Share this Job

Advanced Sourcing & Supplier Innovation Manager

Date: Jan 18, 2022

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28273

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.


JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings. 
Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples’ workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.



As a valued member of the North American Sourcing team, the Advanced Sourcing Manager is responsible for providing cross-category sourcing & supply management leadership to the New Product Introduction (“NPI”) and advanced development teams.  This role will oversee the RFQ and supplier selection process for all new product launches and will ensure sourcing decisions are aligned with long-term category strategies to maximize the overall value to JELD-WEN.  This role will partner with R&D, Manufacturing, Quality, Product Line Managers, and Category Managers to drive upstream alignment on sourcing strategies for the benefit of new product launches and supplier innovation. 




  • Work jointly with Category Managers to develop and maintain a short medium- and long-term strategy around supplier management to help ensure high-quality cost-effective parts are supplied to new product development teams and manufacturing facilities.
  • Identify, manage, and develop supplier partners capable of meeting current and future JW business needs
  • Work with internal customers to develop a supplier segmentation model for each major JW material group including identification of Strategic, Preferred, Approved, and Restricted suppliers for each material group.
  • Develop and maintain a competency matrix of key suppliers for each major JW material group which can drive value in the NPI process.
  • Implement APQP integration within the supply chain processes for NPI projects
  • Assess supplier financial health and other risk factors for all suppliers being considered for new business awards in NPI projects.
  • Work collaboratively with the Sourcing Program Manager and other internal stakeholders to drive continuous improvement in the supplier quoting and awarding process.
  • Manages supplier selection process, meeting the organization’s standards of price, quality, timing, and reliability of supply for all NPI launches
  • Manages supplier negotiations, analyzes suppliers' operations, and recommends the lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules.
  • Negotiates pricing of new components and awards contracts within specified spending limits for NPI projects, and develops new, qualified sources of supply
  • Works jointly with Category Managers to secure long-term supply agreements with all suppliers that leverage new business & growth opportunities
  • Lead the development, planning, and coordinated execution of a Supplier Innovation program and pipeline of projects across all top strategic suppliers.
    • Ensure Supplier Innovation projects are aligned and consistent with Company direction / sub-category priorities; prioritized to support realization of business benefits; and tracked and reported to ensure the business benefit is delivered.



Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in Category Management, Supply Management, Operations, or similar functions in a large, multi-divisional organization
  • Project/Program Management experience in Integrated Supply Chain with emphasis on Sourcing and New Product Integration
  • Experience developing and operationalizing strategy
  • Ability to lead change in a complex environment
  • Strong facilitation, influencing, organizing, and presentation/communication skills
  • Proven ability to achieve results through building partnerships and influence skills
  • Experience in cross-functional commodity/category teams.

Nice to Have

  • CPIM Certification
  • Category Management experience
  • Extensive knowledge of Sourcing Process and Initiatives
  • Lean Manufacturing knowledge


JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte