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Date: Sep 13, 2021

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 21,000 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 aluminum windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodeling 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.

The JELD-WEN Global Procurement group is a progressive, and important function within JELD-WEN and is currently seeking experienced, results-oriented candidates to be located at its Charlotte NC offices:

 

Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain, this position will manage the replenishment of key production materials in our central supply chain team which supports our North American doors group

 

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 regularly to insure material availability.
  • Set and manage planning parameters (safety stock, lead times, forecasts, order quantities) to achieve and sustain targeted inventory levels.
  • Effective supplier/customer communications to ensure proper inventory levels, on time shipments and deliveries of products. Lead shortage mitigation and recovery planning efforts to ensure uninterrupted production.
  • Work closely with Sourcing Team to develop and execute material sourcing strategies
  • Manage transition and timing of product offering changes (engineering changes, new product launches, product line obsolescence, vendor changes)
  • Provide timely accurate analysis of raw material inventories, demands and requirements.
  • Work closely with plant Materials Managers, Logistics Analysts, and Commodity Managers 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

 

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

 

  • Ability to plan replenishment of multiple SKU production materials
  • Analysis of inventory stocking levels
  • PO generation and dispute management
  • Supplier issue resolution and escalation
  • Management of suppliers across multiple (20+) manufacturing sites

 

Qualifications:

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

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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.

 

Travel: Limited (5-10%) travel will be necessary to familiarize the individual with plant operations and collaborate with off-site partners..

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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