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Buyer - Broomfield

Carefree, a division of the Scott Fetzer Company and Berkshire Hathaway, is the world’s premier manufacturer and provider of awnings, shade products and accessories to the global Recreational Vehicle market, Marine OEM and Aftermarkets. By leveraging our 45 year history, leading industry position, and financial strength, we are able to provide unique opportunities for both personal and professional growth. 


We have built a strong manufacturing and assembly operation by embracing LEAN principles, investing in technology and in our team members.  We pride ourselves on the Quality, Value, Performance and Style of our products and are always looking for team members who want to grow and achieve success right along with us.  Our continued growth has resulted in an immediate opening for a Buyer. 


Responsibilities of the Buyer position include the following:

  • Establish, build and maintain supplier relationships

  • Source and validate new suppliers

  • Hold suppliers accountable for price, delivery and quality

  • Actively seek additional opportunities for cost reduction

  • 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

  • Partner with Engineering, Sales and Production for the part changes and new product introductions

  • Ability to purchase MRO requisitions

  • Manage projects involving multiple departments to meet established deadlines

  • Follow commodity and market trends

  • Effectively communicate with all departments and suppliers

  • Assist in physical inventories and cycle counts

  • Promote a safety oriented culture


Qualified candidates for the Buyer position must possess the following:

  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Engineering or other technical discipline   

  • A minimum of 2 years purchasing and/or planning in a manufacturing environment

  • Domestic and international sourcing experience

  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings

  • Ability to thoroughly understand manufacturing concepts

  • Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • Strong ability to plan, source, negotiate and make decisions

  • Strong organizational and communication skills

  • Sense of urgency

  • Ability to develop and utilize 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

  • Commodity futures management experience, a plus

  • 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, 8:30am – 5:00pm.

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.


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