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Project Manager - focused on R&D/Product Management (f/m/d) | Austria/Germany |

Date: Nov 12, 2022

Location: Gänserndorf, AT, 2230

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.





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.

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.

For our European R&D team we are currently looking for an experienced Project Manager (f/m/d) based near to one of our production sites either in Austria (Upper Austria/Spital am Pyhrn) or in Germany (near Öttingen). Are you looking for new opportunities in Project Management and are you interested in joining a global organization? Do you have a flair for R&D/Product Management and excellent communication skills? Then this is an excellent opportunity for you to join us as a Project Manager!





In this role you are responsible for the whole project management life cycle (generating ideas together with the relevant stake holders/ build up the project plans/ follow up actions/ executing the projects) in our Region Central Europe – focusing on cost reduction in the areas of Operations, R&D, and Product Management.




  • Identify proper source of margin generation considering a manufactured good or its manufacturing process through an in-depth technical analysis when needed
  • Ensure all areas are involved during the technical analysis securing a good risk mitigation plan with all stakeholders accountable
  • Perform validation checks in order to eliminate a technical risk as soon as possible, being capable to revalidate the plan focused on acceleration by capturing others’ opinions towards it.
  • Communication and prioritization between different activities in the Portfolio of projects taking into consideration costs, risks, and potential of the different activities
  • Establishing long term partnerships with several peers in Operations, R&D, Product Management and Finance area, being recognized as the ambassador of the VA/VE area throughout the European organization
  • Guarantee proper resourcing of the different activities through awareness, internal partnership, identifying new ways of working, addressing bottlenecks and properly escalating challenges when needed




  • University degree in the engineering field (knowledge in wood technology would be an advantage) and at least 3 years of experience in large scale projects in a manufacturing business
  • Advanced education in project management is desirable (PMI, IMPA certification)
  • Commercial and methodological know-how of risk and opportunity assessment
  • Proven skills in plant projects in an international environment
  • Resilient, enthusiastic, solution-oriented personality
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Comfortable to work in a matrix organization on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Open to travel of approx. 10 - 20% (Austria/Germany)





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.

For this position we are offering a minimum annual salary of € 55,000 gross, with the possibility of overpayment depending on qualifications and experience. In this position remote work is possible, but flexibility to travel to one of our locations (mainly Austria/Spital am Pyhrn or Germany/Öttingen) would be required 2-3 times/month.




Interested and motivated? Then let's talk about your and our expectations. Take your chance, we look forward to receiving your application.


Applications will only be considered via our job board.


For questions, please contact Silvia Rotter, Talent Acquisition Business Partner CE Region:



Human Resources

Sonnenweg 1

2230 Gänserndorf



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