Senior Category Manager (Indirect and/or Chemicals)- Europe

Date: May 15, 2023

Location: Solihull, GB, B91 2AA

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

Your role:

Are you looking to take your career to the next level within a Global business?  Exciting pan-European opportunity for an experienced Category Manager to join our Sourcing Europe Team!


In this pivotal role you will support the development and delivery of strategy, being a key player in our digitalisation, you will ultimately help take us to the next level of our journey.


You will assist in the continued development of a strong Sourcing function, supporting the sourcing and control of our current and future Supplier base.  A high degree of global Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) is required to deliver through measured Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).


Reporting to the Sourcing Director – Europe, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to take something great and make it better.   This flexible role can be based anywhere in UK/Europe, offering a competitive salary and benefits along with excellent career progression opportunities.


What your impact will be:


  • Responsibility for annual budget, ongoing forecast, and reporting process
  • Support the development and implementation of a clear sourcing strategy, including mitigation of risk in the supply chain, motivating/empowering people to deliver, whilst ensuring alignment with departmental and wider business goals
  • Ensure cost competitiveness, supporting annual budget requirements
  • Support the development, and ensure timely execution of contract negotiations with targeted suppliers
  • Responsibility for supplier selection/evaluation in accordance with the sourcing strategy, relationship/performance management and development


What you'll need to succeed:


  • Demonstrable evidence of working effectively and delivering results in a global organisation, balancing local and international requirements
  • Indirect and Chemical sourcing experience preferrable
  • Analytical and numbers driven
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage, motivate and inspire a team
  • Commercially astute and able to develop a strategy to deliver strong performance against an inflationary market
  • Confident, articulate, and able to influence stakeholders at all levels (internal and external)
  • Driven, resilient, proactive and adaptable to change



Who We Are

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, JELD-WEN is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance interior and exterior building products, offering one of the broadest selections of windows, interior and exterior doors, and wall systems. JELD-WEN delivers a differentiated customer experience, providing construction professionals with durable, energy-efficient products and labor-saving services that help them maximize productivity and create beautiful, secure spaces for all to enjoy. The JELD-WEN team is driven by innovation and committed to creating safe, sustainable environments for customers, associates, and local communities. The JELD-WEN family of brands includes JELD-WEN® worldwide; LaCantina™ and VPI™ in North America; Swedoor® and DANA® in Europe; and Corinthian®, Stegbar®, and Breezway® in Australia.

In 2022, Newsweek named JELD-WEN as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies.

What We Offer

Investing in People is one of our Core Values, we strive to attract & retain great people! As such, JELD-WEN offers competitive compensation & benefits packages. As a global organization, specific benefits may vary, however typically including medical & dental, generous leave policies, retirement program, etc.

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.

JELD-WEN does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services.