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Buyer/ Planner - Mobility


Posted by Gates Corporation on 06/10/2024

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Bike, Fitness, Lifestyle, Outdoor, Snow

Job Categories: Business Opportunities, Operations

Company Type: HardGoods/Equipment

State: CO

City: Denver

Country: United States

Required Experience: 1 - 3 years

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $65,000 - $78,000

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 25 miles

Job Description & Requirements

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? 


As 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 for our Mobility business unit.  

  • This is an exciting opportunity for you because you will play a key role in production planning for drive system component operations, production scheduling and inventory management to support global production operations and communicating with domestic/overseas vendors.  
  • You'll exercise your analytical skills and thinking, be collaborative by nature, have the ability to think creatively, and be comfortable tackling specific problems pertaining to supply chain management.
  • This position is vital to Gates because you will work closely with the Commercialization/Supply Chain Manager to produce product on a timely basis to meet fast paced growing customer demand.

Key responsibilities:

  • Analyzing customer demand to coordinate the flow of all bike metals from multiple vendors to the consolidation warehouse for customer pickup, while maintaining inventory at desired level.
  • Managing the timely flow of goods through PO creation and maintenance with end to end visibility.
  • Communicating with vendors using collaborative cloud-based software to share data that ensures prioritization and on-time delivery.
  • Developing and maintaining supplier relationships to ensure continuity of supply and minimize risks associated with supplier performance, quality, and delivery.
  • Responsible for assembly scheduling and collaborating with assembly line supervisor to manage assembly line operations.
  • Maintaining customs documents for assembly line operation.
  • Working with the transportation and customs compliance teams for freight quotes, expediting, and tracking of essential goods for operations.
  • Assisting customer service and other supply chain analysts in conveying the delivery of products and relaying any potential delays to the customer.
  • Reporting on key KPIs to help the Mobility team identify trends and meet annual goals.





  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business, or related field from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum 1-2 years of related Supply chain experience required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to influence with and without authority.
  • Excellent IT skills: strong Excel experience with developing graphs, linked spreadsheets, pivot tables and Excel formulas required. Microsoft Access skills preferred.
  • Critical thinking and strong analytical skills.
  • Exceptional work ethic, team player, and strong business acumen.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to and drive change.
  • Comfort working with large datasets to deliver comprehensive insights.
  • Manufacturing industry knowledge preferred.
  • Familiarity of Oracle ERP / Value Chain Planning (VCP) preferred.
  • Ability to provide creative solutions in difficult scenarios.
  • Possess a passion for working with and learning from individuals from various countries/cultures.
  • Experience running projects while maintaining progress against established timelines and quality guidelines.
  • Excited to work in the office with great teammates
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.



  • Full-Time: $65,000 - $78,000
  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance and other voluntary benefit options: benefits begin on the first day of the month immediately following your date of hire
  • Eligible for 3 weeks of paid vacation + 11 holidays (9 scheduled & 2 floating) + 8 sick days. All vacation days are accrued 
  • 401(k): 3% company contribution and additional 3% company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement 



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 your ownership of your work/life balance and more. Visit to learn more.


At Gates, we believe that we are better together. Proximity has been important to our success over the years as there are critical items that are simply better when done together. One of those critical items is efficient collaboration.  We cannot underestimate the power of informal conversations and connecting face-to-face with our coworkers.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands and fingers to work with objects, tools, or controls; and use office equipment including computers, telephones, and/or copiers/scanners. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

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. 

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 the candidate's relevant experience, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role.


About Gates Corporation

In 1911, Charles C. Gates acquired a tire and rubber company and set up shop in Denver, Colorado. A few years later, Gates invented the V-belt, which revolutionized power transmission. This was only the start of things to come. We went on to introduce countless other innovations in power transmission and fluid power that have impacted virtually every industry.

Over a century later, we still call Denver home, but that small family-owned business has grown into a global engineering leader with a legacy of creating long-lasting, superior-performing power transmission products. From driving blowers on 10,000 horsepower racing engines to working with industry leaders from motorcycles to manufacturing, Gates has been offering its drivetrain expertise to the automotive, industrial, and engine powered world since 1911. Gates is proud to bring its unparalleled standards, unwavering product support, and proven product development capacity to the bicycle market with their Carbon Drive systems.