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Production Planning Coordinator

Date: Nov 26, 2021

Location: Dodson, LA, US, 71422

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.

Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Plant Manager, the Production Planning Coordinator interprets, and sequences material orders, generating daily schedules and reports. This position requires the ability to learn the organization’s product line in order to establish efficient schedules.  Collaborates frequently with Managers, Production, and Shipping leaders.  This position requires attention to detail, troubleshooting skills and proven time management and computing skills to generate required schedules and reports within established lead times.  Performs detailed duties and assists with manufacturing processes including, but not limited to, production control, and materials management processes and procedures, in accordance with JELD WEN’s Mission Statement.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads inventory, scheduling, and organization efforts for the plant.
  • Reviews and sequences new orders as they arrive, analyzing resource requirements, lead times and production capabilities.
  • Serves as the main point of contact for scheduling changes and ad-hoc build demand.
  • Corresponds consistently with key production stakeholders, including Production team members, production leaders, and Shipping.
  • Understands and assists with production control, order entry/alterations and materials management processes.
  • Assists management and staff with new program implementation and training and support as needed.
  • Attends regular staff meetings with management and disseminates non-confidential information to personnel as needed.
  • Participates as needed in special department projects as determined by the Plant Manager, or other appropriate supervisory personnel.
  • Solid understanding of Production Planning and Production Scheduling best practices and principles is required
  • Integrate with production team to determine the needs and constraints of the manufacturing factory through engagement with functional groups, and schedule demand accordingly.
  • Generate weekly/monthly production and capacity plans using systems and processes that support the organization’s goals.
  • All other duties as assigned.

  • Three (3) to five (5) 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 and JIT.
  • Strong knowledge of the plant and product produced, and how the manufacturing and production of this product relates to JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). 
  • 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 primarily local during the business day. May on occasion travel to appropriate seminars and training.



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: Alexandria Louisiana