Value Stream Leader

Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: Cumbria, GB, CA11 9EH

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.


JELD-WEN Penrith is currently seeking a Value Stream Leader to join our growing team.


Your role
You will set the targets and standards for production activities, help to remodel production activities towards world-class performance, make continuous improvement standard practice and deliver quantified bottom-line performance improvement. You will educate and develop your front-line leaders to help you build an energised community of valued team members aspiring for the betterment and daily personal achievement.

You will drive positive transformation throughout the site, build and mentor effective teams and drive employee engagement, involvement, and development. Safety, Quality and Productivity will be at the heart of all you do. 


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What your impact will be:

  • A pro-active approach to ‘SAFETY’ management through SIO generation, creating a culture of safety first ‘act first time every time’
  • A pro-active approach to ‘Quality’ management through QIO generation, creating a culture of ‘Quality first time every time’
  • Lead the management hourly boards delivering all activities and continuous improvement
  • Hourly Boards - lead and encourage, participate and add value, in the team member education and improvement to ensure they are managed to a ‘first class standard’
  • Maintain connection between hourly boards and the SQDCIP Gemba board. Ensure 3c actions are detailed, accurate and closed out, action all next steps first time every time
  • Lead and manage team member’s performance and contributions, including absenteeism and discipline
  • Deliver continuous improvement processes impacting quality and productivity.


What you'll need to succeed

  • Previous experience of a ‘SAFETY FIRST’ culture with a zero tolerance and continuous safety improvement mentality or equivalent is desirable, however not essential
  • Previous experience of a ‘Quality’ management culture or equivalent is desirable, not essential
  • Previous experience of working in a medium to large manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience of leading a team with varying levels of skills and experience
  • Experience working within a disciplined and system-controlled environment
  • Experience of working with a SQDCIP (or equivalent) production management
  • Previous experience of working in a Trade Union environment




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

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. 

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.