goals & metrics.

  • Demonstrates personal flexibility in approach and ideas and responds positively and supports changes in procedures, process, technology, responsibility and assignments.

  • Organizes and prioritizes work assignment to complete assignments/tasks on time, with quality, and has the ability to anticipate problem areas in advance. Applies creative approaches and ideas to solve problems for area of responsibility.

  • Is accountable for defining resource needs and works within budget and staffing parameters to accomplish objectives for area of responsibility.



  • A solid track record for performance in operations, business, supply chain & procurement

  • Demonstrate relentless drive and determination to achieve success

  • Demonstrated ability to influence senior management, teams and individuals

  • Experience in collaborating with multiple functions/sites to drive common solutions

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and influence

  • Professional manner and personal maturity

  • Sound business acumen in a High Mix, Low Volume, Highly Distributed, Final Assembly & Test environment

  • Strong organization and time management skills

  • Solid quantitative skill set and the ability to analyze, think, and communicate with well-supported data

  • Strong problem solving skills;the ability to ask the right questions, help frame logical conclusions and arrive at effective solutions

  • Strong verbal and written communication competencies

  • Proficient PC skills


  • Minimum of B.S. or equivalent in Supply Chain/Sourcing or a relevant engineering, scientific or business discipline.Advanced degree, MS and/or MBA, is preferred.

  • Experience in Operations, Supply Chain and Continuous Improvement.

  • A minimum of 5-10 years’ experience.

  • Experience with, multi-step strategic sourcing processes and category management strategies (AT Kearney 7 Step Process) preferred.

  • APIC’s or equivalent certification desired.

  • Basic knowledge of ERP/MRP systems JDE preferred.

  • Experience in managing and successfully completing complex and expansive projects.

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

REQ ID: 2194