Packaging Specialist - DACH region (f/m/d)

Date: 16 May 2024

Location: Sheffield, GB, S13 9WH

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.




Founded in 1960, JELD-WEN is one of the world's largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 18,000 employees operating in 16 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.


Your role


In this role you are responsible for all packaging related topics across DACH region, being able to map and manage the different solutions current implemented and set a plan to improve our standardization, governance, and costs, always assuring the customer needs regarding packaging are being achieved.

This is a hybrid role and can either be located in Germany or Austria and requires about 20% travelling to our locations in DACH region.  In this position you will be part of our European R&D department reporting directly to the R&D Packaging Manager.


What your impact will be


  • Packaging Standardization: Understand the possible synergies to standardize our products with the best and cheaper available options
  • Packaging Governance: To be involved in packaging change and optimization requests, assuring the new solutions are following the right governance and standards
  • Customer Focus: work together with quality team to evaluate any customer complains regarding packaging and propose reliable and cost-effective solutions for the issues
  • Planning, tracking, and reporting of packaging projects evolution
  • Analysis and evaluation of possible product optimizations regarding costs and function
  • Evaluation of technical feasibility within the framework of basic technical investigations
  • Execution of Benchmark-Analysis and competitor considerations


What you´ll need to succeed


  • Essential 2+ years’ experience as package specialist in the field of procurement, packaging category management, supply chain, or R&D
  • A general good business and process understanding
  • Good reporting and structuring capabilities for breaking down to required actions and prioritization in a complex environment, as well as analytic abilities
  • Target oriented and able to improve efficiency on processes and performance output
  • High degree of own initiative, independence working manner and self-organization
  • Good communication skills and cross functional working ability
  • Project Management experience is an advantage
  • Fluency in German is required to be successful in this position (both oral and written), as well as very good English skills are required (any other language is an advantage)



Next steps


Submit your application and CV via our Jobplatform  as we will interview suitable candidates as they apply. For more information, you are welcome to contact Silvia Rotter (Talent Acquisition Business Partner CE Region):

We are looking forward to getting to know you!

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