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Shipping Manager

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Woodbridge, ON, CA, L4H 3G9

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.

Shipping Manager – Toronto (Vaughan, Ontario)


Under the supervision of the Plant Manager, the Shipping Manager is responsible for managing the plant shipping department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures Health and Safety of all employees
  • Day to day management and optimization of shipping department including labor, truck fleet and third -party carriers.
  • Manages delivery of product to customer job sites and warehouses
  • Works closely with production and purchasing teams to ensure all product ships in timely manner to meet customer OTIF.
  • Ensures zero defects to product from staging through to final on-site delivery.
  • Manages and develops employees effectively within context of CBA.
  • Manages ancillary warehouses as required for the business.
  • Responsible for developing both manually and automated processes for loading and on-site delivery
  • Accountable to manage cost of department within budget.
  • Actively identifies opportunities to improve and executes improvement plans.
  • Ensures all financial internal control requirements are met.
  • Works closely with corporate team on selection and optimization of logistic contracts.




Qualifications and Skills

  • Post High School certification in Supply Chain, Logistics or related field.  Minimum 5-7 years at manager level in Warehouse/ Supply/logistics/transportation role.
  • Ability to gather data efficiently and the skill to apply logical analytical thought to business issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in union environment
  • Influencing skills to interact and liaise with both the local plant teams and corporate is essential. 
  • Driven change agent skillset
  • Experience working with direct and indirect reports to achieve positive operational change.
  • Proficient in MS Office Programs (Word, Excel) and adapt quickly to other support systems (ERP, data mining, optimizers). 
  • Experience in a manufacturing facility involving Continuous Improvement methodologies strongly desired.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and communication skills; as this position will act as primary contact with carriers and/or trucking dispatchers and drivers, and maintain ongoing and new carrier relationships.
  • Must be self-motivated, confident, positive and professional when dealing with both internal personnel and external customers/carriers.
  • The ability to thrive in a constantly changing and complex environment and consistently meet tight timelines.
  • Must possess fundamental product technical aptitude and knowledge, analytical skills, and be detail oriented.   
  • Must possess the ability to work well in a team environment as well as under minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards and compliance related to the position.

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