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Purchasing Agent, Hardware

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Sacramento, CA, US, 95828

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.

American Building Supply (ABS), a subsidiary of Jeld Wen, and one of the nation's largest wholesale suppliers of Doors, Door Hardware, Windows, and Millwork, is currently seeking a Purchasing Agent. 

Our company understands that it is only through our valued employees that we can be successful. We are constantly on the lookout for enthusiastic people who want to be a part of a great team.

General description of duties:

  • Purchase selected product lines for the distribution division
  • Resolve questions and problems between vendors, sales, operations and our customers
  • Computer-based materials procurement (order entry)
  • Maintain proper inventory levels and resolve inventory discrepancies
  • Minimize material costs and maximize margins
  • Research vendors for requisition requests and pricing information
  • Expedite purchase orders as required
  • Work with vendors on resolving defective or unacceptable goods
  • Work with Accounts Payable and vendors to resolve invoicing or payment discrepancies
  • Perform analysis of SKU performance to determine inventory levels and re-order points


Experience Preferred:

  • Previous experience in purchasing or inventory planning a plus
  • Door and millwork product knowledge a plus
  • Computer literate with proficiency in Excel and Word


Other important qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and effectively manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Self-motivated, goal oriented and proactive
  • Ability to solve both simple and complex problems
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a cohesive team
  • Possess a sense of urgency
  • Excellent work habits and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Ability to promote and maintain a TEAM atmosphere

ABS takes pride in providing a supportive, employee-friendly environment. Our total compensation package includes health insurance, paid vacation and a 401(k) retirement plan.  While this helps us attract good people, our culture helps us keep them. We truly care about our employees and want your experience with us to be positive and rewarding.

American Building Supply is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   ABS is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are required to pass a drug test and background investigation.  

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: Sacramento