IDEX Buyer (Benton Harbor, MI) in Benton Harbor, Michigan

Title: Buyer (Benton Harbor, MI)

Business Unit: Gast


2300 Hwy. M-139

Benton Harbor, Michigan, 49022

United States

Function: Operations


IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in

some way. In fact, we make thousands of products that are mission critical

components in everyday activities. If you or a family member is battling

cancer or another life-threatening disease, your doctor may have tested

your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely

your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our IDEX Health & Science team at . You can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables thanks in part to Banjo at ,

an IDEX company. Banjo valves are used on the agriculture sprayers that

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Founded in 1988 with three small, entrepreneurial manufacturing companies,

we’re proud to say that we now call 40 diverse businesses around the world

part of the IDEX family. With 7,000 employees and manufacturing operations

in more than 20 countries, IDEX is a high-performing, global $2+ billion

company committed to making trusted solutions that improve lives. For more

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BASIC FUNCTION: Perform and manage the buying functions for assigned commodities. Duties include responsibility for material replenishment processes, inventory management to support 100% on-time delivery goals and cost goals.

Assure that materials and capacities are available to meet the needs of customers based on (forecast, customer orders, customer schedules, etc.) in a cost effective fashion within the volumes specified by the SIOP (Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning) process.



  • Maintain materials to support 100% on-time delivery and cost goals for assigned value stream(s).This includes inventory management for spikes-in-demand, obsolesence, and prevention of excess inventory.

  • Place orders for raw materials and components with established suppliers.

  • Contact suppliers for expedites, quality issues, past due shipments, and stock-outs.If Buyer/Planner cannot resolve issue with supplier in a reasonable time frame, problem will be escalated to Commodity Manager

  • Maintain the order replenishment system for fabricated parts, purchase parts, and stock parts.

  • Manage the implementation of prototypes, new listings, and modified components as driven by ECOs and engineering orders.

  • Work with commodity Managers to understand the commodity strategies to insure on time supplier deliveries

  • Identify, negotiate, and bring to resolution any demand/supply imbalances in both volume and mix.

  • Monitor forecast consumption and the proper use of Available to Promise.

  • Liaison daily with Value Stream Manager to insure sales demands are well understood.

  • Manage inventory to improve turns and decrease dollar value (finished goods & point-of-use).



  • Excellent reasoning and analytical skills.Ability to anticipate and define problems, collect data, establish facts, distinguish trends, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

  • Excellent communication (oral and written skills).Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from diverse groups of Associates

  • Proactive attitude, takes initiative to prevent issues, and has bias towards action (versus analytical paralysis)

  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous quality improvement.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment and yet think independently.

  • Mechanical aptitude and mental/physical/visual acuity.

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.


  • Bachelors degree required.Technical or B.S. degree in engineering, mathematics, or supply chain is a plus

  • Ability to manipulate and process data in databases and Excel.

  • 3-5 years of related buying ormaterials experience.

  • Experience with kanban replenishment systems.

  • Experience with ERP / MRP software.Demonstrated knowledge of JD Edwards preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of MRP and Bill of Material maintenance.

  • APICS or related materials certification is a plus.

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

REQ ID: 1887