BUYER/PLANNER-Posted 08/27/14

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
  • Electronics experience helpful, but not required
  • 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
  • Ability to plan and purchase according to an established production schedule
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • 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.

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 each of the above requirements and are interested in becoming part of a dynamic team in a people empowered, growing company, send your resume, with salary requirements via e-mail, fax or feel free to apply in person.  

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 website at for more information.