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IDEX Senior Buyer in West Henrietta, New York

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JOB TITLE: Senior Buyer

REPORTING TO: Procurement 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.


In support of its expanding business, IDEX Health and Science is looking for an experienced and process-oriented procurement professional to join its Procurement Team in the role of Sr. Buyer. The Sr. Buyer will work closely with the LSO Planning, Quality, & Operations teams in a solutions-oriented partnership to supply direct materials meeting quality, cost, & reliability objectives to support production operations at the site. Success in this position calls for an individual with strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills who has a bias for action, pays attention to details, and has an excellent work ethic.


  • Monitor ERP signals for procurement actions needed to support production & inventory objectives, including placing purchase orders, expediting/de-expediting supplier deliveries, etc.

  • Maintain ERP Master Data (Item Masters, Bills of Materials, etc.) to ensure supply signal accuracy

  • Monitor material inventory levels and manage obsolescence, non-conforming material, etc.

  • Create, manage, and track RFQ proposal packages for new materials/suppliers for assigned categories (examples: metals, glass, electronic components/assemblies, and/or consumables, etc.)

  • Identify cost, quality, & lead-time drivers and work with IDEX teams and suppliers to meet or exceed objectives

  • Negotiate material pricing and monitor Purchase Price Variance (PPV)

  • Monitor supplier service & quality performance and partner with Quality Team to support supplier development

  • Support sourcing activities (supplier identification, qualification, supply agreement negotiation, and performance tracking) including the development of strategic relationships with appropriate suppliers.

  • Key success factors will be in managing On-Time Delivery, Quality, Cost, & Reliability metrics as measured by the business.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or another related field

  • APICS CPIM/CSCP Certification and/or CPM Certification preferred

  • 5 or more years of purchasing experience, preferably in a technical manufacturing environment

  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems, JDE experience a plus

  • Experience establishing and maintaining excellent supplier relationships with new and existing suppliers

  • Experience negotiating with suppliers

  • Experience leading process improvement, cost-savings, and other projects


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

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

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

  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic team environment that promotes collaboration

  • Must be an autonomous and self-driven individual

  • Perform all duties in an independent and professional manner

  • Highly detail-oriented with strong analytical problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions and inquiries

  • This position requires 10% travel

  • This position is a site-based role in Rochester, NY area

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