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Purchasing Manager

Date: Jan 13, 2022

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.

Manager – Procurement & Inventory – Woodbridge


Position:                                            Manager, Procurement, Inventory and Warehousing

Reports To:                                       Supply Chain Manager

Location:                                            Woodbridge (Vaughan), Ontario



This is a hands-on management level position located in our Woodbridge Manufacturing Facility. The successful individual in this position will be responsible for managing employees in the Procurement, Receiving, Warehousing and Inventory Control departments; working with other Production Group Managers, as well as Operations Management in developing and maintaining goals and KPI’s; implementing processes related to these functions, developing a culture of continuous improvement and ensuring all safety requirements are met.

The ideal candidate will have acquired prior knowledge of the window and door industry and have proven leadership experience in all facets of procurement, logistics, inventory management, supply chain management, material handling, continuous improvement/LEAN Manufacturing principles and EH&S.

The person will be a team player with strong communications, coaching and mentoring skills with an ability to work with a variety of departments to resolve issues and strive for world class results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead departmental personnel in the execution of daily plans with a singular focus on maximizing the customer experience;
  • Maintain and develop the necessary procurement and inventory planning, control and reporting processes to ensure optimized supply chain management objectives are achieved.
  • Manage all receiving, storage, order picking and material handling processes;
  • Develop world-class supply chain channels with a particular focus on off-shore/long-lead time channels;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external suppliers and customers;
  • Leverage relevant KPIs to monitor the department and team performance and to hold them accountable;
  • Strong knowledge of US cross-border logistics and customs processes and applicable paperwork;
  • In conjunction with Operations Management Team, develop and adhere to operational and inventory expenditure budgets;
  • Drive a culture of safety, quality and continuous improvement;
  • Willing to roll-up your sleeves, work alongside the team and lead by example;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Post-secondary degree in Procurement / Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Operations or similar with proven experience in Supply Chain Management, Procurement Management and Inventory Management roles;
  • A prior track record of success developing sustainable material planning, inventory management, procurement, receiving, storage and retrieval processes and policies to maintain organization, consistency, predictability and visibility within the relevant environment;
  • Excellent SCM solutioning process optimization abilities;
  • Superior planning and planning execution skills;
  • In-depth knowledge and use of continuous improvement programs such as LEAN, Six Sigma, ISO, etc.;
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation communications skills;
  • Exceptional relationship building acumen;
  • Solid understanding of motorized material handling equipment management and operations would be considered a valuable asset;
  • Personnel management within a unionized work environment would be considered a valuable asset;
  • Prior experience with automated warehouse management and wireless barcode scanning platform development and deployment would be considered a valuable asset;
  • Advanced MS Office applications abilities including Excel and Access + working knowledge of current ERP platforms such as SAP, Oracle; JD Edwards, MS Nav or similar;
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic, customer-centric environment.


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