Demand Planner - Lowe's

Date: May 16, 2023

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28273

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

JELD-WEN is currently seeking a Demand Planner - Lowe's to join our growing team.


The Opportunity

As a Demand Planner at JELD-WEN, you will be a key member of the North America Windows Business Unit. Collaborate with Windows sales team, product line managers, and customers to understand sales trends by product line and key customers. Maintain and update Windows demand plan to provide to our internal stakeholders (finance, operations, and manufacturing plants). Serve as subject matter expert on the Windows demand plan and answer questions from stakeholders. Provide insights on market demand as it relates to sale forecast and recommend required changes to sales forecast to reflect market demand. You will report directly to the Manager, Demand Planning.


Position will be based in Charlotte, NC. Limited overnight travel for JELD-WEN.


What You Will Do

  • Demand planning expert for JELD-WEN Windows Business Unit, including:
    • Monthly demand forecast consensus review and ensuring alignment with sales forecast.
    • Identify risk in demand plan vs. budget during the IBP sales consensus.
    • Validation of demand forecast statistical model.
    • Provide demand forecast exceptions to statistical model.
    • Ensure sales dollars, units, and ASP assumption in demand forecast are accurate.
  • Provide exceptions to demand statistical forecast using:
    • Market indicators
    • opportunities and pipeline
    • Product line management input as related to product portfolio and pricing changes.
    • Changes in sales and marketing strategies.
  • Present to Windows Business Unit and Cross-functional Leadership:
    • Current demand forecast, changes to prior period, and comparison of year-over-year changes.
    • Prior month performance vs. latest demand plan and communicate differences, root causes, and actions to improve forecast accuracy.
    • Measure performance to MAPE of demand forecast and drive continuous improvement.


Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in demand planning or business analyst.
  • Building products and/or millwork industry experience preferred.
  • Organizational as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience and understanding of supply chain and inventory management systems.
  • Experience with business sales and operational planning (S&OP) processes and methodology
  • Strong analytical skills and background with a proficiency in Microsoft Excel; ability to analyze data from customers, internal ERP, and finance in a systematic way.
  • Read and comprehend printed data/information, and data/information displayed on PC monitor.


 How You Stand Out

  • Communicate effectively with management, coworkers, and customers.
  • Able to work with more than one project/responsibility simultaneously.
  • Accurate typing and data entry skills.
  • Work with minimal supervision.
  • Be able to work under deadline pressure and meet the deadlines.
  • Recognize discrepancies in written/recorded data/information.
  • Answer telephone and initiate phone calls in a professional manner.



Who We Are

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, JELD-WEN is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance interior and exterior building products, offering one of the broadest selections of windows, interior and exterior doors, and wall systems. JELD-WEN delivers a differentiated customer experience, providing construction professionals with durable, energy-efficient products and labor-saving services that help them maximize productivity and create beautiful, secure spaces for all to enjoy. The JELD-WEN team is driven by innovation and committed to creating safe, sustainable environments for customers, associates, and local communities. The JELD-WEN family of brands includes JELD-WEN® worldwide; LaCantina™ and VPI™ in North America; Swedoor® and DANA® in Europe; and Corinthian®, Stegbar®, and Breezway® in Australia.

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, retirement program, etc.

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.

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

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte