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IDEX Buyer Planner in Denver, Colorado

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 Buyer Planner determines material and production requirements plus coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services for the organization.

REPORTING TO : Supply Chain Director


  • Timely review of MRP messages to identify production requirements and take appropriate action such as placing purchase orders and expediting when necessary. Track supplier delivery to ensure on time delivery of key raw materials and components.

  • Determines material availability for orders that are scheduled to be opened.

  • Orders raw materials/components from the MRP and expedites as necessary; reviews all pertinent information for accuracy.

  • Coordinates work orders and logistics for outside processing of raw material.

  • Track and report part shortages in daily shortage meeting.

  • Continually researches global purchasing opportunities and cost reduction.

  • Troubleshoots material problems and determines appropriate action.

  • Inputs purchase orders into computer; reviews all pertinent information for accuracy.

  • Interacts with Receiving Inspection regarding non-conforming parts.

  • Relays information on non-conforming parts to vendors and creates debit memos for any parts being returned.

  • Interacts with Receiving and vendors to resolve count discrepancies.

  • Receives design changes to production items from Engineering Department and sends updated prints to vendors.

  • Interacts with Accounts Payable to resolve pricing discrepancies.

  • Interacts with Design Engineers on prototypes to determine pricing and delivery.

  • Assist in tracking supply chain metrics including Supplier On Time to Delivery, Purchase Price Variance, inventory metrics.

  • Participates in the continuous improvement process by presenting problems and possible solutions to the appropriate personnel, may participate in Kaizen events

  • All other duties assigned by Manager.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Minimum three years purchasing and/or planning experience

  • Intermediate Math skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of numbers and fractions.

  • Supplier management experience

  • Experience using MRP system

  • Computer/keyboard skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.


Degree from an accredited 4-year university preferred, in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or other related field preferred.

Essential Functions:

The physical demands, work environment and mental/visual demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

  • Majority of time is spent sitting.

  • Requires use of hands and arms at least 60% of the time.

  • Lifting requirements are generally less than 10 lbs. Manual lifting could reach the company maximum of 50 lbs.

Work Environment:

  • Climate-controlled office environment.

  • Minimal exposure to factory conditions

  • Noise exposure is light to moderate.

Mental/Visual Demands:

  • Close vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus are necessary to perform the job functions.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Problem Solving: The individual participates in the continuous improvement process by attending meetings and presenting problems and possible solutions to the appropriate personnel.

  • Interpersonal Skills: The individual remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.

  • Relationships with Others: The individual works effectively and relates well with others, including superiors and colleagues. The employee exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works, to maintain constructive working relationships.

  • Communication and Contact: The individual communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside the Company.

  • Planning/Organizing: The individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.

  • Quality Control: The individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.

  • Adaptability: The individual adapts to changes in the work environment, rotates into other functions as required and manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

  • Dependability : The individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance. The individual completes all duties as assigned, trains as required, and rotates into other departments as required.

  • Safety and Security: The individual actively promotes and personally observes all safety procedures. The individual complies with Environmental, Safety, and Hazardous Communications requirements.

  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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?

Total Rewards

The compensation range for this position is $72,100.00 - $108,100.00, depending on experience. This position may be eligible for performance based bonus plan.

Benefits Package

Our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings include: Health benefits, 401(k) retirement savings program with company match, PTO, and more. More information on our benefits and rewards can be found on our career page:

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).

Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at for assistance with an accommodation. These contact tools may be used only by individuals with a disability for accommodation requests. Do not inquire as to the status of an application.

Job Family: Operations

Business Unit: Band-It