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Sr. Director, Global Supplier Development

Date: Sep 9, 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 with the regional sourcing leaders and their teams to improve supplier performance and collaboration across the business. This position provides leadership in supplier development in a manner that emphasizes supporting our production, distribution facilities and customers with a high performance and collaborative supply base. 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 supplier development process and tools to support corporate objectives and the organization’s need for a diverse and high performance supply base  
  • Focus on supplier Corporate social responsibility (CSR), Risk, Compliance, audit and service based metrics
  • Service based metrics to include, On time in full, Quality, Inventory management,
  • Provide functional leadership and ownership of tools, metrics and structure to support step improvements in supplier performance and collaboration
  • Work with the IT team and global sourcing analytics team to develop on-line collaboration and performance management tools
  • Meet with senior leaders and other team members to develop and deploy tools and process
  • Show a proactive approach to change and encourage continuous improvement



Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and participate in cross functional global teams
  • Functional leadership in a globally matrixed organization
  • Development of process, tools and standard work and a proven track record of global deployment
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and problem solving
  • Experience working for a global multi-plant manufacturing company
  • Advanced proficiency with analytical tools (sourcing application/tools, Excel, etc.)
  • Supplier scorecard development, deployment and management
  • Able to drive strategy and deployment of tools and process with support from senior level management
  • Proven track record of deploying lean principals and building standard work

Education and Experience

  • An expectation of 10+ years’ relevant experience in global supplier development.
  • 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