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Director, Environmental Health and Safety North America

Date: Jun 11, 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.


Reporting to the Global Vice President of Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S), the Director North America Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), is responsible for assisting JELD-WEN NA leadership with implementing JELD-WEN’s EH&S Management system, developing, and implementing effective injury prevention programs, reducing workers’ compensation costs and ensuring compliance with Global EH&S policies, standards and regulatory requirements.

The Director Environmental Health and Safety will partner closely with the NA VP of Operations and their team to strengthen the EH&S culture and improve performance. They are responsible for helping to build consistency throughout the company by providing functional/technical expertise to the NA operations.

The successful candidate must have experience with leading a team of EH&S professionals, EH&S management system implementation, leading incident investigations, training management and hourly personnel, conducting EH&S audits and driving cultural change. Experience developing and implementing forward thinking processes that have enhanced the EH&S culture, reduced serious injuries and fatalities, and demonstrated improved performance are essential.



  • Lead the NA implementation of JELD-WEN’s Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) Management System including the EH&S self-assessment process
  • Assist with the development of JELD-WEN’s Global EH&S policies, standards, and model programs
  • Lead the NA implementation of JELD-WEN’s Global EH&S policies and standards
  • Assist with the development and delivery of JELD-WEN’s EH&S education and training programs, e.g., EH&S Leadership training, EH&S 101 for site EH&S personnel, (monthly, weekly, and annual training) etc.
  • Lead North America’s Serious Injury & Fatality (SIF) prevention initiatives
  • Lead the investigations of NA Serious Injuries & Fatalities (SIFs) and potential SIFs, manage the NA SIF and PSIF review and corrective actions process, and develop appropriate EH&S Learnings
  • Lead NA implementation of Enterprise-wide SIF Risk Assessment, and Human and Organizational Performance (HOP), initiatives.
  • Develop and implement the NA and site-specific injury reduction plans
  • Assist the Global V.P. of Environmental, Health & Safety during M&A activity and acquisition integration activities
  • Lead the NA EH&S Leadership Council with VP NA Operations
  • Participate in JELD-WEN Environmental, Health & Safety audits as required
  • Provide EH&S updates to the Global V.P EH&S and NA Senior Leadership
  • Analyze NA EH&S data for trends and develop improvement plans
  • Lead NA site preparation and response to regulatory inquiries/notices of violations by federal, state, provincial and governmental safety, and health authorities
  • Routinely visit assigned facilities to provide environmental, health & safety compliance assistance and coaching and assess compliance with applicable EH&S regulations and company policies and standards.
  • Assist applicable sites with process safety management compliance
  • Represent the NA EH&S function on JELD-WEN’s Global EH&S Leadership Council
  • Manage the NA team of 12 regional environmental and health & safety managers.



  • BS Safety Engineering, Safety Sciences, Safety Management, Engineering or similar
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) preferred
  • 10 plus years of environmental, health & safety management experience in multi-location manufacturing/industrial environment, with a minimum of 3 years of experience leading an EH&S team
  • Experience developing and implementing EH&S Management Systems, e.g., ISO 14001, OSHAS 18001, or ISO 45001
  • Experience using web based EH&S information and data management systems to support EH&S
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong presentation, training and facilitation skills are essential
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Exemplary customer service skills and attention to detail
  • Experience implementing “new view” S&H programs such as Human & Organizational Performance desired
  • Advanced to expert skills using the Microsoft suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Access databases
  • Significant knowledge of U.S. and International Environmental, Health & Safety laws and regulations desired
  • Experience with LEAN and Continuous Improvement manufacturing principles
  • Up to 50% overnight and international travel required



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