Buyer / Planner

Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Statesville, NC, US, 28625

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.


The position is responsible for the timely placement of purchase orders and the delivery of materials to meet customer order requirements and maintain stock inventory levels within approved guidelines. Under limited supervision, this position will be responsible for the procurement of various commodities using an MRP system. This position will plan, purchase, expedite and negotiate materials and pricing in support of production schedules. This position is also responsible for maintaining the MRP system data and its integrity, as well as preparing and analyzing related reports.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Purchasing material or inventory items to support production by generating and adjusting purchase orders within company requirements.
  • Reviewing purchase orders for accuracy and resolving errors as required.
  • Reviewing reports for stock-outs and expediting open orders.
  • Monitoring price increases and communicating changes as necessary.
  • Interacting with suppliers to ensure correct materials and parts are delivered on-time, at the quoted pricing and quantity.
  • Effectively communicates areas of concern and escalations to appropriate purchasing individuals, departments and suppliers.
  • Perform vendor price negotiations.
  • Provide proper paperwork to the Accounting department according to set standards.
  • Participates in department process improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong organizational, with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Sound written and oral communication skills; must be able to write and understand routine reports, follow oral and written instructions, and speak effectively.
  • Must possess the ability to navigate and select required data from various information systems.
  • Must able to self-manage to ensure deadlines are met and projects are completed.
  • Must have the ability to operate and maintain an ethical and professional relationship within the company and as a representative of the company.
  • Must possess excellent computer skills including familiarity with MRP systems and Microsoft Excel.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Prior experience in manufacturing planning, purchasing, negotiations, or supplier relations is preferred.
  • Experience utilizing an MRP system for configured assemblies is 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

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