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Inventory Control Specialist

Date: Jan 6, 2022

Location: Grand Rapids, MI, US, 49548

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.



The Inventory Control Specialist will maintain the organization’s inventory, ordering and supplying necessary items while maintaining accurate records of all procurements.




  • Maintains consistent stock of inventory, actively works with Purchasing on ordering new stock up to pre-authorized limit as inventory dwindles.
  • Assesses inventory reports and order patterns to identify items in need of automatic, recurring delivery.
  • Provides inventory reports to purchasing and plant manager.
  • Maintains accurate daily records of goods received and shipments made.
  • Manages and maintains inventory system; facilitates upgrades to related database and/or software under the direction of the purchasing manager.
  • Conducts cycle counts and partial audits of physical inventory.
  • Manages quarterly and annual physical inventory audits.
  • Operates forklift truck when necessary.
  • Communicates inventory shortages to plant and customer service department.
  • Responsible for the investigation of inventory stock outs.
  • Works in conjunction with Global Sourcing on product substitutions.
  • Performs other related duties as requested.


Required Skills/Abilities:


  • Excellent communication skills with warehouse associates, purchasing department, and outside vendors.
  • Basic understanding of inventory control procedures.
  • Proficient computer skills, including data management.
  • Extremely organized and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations.


Education and Experience:


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Experience with computerized inventory systems required.
  • Forklift operator certification preferred.


Physical Requirements:


  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to navigate warehouse and reach items both high and low.



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: Grand Rapids