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Product Line Manager (all genders) - remote

Date: Jun 7, 2022

Location: Emsdetten, DE, 48282

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.




Region Overview

Within Europe we have over 30 facilities across 17 countries, with 7000+ employees. Our vision is to inspire our customers through leading brands, great service, innovative new products and solutions (leveraging the full JELD-WEN portfolio), while significantly enhancing our EoDB built on operational excellence.


Role Summary and Purpose

Leading the Steel frames & glazing product category (Turnover €73m) in the creation and execution of the strategy and delivery of revenue and profitability growth above market.


Key Contacts


  • Internal – Engineering, Marketing, Sales, Operations, Finance, Quality
  • External – Customers, Suppliers, Regulatory Authorities


Critical Performance Objectives

  • Leading, coaching and mentoring the local product management team to their full potential
  • Developing a product line strategy with associated product roadmap and execution plans aligned with all other functions
  • Managing the product portfolio throughout the lifecycle, focusing on delivery of both revenue and profitability goals


Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities

  • To live by the JELD-WEN Values and lead by the JELD-WEN Leadership Model, to build businesses ethically and safely, to invest in people, to inspire customers through innovations, to deliver on our promises and to improve every day.
  • To ensure adherence with all compliance standards and operate with integrity at all times.
  • Own the category P&L and delivery of KPIs
  • Develop and deliver the category strategy and associated roadmap
  • Creation & delivery of annual category budget
  • Monitor financial performance of the portfolio through the lifecycle identifying and implementing necessary actions to optimise contribution margin
  • Set pricing strategy, tactics and monitor price realisation for the product portfolio
  • Lead product introduction, change and retirement
  • Identify and recommend potential mergers & acquisition targets
  • Provide timely and relevant category reports for senior management
  • Support and ensure adherence to relevant business processes, such as Tollgate, IBP
  • Functional development – lead projects to improve business and functional processes
  • People development – coach & lead the category product management team
  • Perform other duties assigned


Experience / Knowledge

  • Extensive background and knowledge of Product Management, ideally in the building materials industry
  • Strong leadership capability, with ability to coach and develop a team to deliver its full potential
  • Experience of working in a multi-national, matrix organisation
  • Experience of strategy development, execution and delivering growth
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to influence


Education / Qualifications

  • Degree in business or related technical field


Language Skills

  • Must be business fluent in both written and spoken English
  • A second language is desirable, but not essential



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