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Sr. Manager, Talent Development and Early Career Programs

Date: Dec 1, 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.


Purpose of Role:

The Sr Manager, Talent Development and Early Career Programs will be a key member of the NA Talent Development team, responsible for leading and executing JELD-WEN’s Early Career Rotational Programs (ECRPs). In North America, the ECRP portfolio consists of a two-year rotational accelerated development program and a ten-week summer internship program. Over time, this position will lead the global strategy to integrate additional regional programs and ultimately manage a robust global portfolio of programs directed at the development of early career talent around the world.


Reporting directly to the Snr. Director Global Talent Development, this role will also respond to the broader talent development needs of mid-level leaders across the North America region. As needs are identified, this role will assist in creating both formal and informal development interventions, including but not limited to leadership assessments, feedback and coaching, team interventions and manager development programs.


This role has one direct report who manages the NA summer internship program and leads the campus recruiting efforts.

Success in this role includes a passion for leadership development from the very early stages of an employee’s career. Someone who can balance the daily priorities of creating robust, diverse development experiences, which are needed to solidify JELD-WEN as the employer of choice, with the strategic longer-term innovative thinking to create a talented diverse talent pipeline in the organization, will thrive in this role.


Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities

  • Deliver a best-in-class Early Career talent strategy, grounded in the Corporate Values, that builds strong and diverse pipeline while delivering on business needs for today and the future.
  • Oversee the development and selection of program rotational assignments, and summer internships, working with managers to prioritize business opportunities and geographic locations. Manage program logistics, including budget planning, housing and post-program placement.
  • Create and deliver innovative onboarding and accelerated development opportunities (4+ dedicated weeks a year) for early career talent and their managers. Design experiences that create and maintain an engaged community of current and alumni ECRPs.
  • Oversee the NA summer internship program, ensuring successful experiences for the interns, their managers, and the company. Drive the post-internship conversion process through to full time hires.
  • Partner with NA Talent Acquisition and the DE&I team to drive the Early Career sourcing and selection strategy, including building strategic university and collegiate partnerships.  
  • Actively participate in external industry forums focused on Early Career talent development and mid-level leadership development.
  • Engage in the design and delivery other mid-level leadership development efforts across the North America region.
  • Lead small team interventions, manager assessment, feedback and coaching, and formal leadership development programs, as needed.
  • Offer creative support for onboarding events, employee engagement activities and broader corporate culture initiatives.
  • Assist in creating tools and resources to drive engagement activities
  • In line with our Core Value of Investing in People value, promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within all development programs.
  • In line with our Leadership Model and as a people leader, Inspire People to Perform though the ongoing development and coaching of your own team.




Required Education/Experience:

  • 5-7 years of professional experience within Human Resources
  • 3-5 years experience with Early Career / Rotational Leadership Development Programs
  • Track record of success in managing rotational programs and/or leadership development programs
  • Ability to partner seamlessly with various stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritize and use resources effectively
  • Effective communication skills and ability to influence across all levels in an organization
  • Ability develop and maintain effective internal and external relationships with people at all levels of experience
  • Experience managing budget, forecasting, accrual planning and reconciliation



  • Master's Degree: Industrial-Organization Psychology, Masters HR, Business, Instructional Design
  • Coaching Certification

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