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IDEX Sr Supply Chain Buyer 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 at around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

The Senior Supply Chain Buyer identifies material and production requirements based on demand and safety stock plus coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services for the organization. The role is responsible for negotiating with suppliers and managing supplier performance. The role also includes being the sourcing point of contact for the new product development teams.

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.

  • Identify and input into MRP system appropriate safety stock based on run rate, forecasts, supplier lead time, and supplier performance.

  • Coordinates Lean Manufacturing techniques with suppliers and BAND-IT manufacturing: Kan Ban, Kaizen Events, etc.

  • Troubleshoot material problems and determines appropriate action when working with BAND-IT engineer. Address material problems in a timely manner to ensure BAND-IT continues to meet delivery commitments to our customers.

  • Input purchase orders into MRP system; reviews all pertinent information for accuracy.

  • Maintain accurate supplier lead times and negotiate supplier inventory where it makes sense.

  • Provide supplier communication to resolve issues with purchase orders and invoices. Includes interacting with Receiving and vendors to resolve count discrepancies and account payables to resolve pricing discrepancies.

  • Interacts with Receiving Inspection regarding non-conforming parts and process returns when necessary. Relays information on non-conforming parts to suppliers and creates debit memos for any parts being returned.

  • Research global suppliers to find the optimal suppliers and identify cost reduction opportunities by working with a cross-functional team.

  • Negotiates with suppliers to receive best possible pricing and develop a cost savings funnel to achieve productivity goals annually.

  • Provide feedback on engineering change requests and ensure appropriate communication is provided to the affected suppliers. Including but not limited to providing updated engineering drawings when necessary.

  • Participate in new product development meetings as the sourcing point of contact. Identify suppliers to achieve cost target and provide cost for the new product bill of materials.

  • Negotiate supplier agreements and terms and conditions by working with IDEX legal team and supplier contracts.

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

  • Participates in the continuous improvement process by presenting problems and possible solutions to the appropriate personnel.

  • All other duties assigned by Manger


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 five years purchasing and/or planning experience

  • Minimum of one year purchasing experience in a new product development environment

  • Supplier negotiation experience.

  • Computer/keyboard skills.

  • Experience using an MRP system.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.


Degree from an accredited 4-year university required, with a BS 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.

Pay rate: 75,000- 90,000

Bonus: This position may be eligible for company discretionary bonus

Our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings include: Health benefits, 401(k) retirement savings program with company match, etc. and at least 80 hours of vacation, as well as holiday, personal and sick time.

More information on our benefits and rewards can be found on our career page:

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).

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, 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 growing IDEX Health & Science team.