Early Career Rotation Program 2024 - Operations

Date: Sep 8, 2023

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28273

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

JELD-WEN is currently seeking a Early Career Rotation Program 2024 - Operations to join our growing team.



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 focused on the Operations business area. The program offers rotations through the various aspects of Operations to enhance and grow awareness of how Operations 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 Operations team.

During this two-year rotational program, participants will move through multiple rotations all within the Global Operations 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 operations teammates. The program’s goal is to build a pipeline of Operations talent who understand and are exposed to multiple aspects of this discipline. Potential Operations rotations include:

  • Production Execution
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Supply Chain / Sourcing 
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Sustaining Engineering


WHAT YOU’LL DO           

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

  • Manage supplier’s PO pricing through working with commodity managers to confirm prices from suppliers, and communicating the prices/approvals to finance, accounts payable and the buyers
  • Participate in product pricing and sales forecasting.
  • Analyze, review and report all data information for order fulfilment or manufacturing, including stock levels and seasonality.
  • Support a sales growth strategy and participate in customer calls.
  • Confer with Maintenance to ensure machinery is operating efficiently and effectively.
  • Create new processes to get pricing for retail products and load the new pricing into internal systems.
  • Work with Box Stores (Lowes, Home Depot, Menards) to refresh JELD-WEN interior/exterior door, window, and patio door displays.
  • Learn equipment operation and how to train workers.
  • Analyze and determine optimum distribution and delivery strategies.
  • Understand how to implement improvement activities focused on transactional processes to align with corporate strategy. 



  • Bachelor’s degree (expected graduation date Winter 2023 or Spring 2024) 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
  • Internship or work experience


  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Relevant internship or previous experience in Operations or a corporate environment
  • 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






About JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. 

JELD-WEN is a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-performance interior and exterior doors, windows, and related building products serving the new construction and repair and remodeling sectors. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company operates facilities in 16 countries in North America and Europe and employs approximately 18,000 people. Since 1960, the JELD-WEN team has been committed to making quality products that create safe and sustainable environments for customers, associates and local communities. The JELD-WEN family of brands includes JELD-WEN® worldwide; LaCantina™ and VPI™ in North America; and Swedoor® and DANA® in Europe. For more information, visit jeld-wen.com.

In 2022, Newsweek named JELD-WEN as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies.

What We Offer

Investing in People is one of our Core Values, we strive to attract & retain great people! As such, JELD-WEN offers competitive compensation & benefits packages. As a global organization, specific benefits may vary, however typically including medical & dental, generous leave policies, retirement program, etc.

JELD-WEN is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation based on individuals’ physical traits, beliefs, and/or other characteristics that are protected under applicable laws.

JELD-WEN does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte