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Master Scheduler

Date: Sep 26, 2021

Location: Union City, GA, US, 30349

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.


Under the direct supervision of the Materials Manager the Master Scheduler is responsible for leading and overseeing all scheduling activities in the facility. This role is responsible for developing the master production plan to satisfy customer demand while carrying minimum effective inventory. The qualified individual will be responsible for providing the plant with a monthly production plan consistent with the plant capacity and sales forecast. The planner is responsible for determining the desired inventory levels for finished goods down to the pack size including safety stock levels. The sales forecasts, new business opportunities, customer expectations, and internal supply constraints will be used to develop production plans, by month, for a rolling three-month period. Strong collaboration with the Material Manager, Operations, Sales, Customer Service and Management will be critical to meeting business goals, in accordance with JELD WEN’s Mission Statement.



  • Create a rolling 3-month Master Production Plan for designated products. Utilize the production capacity, taking into consideration the sales forecast, historical sales, and new business opportunities. Analyze and identify risks associated with the options built into the Master Production Plan, including manufacturing lead times
  • Develop inventory targets and manage production to achieve targeted inventory levels on both a cost and unit basis.
  • Maintain finished goods inventory at target levels in ensure high service levels, i.e. product availability.
  • Project finished goods inventory levels on a quarterly basis. Achieve desired corporate inventory turn targets.
  • Insure coordination with plant schedulers to execute Production Plan on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Review sales forecast with Material Manager monthly and suggest modifications consistent with knowledge of current or historical demand.
  • Daily/weekly/monthly reporting on key metrics
  • Support the S&OP process meetings to review service levels, performance against schedule, inventory strategy, supply plan to meet demand, and resource implications. Update Master Production Plan as necessary
  • Communicate to Buyer/Planners raw material requirements for new product launches
  • Create Work orders based on the Production schedule
  • Monitor adherence to Master Production Schedule. Identify gaps and drive solutions, including metrics for production performance to the requested production schedule.
  • Optimize use of MRP system for increased efficiency across multiple levels of organization
  • Lead daily production meeting




  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the window and door industry; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in the door and window industry as determined by management.
  • Extensive experience with manufacturing scheduling in APO using PPDS or S4 HANA using embedded PPDS a plus. Ability to research, analyze, and troubleshoot within the system.
  • Some basic knowledge and experience in production and manufacturing processes and techniques, preferably at JELD-WEN or within the door and window industry, including Inside Sales, Production Control, Order Entry, Scheduling, and Materials Management in general.
  • A basic understanding of manufacturing process improvement techniques including Continuous Improvement (JEM), SQDCI, TPS, OTD, and JIT.
  • Strong knowledge of the plant and product produced, and how the manufacturing and production of this product relates to JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). 
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, technical aptitude, analytical and problem-solving skills.  
  • Strong team skills, including the ability to coach and develop work teams and provide appropriate training as needed to facilitate growth and development.  
  • The ability to motivate/empower others and resolve conflict. 
  • Must be flexible and able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other position applicable JELD-WEN computer software applications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills up and down the organizational hierarchy.
  • Must have the ability to maintain the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Must be willing to cross train in other office functions.
  • Travel is primarily local during the business day. May on occasion travel to appropriate seminars and training.



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: Atlanta