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NPDI Project Manager

Date: Sep 24, 2021

Location: Astorp, SE, 265 81 Forserum, SE, 571 78

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

NPDI Project Manager for European PMO team

Can you motivate and engage people around the task to deliver excellent results? Can you brand your projects and perform clear communication to stakeholders? Are you an experienced Project Manager with a proven track record within New Product Development Implementation in an international environment? And do you thrive in an international business environment with high complexity and many stakeholders?

Then you might be the right candidate for a position in our European PMO department as an NPDI Project Manager in one of our locations in either Forserum or Aastorp, Sweden.


Role Summary and purpose

You will be part of our Project Portfolio Management team in Europe and report directly to the European PMO Manager. As an NPDI Project manager, you will be responsible for coordinating a portfolio of projects in multiple sites across Europe. The scope of the role is to successfully lead and facilitate projects following the project management best practices. This entails fulfilling the expectations from project objectives, costs and timeframe. You will be managing various types of projects, such as New Product Development Implementation, Product Change Implementation, Optimisation, and Compliance Related Projects.


What you need to make a difference

Passion for Project Management and a sense of the importance to lead the change. We expect you to possess a can-do attitude and to have excellent skills in:


  • Change Management
  • Motivate and engage people around the target.
  • Break down, planning, risk management, alignment, and execution
  • Knows how to balance structure vs action
  • Communication
  • Manage complexity
  • Results-oriented and self-driven towards efficiency increase
  • Understands challenges as points to overcome

What are your critical performance objectives?

  • Deliver according to the scope and reduce project duration by increasing team efficiency.
  • To have transparency and clear communication to your stakeholders
  • Remain within the target of your financial budget per project


Key accountabilities/responsibilities

  • Manage the project, process, and project team with a focus on Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Innovation (SQDCI)
  • Manage and coordinate a large cross-functional team in different projects across Europe to secure plans are executed accordingly, maximising PMO Europe’s results
  • Secure that we implement and follow our Tollgate stage-gate model
  • To ensure adherence to all compliance standards and operate with integrity at all times
  • To be an ambassador for the PMO department and create good relations and business partners in the internal European organisation
  • Work collaboratively with the European PMO team in delivering a continuous improvement of JELD-WEN’s Tollgate processes and procedures


Your key contacts

Your key contacts for this role will internally be Operations, R&D, Product Management, Procurement, Supply Chain, Finance,  Sales and Marketing, Quality and Compliance


  • Several years of experience in Project and Portfolio Management and a proven track record within New Product Development Implementation in an international environment
  • Experience in R&D/Operations/Sales


  • Project Management certification is an advantage
  • A general good business and process understanding is needed.

Language skills

  • Must be fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Fluency in a Scandinavian language or German, French would be an advantage


Good reason to join

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.


Founded in 1960, Jeld-Wen is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 25 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.


Next steps

Submit your application and CV as we will interview suitable candidates as they apply. For more information, you are welcome to contact Dorthe Schou, PMO Manager, at +45 60 38 95 39 or Pedram Khalighi, Talent Acquisition Partner, at +45 26 77 16 80.  


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.