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2023 Early Career Rotation Program - Human Resources

Date: Oct 6, 2022

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28273

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 Title:       

Early Career Rotational Program Associate – Human Resources


This is a national rotation program. At least one rotation will be completed at the Global Corporate Headquarters in Charlotte, NC. Other rotation locations include but are not limited to: Vista, CA; Statesville, NC; Klamath Falls, OR, and Dallas, TX.

Reports to:


Assigned Manager in Human Resources

Tentative Start Date:

June 12, 2023




The JELD-WEN Early Career Rotational Program empowers talented new graduates to explore different roles and specialties in one of six strategic business areas. This position is dedicated to the business sector of Human Resources. The program offers rotations through the various aspects of Human Resources to enhance and grow awareness of how Human Resources drives business priorities. The program also provides over 200 hours of professional development, mentoring and networking opportunities to grow participant’s future leadership potential. Upon completion of the two-year program, successful participants will be selected for critical roles within the JELD-WEN Global Human Resources team. 


During this two-year rotational program, participants will move through four, six-month rotations all within the Global Human Resources function. Each rotation provides the opportunity to learn and experience a different aspect of the employee lifecycle, and develops greater awareness of the interactions between employees, leaders, organizational culture, and human resources teammates. The program’s goal is to build a pipeline of HR talent who understand and are exposed to multiple aspects of this discipline. Potential Human Resources rotations include: 


  • HR Business Partner/Generalist
  • Talent Development
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Learning and Development
  • DEI (Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion) 
  • Compensation, Benefits, Retirement
  • HR Information Systems  



Examples of opportunities that Rotational Associates have received in the past are:


  • Learn the complex role of HR in a manufacturing setting.
  • Recruit, train, and develop new and existing employees.  
  • Understand the role and importance of the total rewards teams (Benefits, Retirement, and Compensation).  
  • Support the design and implementation of a leadership development program.
  • Co-facilitate a new hire orientation session and JELD-WEN Connection Day.
  • Source, interview, and present candidates to hiring managers.
  • Collaborate with a member of the data management team to ensure data integrity and accuracy.
  • Observe a benefits analyst and their interactions with employees.
  • Participate in a coaching, disciplinary and/or termination discussion.
  • Gain skills and knowledge in performance management, employee relations, and project management.



















  • Bachelor’s degree (expected graduation date Winter 2022 or Spring 2023) in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated work ethic and detail-orientation 
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills 
  • Ability and willingness to learn in a fast-paced environment and produce high-quality work 
  • Collaboration and teamwork 
  • Leadership experience and relationship-building skills 



  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Relevant internship or previous experience in Human Resources or a corporate environment highly desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills



  • Housing expenses covered for rotations outside of Charlotte
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan
  • Medical Plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Eight Paid Holidays a Year
  • Disability Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Auto and Home Insurance




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: Charlotte