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Buyer / Planner

Date: Dec 1, 2021

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R2K 4H3

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

Job Description Summary:

The Buyer will work as a part of the Materials/Purchasing Team to meet the material needs of production requirements (direct materials) via MRP outputs along with additional information sources. This position will work closely with internal operations teams and external suppliers and Global Sourcing.



  • Collaborate with the Purchasing and Production teams to deliver Net Requirement, Schedule Attainment, and Inventory targets for the Site
  • Collaborate with necessary teams to deliver on cost savings through Efficiency and cost reduction projects
  • Plan, purchase and expedite components and raw materials for manufacturing departments
  • Procurement of all company operational materials, supplies and in some circumstances contractual services
  • Collaborate with Sourcing to approve new suppliers in accordance with procedures and policies
  • Support Investigations on discrepancies on supply agreements and pricing agreements
  • Support/Lead activities that may be related to new supplier qualifications
  • Lead & coordinate onsite supplier meetings and deliver presentation where necessary
  • Maintain acceptable inventory levels within the facility
  • Assist in the control and disposition of slow moving/obsolete material
  • Support Quality actions related to Supplier corrective actions
  • Attend planning and cost savings meetings where necessary
  • Learn and Maintain MRP systems (Titan/SAP) with accurate and timely information
  • Prepare and maintain vendor forecasts
  • Monitor plant capacity and communicate anticipated constraints/opportunities
  • Analyze and report on business risk with regards to product/processing changes, supply chain disruption and vendor performance
  • Additional duties as assigned



  • Procurement experience in a production environment. Work experience should demonstrate a progression of responsibilities and knowledge.
  • Certification in PMAC and APICS accreditation is considered an asset.
  • Previous work experience with Lean concepts and practices.
  • Knowledge of MRP systems Titan/SAP
  • Inventory Control experience such as replenishment analysis, inventory classification, Purchase order generation and tracking.
  • Strong analytical skills combined with intermediate knowledge of excel (vlookup and pivot tables)
  • Team player with the ability to contribute within procurement and on cross-functional teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

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