Production Planner

Carefree of Colorado, a division of the Scott Fetzer Company and Berkshire Hathaway, is the world’s premier provider of awnings, shade products and accessories to the global Recreational Vehicle market and Marine OEM and Aftermarkets. Our industry position and financial strength have provided our employees solid careers with opportunity for professional growth throughout our 43 year history.

We have built a strong manufacturing and assembly operation by embracing LEAN principles and investing in technology and our team members.  We take pride in the Quality, Value, Performance and Style our customers have come to expect.

The Production Planner generates and maintains schedules to enable the organization to meet sales and service objectives in a cost effective manner.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the forecasting, Sales and Operations Planning process, particularly the supply and capacity planning steps

  • Create and maintain an effective production planning and scheduling policy

  • Create and maintain a master production schedule that satisfies customer demand while maintaining optimum inventory levels, and resources utilization

  • Prepare and update daily and weekly schedules in coordination with master schedule

  • Identify, negotiate, and bring to resolution any demand/supply imbalances in volume and mix

  • Develop and maintain planning data/parameters such as: Safety stocks, planning bills of material, lead times, lot sizes, etc.

  • Monitor forecast consumption

  • Identify and inform management of capacity constraints, and recommend strategies to alleviate

  • Monitor changes to customer orders/forecasts, and their potential impact to the schedule; manage dates on all planned orders

  • Provide Metrics and analysis with proper frequency

  • Maintain continual communications with production, sales and supply chain teams. Inform them of any potential problems and opportunities related to forecasted and non-forecasted orders

  • Maintain work order module by generating, releasing, updating, and closing work orders

  • Provide production lead times to Sales

  • Work closely with Purchasing on material availability for production

  • Aid with inventories and cycle counts, as requested


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration / Bachelor of Science in Materials Management, Engineering, Engineering Technology a plus

  • APICS certification plus

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in scheduling, production activity control/capacity planning and/or MRP

  • Understanding of Supply Chain operational concepts surrounding production planning, inventory control, purchasing logistics, etc.

  • Strong analytical capabilities 

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Microsoft Office Suite of Products

  • Experience working with scheduling and planning management software preferred

  • Knowledge of MRP population

  • Highly organized and detail oriented

  • Ability to analyze data to make decisions on material/product requirements

  • Ability to delegate tasks, as needed Ability to meet deadlines

  • Acts with a sense of urgency and assertiveness

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

If you’re an enthusiastic team player who enjoys a fast paced, friendly atmosphere where individuals are acknowledged for their success and provided with opportunities for growth, we want to hear from you! 

We offer competitive wages, growth opportunities and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical and Life Insurance

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • 401(k) with a company match

  • Paid vacations and holidays

  • Tuition reimbursement and more

    If you meet the above requirements and are interested in becoming part of our team, please send your resume and salary requirements via e-mail, fax (303) 459-5103 or apply in person, Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 5:00pm.

    All responses must include salary requirements to be considered.

    Out of state candidates will be considered, but relocation assistance is not available.

    Please visit our web site at for more information regarding our company.