Manager of Early Career Programs

Date: Sep 11, 2023

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28273

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

JELD-WEN is currently seeking a Manager of Early Career Programs to join our growing team.


The Opportunity


As a Early Career Programs Lead at JELD-WEN, you will contribute to the overall success of the Talent Development team through program management, administration, and people development for the Early Career Programs Team. As a member of the Talent Development team, you will serve as a consultative business partner and have experience in creative development strategies, creation and execution of Accelerated Leadership Development Rotational Programs, a proven track record of meeting or exceeding metrics and delivering results, and knowledge of basic HR policies, procedures, & employment policy.     


This is a hybrid role and must maintain designated days per week on-site at our Charlotte, NC global headquarters.


What You Will Do

  • Lead and execute all components of JELD-WEN’s Early Career Rotational Program (ECRP), creating a positive Associate, manager, and business experience
  • Design and implement an Early Career Programs strategy, identifying growth opportunities and measure impact and ROI, manage program budget
  • Design and facilitate early career development opportunities, creating a robust training and development curriculum for each stage of the program journey
  • Partner with HR Business Partners to identify rotation assignments and managers, understand business needs in each function, and have a high level view of functional workforce planning
  • Partner with rotation managers to create an exceptional rotation experience that is meaningful for the ECRP Associate, impactful for the manager, and supportive of critical business needs
  • Serve as a coach, resource, and advisor to ECRP Associates and Managers; facilitating training and meeting 1:1 on a regular cadence for professional development and feedback conversations
  • Champion Early Career Talent by partnering with University Relations Program Lead as needed with recruitment efforts, interviewing, and UR strategy design and execution
  • Lead a small team of direct reports and manage all rotational program associate employee activities, provide coaching and development/feedback conversations


Who You Are

  • At least 5 years experience managing HR programs and leading people
  • Demonstrated success managing accelerated leadership development programs
  • Experience building relationships with HR Business Partners, Senior Leadership, and Business Leaders
  • Bachelor’s Degree required


How You Stand Out

  • Model a continuous improvement mindset by challenging the status quo, encouraging innovation, and ensuring an inclusive experience for all Associates
  • Actively participate in external industry forums focused on Early Career talent development and mid-level leadership development, bringing fresh ideas to help us raise the bar
  • A customer service mindset; serving our internal customers with openness and clarity


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

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, 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