Supply Planner

Date: Jun 12, 2024

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28273

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

JELD-WEN is currently seeking a Supply Planner to join our growing team. 

 

Summary: 

The Supply Planner will report directly to the Supply Chain Manager for a specific line of business within the overall NA JELD-WEN organization. This role is responsible to orchestrate an optimal supply plan to service the demand stream within the line of business and to engage with key process stakeholders as necessary to mitigate disruptions to the plan. The selected candidate will also work to continuously improve the objective functions of cost, performance, and revenue growth. This role is responsible to coordinate cross-functionally with peers in Supply Chain, Sourcing, and Manufacturing to ensure flawless execution of the supply strategy. Additionally, the Supply Planner will interface regularly with colleagues in Finance, Product Line Management, and Sales to drive alignment between the desired commercial objectives and the operational plan to succeed. The qualified individual will be responsible for providing the plant with a rolling 12-36 month production plan consistent with the plant capacity and sales forecast. The planner is responsible for determining the desired inventory levels for finished goods and the optimal production strategy. The sales forecasts, new business opportunities, customer expectations, and internal supply constraints will be used to develop production plans, by month, for a 12 – 36 month period.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create a rolling Supply Plan for designated products. Utilize the production capacity, taking into consideration the sales forecast, historical sales, plant capabilities, supply chain characteristics, and new business opportunities. Analyze and identify risks associated with the options built into the plan, including manufacturing lead times.
  • Develop inventory targets and manage production to achieve targeted inventory levels on both a cost and unit basis.
  • Maintain finished goods inventory at target levels to ensure high service levels, i.e. product availability.
  • Project finished goods inventory levels on a quarterly basis. Achieve desired corporate inventory turn targets.
  • Ensure coordination with plant schedulers to execute production activities on a weekly and monthly basis per the Production Control Playbook.
  • Review sales forecast with factory leaders monthly and suggest modifications consistent with knowledge of current or historical demand.
  • Daily/weekly/monthly reporting on key metrics.
  • Support the S&OP process meetings to review service levels, performance against schedule, inventory strategy, supply plan to meet demand, and resource implications. Update Master Production Plan as necessary
  • Communicate to Buyer/Planners raw material requirements for new product launches.
  • Monitor adherence to Master Production Schedule. Identify gaps and drive solutions, including metrics for production performance to the requested production schedule.
  • Optimize use of MRP system for increased efficiency across multiple levels of organization.
  • Lead weekly production pulse review meetings with assigned factories.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and 1-2 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the window and door industry; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in the door and window industry as determined by management.
  • Some basic knowledge and experience in production and manufacturing processes and techniques, preferably at JELD-WEN or within the door and window industry, including Inside Sales, Production Control, Order Entry, Scheduling, and Materials Management in general.
  • A basic understanding of manufacturing process improvement techniques including Continuous Improvement (JEM), SQDCI, TPS, OTD, and JIT.
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, technical aptitude, analytical and problem-solving skills.  
  • Strong team skills, including the ability to coach and develop work teams and provide appropriate training as needed to facilitate growth and development.  
  • The ability to motivate/empower others and resolve conflict. 
  • Must be flexible and able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other position applicable JELD-WEN computer software applications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills up and down the organizational hierarchy.
  • Must have the ability to maintain the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Must be willing to cross train in other office functions.
  • Travel is required to supported facilities approximately once per quarter.

 

 

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About JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. 


JELD-WEN is a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-performance interior and exterior doors, windows, and related building products serving the new construction and repair and remodeling sectors. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company operates facilities in 16 countries in North America and Europe and employs approximately 18,000 people. Since 1960, the JELD-WEN team has been committed to making quality products that create safe and sustainable environments for customers, associates and local communities. The JELD-WEN family of brands includes JELD-WEN® worldwide; LaCantina™ and VPI™ in North America; and Swedoor® and DANA® in Europe. For more information, visit jeld-wen.com.


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, generous leave policies, retirement program, etc.


JELD-WEN is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation based on individuals’ physical traits, beliefs, and/or other characteristics that are protected under applicable laws.


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


Nearest Major Market: Charlotte