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IDEX Purchasing Agent in Vancouver, Washington

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Purchasing Agent

REPORTS TO: Supply Chain Manager

BUSINESS UNIT: Micropump, Inc.

POSITION SUMMARY:

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.

Micropump, Inc. is looking for an experienced Purchasing Agent to work in accordance with established policies, controls, accepted practices, recommends and initiates improved processes, procures and coordinates the procurement of materials, components, supplies, and services essential to the operation of the Company at the most economical costs and of timely delivery.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • The Purchasing Agent works with the Supply Chain Manager to develop strategy and consolidate and manage supplier base while ensuring quality parts are purchased and delivered on-time. May participate in commodity strategy development by working with key stakeholders.

  • Selects suppliers for precision machined parts and services to drive value engineering and DMI projects. Negotiates price, terms, and conditions with suppliers to ensure proper cost management. Evaluates quotations for quality, delivery, and cost considerations. Purchases goods and services according to company policy.

  • Understands demand requirements, acts decisively to resolve supply chain constraints, and implements action plans with operational leadership.

  • Understands demand requirements, acts decisively to resolve supply chain constraints, and implements action plans with operational leadership. Tracks market conditions of commodities purchased and communicates inflationary impacts to management. Works in close cooperation with key stakeholders in identifying cost reduction and capacity improvement opportunities.

  • Uses MRP/MPS to maintain proper inventory levels to meet stated goals of inventory while maintaining production schedules. Monitors turns by line item, supplier and commodity. Maintains lead times in MRP.

  • Responsible for vendor management; determines targets and action plans to achieve proper inventory levels to stated OTD and quality metrics. Assesses supplier performance and addresses deficiencies. Participates in and supports vendor/supplier audits and certification programs in accordance with Company policies and procedures.

  • Ensures proper inventory levels are maintained not impacting excess, obsolete and zero use inventory; manages in-bound shipments and selects best method of transport. Tracks and controls inbound freight costs ensuring negotiated pricing is being applied. Manages and monitors Kanban and consignment inventory programs as needed.

  • Recommends and implements system improvements related to Supply Chain Management such as reduce lead time and cost while maintaining quality products and the flow of materials into the organization by working with the Supply Chain Manager; understands and manages the extended value stream with assigned suppliers.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Supply Chain Management or Strategic Procurement.

  • Experience in industrial manufacturing environment with a minimum of five-years’ experience in current purchasing/production methods; working knowledge of Import Controls

  • Ability to negotiate and manage optimum pricing and volume for assigned commodities.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of the written procedures, documents, and forms used to measure, analyze, report, and score supplier performance to stated requirements.

  • Excellent Excel and Access skills with demonstrated ability to analyze sources of data with minimal guidance.

  • Demonstrated JDE or other MRP knowledge and use required

  • APICS and or CPIM preferred

  • Knowledge and application of ISO standards preferred

  • Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing experience preferred

  • Ability to travel both nationally and internationally to vendor/supplier locations as required.

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally is required

  • Must have authorization to work in the United States and ability to have lawful access to controlled technology as required for the position

  • Regular and reliable attendance

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • May require prolonged periods of sitting at a desk, working on a computer

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 35 pounds occasionally

  • Ability to freely move about in a manufacturing and office environment

  • Visual acuity needed for computer work

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).

Business Unit: Micropump

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies

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