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IDEX Purchasing Specialist in Randolph, New Jersey

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.


Purchasing agent is responsible for identifying suppliers, researching goods and services, processing purchase orders and verifying delivered items.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities

  • Spearhead buy analysis for new and current materials, products and services

  • Research, validate and approve suppliers for product industrialization and production supply of materials

  • Research requirements (technical, commercial, supply chain and volume), compile supplier bid lists, compile bid packages, solicit offers, negotiate contract terms, nominate vendors and issue Purchase Orders or Master Supply Agreements

  • Monitor supplier adherence to timing, cost objectives, and quality for tooling and materials, and mitigate identified risks.

  • Responsible for constant cost reductions and fulfilment of supplier capacity requirements through: commercial negotiations; process, product and material improvements; technology improvements; supplier investments; in-sourcing, re-sourcing and out-sourcing

  • Coordinate supplier communication in a timely fashion with internal customers and external customers such as suppliers and service providers for all supplier matters

  • Lead Supplier Escalation Campaigns where poor supplier performance threatens project objectives, goals, quality objectives and or cost objectives

  • The position is stationed in Randolph NJ. but requires up to 25% travel to domestic and international supplier locations.

  • Resolves order and billing discrepancies in coordination with accounting and vendors, and responds to inquiries on any material received.

  • Coordinates and participate in physical inventory on an annual basis

  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with 5 years strategic purchasing experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business with 3 years strategic purchasing experience

  • 2-3 years’ experience in an electrical commodity purchasing role preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Competencies

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel: Advanced Level) applications and ERP Purchasing system (preferably SAP)

  • Demonstrated ability to delegate and manage tasks issued to independent reports such as suppliers and cross functional team members

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with all levels of management

  • Skilled in project management, reporting and presenting information, and statistical analysis

  • Practiced in negotiations and conflict resolution

  • Ability to read and interpret bill of materials, engineering drawings, standards and specifications

  • Knowledge of product costing, accounting in a manufacturing environment, commodity pricing and foreign currencies

  • Knowledge of international trade requirements for importing and exporting products, INCO terms

  • Understanding of implications and challenges related to domestic and international sourcing

  • Experience with standard practices, legal requirements and international purchasing terms and conditions

  • Autonomous and entrepreneurial work ethic

  • Knowledge of supply chain, materials management, and road/ocean freight

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).

Job Family: Operations

Business Unit: Nexsight

Job Segment: FMT Fluid & Metering Technologies