Job Description

  • Request quotations for a wide array of materials including metal stock, castings, electrical and mechanical components, tooling; supplies for shops, shipping, office, and maintenance; and services including machining, electromechanical assembly, heat treating, plating and anodizing. Review quotations to ensure supplier offers exactly match Beck requirements.
  • Negotiate pricing and terms to ensure requirements are met in an optimal manner
  • Enter and place purchase orders.
  • Obtain purchase order acknowledgements and review for accuracy.
  • Proactively communicate with vendors and Beck personnel regarding order status, order changes, nonconforming materials, delivery issues, and invoicing discrepancies.
  • Arrange inbound freight of materials purchased. Coordinate closely with other departments on large shipments and when materials will be shipped to our warehouse.
  • Investigate, recommend, and implement appropriate changes in supplier base to provide ongoing improvements to the quality, pricing, and delivery of materials.
  • Promote a positive, professional atmosphere and support activities that enhance the welfare and morale of Beck employees.

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 10 years purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proven professional qualities including strong initiative, solid integrity, and the desire & ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent attention-to and respect-for detail.
  • Ability to manage and maintain positive relations with a large number of suppliers.
  • Ability to organize, prioritizes, and manages multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Windows environment.

Educational Requirements

  • High school education; Bachelor’s degree in Business or related discipline strongly preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Office environment requiring ability to stand, sit and walk for extended periods.
  • Speak and listen to others in person and over the phone
  • Use keyboard and read from computer, screen and report
  • Work environment includes regular exposure to manufacturing areas that require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses and hearing protection.

Send Resume

Resumes can be sent to or mailed to:

Harold Beck & Sons, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
11 Terry Drive
Newtown, PA 18940

Qualified candidates will be contacted.

Harold Beck & Sons Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Harold Beck & Sons Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer