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Director, IT Sourcing

Date: Jun 10, 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 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 global procurement team, reporting to the SVP of Global Procurement, this position will be responsible for working within a team environment to source, develop, and manage suppliers for IT equipment, software, parts, cloud services, consulting and IT related services for the North American region and expanding scope to global. This position provides leadership in the procurement management of this category in a manner that emphasizes the best product cost, service and delivery while constantly seeking continuous improvement opportunities in meeting the requirements of our plants, products, customers, and employees. For this role, the incumbent will be expected to travel up to 25% of the time, as needed.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities


  • Identify and implement sourcing/procurement strategies to support corporate objectives and the organization’s need for a diverse and globally competitive supply base  
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive Strategic Sourcing Strategy and Process, including a global perspective, outlining strategies and specific actions to meet JELD-WEN’s expectations
  • Analyze data, to achieve targeted performance gains in improved cost, quality and service delivery
  • Continually seek improvements in “right sizing” of supplier base, working capital management, overall supply chain efficiency and supplier operating performance.  
  • Collaborate with the IT group to develop complete specifications to be used in the RFI/RFP process. Own and drive the RFI/RFP process
  • Remain current with market trends, new technologies and sourcing strategies
  • Manage the IT category spend by negotiating and implementing programs and agreements as needed
  • Meet with senior leaders and other team members in developing sourcing strategies
  • Show a proactive approach to change and encourage continuous improvement
  • Identify and implement procedures to reduce inefficiencies in the acquisition process
  • Lead the contract implementation and identification of opportunities for expanded supplier relationships to enhance partnership. Ensure continuity and compliance with current supplier program objectives by identifying current and action plan for future state requirements per policies, benchmarking and market intelligence.
  • Work closely with stakeholders in the implementation of strategies with IT partners and in the prioritization of activities and projects related to IT.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • An expectation of 5+ years’ relevant experience in Information Technology global procurement required. Must include hardware, software, service agreements and other related categories
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and participate in cross functional teams
  • Relationship-building and negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to create and implement a sourcing strategy that supports the business long term goals
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Experience working for a global multi-plant manufacturing company
  • RFx creation and management with complex nationwide spend anticipated
  • Advanced proficiency with analytical tools (sourcing application/tools, Excel, etc.)
  • Contract management capabilities
  • Project Management skills
  • Ability to mine data and analyze across multiple systems


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Engineering or a related field an advantage. A combination of education and relevant experience will be accepted in lieu of a relevant degree.
  • Excels at multi-tasking and have demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team player
  • Exemplary analytical, and technical skills required to understand business practices and recommend proper sourcing and supplier opportunities
  • Desirable but not required additional certification include: Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP); Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM); Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM); and/or Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).



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