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Director, North America FP&A

Date: Jan 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.



We are looking for a Director of FP&A to lead various activities related to forecasting, budgeting, and monthly reporting for North America. The individual in this role will key component in the development of our monthly reporting to Senior Leadership. This role will also require you to own and lead forecasting and budgeting for different parts of the process. 


Principle Duties and Responsibilities


  • Drive and embed a single way of doing business; procedures and standards in adherence with group policy of a US publicly listed company, ensuring predictability and reliability of information
  • Drive continuous improvement through data availability, consistent and good standards of system use and adoption, implementing new tools, improving existing tools, and ensuring consistent data reliability
  • Support the company’s continuous improvement hurdles of ROS% improvement through price management, customer and channel margin management, inflation management, productivity, and sourcing savings, and leveraging overheads
  • SAP / OneStream – be a functional Super User (data, analysis, reporting, etc.)
  • Own the forecast and Budget, along with any necessary counter measures, to ensure achievement of business earnings
  • Help manage the linkage of the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process to forecasts and budgets. 
  • Support month end / Quarter end close process
  • Take accountability for North America consolidation – Profit & Loss, balance sheet, cash flow – understand the actuals (by legal entity & account);
  • Lead quarterly forecast process – ensure accurate, realistic, achievable, supported by sound financial analysis, challenge, monitor, drive improvements in P&L, TWC, Cash etc. by understanding and challenge the ‘how’ (detail, substance, and assumptions); identifying and executing the actions; ensuring it is not a ‘Post Box’ or a numbers exercise
  • Lead consolidation of monthly MBR, including financial walks (monthly, quarterly, year to date, forecast, sequential, etc.) and delivery of any necessary business presentations
  • Help lead the annual LRFF process
  • Support management decision making processes through broad ranging detailed financial analysis
  • Understand key business drivers and impact on performance – market, price, FX, inflation, mix, NPD, business case review and execution, etc.
  • Partner with Procurement / Operations / Finance to drive productivity – understand actual vs expected results, ensure consistency, accuracy, reliability, and develop early warning mechanisms, understand any leakage or deviations, cost overspends, etc.
  • Overhead and SG&A spend review / management
  • Support HR - headcount analysis, reporting, tracking investments and reductions
  • Completing detailed material, labor, freight inflation assumptions
  • Contribute to the development of functional excellence within the Finance team through demonstrating company Values and sharing best practice to build the capability of other Finance and non-Finance colleagues
  • Through active personal leadership, create a motivated and engaged climate to deliver goals effectively and efficiently
  • Manage upwards and downwards communications to create a sense of purpose and a sense of belonging to a wider JELD-WEN organization
  • Contribute to the development of a no surprises culture – drive ownership, accountability, and a checkbook mindset, ensuring information is data driven and not subjective


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • Action Orientated – Not fearful of acting seizes more opportunities
  • Functional/Technical Skills – Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to the job at a high level
  • Managing & Measuring Work – Clearly assigns responsibility for task and decisions, monitors process, progress, and results
  • Political Savvy – Can maneuver through complex political situations effectively and quietly; is sensitive to how people and organizations work
  • Is dedicated to continuous improvement through empowerment and management by data; creates a learning environment leading to the most efficient and effective work processes
  • Excellent presentation, reporting and communication skills
  • Strong excel and power point skills required and PowerBI experience is a plus
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams
  • Self-starter that can drive projects and tasks to completion with some guidance
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, work within a cross functional team
  • Ability to present complex analysis with clarity


Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive finance working experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a manufacruting/operations enviromnet
  • Experience with BI tools and Finance Systems
  • FP&A experience 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