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Director R&D Project Management

Date: May 26, 2021

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.



Position Title:  Director of Project Management


Position Rating/Level:   Director position


Job Purpose:  The R&D Project Management Leader is responsible for implementing and enforcing robust project management processes and leading the project management team that is responsible for the oversight of the design, development, validation and commercialization of new products, VAVE/Cost Reduction efforts and Sustaining Engineering activities. 


Reports to:  VP, R&D Engineering


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 



  • Provide Leadership for Project Management team in order to meet business objectives.
  • Develop and implement robust project management processes and practices for New Products, VAVE, and Sustaining Engineering activities.
  • Provide overview and status updates to members of Senior Management and other cross-functional teams.
  • Create clearly defined roles and responsibilities across project teams through process implementation.
  • Manage and supervise the work of the team members; promoting communication at all levels from R&D, Manufacturing, Administrative, including Senior Management, from inception to completion.
  • Develop and administer project budgets, schedules and performance standards, tracking accountability of team to objectives, and ensuring clear project definition/objectives.
  • Track and report on R&D Engineering budget
  • Demonstrate a primary commitment to product safety and quality by maintaining compliance with R&D policies/procedures.
  • Work with business leaders to prioritize all R&D projects that will realize biggest business impact, and ensure prioritized projects have appropriate resources. #LI-TG1



  • BS degree with 10 years of project management experience. 
  • 10 Years of experience managing people.
  • Excellent knowledge of NPD process with demonstrated experience launching multiple new products
  • Excellent knowledge of VAVE process with demonstrated experience managing VAVE projects to realize savings. 
  • Knowledge of value stream mapping
  • Excellent managerial and communication skills with ability to communicate complex problems effectively.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, MS Project)
  • Demonstrated track record of defining and driving process improvement initiatives through the use of cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under conditions of multiple deadlines and changing priorities, and the ability to drive the Product and Project Management process from inception to completion in a collaborative manner.
  • Must be innovative and lead teams to complete projects effectively, efficiently, and on-time.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing process improvement techniques
  • The ability to work with VP’s, GM’s, Engineering, Operations and other Manufacturing personnel to ensure that R&D, Product Line Management, Engineering, and Operations is meeting their design and project needs, goals, and objectives. 
  • The ability to motivate subordinate personnel and communicate deadlines and urgencies to Product and Project Teams as needed, or as directed.
  • Demonstrated management skills with the ability to resolve conflict effectively and problem solve with a positive and professional attitude. 




  • 25% travel is anticipated.

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