Purchasing and Support Representative

Celestron has been an industry leader for decades in the optics industry.  We continually strive to be the best through innovation and a lot of hard work. Over the last two decades, we have been designing and manufacturing computerized telescopes and other unique amateur astronomy equipment, such as our patented RASA Telescope. We are currently looking for a motivated and hard-working individual to fill a full-time position in our Purchasing Department. This individual should have a willingness to learn and the ability to think on his/her feet.    

Job Description:

  1. Efficiently and accurately process distributor/customer orders, with an emphasis on International accounts.
  2. Ability to execute international shipments and collect supporting documentation to assist in customs clearance.
  3. Ability to coordinate international shipments to meet inventory and sales requirements.
  4. Respond to distributor calls and emails.
  5. Research and resolve customer service issues included but not limited to problems with deliveries, returns and credits.
  6. Recognizing potential problems with delivery schedules and expediting orders as needed.
  7. Work closely with buyers, sales representatives, and management to coordinate purchases.
  8. Ability to prepare and provide regular inventory reports to management.
  9. Familiarizing his/herself with the product line.
  10. Work closely with the Accounting Department to coordinate vendor payments and new vendor set-up.
  11. Meet with vendors and suppliers to negotiate pricing and contracts.


  1. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail is required.
  2. Knowledge of freight forwarding and international shipments.
  3. Strong knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, grammar, and proofreading are a must.
  5. Experience working with overseas manufacturers strongly preferred.
  6. SAP experience is a plus
  7. Must be motivated, willing to learn, and think critically.
  8. High school diploma required, college preferred but not required.
  9. A courteous and outgoing personality.

Celestron offers a competitive salary, medical benefits package, and 401K plan.

To apply, please email your resume and salary range to: HR@celestron.com

Or, please fax to (310) 533-0253.  No phone calls please.