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.

Harold Beck & Sons Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer