Date: Jul 13, 2024

Location: WI, US

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

JELD-WEN is currently seeking a Buyer to join our growing team.



Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager and residing within the central Supply Chain team which supports our North American Doors and Windows businesses, this position will manage the tactical execution of the supply chain as it relates to the replenishment of raw materials to JELD-WEN manufacturing facilities located across North America. This role has direct responsibility to drive improvements in Supplier OTIF (On Time and In Full), TIRA (Target Inventory Range Attainment), and Forecast Accuracy. The candidate selected for this role will be capable to effectively work cross-functionally with Sourcing, Logistics, Operations, and Accounts Payable to minimize supply chain disruptions and drive out waste from the value stream. Additionally, this person will provide leadership and direction to the suppliers they manage and internal business stakeholders as it relates to these objectives.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Timely initiation of purchase orders in ERP system.  Ensure all materials are available for forecasted and/or confirmed customer order fulfillment according to facility needs.
  • Communicate with production facilities and suppliers with a high level of frequency and engagement to ensure material availability.
  • Set and manage planning parameters (safety stock, lead times, forecasts, order quantities) to achieve and sustain targeted inventory levels.
  • Analyze inventory variances and projected stockouts to determine root cause and take corrective actions to mitigate future reoccurrences.
  • Lead shortage mitigation and recovery planning efforts to ensure uninterrupted production.
  • Work closely with Sourcing Category Managers to develop and execute sourcing strategies that align to our Lean materials management strategy and improve the velocity of raw material flow throughout the value stream.
  • Manage transition and timing of product offering changes (engineering changes, new product launches, product line obsolescence, vendor changes)
  • Drive actions with Suppliers, Materials Managers, Logistics Managers and Commodity Managers to achieve On Time Delivery targets and to develop and maintain the Plan For Every Part required to optimize material flow and inventory investment for assigned product lines through the entire value stream.
  • Onboard new suppliers to ensure compliance with Supplier Delivery Standards as they relate to material presentation (packaging), on-time delivery expectations, supplier labeling standards, lead time expectations.


Competencies:  To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

  • Effective communication skills and the ability to lead / influence without direct authority
  • Ability to plan replenishment of multiple SKU production materials
  • Analysis of inventory variance and the ability to identify the root cause (BOM errors, forecasting errors, parameter settings, plan vs actual lead times, etc.)
  • PO generation and dispute management
  • Supplier issue resolution and escalation
  • Management of suppliers across multiple (20+) manufacturing sites



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education/Experience:  Two year Associates degree or Bachelor's degree (B.A., B.S.) from college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience. APICS OR ISM Certification


Language Ability:  Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, remote counterparts and downstream internal customers, and functional leadership. Ability to discuss supplier relationships with Strategic Sourcing teams.


Mathematical Ability: Ability to utilize basic statistics and mathematical formulas common in the Supply Chain and Logistics functions. Ability to create and adapt basic concepts and apply them to large data sets. Basic understanding of cost-benefit analysis and cash flow optimization with respect to inventory investment.


Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to translate individual performance goals to identify improvement opportunities.


Computer Skills: This job is almost exclusively computer and phone based. General computer use skills required include but are not limited to;

  • Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and Word
    • Intermediate Excel functionality required – PIVOT Tables, Vlookup, basic statistical formulas, etc
  • Internet commerce tools (email, web-based fulfillment, EDI)Ability to extract and import data for analysis in Excel
  • Industry standard MRP (SAP, Oracle, Syteline, JD, etc) experience preferred
  • Progress language-based MRP experience helpful, but not required


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is working in a typical office environment.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. This job requires the employee to communicate via phone so must be able to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to move around an office environment and participate in group meetings away from the primary work zone within the office building.


Travel: Limited (5-25%) travel will be necessary to familiarize the individual with plant operations and collaborate with off-site partners.





About JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. 

JELD-WEN is a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-performance interior and exterior doors, windows, and related building products serving the new construction and repair and remodeling sectors. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company operates facilities in 16 countries in North America and Europe and employs approximately 18,000 people. Since 1960, the JELD-WEN team has been committed to making quality products that create safe and sustainable environments for customers, associates and local communities. The JELD-WEN family of brands includes JELD-WEN® worldwide; LaCantina™ and VPI™ in North America; and Swedoor® and DANA® in Europe. For more information, visit

In 2022, Newsweek named JELD-WEN as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies.

What We Offer

Investing in People is one of our Core Values, we strive to attract & retain great people! As such, JELD-WEN offers competitive compensation & benefits packages. As a global organization, specific benefits may vary, however typically including medical & dental, generous leave policies, retirement program, etc.

JELD-WEN is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation based on individuals’ physical traits, beliefs, and/or other characteristics that are protected under applicable laws.

JELD-WEN does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services.