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IDEX Purchasing Support Specialist - Temp in West Henrietta, 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.

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JOB TITLE: Purchasing Support Specialist - Temp

REPORTING TO: Supply Chain Manager

LOCATION: West Henrietta, NY


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Who is IDEX Health & Science (IH&S)?

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, IH&S has a long history of driving growth in life sciences and healthcare by embracing innovation and redefining the supplier-customer relationship. The work we do every day allows us to discover key insights and break new ground to create some of the most meaningful technologies that have a lasting impact on companies, industries, and society. One of business segments is called Life Science Optics and we are looking to add more talent to the team.

Life Science Optics (LSO):

Our newly opened Optics Center of Excellence (COE) in West Henrietta, NY , is a manufacturing and R&D focused team that sits at the leading edge of high-end optics for life sciences. Focused on assisting partners at every stage of the development processes, we invest in people and infrastructure to drive bold ideas and pragmatic solutions. With its optics-rich foundation of talent, universities, and supporting businesses, Rochester is the ideal location to elevate your career with fascinating work and endless opportunities.

Our formula for success is simple. We work hard to maintain a culture where you can own your work; you are encouraged to try new ideas in a collaborative environment; and you can apply your skillset to enable our clients to gain a competitive advantage in their own market. At IDEX Health & Science, you have the opportunity to work with a great group of people, mentor others, and build a great future.


Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, the Purchasing Support Specialist will be part of the Purchasing Team and will be responsible for purchase order processing and maintenance within the JDE-ERP system of MRO requisitions, Service Requisitions and Consumable replenishment orders from initial PO entry through PO receipt. This position includes but is not limited to purchase order entry and maintenance, managing on-time placement of future PO’s; logic and problem solving for PO issue resolution, ownership of electronic flow and appropriate approvals, and some administrative support for weekly/monthly tasks and projects. This position will interface with all departments of the organization. The candidate will need to demonstrate initiative and have a solid work ethic to fit within our team culture.


  • Enter data into ERP system (JDE) from an approved email or requisition for PO creation

  • Issue Purchase Order via electronic email, internet online ordering or telephone

  • Ensure approvals and purchase order documentation are archived appropriately for further audits

  • Engage with suppliers via telephone and email with strong confidence and authority

  • Review open PO report and ensure PO’s are received by suppliers; expedite past due purchase orders, and confirm upcoming deliveries to meet manufacturing needs and requirements

  • Identify PO issues and forwards to Buyers or Supply Chain Manager for resolution

  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring efficient and effective functioning of the work in Supply Chain / Purchasing & Logistics Department

  • Work on routine assignments that require some problem-solving skills


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Certificate from college or technical school or two years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience preferred

  • Purchasing/Inventory related experience preferred

  • Data entry experience with MRP/ERP web-based systems, JDE experience a plus

  • Data entry and data manipulation experience with Microsoft Excel


  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, file directory navigation, ERP navigation, etc)

  • Microsoft Excel (VLOOKUP/SUMPRODUCT Functions, Pivot Tables)

  • Demonstrated ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals Ability to read and understand procedures

  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written to influence others outside and across the organization.

  • Must be very organized, able to work with strict deadlines, persistent in obtaining desired feedback from suppliers

  • Work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment

  • This position is a site-based role

IDEX Health & Science LLC., a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

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: IH&S (West Henrietta COE)

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies