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.

Our continued growth has created an opportunity for an experienced manufacturing Buyer.

Responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Timely planning, scheduling of receipt and inventory control of the assigned commodities ensuring production’s ability to continue running
  • Responsible for source selection and procurement functions directly associated with the Company's needs for select production materials and services taking in to account service, total cost, quality and innovation
  • Driving cost reductions
  • Working with Engineering on the introduction of changes and new products


Qualified candidates must possess the following:

  • A minimum of 5+ years planning and purchasing in a manufacturing environment
  • Aluminum extrusion experience
  • Commodity futures management experience, a plus
  • Machining, stamping and fabrication experience, a plus
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings
  • Domestic and International sourcing experience
  • Ability to thoroughly understand manufacturing concepts
  • Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems
  • Strong ability to plan, source, negotiate and make decisions
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Sense of urgency
  • Ability to construct and put to use complex Excel spreadsheets
  • Ability to translate forecasting information into material requirements to ensure an adequate source of supply within approved inventory levels.
  • Ability to identify and develop sources of supply that are capable of providing products and services consistent with Carefree’s requirements for service, total cost, quality and innovation


In addition to possessing experience in and the ability to perform the duties outlined above, the qualified candidate will have a Bachelor Degree in Business, Engineering or other technical discipline. APICS CPIM and/or CSCP or ISM CPSM certification a plus.

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 much 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.


Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont ( is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has over 30,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont's core operations in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia and Ghana. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont's industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.


  • Support goal to meet and exceed Corporate metrics related to savings and procure-to-pay metrics.
  • Administers purchasing activities in Newmont’s Technical Facility in support of Metallurgy and Development in need of outside services and goods.
  • Facilitate sourcing strategy and activities in Newmont’s Technical Facility in support of Metallurgy and Development in need of outside services and goods (ex. Office Services, Lab Supplies/Equipment) in order to maximize the value derived from indirect spend and meet user’s needs. Sourcing for lower dollar/risk spend categories or suppliers.
  • Conducts contracts administration activities in support of Metallurgy and Development by preparing and administrating contracts on their behalf


  • Timely procurement of goods and services utilizing standardized procurement processes and policies.
  • Utilize SAP (ERP) application to facilitate streamlined procurement of goods and services.
  • Utilize catalog system or facilitate non-catalog procurement of lab supplies, equipment, services.
  • Collaborate with suppliers, end users and AP to perform support on invoice mismatch resolution
  • Inventory management to ensure compliance to governmental regulations (including hazardous material).
  • Working with Contracts Administrators, facilitate sourcing process for the Corporate office in alignment with global Supply Chain goals and metrics, including savings, cash management, procure-to-pay metrics, and sourcing cycle time.
  • Reviewing Corporate spend portfolio for sourcing opportunities / upcoming sourcing events. Liaise with internal stakeholders to train and define requirements in order to meet the needs of the company in terms of total cost, quality, service and delivery. Assist users in procurement planning and strategy development for upcoming purchases.
  • Conduct market analysis to develop supplier database and sourcing strategy for the bidding process.
  • Facilitate RFP process to ensure user is getting the best value based on business needs.
  • Ensures governance and standardization of procurement with preferred suppliers.
  • Complies and communicates the Company’s Procurement Standard.
  • Ensure contracts comply with domestic and foreign tax language, legal, and insurance requirements and coordinate changes with representatives of these departments.
  • Works directly with Newmont Legal in terms of contracts terms and use of the appropriate Newmont (contracting) legal entity. Ensure practices are compliant with Internal Audit control requirements.
  • Conducts post award contract administration in terms of preparing and executing change orders, work orders, amendments, correspondence/communications, contractor compliance, claims management, supplier onboarding/ training, and contract close out.
  • Manage chemical spills in shipments (in conjunction with safety officer)/First responder to shipping chemical spill with knowledge of what was purchased and knowledge of hazards of material.
  • Document, communicate and promote use of processes and tools; continually refine processes and tools and encourage adoption of best practices.
  • Support and proactively drive the company’s safety culture by ensuring all suppliers at least comply to the appropriate standards and regulations.
  • Strong adherence to safety practices.

The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.


  • The position is located in the Malozemoff Tech Facility (I-25 and Dry Creek); no travel required. REQUIRED TECHNICAL SKILLS, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
  • SAP procurement experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Management is preferred but not required.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a Buyer role, sourcing and contracts administration.
  • Scientific background is desired.
  • Knowledge of Chemical hazards/grades/packaging/safe handling.
  • Understanding of regulations governing shipping/ordering of hazardous materials.
  • Knowledge of lab operations/instrumentation/processes is desired.
  • Experience with sourcing professional services and IT software/hardware.
  • Extensive knowledge of strategic sourcing, negotiations.
  • Experience with contracts administration for services and goods.
  • Strong analytical (including financial) abilities.
  • Experience in mining or other relevant industries desired.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to influence others.

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