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Date: Oct 11, 2021

Location: Oceanside, CA, US, 92056

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

We Make Doors – Where they lead is up to you…

Summary: Under the general supervision of the Purchasing Manager, the Buyer will negotiate with vendors for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment and services used by JELD-WEN at its various manufacturing plants and facilities.  Develops and deploys the procurement strategy for leveraging commodities and major projects to assure the greatest value for every dollar spent by JELD-WEN. Assumes the role as the key commercial liaison to insure continuity of supply, alignment with Operations, Planning, and Manufacturing, and manages supplier relationships.    


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Assures material availability to support manufacturing and operational requirements.   
  • Executes timely acquisition of managed materials and services while achieving the best overall value for the commodities purchased.   
  • Responsible for the strategic sourcing and buying process.
  • Coordinates contract price changes and monitors the day to day services of the contract process.
  • Collects competitive market data; monitors internal company needs, and develops tactical and long-term strategic plans in conjunction with engineering developments and manufacturing improvement methods applicable to their assigned responsibilities.
  • Builds and maintains pricing and supply/demand models to monitor markets and guide company strategies.   
  • Works directly with suppliers to negotiate terms, execute contracts, and implements changes.
  • Works closely with engineering, sourcing, marketing and production on new product launches, ensuring that all the parts are in place for testing and launch dates.
  • Interviews and confers with current and prospective suppliers to determine supply capabilities, transportation logistics, inventory control and management of same.
  • Coordinates the planning of recent schedules and inventory control parameters for the assigned products and services.
  • Coordinates as appropriate quality matters and engineering changes/developments between company activities and suppliers.



  • 2-5 years of experience in strategic procurement and planning experience in a manufacturing environment; window and door industry preferred.
  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Project management and/or Supply Chain lead experience desirable.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Suite and applicable JELD-WEN software and hardware applications.
  • Excellent communication skills to express ideas and concepts verbally, visually and in writing.
  • JELD-WEN product line and familiarity a must.
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM); Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM); Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM); and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) all a plus.
  • Travel required: 25% to 50%.  



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.


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: San Diego