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IDEX Commodity Manager, Electronics Remote or Hybrid in Wooster, Ohio

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.


The Commodity Manager, Electronics will be responsible for electronics supplier management, components purchasing and inventory to support both the Akron Brass, Weldon, and Fire & Safety Group businesses as required.

REPORTS TO (Title) : Director of Engineering and Quality


  • Develops and maintains relationships with suppliers and contract manufacturers

  • Seeks out, identifies and qualifies new electronics and contract manufacturing suppliers

  • Oversees and maintainsinventories for all electronic components

  • Researches, analyzes, and forecasts current and future electronics buying trends and markets

  • Assesses financial risks of purchases regarding excess or PPV control

  • Works and negotiates with suppliers to ensure market pricing for the business unit(s)

  • Understand current market conditions, Geo-political environment and incorporate into commodity strategies to effectively mitigate supply chain risk.

  • Utilizes 80/20 mindset to establish strategies and reduce supply base complexity for assigned commodities. This also includes identifying opportunities for product complexity reduction and leading project teams to do so


  • Required experience in identifying and developing new electronics suppliers, buying electronic components (PCBs, controllers) and turnkey electronics products through contract manufacturers

  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to function well in a high-paced environment


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, or related field preferred.

  • 5+ years in a prior electronics commodities' role or similar


  • 25% travel.

  • Perform general office functions.

  • Visual acuity required for close detail work and computer use.

  • General manufacturing, warehouse, and office environment.

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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).

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Job Family: Operations

Business Unit: Akron Brass