Idex Corporation

Operations Manager - Rutherford

Rutherford, NJ
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Job Description

Operations Manager

Posted: Thursday, 9/14/2023

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 Operations Manager will have responsibility for all aspects of production; including Receiving, Assembly, Paint-Pack, Shipping, and Facilities. This role will provide leadership over order fulfillment for New Units, Refurbished Products, and Aftermarket Parts. The Operations Manager will collaborate with Commercial, Supply Chain, Engineering and Quality Leaders to meet objectives for on-time delivery, sales execution, cost reduction, employee engagement, and safety.


  • Responsible for executing the sales output plan and achieving targets related to Backlog, Past Dues, and OTD.

  • Ensures products are manufactured within standard lead times and at standard costs; in the event of variances, determines root cause and implements effective corrective actions.

  • Utilizes the ERP system (Oracle-JDE) to analyze backlog, facilitate better decision making and drive efficiency.

  • Responsible for all aspects of production including direct labor staffing, operational targets, inventory management, value stream layout, and capital expenditure requests.

  • Collaborates with Supply Chain to proactively manage inventory to increase turns.

  • Hires and develops talent. Leads and drives performance assessment process.

  • Takes actions to allocate resources, train employees, and close internal skill gaps.

  • Cultivates employee involvement by positively empowering employees to be active participants in lean, quality, and safety initiatives.

  • Drives the adoption of 80/20 and continuous improvement to increase capacity and reduce operating costs.

  • Implements best practices in production planning, standard work, and shop-floor housekeeping.

  • Drives Tier 2 Daily Management across all production areas and provides valuable input and escalations to Tier 1 Daily Management.

  • Analyzes data and takes action to reduce order lead time, improve production planning, and increase operational capacity.

  • Manages New Product Introduction process as it relates to production validation activities.


  • 8 Direct Reports across Production Supervision, Logistics, and Manufacturing Engineering
  • 5+ yrs of relevant experience in an industrial manufacturing environment; preferably high-volume manufacturing

  • Previous responsibility for safety, quality, production, people management and maintenance of a production unit

  • Knowledge of 80/20 and Lean tools

  • Experience with ERP systems (Oracle – JDE preferred)

  • Experience working with site certifications such as ISO9001 and ISO14001

Idex Corporation At A Glance

Be part of something exceptional – a high-performing environment that’s engineered for success, where teams win together and we focus on improving lives. We are authentic, values-driven individuals with diverse perspectives and low egos, who come together to engineer and manufacture products that make the world better. Because we are made up by decentralized businesses, IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company you may not yet be familiar with that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. • 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. • If you've recently eaten chocolate, it likely passed through a Viking Pump. An estimated 70 percent of chocolate produced in the United States is pumped through a Viking Pump. • And if you were ever in a car accident, the Hurst Jaws of Life® may have rescued you.
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