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Purchasing Manager

Date: Sep 22, 2021

Location: Spokane, WA, US, 99202

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 aluminum windows, and related products for use in the new construction and repair, and remodeling of residential homes and non-residential buildings. 


VPI Quality Windows, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JELD-WEN, is a leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial grade vinyl windows & doors throughout North America. VPI has locations in both Spokane, Washington, and Statesville, North Carolina. We have achieved over 28 years of success by demanding three things of ourselves in everything we do: safety, quality, and consistency.


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.


The Purchasing Manager is responsible for leading a team of purchasing, inventory, and warehouse employees to control the timely and accurate flow of materials in support of Production and support teams.     



  • Responsible for all aspects of inventory flow to the production department.
  • Maintains inventory cycle count and physical inventory program.
  • Leads team of direct reports with the responsibility of receiving, stocking, inventory control, and product delivery to the production lines.
  • Compiles, verifies, enters, and reports on inventory levels daily.
  • Provides periodic statistical information to leadership teams regarding trends as related to inventory levels, root cause analysis and ideas for continuous improvement.
  • Develops solutions to shortages, overages, and inventory discrepancies.
  • Ensures overall compliance to inventory processes and procedures as well as contractual obligations.
  • Manages vendor relationships and negotiations to ensure the best prices, quality, and services available.
  • Ensures active engagement in company safety programs and initiatives.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by manager.
  • Travel as required; typically 10%.




  • Possess excellent computer skills including the use of software programs such as Excel, Outlook, and Word.
  • Possesses superior attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Maintains strong organizational skills with a focus on customer service support to the production department.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced production environment.
  • Ability to manage a team while traveling and teams located in multiple facilities.
  • Maintains a high level of professionalism, working with little supervision & direction. Willing to take ownership of his/her role and decisions to lead the team in the achievement of department goals.
  • Capable of conducting crucial conversations with peers, subordinates, and superiors when necessary.
  • Ability to determine and communicate inventory issues as well as recommend solutions.



  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) experience necessary (Cantor experience preferred).
  • 5-7 years experience in manufacturing including 3-4 years experience in materials, purchasing, or supply chain.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a supervisory role.
  • Lean manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred.



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: Spokane