Shipping Manager

Date: Mar 6, 2023

Location: Rantoul, IL, US, 61866

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.


Under the supervision of the Operations Manager, the Shipping Manager is responsible for managing the plant shipping department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure proper shipping and inspection of all outbound product and materials.
  • Assist with creating and sustaining 5S standards throughout warehouse and packaging areas.
  • Partner with on-site production managers, production schedulers and shipping office personnel to plan for shipping needs.
  • Manage and maintain all shipping paperwork and data.
  • Supervise shipping team to verify that all safety and quality standards are met.
  • Drive continuous improvement through the use of JELD-WEN Excellence Model (JEM) tools and processes.
  • Problem solve and drive continuous improvement using the A3 method.
  • Provides leadership and training to accomplish plant/company goals and objectives in accordance with JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement.
  • Assists in development, and implements safety awareness programs, communicates safety issues, corrects safety-related problems and assists in investigations into safety-related issues as needed and as directed.
  • Assists in the performance evaluations of team and proactively manages performance daily.
  • May perform other or specified duties as directed by the Plant Manager, Office Manager, or other appropriate supervisory personnel.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred, Associates degree and relevant job experience required.
  • 5+ years shipping and/or logistics experience to include managing a high volume, made to order product.  
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, technical aptitude, and problem solving skills, and the ability to drive process improvement techniques throughout the shipping process in a skillful and deliberate manner. 
  • Strong team skills, including the ability to coach and develop work teams and provide appropriate training on CI methods and initiatives to subordinates. 
  • The ability to motivate/empower others, and resolve conflict, and possess a basic understanding of management principles and concepts.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills up and down the organizational hierarchy.
  • Must be flexible and able to manage multiple priorities on a daily basis.
  • Solid computer skills, including Microsoft Office and other position applicable software applications.
  • 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: Champaign
Nearest Secondary Market: Urbana