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Business Analyst - Value Engineering, Europe

Date: Jun 3, 2021

Location: Gänserndorf, AT, 2230

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.

Role Summary and Purpose


The role is responsible to analyze and propose prioritization rules for VA/VE projects across Europe based on financial KPIs created from available data which is also aligned with VA/VE strategy for Europe.



Critical Performance Objectives


  • Financial – Cost reduction targets for the different Product Lines across Europe.
  • Financial – Budget: remain within the target for the area
  • Project – Time to market: reduce project duration by increasing team efficiency
  • Transparency and Communication: clear communication to ELT and stakeholder management to achieve project resourcing towards objective.



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.
  • To gather financial information in the simplest form needed to allow the creation of consistent KPIs for different VA/VE projects that allow commercial feasibility and proper prioritization.
  • To be able to use proper IT tools (Excel, Power BI, …) to properly calculate the reasonable KPIs in the most automatic way, decreasing the amount of effort and time required to do so.
  • To secure reasonable decision making from all relevant parties towards the financial information provided.
  • To guarantee transparency towards the financial implications and projects status on the general VA/VE portfolio of projects across Europe, making sure risks and bottlenecks are clearly communicated.
  • To communicate and propose clear prioritization between different activities in the Portfolio of projects taking into consideration incurrent costs, risks and potential of the different activities
  • To connect and live long term partnerships with several peers in Operations, R&D, Product Management, Sales and Finance area, being recognized as the ambassador of the VA/VE area throughout the European organization
  • To guarantee proper resourcing of the different activities through awareness, internal partnership, identifying new ways of working, addressing bottlenecks and properly escalating challenges when needed.



Experience / Knowledge


  • Essential: 5 years experience as Controller, Business Analyst or other relevant function
  • Essential: experience with definition of Business Cases for Project Management execution
  • Desirable: experience in working closely to R&D/Operations Projects structure
  • Desirable: experience with VA/VE or DTV activities in a market leader matrix organization
  • Knowledge in industrial, large scale manufacturing of goods (B2B/B2C are both acceptable)



Education / Qualifications

  • Financial related background with experience in market leader matrix organizations


Language Skills

  • Must be fluent in both written and spoken English
  • German is definitely desirable


The position can be filled in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.


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