Buyer / Planner at Gates Corporation

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Denver, Colorado

Job Description:

For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in Colorado, Gates is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. This compensation range is specific to the State of Colorado and takes into account various factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to candidate's relevant experience, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role.

Are you inspired by challenging the status quo? Do you thrive in collaborative environments that drive results? If so, Gates could be for you.
Gates is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. We push the boundaries of material science to engineer solutions that continually exceed customer expectations.
Let's simplify it... think belts and hoses. Found in motorcycles, conveyor belts, cars, tractors, blenders, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, & 3D printers just to name a few. Because why not do it all?
WHAT TO EXPECTAs an innovation leader, we look for ambitious, forward thinking, open-minded and well-rounded individuals to join our global team. Located in our Denver office, we are seeking a Buyer/Planner to join our global team. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a growing team and influence the way we operate.
You will be responsible for maintaining and planning data in ERP system(s) and contributing to continuous improvement initiatives, as well as completing certain ad hoc requests as required by Management.
Key responsibilities (to name a few):

  • Schedule and coordinate supply requirements (manufactured or purchased) from supply base (manufacturing plants, 3rd party suppliers or affiliate plants).

  • Perform root cause analysis to address service level or inventory variances from management plan and initiate and monitor corrective actions.

  • Resolves issues with schedule adherence, supplier on-time-delivery, and quality by engaging appropriate internal departments.

  • Controls the inventory of assigned products in accordance with management objectives.

  • Establishes priorities for assigned supply base to meet customer (internal or external) requirements.

  • Assist in source of supply selection (manufacturing plant or supplier) and act as primary interface between Gates customer and source of supply.

  • Maintain planning, and other required information for assigned items in ERP system(s).

  • Utilize multiple Gates' resources and systems to conduct data analysis.

  • Process improvement - identify and implement solutions to any inefficiencies on the desk


  • 1 year of Buyer/Planner experience

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent of 5+ years of relevant experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of production, purchasing, and inventory planning

  • Prior experience in a high SKU count environment, preferred

  • Highly analytical with a strong excel knowledge and ability

  • Proven attention to detail and accuracy

  • Team player; provides proactive support of team members and shares best practices/knowledge

  • Self-motivated, capable of seeking quality solutions and continuously focusing on process improvements, while keeping the needs of the business in the forefront

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and proven ability to facilitate collaboration in cross regional and multi-cultural teams

  • Ability to Travel up to 10% of the time

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without sponsorship

Founded in 1911 in Denver, Colorado, Gates is publicly traded on the NYSE. While we might operate in a vast amount of time zones we operate as 'One Gates' and have a common goal of pushing the boundaries of materials science. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers' diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow.
While we expect the best we also want to give you the best. That's why at Gates we provide an environment where people can succeed from our policy of 'Dress for your Day' (yes - that means you can wear jeans), health club reimbursement, to our ownership of your work/life balance and more. Visit to learn more.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Gates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other consideration defined by law.ARE YOU DRIVEN BY POSSIBILITY?