Manager, Logistics Finance

Date: May 21, 2023

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.



Under the general supervision of the Director, Sourcing & Logistics Finance, the Manager, Logistics Finance is responsible for financial and analytical activities supporting North American Logistics including forecasting and reporting of freight inflation, process creation and standardization of freight payment and reconciliation, logistics productivity reporting and other reporting or general administrative needs of the logistics team.  Utilizing multiple systems and sources, the Finance Manager will regularly report on logistics spend, variances to budgets and key drivers of transportation cost.  The Finance Manager will research discrepancies in freight billing, US Customs payments, and carrier statements to determine root causes and drive to resolution.  This position will also be accountable for clear, timely communication to the business on the financial health and status of JELD-WEN’s logistics spend. 


Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for generating all inbound & outbound freight forecasting cycles (Budget, 3+9, 6+6, etc.) with alignment to all North American Entities.
  • Manage In-Transit Inventory Warehouse & Freight Accruals with Controllership.
  • Generate and publish various freight related reports weekly/monthly using freight forwarder and/or freight bill audit and payment systems.
  • Establish Month-end Analytics on inflation, deflation, volume, mix, fuel, duties, etc.
  • Create and deploy Expedite reporting and process for all modes of transportation.
  • Drive Productivity reporting and manage savings projects with key leaders of Logistics team.
  • Partner with Sites and Supply Chain leaders to develop standard processes for freight tracking and freight payment initiatives.
  • Perform Vendor Set-ups and Onboarding
  • Manage freight invoice exceptions, determine root cause, work with internal or external parties to help resolve.
  • Manage carrier statements and ensure freight invoices are flowing correctly thru audit, adhere to payment terms and are being paid on-time.
  • Assist with US Customs Reporting and Monthly Expense Management


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • Knowledge and experience working with multiple transportation modes including TL, LTL , Ocean, Parcel and Last Mile
  • Knowledge of transportation pricing, cost drivers and budgeting activities
  • Experience in freight billing, audit, and invoice reconciliation procedures
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and communication skills as this position will regularly interact with carriers and will hold the relationship with carrier AR teams.
  • Must be self-motivated, confident, positive, and professional when dealing with both internal personnel and external customers/carriers.
  • The ability to thrive in a constantly changing and complex environment and consistently meet tight timelines.
  • Must have a pleasant telephone demeanor, clear speaking voice, outstanding command of the English language, and good listening skills.
  • Must possess fundamental product technical aptitude and knowledge, and outstanding math skills, and be detail oriented.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and all applicable JELD-WEN logistics applicable software applications.
  • Basic knowledge of time management principles.
  • Must possess the ability to work well in a team environment as well as under minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards and compliance related to the position.
  • Must have a strong work ethic with a positive attitude and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • May on occasion travel to appropriate seminars or training.


Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in logistics, finance, or related discipline and two (2) to five (5) years’ experience in logistics, accounting, or finance. 




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