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Director, Indirect Sourcing

Date: May 27, 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 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.




Reporting to the VP, Supply Chain and Sourcing - NA, this position will lead the management of Indirect parts, services and capital equipment for the North American region. This person will establish and implement short and long term strategies for continued cost reduction, risk mitigation and value improvement and also will be responsible for negotiating all major contracts and agreements within the category and delivering the best value to JELD-WEN.




  • Lead a team of category managers to drive value into the organization
    • Manage the cost out project pipeline and protect the business with appropriate contracts
    • Manage cost inflation to ensure the business has stability and predictability
    • Lead the team in finding new and innovative solutions in partnership with our suppliers


  • Build business relationship with key supplier senior management and improve collaboration
  • Identify Strategic, Preferred and development suppliers and lead the team to manage performance
  • Work with suppliers to improve value, quality, delivery, performance and technology solutions.
  • Meet with senior leaders and other team members in developing sourcing strategies that align with business goals.


  • Lead and contribute in a complex and developing business
  • Detail oriented with an ability to transform the organization and lead change through innovative ideas.
  • Proven record of exercising leadership and influence across multiple functions
  • Ability to travel internationally (25%) is required


  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a senior level sourcing role within a high volume global manufacturing business is required
  • Strong background in global sourcing with the ability to negotiate complex contracts and aggressively drive value into the supply chain
  • Core skills must include contract negotiation, spend analysis and leading a change focused team
  • Non-Production (Indirect) materials parts and services expertise. Must include MRO, PPE, Energy, Contracted Services and other related categories



  • BS or BA degree from an accredited 4 year college or university.



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